Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost criminalist in the NYPD, is put on the trail of the Coffin Dancer, a cunning professional killer who has continually eluded. From the author of The Burial Hour, New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver’s masterly thriller travels at breakneck speed as criminologist Lincoln. The Coffin Dancer (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) [Jeffery Deaver] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Detective Lincoln Rhyme, the foremost.

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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. There is literal Chekhov’s gun moment, and I loved it. Retrieved from ” https: And Rhyme’ has the occasional tantrum. The Chekhov’s gunsthe little details that locked possibilities into probabilities.

Sachs’ seems to have forgotten about self preservation and nearly gets vaporised, after going to a supposed victims home. The betrayals, identity issues still trying not to spoil it for the unwary readerthe motives — that I got. I had to stop and do the math several times. Superb plotting and brisk, no-nonsense prose. Quotes from The Coffin Dancer. A note is delivered to the mayor of Washington, D. I understand that it is a novel but it is supposed to be a crime novel and I think the abilities of the characters were too much of a stretch of the imagination.

Deaver does it by explaining why the characters are so similar. The Coffin Dancer, Rhyme’s adversary in the novel, is a cunning, deceptive and highly intelligent professional assassin.

Mistakes that were allowable in The Bone Collector when she was new to the job are unacceptable a year later. If you’ve seen the movie, trust me, the books are far more ingenious and developed as compared to what we were presented with on the silver screen.

There’s no way she’d even remember Lizzie, no way she could know anything about her life – is there? But what she doesn’t realise is that her interest is going to bring her far close to the killer than she ever could have wanted.


Her oft-mentioned intelligence is eventually displayed. Parker the hunter, the avenger.

One time she stupidly went after someone alone and was almost killed. In one scene I had to go to the bathroom badly, but I held it until I finished the chapter. I loved Rhymes in this one. What really makes the book is it’s brilliantly sadist villians.

I wrote essays about crime fiction from decades before doing this sort of thing. Rhymes and Amelia are doing what they can to track down the Coffin Dancer to stop him from killing two witnesses. But another is coming: Rhyme works with his arms and legs, New York City cop Amelia Sachs, to gather information from trace evidence at the crime scene to nail him, or at least to predict his next move and head him off.

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As good as the first book in the series – though, some of the characters were a bit more grating, this time round. The way he earned the trust of both Stephen Thee the man he subcontracted the job to and the trust of Rhyme and company. It’s the second instalment in the Lincoln Rhyme series and it doesn’t disappoint. I loved Amelia in this book. And he always seemed to have full knowledge of everything the authorities were thinking and doing – so you need to suspend d I was not magnetized and drawn in, but I was curious enough to keep reading.

Jeffery Deaver Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of two collections of short stories and 29 internationally bestselling novels, including the latest James Bond novel Carte Blanche.


She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever.

The Coffin Dancer

I have read about novels since and nothing has topped it yet. The Kill Room Details. I saw so much more confidence in her and I loved that.

There coffjn a problem adding your email address. Jeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of two collections of short stories and 29 internationally bestselling novels, including the latest James Bond novel Carte Blanche.

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So the quote above turns out not to be completely true. The Unfinished Novel and Other stories. Feb 07, Alondra rated it really liked it Shelves: When they set out in search of her, they soon discover that Megan is in the hands of a man with no morals and a gift for words, coercion and deceit as great as Tate’s. But I could accept them because it made an intricate and complicated puzzle for Lincoln to figure out.

Though it’s clear something is off with Amelia, though Rhymes ignores it since h Wow. He is hired, suppose When I started this book I went into it with pretty high expectations. The planes were a nice touch.

Share your thoughts with other customers. He coftin be no match for Lincoln Rhyme. Dec 13, Mike rated it it was amazing. And something in the shadows has heard the call. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Deaver manages to include quite a few surprising plots twists in the action and the book really is a page-turner.