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A Textbook Case: A Lincoln Rhyme Short Story (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Jeffery Deaver
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When a young woman is found brutally murdered in a parking garage, with a veritable mountain of potential evidence to sift through, it may be the most challenging case former NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme has ever taken on.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 448 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (11 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BMUVT2K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,933 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Jeffery Deaver is the Number One bestselling author of thirty-two novels, including the 2011 authorised James Bond thriller, CARTE BLANCHE, three collections of short stories and a non-fiction law book. A former journalist, attorney, and folksinger, he has received or been shortlisted for numerous awards around the world, including Novel of the Year from the International Thriller Writers Association for THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND, the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller from the British Crime Writers' Association, and the British Thumping Good Read Award. He was recently shortlisted for the ITV3 Crime Thriller Award for Best International Author.

His most recent novels are THE OCTOBER LIST, a thriller told in reverse; THE SKIN COLLECTOR, a Lincoln Rhyme novel; and XO, a Kathryn Dance thriller, for which he wrote an album of country-western songs, available on iTunes and as a CD.

You can find out more about Jeffery on his website www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter @JefferyDeaver.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Story 22 April 2013
By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Lincoln Rhyme's phrase 'walking the grid', where examination of every square inch of a crime scene will reveal evidence, no matter how miniscule, that will point to the villain, is severely tested in this short story. A young woman is found murdered in an underground car park. Amelia Sachs is sent to investigate. The area surrounding her has been obliterated by materials designed to obscure any evidence of the killer. The amount of collection boxes and bags is on a par with an episode of mass destruction. Rhyme finds the case as frustrating as any he can recall. A meticulous analysis of the subject matter and possibilities leads Rhyme to believe someone is using his classic text on 'Evidence Collection and Analysis' to cover their tracks.

The interaction between Rhyme's factual evidence-based approach and Sachs's psychology and policing of crime make for a formidable team. They are thorough in their own complementary ways as the tension builds to apprehend the culprit who has the hallmarks of a serial attacker. Working on minute leads, the plot is far from straightforward, absorbing with plenty of action, brainwork and some neat twists, the major one is cleverly unseen. Young police officer Marko works with Rhyme and Sachs in a diligent and engaging manner and adds to the book's character.

Jeffrey Deaver has written an enjoyable and suspenseful story. The format worked for me and is tremendous value. A short preview of his next novel 'The Kill-Room' is an addendum and is much anticipated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good 22 April 2013
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Typical Lincoln Rhyme but over a bit TOO quickly (I know it's a short story).

Filled a gap though, and Lincoln is getting some use of his limbs (not a spoiler, it's said very early on).
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1.0 out of 5 stars Written like a movie pitch 6 May 2013
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I love Jeffrey Deaver, I wanted to find him equally capable of writing short stories as full-blown novels but unfortunately I was disappointed. This is not a good short story, it is more like a pitch for a movie of a book he will write after he writes the screenplay. None of the trademark twists and turns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Textbook Case, by Jeffrey Deaver. 7 May 2013
By singer
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As usual Jeffrey Deaver doesn't disappoint....wish the book was longer though. I like books that are familiar because of the characters......seem like friends to me
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lincoln Rhyme short story 7 May 2013
By LFW
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It was good, and I enjoyed it. It had just enough historic detail to get me back to the scenario, but still got on with a cracking story. I didn't guess the villain until just before the end, so it left me feeling only slightly smug.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must For Lincoln Rhyme Fans 10 Sept. 2013
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This is a Lincoln Rhyme story with all the necessary Deaver elements, and characters. Even though it is quite short it is up to the usual Rhyme standard, and I was pleased that it caught us up on Lincoln's health, which has been improving. A must for Lincoln Rhyme and Deaver fans.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Textbook Case: Review 4 May 2013
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As far as I am concerned, the book's only virtues were its shortness and cheapness. I disliked its characters, the rushed plot, the ludicrousness of operating a murder scene from the (retired) detective's hotel room. Who would I recommend it to? No-one I respected.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lincoln Rhyme 15 April 2013
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Very good writer, very interesting characters. I have read all his previous books and thoroughly enjoyed them. Got the next one in the series on order already.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars another gripping tale
As usual Jeffrey Deaver comes up trumpeting another fine Lincoln Rhyme story. Never one to disappoint
Published 10 days ago by Mary Holly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very good writer have his books in hardback as well as on my kindle.
Published 22 days ago by JUDD IRVING-MOORE
5.0 out of 5 stars WATCH OUT FOR IDIOTS WHO CANNOT READ THE ADDRESS ITS SUPPOSED TO BE...
Only had one item that was delivered wrong.the person who received it .knew it wasn't theirs.but did not bother to tell anyone I only got it by asking neighbors. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Buzz bee
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Lincoln Rhyme
Typical Lincoln Rhyme story. Obviously not as much detail as a full book but still had the suspense element.
Published 1 month ago by bev theobald
5.0 out of 5 stars The best as usual
Took only a couple of hours to read. Couldn't put my kindle down. It's just the usual Jeffery Deaver writes Rhyme book.. brilliant as usual.
Published 2 months ago by Dottykat
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
interesting read
Published 2 months ago by jean davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent, as always
Published 4 months ago by Seven1945
4.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC
First class read as always. Well constructed, believable and as usual an exciting page turner. Jeffrey Deaver is the best.
Published 5 months ago by Helen Blackadder
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Unfortunately I had only just started to read this book when My granddaughter needed my tablet more than me!
Published 6 months ago by grumpyoldman
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book as usual
Published 6 months ago by Lynx
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