The Burial Hour

The Burial Hour Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781473665491
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with a new Lincoln Rhyme thriller. For Rhyme's new opponent, the Composer, the victim's dying breaths are music to his ears... The only leads in a broad-daylight kidnapping are the account of an eight-year-old girl, some nearly invisible trace evidence and the calling card: a miniature noose left lying on the street. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Then the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer... Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation - and not all those involved may be who they seem. All they can do is follow the evidence, before their time runs out.

The Burial Hour

The Burial Hour Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781473618633
Year 2017-05-02
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the thirteenth Lincoln Rhyme thriller, which sees a crime go global... The only leads in a broad-daylight kidnapping are the account of an eight-year-old girl, some nearly invisible trace evidence and the calling card: a miniature noose left lying on the street. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Then the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer... Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation - and not all those involved may be who they seem. All they can do is follow the evidence, before their time runs out.

The Burial Hour

The Burial Hour Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 1473618649
Year 2018-03-22
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Hodder Paperbacks
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Number one bestselling author and master of suspense Jeffery Deaver returns with the thirteenth Lincoln Rhyme thriller, which sees a crime go global... The only leads in a broad-daylight kidnapping are the account of an eight-year-old girl, some nearly invisible trace evidence and the calling card: a miniature noose left lying on the street. A crime scene this puzzling demands forensic expertise of the highest order. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Then the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer... Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation - and not all those involved may be who they seem. All they can do is follow the evidence, before their time runs out.

The Burial Hour EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW first 9 chapters

The Burial Hour   EXTENDED FREE PREVIEW  first 9 chapters Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781478948780
Year 2017-02-07
Pages 35
Language en
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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DANGEROUSLY GOOD. DISTINCTIVELY DEAVER. New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver returns to forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme in his most harrowing case yet. THE BURIAL HOUR A businessman snatched from an Upper East Side street in broad daylight. A miniature hangman's noose left at the scene. A nine-year-old girl, the only witness to the crime. With a crime scene this puzzling, forensic expertise of the highest order is absolutely essential. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are called in to investigate. Soon the case takes a stranger turn: a recording surfaces of the victim being slowly hanged, his desperate gasps the backdrop to an eerie piece of music. The video is marked as the work of The Composer... Despite their best efforts, the suspect gets away. So when a similar kidnapping occurs on a dusty road outside Naples, Italy, Rhyme and Sachs don't hesitate to rejoin the hunt. But the search is now a complex case of international cooperation--and not all those involved may be who they seem. Sachs and Rhyme find themselves playing a dangerous game, with lives all across the globe hanging in the balance.

The Deliveryman

The Deliveryman Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781455568017
Year 2016-02-02
Pages 68
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs return in this short story from New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver THE DELIVERYMAN A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story A man is murdered in a back alley. Renowned forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are left with a veritable mountain of evidence collected from the trash-filled alley, and their only lead is a young eyewitness: the man's eight-year-old son, who was riding along on his father's delivery route. But the murder victim may have been more than just a simple deliveryman. Rhyme and Sachs uncover clues that he might have been delivering a highly illegal, contraband shipment--which is now missing. And someone wants it back...

The Steel Kiss

The Steel Kiss Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781473618503
Year 2016-03-22
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The twelfth chilling Lincoln Rhyme thriller which will leave you looking over your shoulder. How do you catch a killer who can reach you anywhere - without going near you? Detective Amelia Sachs is in pursuit when she hears the scream. Stopping to help a man trapped in a horrific accident, Sachs has to let a suspected murderer get away. But was it really coincidence? Did the killer make it happen? Sachs and Lincoln Rhyme are facing a new kind of opponent: Someone who can kill by remote control. Someone watching every move they make... 'A tightly plotted masterpiece' Sun 'Flawlessly constructed and paced' The Sunday Times 'The king of suspense is back and he's done it again' Glasgow Herald

Burial Rites

Burial Rites Author Hannah Kent
ISBN-10 9781447233183
Year 2013-08-29
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Pan Macmillan
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014. SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD. SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD 2015. Northern Iceland, 1829. A woman condemned to death for murdering her lover. A family forced to take her in. A priest tasked with absolving her. But all is not as it seems, and time is running out: winter is coming, and with it the execution date. Only she can know the truth. This is Agnes's story.

