Trouble in Mind
Trouble in Mind
The Collected Stories, Volume 3
Grand Central Publishing, Hardcover, 9781455526796, 496pp.
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
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.
"Fans of the genre's most indefatigable prestidigitator are in for a treat: The third volume of his short stories may be his best."—Kirkus (STARRED review)
"Deaver brings his A-game to everything he does...and his short stories are no exception....It is an addictive experience, to say the least, full of surprises and twists and turns of many different sorts, all of it shot through with the superior tradecraft to which Deaver demands of himself."—BookReporter.com
"In Mr. Deaver's kaleidoscope world, the odds seem to change with each turn of the page."—The Wall Street Journal
"Deaver's infernal puzzle mysteries invariably inspire words like devious, diabolical, and devilish, all of which apply to XO. It's Dance's toughest case, and one of Deaver's best books."—The New York Times Book Review on XO
"Not even the brilliant Rhyme can foresee the shocking twists the case will take in this electrically charged thriller."—Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) on The Burning Wire
"A taut psychological thriller from a masterful crime writer, proving Deaver just gets better with each new novel."—June 2010 Indie Next List Great Reads list on The Burning Wire
"Deaver's scarily believable depiction of identity theft in a total-surveillance society stokes our paranoia. A -."—Entertainment Weekly on The Broken Window