Jeffery Deaver

Interviewed 09 March 2019

Jeffery Deaver

A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international bestselling author. He's the author of more than 35 novels, three collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book, and a lyricist of a country-western album, and has received or been shortlisted for dozens of awards around the world.

He was born outside Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

Jeffery has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention and by the Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award in Italy. The Strand Magazine also has presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

His most recent Lincoln Rhyme novels are The Cutting Edge, The Burial Hour and The Steel Kiss. For the Kathryn Dance novel, XO, Jeffery wrote an album of country-western songs, available on iTunes and as a CD. Before that, he wrote Carte Blanche, a James Bond continuation novel, a number-one international bestseller.

And, yes, the rumours are true – he did appear as a corrupt reporter in his favourite soap opera, As the World Turns.


Books by Jeffery Deaver

The Burial Hour

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs travel to Italy on the trail of a serial kidnapper who likes to torture his victims in pursuit of some unusual goals.

Reviewed on 24 June 2017 by Linda Wilson

The October List

A mother waits with a bodyguard for news of her kidnapped six-year-old daughter. Then the kidnapper walks in, gun in hand. What happens next? How did they all get there? Can anything or anybody be believed?

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by John Cleal

The Kill Room

An outspoken critic of US foreign policy is assassinated in the Bahamas. All routes lead to a shady government agency. Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs investigate.

Reviewed on 24 January 2015 by John Cleal