Change Agent

Change Agent Author Daniel Suarez
ISBN-10 9781101984680
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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New York Times bestselling author Daniel Suarez delivers an exhilarating sci-fi thriller exploring a potential future where CRISPR genetic editing allows the human species to control evolution itself. On a crowded train platform, Interpol agent Kenneth Durand feels the sting of a needle—and his transformation begins... In 2045 Kenneth Durand leads Interpol’s most effective team against genetic crime, hunting down black market labs that perform "vanity edits" on human embryos for a price. These illegal procedures augment embryos in ways that are rapidly accelerating human evolution—preying on human-trafficking victims to experiment and advance their technology. With the worlds of genetic crime and human trafficking converging, Durand and his fellow Interpol agents discover that one figure looms behind it all: Marcus Demang Wyckes, leader of a powerful and sophisticated cartel known as the Huli jing. But the Huli jing have identified Durand, too. After being forcibly dosed with a radical new change agent, Durand wakes from a coma weeks later to find he’s been genetically transformed into someone else—his most wanted suspect: Wyckes. Now a fugitive, pursued through the genetic underworld by his former colleagues and the police, Durand is determined to restore his original DNA by locating the source of the mysterious—and highly valuable—change agent. But Durand hasn’t anticipated just how difficult locating his enemy will be. With the technology to genetically edit the living, Wyckes and his Huli jing could be anyone and everyone—and they have plans to undermine identity itself. From the Hardcover edition.

A Century of Great Suspense Stories

A Century of Great Suspense Stories Author Various
ISBN-10 9781101563946
Year 2002-11-05
Pages 608
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Bestselling master of suspense Jeffery Deaver’s enviable task was to select from the thousands of stories written over the past one hundred years those which best represented the classic form, as well as the celebrated authors whose ironic twists and stunning payoffs left a lasting and vivid impression. Delivering everything from the one-two punch of the detective story to the ingeniously precise trappings of the police procedural, from the disquieting corners of the criminal mind to sheer dread-inducing horror, A Century of Great Suspense Stories is a rich anthology of this popular literary genre, a stunning tribute to the art of storytelling, and to the men and women who have done it best.

The Coffin Dancer

The Coffin Dancer Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781476796550
Year 2015-08-25
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver, this masterly thriller travels at breakneck speed as criminologist Lincoln Rhyme and his protégé Amelia Sachs track down an ingenious killer. Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminalist in the NYPD, is on the hunt for an elusive murderer known as the Coffin Dancer. He’s a brilliant hit man who changes his appearance faster than he adds to his trail of victims, only one of whom has lived long enough to offer a clue: the assassin has an eerie tattoo on his arm of the Grim Reaper waltzing in front of a casket. Rhyme, paralyzed from a line-of-duty accident, is certain he’s seen this killer before, and his suspicion of an earlier encounter fuels a bitter taste for vengeance. When the chameleon-like assassin targets three federal witnesses for death, the stakes reach a new high. Now Rhyme’s brainpower and his protégée Detective Amelia Sachs’s legwork are the only tools they have to track the cunning murderer through a darkly painted New York City—and they have only forty-eight hours before the Coffin Dancer strikes again. Like Deaver’s previous bestselling Lincoln Rhyme novels, this psychological thriller combines spine-chilling forensic detail with a turbocharged plot. This is page-turning suspense of the highest order.

