How NY Times Bestselling Thriller Writer Jeffery Deaver Writes: Part Two


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#1 international bestselling author of over 40 novels, Jeffery Deaver, returns to rap about his prolific output, an award-winning handbook for mystery writers, and the latest Colter Shaw novel, "Hunting Time."

Jeffery Deaver is a former journalist, musician, and attorney best known for his Lincoln Rhyme series – now a hit NBC TV show – and the novel, The Bone Collector, adapted for the big screen starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

The "master of suspense" has been nominated for eight Edgar Awards and served two terms as president of Mystery Writers of America, and was recently named a Grand Master of MWA, whose ranks include Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark, and Walter Mosely.

His latest is Hunting Time (A Colter Shaw Novel), described as "... a riveting thriller, as reward seeker Colter Shaw plunges into the woods and races the clock in a case where nothing is quite what it seems." Kirkus Reviews described the book as "A fleet, irresistible tale."

Jeffery has sold over 50 million books worldwide in 150 countries, and been translated into 35 languages. He has also published three collections of short stories.

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In this file Jeffery Deaver and I discussed:

  • Pandemic survival
  • How he finds the solitude of the writing life
  • What it's like to be mentioned in the same breath as Agatha Christie
  • How he keeps his Edgar Award nomination streak alive
  • Why books are better than Netflix
  • How the author structures his novels with questions and conflicts
  • And a lot more!

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