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Nocturne and unabridged twisted tales
Deaver, Jeffery.
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Publication Information:
[New York, NY] : Simon and Schuster Audio, [2004]

Physical Description:
6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact discs.

"Includes bonus Audio-only story"--Container
The kneeling soldier -- The blank card -- Nocturne -- Gone fishing -- All the world's a stage -- Together -- The widow of Pine Creek -- Lesser-included offense -- Interrogation


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An anthology of short fiction includes All the World's a Stage, Nocturne, The Blank Child, Lesser-Included Offenses, Together, The Widow of Pinecreek, Gone Fishing, and The Kneeling Soldier..

Author Notes

Jeffery Deaver was born on May 6, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University. Before attending law school, he worked as a business writer. After law school, he worked for a Wall Street law firm practicing corporate law. In 1990, he decided to stop practicing law and become a full-time writer.

His first novel was a horror story entitled Voodoo. He is the author of more than 25 novels and has written some of those stories under the pseudonym William Jeffries. He writes the Lincoln Rhyme series and the Kathryn Dance series. A Maiden's Grave was adapted into a film by HBO called Dead Silence and The Bone Collector was adapted into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. He received the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association, the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year three times, and the British Thumping Good Read Award.

(Bowker Author Biography) Jeffery Deaver, the author of eighteen other novels of suspense, has been nominated for three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America & is a two-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year. A lawyer who quit practicing to write full time, he lives in California & Virginia.

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Library Journal Review

Devotees of the Lincoln Rhyme series are accustomed to Deaver pulling the rug out from under them with sometimes elaborate plot twists, but it is a testament to his crime-writing skill that he can do the same in a short story. These tales feature a widow struggling to save her dead husband's failing business; a father tracking down his daughter's stalker; a man fishing at an isolated lake frequented by a killer; a street cop risking it all to earn his detective shield; and an ex-marine plotting to get the girl despite her father's disapproval. "Interrogation," perhaps the most twisted story of the collection, is an audio original in which a seasoned detective attempts to uncover a cold-blooded killer's motive for murder. Outstanding narration by Bobby Cannavale and others, memorable characters, and labyrinthine plots make this program very highly recommended for all collections.-Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.