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The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver Review

Title: The Coffin Dancer

Author: Jeffery Deaver

First published August 15, 1998

532 pages, Paperback

Rating: 4.16


Don’t miss the thrilling novel, The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver, soon to be adapted into a major television event from NBC. Join criminalist Lincoln Rhyme and his protégée Amelia Sachs as they pursue the Coffin Dancer, a cunning killer who changes his identity with lightning speed.

With only a tattoo of the Grim Reaper as a clue, Rhyme and Sachs must use their expertise to catch the elusive murderer before he strikes again. With heart-stopping suspense, this book is a must-read from the #1 international bestselling author Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series.

About the Author

This author has achieved incredible success with over 30 novels and three collections of short stories, selling in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. One of his most notable works, The Bone Collector, featuring Lincoln Rhyme, was even adapted into a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

This author has been recognized for his talent with numerous awards and nominations worldwide.

Editoral Review

The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver is a riveting thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Deaver is a renowned author in the crime and mystery genre, and with this novel, he showcases his exceptional talent in all its glory.

First published in August 1998, The Coffin Dancer continues to be a fan-favorite and has won several accolades for its brilliant storytelling and nail-biting suspense. Set in New York City, the book follows Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic detective, and his assistant Amelia Sachs, as they try to track down a highly skilled assassin, known only as the Coffin Dancer.

The assassin is on a mission to kill three people, and Rhyme and Sachs are racing against time to catch him before he completes his deadly mission. As the story unfolds, the readers are taken on a thrilling journey filled with twists and turns.

Deaver’s writing style is impeccable, and he keeps the suspense tight from start to finish. The characters are well-developed, and Rhyme’s disability adds a unique dimension to the story, making him a hero full of vulnerabilities and strengths.

One of the strengths of the book is its attention to detail. Deaver leaves no stone unturned, and his meticulous research is evident in every chapter.

The setting is perfectly described, and the reader is transported to the bustling streets of New York, adding to the overall atmosphere of the book. What makes The Coffin Dancer even more impressive is how it addresses relevant issues, including the concept of justice, morality, and the power dynamics at play in big cities.

Deaver also uses the book as a commentary on the justice system and how it can fail those that it is supposed to protect. While there are no major weaknesses in the novel, some readers may find the book’s intricate plot and the sheer number of characters overwhelming.

However, this is a minor quibble and does not detract from the book’s overall quality. Overall, The Coffin Dancer is a fantastic book that is a must-read for any fan of the crime or mystery genre.

With its fast-paced action, exceptional writing, and well-developed characters, this book will keep you entertained from beginning to end. The Coffin Dancer receives a well-deserved five out of five ratings.