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Jeffery Deaver (1950 - )

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ABerkes May 18th, 2006 09:46 AM PST

Jeffery Deaver writes very fast-paced thrillers; probably the most prominent characteristic of his writing is the frequent plot twists. The Lincoln Rhyme series, about a paraplegic crime scene investigator, is what I am most familiar with. That series begins with The Bone Collector; I would recommend that as a good place to start if you are interested in reading Jeffery Deaver.

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Jeffery Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950. His father was an advertising copywriter and his mother was a homemaker. He has one younger sister who writes novels for teenagers ? Julie Reece Deaver.

Deaver wrote his first book ? which consisted of two entire chapters ? when he was eleven, and he's been writing ever since. An award-winning poet and journalist, he has also written and performed his own songs around the country. After receiving a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Deaver worked as a magazine writer, then, to gain the background needed to become a legal correspondent for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal, he enrolled at Fordham Law School. After graduation he decided to practice law for a time and worked for several years as an attorney for a large Wall Street firm. It was during his long commute to and from the office that he began writing the type of fiction he enjoyed reading: suspense novels. In 1990 he started to write full time.

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