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The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme #7)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  9,834 ratings  ·  495 reviews
On a freezing December night, with a full moon hovering in the black sky over New York City, two people are brutally murdered -- the death scenes marked by eerie, matching calling cards: moon-faced clocks inves-tigators fear ticked away the victims' last moments on earth. Renowned criminologist Lincoln Rhyme immediately identifies the clock distributor and has the chilling ...more
Hardcover, 401 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2006)
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"The Cold Moon" is the seventh book featuring Lincoln Rhyme, one of Deaver's bread-and-butter characters. Normally, I don't jump into the middle--let alone the last third--of a series to test the waters, but I learned that Deaver pushes plot while dropping tidbits of character to orient the reader, whatever she has read before. This proved true here: though Rhyme and his cohorts have obviously been through a lot, Deaver offers pieces of their history at (for the most part) opportune moments to f ...more
Lewis Weinstein
A satisfying and challenging confrontation between a brilliant murderer and a brilliant detective, with several significant surprises. The interaction between Lincoln Rhymes and his assistant Amelia Sachs, and Sachs' role generally, added a human dimension that was always there but never overplayed. The fact that Rhymes is a quadriplegic is a reminder that even devastating life events do not necessarily mean the end of living. It's been a while since I read Deaver, but my memory suggests that he ...more
What a mess.

Jeffery Deaver is, for me, a hit or miss author. When he is good, he is great. When is is bad, his books are quite tedious. This one falls in the "bad" category.

"The Cold Moon" starts out just fine. There is a killer on the loose with a "time" theme -- The Watchmaker. Lincoln Rhyme is on that case. At the same time, Amelia Sachs has her own case, investigating police corruption. So far, so good.

Readers of the series know that Deaver is fond of plot twists, and this book is no excepti
By far, Jeffery Deaver is the one author with that uncanny ability to develop plot twists and very complex characters that leave you stunned to the end. If you've seen the movie, trust me, the books are far more ingenious and developed as compared to what we were presented with on the silver screen. The Bone Collector is a series novel starring Lincoln Rhyme, our famous forensics expert bound to his bed and mobile wheelchair.

Reading this novel I am reminded to never commit a crime. The art of fo
I am reading backwards from the most recent book in this series. As I expected the arc about the Watchman begins in this book, and another multi-book arc is also explained in the book.

The main story is about a serial killer who is leaving ticking clocks at his kills. He is killing in ways where the person dies a long and painful death while listening to the clock ticking his life down. He is accompanied by a man who enjoys raping the female victims.

Lincoln Rhyme is brought in to help deal with t
Terri Lynn
This is another great read by Jeffery Deaver. Quadriplegic ex-detective Lincoln Rhyme and his girlfriend/lover Detective Amelia Sachs are in for a roller coaster ride. This book has more layers than a wedding cake.

It begins when there seems to be two murders in New York City. Rhyme is handling the case as a consultant to the police. Amelia Sachs is permanently assigned to work for him but she wants to broaden her horizons by being lead detective on a case of her own and not just do forensic wor
Latest in the Lincoln Rime series, featuring the quadriplegic forensic investigator. Oh, Jeff. You were doing so well for the first 250 pages: the villain was thoroughly creepifying, the forensics were engaging and CSI-like, and the characters’ personal lives were actually interesting, too. And then we took a sharp left turn into exposition land, where the narrator takes over the story for five or ten pages at a stretch to explain that the villain really isn’t after what we thought (haven’t you ...more
Ramsey Hootman
Being able to do crossovers with your major series characters has got to be one of the coolest perks to being a big-time author! I haven't read any of the Dance books, and honestly probably won't, but I really enjoyed her team-up with Rhyme in this volume and look forward to seeing them together again.

Usually in Deaver's books (the ones I've read, anyway) there is a twist at the end you never see coming - but when it arrives, you realize the seeds were there all along in the narrative. And then
Kay-lynn Yacoboski
This book is an intense murder mystery/thriller that keeps you guessing on every page. Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs, partners in crime, face an eerie case involving a killer who goes by the name of the Watchmaker. With unclear motives and horrific torture methods to killing people, as well as a clock and a note left at every crime scene, this criminal may very well be the most dangerous one they've encountered. With Sachs and Rhyme always just a half a step behind his plans, it's hard to say ...more
Deaver is like true meat and potatoes to mystery fiction fans. With Cold Moon you get two for the price of one. You get book #7 in the Lincoln Ryhme series and the first book of the Kathryn Dance series. Dance is a kinesics expert from CA in NY for a conference that Ryhme calls in to help out with a current case that he is running. Amelia Sachs will be helping Lincoln of course, yet at the same time she will be running another investigation that involves possible police corruption. And if that i ...more
This is my first Jeffery Deaver book I've read(actually I listened to it!). This man sure does have some serious twists in his book, which I've been told is the norm for his books! Definitely creepy in parts and extremely twisted. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good book that you won't be able to predict at all! Thats all I'm saying cause I can't stand it when people tell too much and give it all away! Go read it! Or better yet, start out with his first Lincoln Ryhmes and Amelia Sachs boo ...more
Stephanie Murie
Brilliant, very twisty. Yes probably a tad far fetched in a couple of places but who cares? Don't bother to read it if you can't cope with an open (ish) ending, I'm always fine with a few loose ends. I love the Lincoln Rhyme series but his is a particularly good one. Even with shameless cross-fertilization to the Kathryn Dance series!

