Jeffery Deaver: Good, old-fashioned evil

Bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, visiting England for the Left Coast Crime festival, is taking gleeful pleasure in misleading his publicist Emma Longhurst about the twists in his latest thriller, The Cold Moon (Hodder, July). She is still half-way through reading the proof, and he has been shamelessly encouraging her to fall for the wrong turn in the story: "At the end, I know she's going to call me," he grins.

In their latest outing, Deaver's wheelchair-bound forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner Amelia Sachs are up against the Watchmaker, a serial killer who forces ...

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