The Bone Collector

by Jeffery Deaver

Series: Lincoln Rhyme Novel (No. 1)

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  • 9780451188458
  • 9781101209080
The first novel in the New York Times bestselling series featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme—from the author of The Never Game.

“Lightning-paced…a breakneck thrill ride.”—The Wall Street Journal

Lincoln Rhyme was once a brilliant criminologist, a genius in the field of forensics—until an accident left him physically and emotionally shattered. But now a diabolical killer is challenging Rhyme to a terrifying and ingenious duel of wits. With police detective Amelia Sachs by his side, Rhyme must follow a labyrinth of clues that reaches back to a dark chapter in New York City’s past—and reach further into the darkness of the mind of a madman who won’t stop until he has stripped life down to the bone.

  • Penguin Publishing Group; April 1998
  • ISBN: 9781101209080
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  • Title: The Bone Collector
  • Series: Lincoln Rhyme Novel (No. 1)
  • Author: Jeffery Deaver
  • Imprint: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780451188458
  • 9781101209080

In The Press

Praise for The Bone Collector

“Stunning...fascinating...a page-turner.”—People
 
The Bone Collector is so dazzling, it makes your eyes water.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“The headlong narrative...never lets up, and there is plenty of genuine forensic knowledge in evidence. There are dramatic switcheroos up to the very last page, and a climactic battle to the death.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Deaver marries forensic work that would do Patricia Cornwell proud to a turbocharged plot that puts Benzedrine to shame.”—Booklist
 
“Craftily blends cutting-edge forensics, turn-of-the-century-Manhattan mayhem, pursuers becoming pursued.”—The Wall Street Journal

“A top-notch thriller....Rhyme is a great character...and Sachs a great partner. Chilling.”—San Francisco Chronicle

More Praise for Jeffrey Deaver

“The master of ticking-bomb suspense.”—People

“The Lincoln Rhyme series is simply outstanding.”—San Jose Mercury News
 
“[Rhyme] is among the most brilliant and vulnerable of crime fiction’s heroes.”—New York Post
 
“[Deaver is] the most clever plotter on the planet.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Deaver is the master of the plot twist, and readers will only drive themselves crazy trying to outguess him.”—Booklist


About The Author

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty-five novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world, including Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers and the Steel Dagger from the Crime Writers' Association in the United Kingdom. In 2014, he was the recipient of three lifetime achievement awards. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780451188458
  • 9781101209080