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Me before reading this story: Ooh, a Kindle Single from the author that wrote the latest James Bond novel, Carte Blanche. I'm definitely going to check that out.Me after reading the first chapter: Wait a second, this story has a paraplegic forensic analyst in it? Just like that Denzel Washington movie? That's a bit much to be coincidental. [Goes to Google] Hey, that movie was based on a book by this author, with the same character starring in it. Me after two later, separate points the story: I'...
Much as I love Jeffrey Deaver... it turns out he doesn't know much about writing short stories. Not his fault, I'm sure; this is basically a promo-piece for his book coming out in June.If you're a fan of Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme series, you know that he uses the same "tags" in every book to establish all of his main characters. In every single book, we are informed within the first couple of chapters of the following things:- Physical appearances/abilities/relationship statuses of Lincoln, Amelia,...
This was an excellent short and just enough to satisfy me till the next chapter in the Lincoln Rhyme series comes out called The Kill Room. It has been almost two years since the last Lincoln Rhyme novel and with characters written this well I tend to miss them. Yes I know they are fictional, but Amelia and Lincoln are characters I have read for years and I love the small events in the lives of these characters as much as I do Deaver's signature twists and turns. The book starts out with one of
I enjoyed this read immediately after overdoing it with my garden work in the heat. It helped me calm down and get the old heartbeat back to normal. It was a fast read and it was good enough to launch into another Lincoln Rhyme tale of crime as soon as I catch up on world news.The serial killer was a surprise. I would have started at the beginning, but those first books are not available. No problem.Library Loan
A Textbook CaseI have read a couple of Jeffery Deaver's novels but it has been quite a while and I plan on reading his Lincoln Rhyme novels again in the order the series was written but after reading this kindle short I can't wait to start! I could see this series turning into another one of my favorites. I loved the story and his writing.
This is the first book I have read by this author. I really enjoyed this short story. The pace was just right without getting too bored.
A serial killer is swamping crime scenes with evidence, leaving Rhyme at a loss to find the vital clue to their identity.Another clever short story from Jeffery Deaver.
My rating: 3.5 of 5 starsA copy of A Textbook Case was provided to me by Grand Central Publishing/Netgalley for review purposes.'It was clear that the classic textbook procedure for running a case forensically wasn't going to work.'Lincoln Rhyme is renowned for his forensic knowledge but even he is tested when a recent murder is buried, literally, in evidence. The perpetrator has attempted to cover any evidence they personally left in the smartest way possible; by flooding the scene full of inci...
I am a big fan of Jeffery Deaver and the Lincoln Rhyme series in particular, but short stories never do it for me. The story is ok but like most short stories the plot doesn't get fully developed and there is little time to obtain twists and turns.It does help if you have read others in the series as the main characters and their background will be already established in your mind.I am looking forward to reading his new novel which I have just received 'The Kill Room' and I am sure it will be up...
It's a nice little short story with Lincoln Rhyme..however the regular Lincoln Rhyme novels are better. I guess a Lincoln Rhyme case doesn't really suit for a short story...I can recommand this ebook for Lincoln Rhyme fans..everyone new to Lincoln Rhyme novels better grab one of the regular novels with this character.
Not bad, but could have been a bit lengthier. What disappoints most, is that Lincoln Rhyme does not use much forensics. The ending seems a bit of an anticlimax.
I liked the short story very much, especially all the red herrings and the new character - Officer Marko.More and more I'm struggling with the repetitive explanation of the characters, their backgrounds, police and forensic procedures or tools, already introduced in most if not all previous books. I understand it makes it easier for new readers, reading the books disregarding the series order - though for those like me reading the series in order it's becomming more and more annoying.I wish ther...
Jeffrey Deaver presents a crisp and concise short story that took me about an hour to read. He's able to quickly get you into the action in a believable scenario, and I appreciated the science introduction into forensic investigations. Prior to reading this story, I've never read a Lincoln Rhyme story or novel, but I'm going to go look for one now. If you're looking for a shorter mystery /thriller, at just 99 cents for the Kindle version you will certainly receive in excess of 99 cents in entert...
