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segunda-feira, fevereiro 23, 2009

O Coleccionador de Ossos - Jeffery Deaver

Comecei a ler no dia 16/02/2009 e acabei no dia 21/02/2009

O livro que deu origem ao filme com Denzel Washington e Angelina Jolie


Sinopse
Lincoln Rhyme, um brilhante detective criminal, encontra-se tetraplégico e fora do activo devido a um acidente quase fatal numa investigação. Amélia Sachs é uma polícia novata que se depara com uma vítima horrivelmente mutilada. Os dois encontram-se quando Rhyme, pela sua perícia, é destacado para a investigação deste crime e Sachs é chamada para ajudar.
Inicialmente sem vontade, aceitam trabalhar nesta investigação quando algumas pistas indiciam não se tratar de um homicídio isolado.
A partir da sua cama, Rhyme dirige Sachs através de medonhos cenários criminais na tentativa de decifrarem um puzzle diabolicamente arquitectado por um «coleccionador» de crimes.
A distância entre a dupla e o inteligente assassino parece cada vez maior, mas entre Rhyme e Sachs pode ser cada vez menor...



Críticas de imprensa

«O melhor escritor de thrillers dos nossos dias.»
The Times

«Um thriller de cortar a respiração.»
Wall Street Journal

«Inquestionavelmente eficaz e absolutamente horripilante. A abordar com precaução.»
Literary Review

Adorei este livro é muito melhor que o filme, está um espectáculo.
De uma leitura muito fácil que nos prende logo nas primeiras folhas... e sempre com muita acção... temos que continuar sempre a ler para saber o que vai acontecer nos segundos a seguir.

ADOREI ;)

Jeffery Deaver (born May 6, 1950, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American mystery/crime writer. He originally started working as a journalist, but trained as a lawyer and later practised law.

Many of his books tend to promote lateral thinking, particularly his short story collection Twisted. One of his books, The Blue Nowhere, features criminal hackers (one using social engineering to commit murder), as well as a law enforcement computer crime unit. His most popular series features his regular character Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic detective, and Amelia Sachs. (According to a 2006 interview on the Early Show, Deaver stated that he would rotate between his new series and Lincoln Rhyme each year.) Virtually all of his works feature a trick ending, or sometimes multiple trick endings.

Two of Deaver's novels have been produced into movies: The Bone Collector (1999), and A Maiden's Grave as the TV movie Dead Silence (1997).



Deaver also created the characters and - in a collaboration with 14 other noted writers - wrote the 17-part serial thriller "The Chopin Manuscript" narrated by Alfred Molina that was broadcast on Audible.com from September 25th to November 13, 2007.

Standalone works
Mistress of Justice (1992)
The Lesson Of Her Death (1993)
Praying For Sleep (1994)
A Maiden's Grave (1995)
The Devil's Teardrop (1999) (Lincoln Rhyme is in a chapter as a consultant)
Speaking In Tongues (2000)
The Blue Nowhere (2001)
Garden Of Beasts (2004)
The Bodies Left Behind (release date: October 14, 2008)[1]

Rune Trilogy
Manhattan Is My Beat (1988)
Death Of A Blue Movie Star (1990)
Hard News (1991)

Location Scout
Shallow Graves (1992)
Bloody River Blues (1993)
Hell's Kitchen (2001)

Lincoln Rhyme
The Bone Collector (1997)
The Coffin Dancer (1998)
The Empty Chair (2000)
The Stone Monkey (2002)
The Vanished Man (2003)
The Twelfth Card (2005) (Ron Pulaski is introduced in this novel)
The Cold Moon (2006) (Kathryn Dance is introduced in this novel)
The Broken Window (2008)
Kathryn Dance
The Sleeping Doll (2007) (Lincoln Rhyme appears briefly). The central character is a reworking of a character in Deaver's short story Interrogation, included in More Twisted. Another character reworks a character from Deaver's short story Copycat, also included in More Twisted.
The Roadside Crosses (2009)

Collections
A Confederacy of Crime (2001) - Deaver is the featured author in this book centered around Southern-style mystery stories.
Twisted (2003) - 16 short stories, including one featuring Lincoln Rhyme.
More Twisted (2006) - another short story collection, including one featuring Lincoln Rhyme.

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