More Twisted by Jeffery Deaver
Collected Stories, Vol. II

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Jeffery Deaver has famously thrilled and chilled fans with tales of masterful villains and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series (The Cold Moon and The Bone Collector) returns with a second volume of his award-winning, spine-tingling short stories of suspense.

While best known for his twenty-four novels, Jeffery Deaver is also a short story master—he is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader’s Award for Best Short Story, and he won the Short Story Dagger from the Crime Writers Association for a piece that appeared in his first short story collection, Twisted. The New York Times said of that book: “A mystery hit for those who like their intrigue short and sweet…[The stories] feature tight, bare-bones plotting and the sneaky tricks that Mr. Deaver’s title promises.” The sneaky tricks are here in spades, and Deaver even gives his fans a new Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs story.

Deaver is back with sixteen stories in the tradition of O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe. His subjects range from a Westchester commuter to a brilliant Victorian England caper. With these intricately plotted, bone-chilling stories, Jeffery Deaver is at the top of his crime-writing game.

About Jeffery Deaver

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Jeffery Deaver, a former attorney, is the New York Times bestselling author of two collections of short stories and dozens of previous suspense novels. He is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. His many awards include the Novel of the Year at the International Thriller Writers’ Awards in 2009 for his standalone novel The Bodies Left Behind. The latest entries in the Lincoln Rhyme series are The Cold Moon, The Broken Window, and The Burning Wire. Visit the author on Facebook or go to
Published January 3, 2007 by Simon & Schuster. 546 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Deaver’s mastery of tones can wobble—neither the romantic peril of “Afraid” nor the gangland patois of “A Nice Place to Visit” quite suits him—but within the fast, shocking limits of the suspense puzzle in which the innocent and the guilty are constantly changing places, he’s a magician who provi...

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Bestseller Deaver's second story collection (after 2003's ""Twisted"") is best enjoyed in small doses, since, as the author states in his preface, each of the 16 suspense tales contains a ""gut-wrenching twist,"" a formulaic final reversal that loses its punch with too much repetition.

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Entertainment Weekly

More Twisted, Jeffery Deaver's second montage of quick-hit, CSI-style tales, is both formulaic and creative.

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