Trouble in Mind: The Collected Stories, Volume 3

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Grand Central Publishing, Mar 4, 2014 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Fiendish suspense. Shocking twists.
Twelve diabolical tales.

New York Times bestselling author and highly acclaimed storyteller Jeffery Deaver-the undisputed "grand master of the plot twist" (Booklist)-returns with a dazzling new collection of short stories. In these twelve electrifying tales (including six written just for this anthology) Deaver proves once again his genius for the unexpected-in his world, appearances are always deceiving.

A devoted housekeeper embarks on a quest to find the truth behind her employer's murder. A washed-up Hollywood actor gets one last, high-stakes chance to revive his career. A man makes an impulsive visit to his hometown, and learns more about his past than he bargained for. Two Olympic track hopefuls receive terrorist threats. And Deaver's beloved series characters Lincoln Rhyme, Kathryn Dance, and John Pellam return in stories now in print for the first time.

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User Review  - susan0316 - LibraryThing

I enjoy Jeffrey Deaver's novels and some of these short stories were really great. I felt cheated because I had read some of them in other compilations. But the stories that I hadn't read were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jfurnee - LibraryThing

Jeffery Deaver is relentless. He is also a master. of the plot twist. This third collection of short stories is Deaver at his best. He drives you to finish a story and rewards you with endings you never see coming. Trouble in Mind was worth every cent. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. His first novel featuring Lincoln Rhyme, The Bone Collector, was made into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He's received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. You can visit his website at

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