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo Author George Saunders
ISBN-10 9780812995350
Year 2017-02-14
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Random House
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and dead, historical and invented One of Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2017 So Far • Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold his boy’s body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state—called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo—a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul. Lincoln in the Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a testament to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end? Praise for Lincoln in the Bardo “A luminous feat of generosity and humanism.”—Colson Whitehead, The New York Times Book Review “A masterpiece.”—Zadie Smith “Ingenious . . . Saunders—well on his way toward becoming a twenty-first-century Twain—crafts an American patchwork of love and loss, giving shape to our foundational sorrows.”—Vogue “Saunders is the most humane American writer working today.”—Harper’s Magazine

The Skin Collector

The Skin Collector Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781444757477
Year 2014-05-08
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York - one more devious and disturbing than ever before. A talented tattoo artist is using poison instead of ink. His victim is a young woman. And on her skin he's left a message: 'the second'. Processing the scene, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs find just one trace of evidence. A scrap of paper that connects this case with one they will never forget: the killer they called The Bone Collector...

The Kill Room

The Kill Room Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781444757354
Year 2013-06-20
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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A sniper shot from a near-impossible distance. Evidence that the order came from the highest levels of US government. A New York DA who won't let it go. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs will risk everything to uncover the truth. But there is no crime scene investigation, no evidence, and no co-operation from the local Bahamian police. No strangers to controversy, their reputation for seeing what others miss is unparalleled, and ambitious attorney Nance Laurel knows they will risk everything - even their lives - to seek the truth . . . But first, they must enter The Kill Room.

Triple Threat

Triple Threat Author Jeffery Deaver
ISBN-10 9781455526826
Year 2013-01-01
Pages 90
Language en
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
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From Jeffery Deaver--the New York Times bestselling author of the upcoming Lincoln Rhyme novel THE KILL ROOM (on sale June 4, 2013)--come three powerful new short stories. In "Fast", Kathryn Dance races against the clock to track down the members of a domestic terrorist cell--with the lives of 200 people hanging in the balance. In "Game," a housekeeper looks for her murdered employer's missing body-and uncovers a shocking truth that hits too close to home. In "Paradice", a car brake failure leaves John Pellam stranded in a remote Colorado mountain town, where he suddenly finds himself accused of murder. With this trio of brilliantly written, utterly gripping stories, Deaver proves once again that he's the "grand master of the plot twist" (Booklist).

The Hour of Our Death

The Hour of Our Death Author Philippe Aries
ISBN-10 9780804152006
Year 2013-11-06
Pages 696
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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This remarkable book—the fruit of almost two decades of study—traces in compelling fashion the changes in Western attitudes toward death and dying from the earliest Christian times to the present day. A truly landmark study, The Hour of Our Death reveals a pattern of gradually developing evolutionary stages in our perceptions of life in relation to death, each stage representing a virtual redefinition of human nature. Starting at the very foundations of Western culture, the eminent historian Phillipe Ariès shows how, from Graeco-Roman times through the first ten centuries of the Common Era, death was too common to be frightening; each life was quietly subordinated to the community, which paid its respects and then moved on. Ariès identifies the first major shift in attitude with the turn of the eleventh century when a sense of individuality began to rise and with it, profound consequences: death no longer meant merely the weakening of community, but rather the destruction of self. Hence the growing fear of the afterlife, new conceptions of the Last Judgment, and the first attempts (by Masses and other rituals) to guarantee a better life in the next world. In the 1500s attention shifted from the demise of the self to that of the loved one (as family supplants community), and by the nineteenth century death comes to be viewed as simply a staging post toward reunion in the hereafter. Finally, Ariès shows why death has become such an unendurable truth in our own century—how it has been nearly banished from our daily lives—and points out what may be done to “re-tame” this secret terror. The richness of Ariès's source material and investigative work is breathtaking. While exploring everything from churches, religious rituals, and graveyards (with their often macabre headstones and monuments), to wills and testaments, love letters, literature, paintings, diaries, town plans, crime and sanitation reports, and grave robbing complaints, Aries ranges across Europe to Russia on the one hand and to England and America on the other. As he sorts out the tangled mysteries of our accumulated terrors and beliefs, we come to understand the history—indeed the pathology—of our intellectual and psychological tensions in the face of death.