Jeffery Deaver
April 2009 Author of the Month
A spring night in a small town in Wisconsin. . . . A call to police emergency
from a distant lake house is cut short. . . . A phone glitch or an aborted report
of a crime? Off-duty deputy Brynn leaves her family's dinner table and drives
up to deserted Lake Mondac to find out. She stumbles onto the scene of a
heinous murder. . . . Before she can call for backup, though, she finds herself
the next potential victim. Deprived of her phone, weapon and car, Brynn and
an unlikely ally – a survivor of the carnage – can survive only by fleeing into
the dense, deserted woods, on a desperate trek to safety and ultimately to the
choice to fight back. The professional criminals, also strangers to this hostile
setting, must forge a tense alliance too, in order to find and kill the two
witnesses to the crime...
Jeffery Deaver is an international bestselling author that has written 25 novels.  His most famous
would be those that include "Lincoln Ryhme".  His book
The Bone Collector, was made into a
major motion picture, that starred Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington.  His newest book
coming in June,
Roadside Crosses, is the third book in his Kathryn Dance series.  We are very
pleased to have Jeffery as the April author of the Month.  Check out his interview below and
click on any book image for more information.  
The Monterey Peninsula is rocked when a
killer begins to leave roadside crosses beside
local highways . . . not as memorials of past
accidents, but as an announcement of his
intention to kill. And to kill in a particularly
horrific and efficient way: using the personal
details about the victims that they've
carelessly posted in blogs and on social
networking web sites....  
for more
information, click on the book image.
Coming out June 2009
1.  What is your favorite all-time book, not yours and why?

Hard call, but I'll go with Lord of the Rings, probably because it was a story one could get completely lost in, because it wove
together multiple plots and because it never flagged. There was a conflict and a sense of story even in subplots that weren't connected
directly to the main action.

2.  Your book the Bone Collector was a major motion picture with Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington, how much
input did you have in the making of the movie?

I had no input into the movie, as I wished. My job is to write books; I enjoy that task and I'm comfortable doing it. Movies are a
whole different field of expertise. Also, I don't work well with others (I'll never co-author a book, unless it's a lark--like a serial novel).
As for the movie, though, I did my one job very well: I cashed the check!

3.  What was more exciting, your first book being published or your book being a movie?

No question: the book.

4.  Do you have any superstitions when you write?

None. Writing is a craft, which I take as seriously as brain surgeon or pilot takes his or hers. The author must be in control of
everything--fate, coincidence, superstition or the whims of a muse have no place in fiction writing.

5.  Is your character Lincoln Rhyme based after a real person?

No, I came up with Lincoln because I wanted to create a new Sherlock Holmes--somebody who was truly cerebral in his approach to
crime fighting, not someone who could karate kick the villain or shoot straighter than he. I never thought the book would be as
popular as it was, and spawn a series.

6.  Who would you like to meet, alive or dead, and talk with for an hour?

Bob Dylan.

7.  Are you planning to bring back John Pellam in the future?

Probably not. My fans seem to relish the bigger books now, and the Pellam stories are smaller--traditional mysteries.

8.  What is on your Ipod?

Top Gear, South Park, The Daily Show, Lost and more music than I can recount--mostly traditional Celtic, jazz, classical, Broadway
shows, a cappella, folk.

9.  What event in history would you have liked to witness in person?

The Battle of Agincourt (provided I was hanging out with Henry V, not the French).

10.  What mystery would you like to solve for yourself?  For example: Jack the Ripper, Atlantis, etc.

Probably the Monster of Florence--a serial killer or killers in Tuscany who, the Italians believe, continues to elude police, despite
some convictions.  
Exclusive Interview with Jeffery Deaver