Jeffery Deaver


Jeffery Deaver was a journalist who turned folk singer and then attorney before becoming a writer. His novels, translated into more than twenty-five languages, regularly appear on bestseller lists and have been awarded the most prestigious prizes in crime fiction: Garden of Beasts won the Steel Dagger and The Bodies Left Behind won the Novel of the Year in the International Thriller Awards.

Jeffery Deaver was also nominated seven times for the Edgar Award from the Association of Mystery Writers of America. The Bone Collector was adapted for the screen (Universal), starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Critics acknowledge his talent for creating terror-laden atmospheres and devising plots with many twists and turns. In 2011 Jeffery Deaver took up the character of James Bond in Carte Blanche. There are eleven titles to date in the Lincoln Rhyme series, including The Twelfth Card, The Cold Moon and The Broken Window. The new series featuring Kathryn Dance, a kinesics expert, counts three titles so far: Xo (with Lincoln Rhyme as a ”guest star”), The Sleeping Doll and Roadside Crosses. The latter featured in the New York Times list of the year’s best thrillers. Jeffery Deaver divides his time between Virginia and California.


Autobiography for Quais du Polar

”Once as I was being interviewed by a radio presenter, he accused me of being a ‘schemer’ who terrified his readers. That is the best compliment I have ever received. I consider it my utmost duty to ensure that the people who read my books are given absolutely no rest.”


Crime favourites

Film: Chinatown, directed by Roman Polanski

Book: In a Lonely Place, by Dorothy B. Hughes

Author: Jim Thompson