Twisted by Jeffery Deaver
The Collected Stories of Jeffery Deaver

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New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver has long thrilled fans with tales of masterful villains and their nefarious ways, and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series has collected for the first time his award-winning, spine-tingling stories of suspense -- stories that will widen your eyes and stretch your imagination.
A beautiful woman goes to extremes to rid herself of her stalker; a daughter begs her father not to go fishing in an area where there have been a series of brutal killings; a contemporary of the playwright William Shakespeare vows to avenge his family's ruin; and Jeffery Deaver's most beloved character, criminalist Lincoln Rhyme, is back to solve a chilling Christmastime disappearance.
Diverse, provocative, eerie and inspired, this collection of Jeffery Deaver's best stories exhibits the amazing range and signature plot twists that have earned him the title "master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People). With nods to O. Henry and Edgar Allan Poe, these beautifully crafted pieces, never before compiled in one volume, pulse with subtle intrigue and Deaver's incomparable imagination.

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 December 9, 2003 by Simon & Schuster. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Professional & Technical, Horror, Crime. 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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The title applies in several ways to this wicked collection of crime short stories by bestselling author Deaver (The Vanished Man , etc.): to many of the stories&

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Entertainment Weekly

At the beginning of the collection Twisted, author Jeffery Deaver promises that ''with a thirty-page short story, all bets are off,'' and that unlike most of his novels, good will not necessarily triumph over evil.

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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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As a boy, he was drawn to reading and writing and invariably wrote short stories for his writing assignments at school.

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Twisted features sixteen short stories (all around twenty pages) by Deaver, including one featuring the famous Lincoln Rhyme and his sidekick Amelia Sachs.

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Beginning with a humorous preface by the author himself in which Deaver takes an amusing look at his journey into becoming an author, he then goes on to tantalize the readers with hints of what to expect in the devious tales contained in this anthology.

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