“Too much evidence instead of too little.”After I finished this book, and re-read the title, I laughed and said "Ah!" Be careful when you buy your next book! It could make you a suspect!This story was good, but very short. With the usual background information drop on each character, the recap of the principles, techniques, and procedures used in investigating a crime scene, or 'walking the grid', and the rather lengthy evidence list, the new parts that made up this tale seemed very brief! Good,...
What did I think of this book? Not much since there was so little story in it. It felt like an outline for a real Lincoln Rhyme novel and after throwing a few wasted pages generating the same description of his core players, he gives a few pages to the story and then ends it. Maybe had a publisher’s deadline to meet? It made me appreciate Patterson’s Bookshots and I ever thought I’d say that....
YESSSSSSSS, DEAVER!!!!! - 4.5*This book is literally 50 pages of goodness and I only read it so I can read The Steel Kiss (#11) but this was actually awesome! I've felt low in my confidence of Deaver after the Kill Room (#10) but this restored my faith that he can write good stories.This was nearly 100% perfect.I missed this, Deaver. I have expectations.
Excellent stand alone Lincoln Rhyme short. Deaver does a great job packing in some great detail in an abbreviated time and his efforts on the psychological aspects involved in this story are extraordinary! If you are a Deaver fan and have some knowledge of his reoccurring criminologist character Lincoln Rhyme, you will not be disappointed!
Very short Lincoln Rhyme story, but it got most of the usual in. Just too short to really enjoy as it felt like it was over before I had a chance to get a clue on the suspect! This is a great referral book, though, for those people who you want to try the series. Gives them a taste of what the full-length novels are like.
Great quick readThis was a quick read but a great one. I like a good Lincoln Rhyme story and this one fits the bill. When a story can keep me guessing to the end about who the killer is then it is a great one even if I picked the wrong character for the killer. Rhyme and Sachs are great at their job and I can't wait for the next case.
This is a Lincoln Rhyme short story. When a young woman is found brutally murdered in a parking garage, there is an abundance of evidence. After another woman is murdered, Lincoln realizes that someone is using his textbook on evidence as a guide to commit murder and muddy the evidence.
Not nearly as good as most DeaverNot bad, but really not as believable as most of his books. Usually I can buy the deductions that Lincoln makes as possible. This one...not so much. Worth reading if you like the series, but it’s meh.
A dirty minute treatLincoln Rhyme has been a favorite for many years. This story story is perfect when you want a great read but haven't got a lot of time. The story is good and the end is totally unpredictable.
Good book & I think Cooper should have an assistant who is equally as smart as he & Rhyme is. There will be times when there will be too many evidence that he can handle since he is Rhyme's hands. Marko is a good candidate & proved himself well.
The BestJeffrey Deaver and his Lincoln Rhyme character at their best . If you are a fan of this series of books this is a quick read with a surprise ending. Really enjoyed this story.
Once again a very good read from author Jeffery Deaver. It’s amazing that men and women in law enforcement who can take evidence that seems to be no evidence and catch the criminal element anyway. My thanks to this author for giving me these puzzles to try to solve. I love to read!
I am a Lincoln Rhyme series fan, but haven't read one for awhile, so this was a nice little interlude. This was a short (7 chapter) novelette that moved fast & was still full of tension & page-turning suspense. Enjoyed it very much.
A good short storyI enjoyed reading Deaver's short story..It was fast and exciting.I love his books. I will recommend to my 17 year old grandson.
EvidenceA nice read if you. are interested in evidence and how it is collected and used to arrest a suspect Tom Waters
I'm not a fan of short stories and this confirmed it. I miss the detail and drama of a story building to the finale.
A very quick easy read (1hr ish) for a very speedy Lincoln Rhyme novella.