Novelist and short-story writer 

A former journalist, folk singer and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on a number of bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times and the Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into over 30 languages.

The author of over 25 novels and two collections of short stories, he has been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and is a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. The Bodies Left Behind won the Best Thriller Of The Year award from the International Thriller Writers Organization in 2009. His thriller Cold Moon won a Grand prix from the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association and was named Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan. He's been nominated for six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony Award and a Gumshoe Award. He was shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author. Jeffery won a Lovey Readers Award for best series of 2008, for the Lincoln Rhyme series, at the Love Is Murder writers' conference.

In 2010 Jeffery was chosen by the Ian Fleming Estate to write a new, contemporary James Bond novel. Carte Blanche was published in 2011. It won the Bouken-shousetsu Adventure Fiction Award for the best foreign novel published in Japan 2011.

His book A Maiden's Grave was made into an HBO movie starring James Garner and Marlee Matlin, and his novel The Bone Collector was a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. 


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A thrill-a-minute wilderness adventure.

New York Times Book Review on The Bodies Left Behind

As always, Deaver gets you in his stealthy grip on page one, and then takes you on a wild and inventive ride ... this time with new star character Colter Shaw. No one in the world does this kind of thing better than Deaver.

Lee Child
on The Never Game

He has one of those puzzle-loving minds you just can’t trust.

Marilyn Stasio
New York Times Book Review on Roadside Crosses

Darkly witty.

Marilyn Stasio
The New York Times on The Steel Kiss

In The Burial Hour Deaver combines drama, romance and comedy. It is mostly drama but the slight addition of romance and comedy makes for even more reading enjoyment. There is a very short list of authors who can weave all three of these elements into a suspense tale and Deaver is at the top of that list.

Jackie K Cooper
Huffington Post on The Burial Hour