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Trouble in Mind (2014)

Collected Stories Volume 3 with 12 short stories.

The “grand master of the plot twist” (Booklist) is back with his third story collection. The stories include:

“A Textbook Case,” a Lincoln Rhyme story:
When a young woman is found brutally murdered in a parking garage, with a veritable mountain of potential evidence to sift through, it may be the most challenging case former NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme has ever taken on.

“Fast,” a Kathryn Dance story:
Kathryn Dance is in a race against the clock to track down the members of a domestic terrorist cell-and the lives of 200 people hang in the balance.

After Sarah Lieberman’s new tenants murder her in an attempt to steal her money, Sarah’s housekeeper Carmel is determined to find Sarah’s body so she can lay her soul to rest. But Carmel may discover that the truth is uncomfortably close to home …

“Paradice,” a John Pellam story:
When a brake failure leaves him temporarily stranded in a Colorado mountain town, John Pellam finds himself suddenly accused of murder.

Among others. Some of these stories were previously published as eBooks or in other collections.


“both fans and new readers should be engrossed by these lively tales of crime and deception.”

—Publishers Weekly

“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

“This new collection from the maestro of the plot twist is a no-brainer for fans of tightly plotted short fiction… … Deaver’s novels, as his fans know, are intricate and deceptive; the most exciting thing about the stories is the way the author carries over the intricacy and deception to the shorter length. Required reading for the author’s fans.”


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