The Skin Collector

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Grand Central Publishing, May 13, 2014 - Fiction - 528 pages
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In his classic thriller The Bone Collector, Jeffery Deaver introduced readers to Lincoln Rhyme-the nation's most renowned investigator and forensic detective.

Now, a new killer is on the loose: a criminal inspired by the Bone Collector. And Rhyme must untangle the twisted web of clues before the killer targets more victims-or Rhyme himself.


The killer's methods are terrifying. He stalks the basements and underground passageways of New York City. He tattoos his victims' flesh with cryptic messages, using a tattoo gun loaded with poison, resulting in an agonizing, painful death.

When a connection is made to the Bone Collector-the serial killer who terrorized New York more than a decade ago-Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are immediately drawn into the case.

Rhyme, Sachs, and the NYPD must race against time to answer the many questions the investigation uncovers: Whom will the killer attack next? What is the message behind the victims' tattoos? Does the killer's own inking--a fanged centipede sporting a woman's face--hold any significance? And what is his ultimate mission?

As time runs out, Rhyme discovers that the past has returned to haunt him in the most troubling way imaginable...

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Deaver has written another bona fide page turner. - Goodreads
A very convoluted plot... - Goodreads
Love the technical crime solving story lines. - Goodreads
Holds your interest, not easy to figure the ending out - Goodreads
Liking his writing less with each book. - Goodreads
Gah! The plot reveals are irritating. - Goodreads

Review: The Skin Collector (Lincoln Rhyme #11)

User Review  - Pat Minor - Goodreads

I always enjoy the Lincoln Rhyme series - the characters, setting, and story lines. Read full review

Review: The Skin Collector (Lincoln Rhyme #11)

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

Mr. Deaver is one of my favorite authors and he didn't disappoint me in this book. Hard to put down one of his books. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

The author of two collections of short stories and 28 previous suspense novels, Deaver is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, most notably The Bone Collector, which was made into a feature film 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.
Deaver has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony Award and a Gumshoe Award. He was recently short-listed for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. He lives in North Carolina.
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