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Slick, snappy and totally surprising, this is the first Rune thriller and the book that launched Deaver's career.
Back in 1988, a young author emerged onto the crime scene with a fresh and inspiring New York crime series starring a young aspiring film-maker - Rune. The series quickly established their author as one to watch.
In this opener, Rune becomes obsessed with the murder of one of the customers at her video store. Mr Kelly had been renting the classic noir movie - MANHATTAN IS MY BEAT - over and over again and she swiftly becomes convinced that the secret to his brutal death is hidden in its black-and-white frames. But what she doesn't realise is that her interest is going to bring her far close to the killer than she ever could have wanted.
Highly original and very entertaining - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
'Deaver writes with clarity, compassion, and intelligence, and with a decidedly human and contemporary slant'-- - Publishers WeeklyDeaver is a master of ticking-bomb suspense! - People Magazine
ISBN: 9781473632059 ISBN-10: 1473632056 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 320 Published: 31st January 2017 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1
Jeffery Deaver is the author of 2 collections of short stories and 27 suspense novels. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card, The Cold Moon, and The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The Kathryn Dance novels, The Sleeping Doll and Roadside Crosses, were published to enormous acclaim.
Among other awards, he won the Novel of the Year in the International Thriller Awards 2009 for standalone thriller The Bodies Left Behind. He won the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for The Weekender from Twisted.