Jeffery Deaver is a former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the Times of London, Italy’s Corriere della Sera, theSydney Morning Herald and the Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into over twenty-five languages.
The author of thirty novels and two collections of short stories, he’s 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 The 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.
Jeff has 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. Jeff won a “Lovey Readers Award” for best series of 2008, for the Lincoln Rhyme series, at the Love Is Murder writers’ conference. 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.
His most recent novels are XO, a Kathryn Dance thriller, for which he wrote the lyrics for an album of country-western songs, available on iTunes and as a CD. And before that, Carte Blanche, the latest James Bond continuation novel, a number-one international bestseller. Other books by Jeff are The Bodies Left Behind, The Broken Window, The Sleeping Doll and More Twisted: Collected Stories, Volume II. And, yes, the rumors are true; he did appear as a corrupt reporter on his favorite soap opera, As The World Turns. Jeff is presently alternating his series featuring Kathryn Dance, who will make her appearances in odd number years, and Lincoln Rhyme, who will appear in even.