I read a heck of a lot of crime (at least two per week) this one is great.
Moon-faced clocks mark the scenes of two brutal murders in New York City. In one, the victim, his wrists cut, appears to have hung on to the edge of a pier until he fell into the icy water. In the second, the man was connected to a heavy metal bar above his trussed body. When he could no longer hold his arms up, the bar dropped and crushed his neck. Two people are involved in the murders: one, the methodical killer who calls himself the Watchmaker. The second, a mentally damaged sex offender. I ...more
Sep 05, 2008 Sara rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes crime solving mysteries
Deaver is always good for an exciting plot twist and The Cold Moon is no exception. In fact, hold on to your hats because there are several. This book was a lot of fun with unpredictable twists and turns.
Thomas Strömquist
Overly long and a few twists to many. It is always nice to revisit Rhyme and Sachs, but this time that's the only really good part of the book.
Another gripping and page turning appearance for Lincoln Rhyme, The Cold Moon delivers all the twists that eager Deaver beavers have come to expect. Writing a crime novel with so many suspects and a plot thick as the woods, it is surely a unique achievement to have so few crimes commited. One cannot help but feel that there is occasionally a twist too many - without this though it would be easy to second guess suspects and unravel the tangled web for yourself. The meticulous research that Deaver ...more
Wow!! It's good to read such an amazing book. 2 thumbs up for Mr. J.Deaver.
Misteri awal berupa 10 jam tik-tok antik dengan hiasan wajah bulan dan 10 cara penyiksaan untuk mengorek informasi. Sudah terjadi 2 pembunuhan yang ditandai dengan ditinggalkannya jam tik-tok di sisi korban, tetapi hanya ditemukan 1 korban sementara korban lainnya diduga masih tenggelam di sungai Hudson. Lincoln Rhyme disibukkan upaya untuk menyelamatkan 8 orang dalam list si pembunuh, sementara 'rekan'nya A.Sach memiliki
Amelia Sachs, on her first case as lead detective on a homicide, is trying to prove a suicide is not what it seems. And as she get s closer to the truth and old personal truth comes out of nowhere to shock her into questioning her life as a policewoman.

Lincoln is not happy that Amelia is running two investigations, feeling that his is getting the short end of her attention. He relies more on Officer Pulaski and Detective Sellitto and a visiting expert. This is the introduction of Kathryn Dance,
Jeffery Deaver- The Cold Moon (Simon & Schuster 2006) 3.75 Stars

The Watchmaker has come to New York City and he is leaving brutal murders in his wake. Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic criminalist is hunting him using Detective Amelia Sachs to do the police work. Sachs however is on her first solo case and does not have a lot of time to help out, leaving Rhymes to look elsewhere for help.
This was a good solid mystery/thriller. The characters were strong and I found it interesting that the lead
PROTAGONIST: Lincoln Rhymes, forensic investigator, and Amelia Sachs, NYPD detective
SETTING: New York City
SERIES: #7 of 7

Yet another serial killer is on the loose in New York City. His specialty is the prolonged death of his victims, whom he sets up with a faint hope that they may be able to save themselves. His trademark is a clock that he leaves at the scene. For that reason, the murderer is called “The Watchmaker”.

As we get to know the villain, it is clear that he is not what he s
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Patrick Ellard
The Cold Moon is the seventh entry into the Lincoln Rhyme series and yet again Deaver has crafted a book full of twists and turns that will leave you guessing from start to finish.

The plot revolves a killer nicknamed The Watchmaker and his partner Vincent who have targeted a number of people to kill, always leaving an antique clock at the scene. It's again up to Lincoln Rhyme and the team and try and stop him but all is not as it seems. meanwhile Sachs is also working her first case as detective
4.5 out of 5 stars

The Cold Moon is a novel in the Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffery Deaver. This was an intense thriller which kept you guessing throughout the whole novel as you never knew what was going to happen next. It didn't get the full 5 stars as you already knew who the killer was throughout the novel so you weren't able to guess who the killer could be. However, it was filled with lots of action, tension and parts to make you think.

The killer was quite a complicated person in some parts
Mi Camino Blanco
Luna Fría es la séptima entrega sobre el criminólogo tetrapléjico Lincoln Rhyme. Su primera novela, El coleccionista de huesos, fue llevada al cine con relativo éxito hace algún tiempo con Denzel Washington en el papel de Rhyme. Me leí los primeros libros hace años pero le había perdido la pista a esta saga. Lo que yo recordaba era que me habían gustado mucho, especialmente La estancia azul y El mono de piedra, por eso me ha sorprendido encontrar en éste lo que más detesto en los libros de detec ...more
Rebecca Heap
I have read and bought quite a lot of his books now & this one was very like his others and a gripping page-turner as usual. There is the usual clever villain with his own unique style & Rhyme & Sachs are very much in character trying to find clues from odd bits of forensic evidence. The "Watchmaker"'s knowledge of the history of time & clocks was very interesting to read and gave his character more dimension. I very much liked the new character of Kathryn Dance who is brilliant ...more
some other reviewer said the beginning was slow, and i'll have to agree. i ended up finished this during a 4 hour hospital stay, and it isn't until the middle - even the last third of the book, i would say - that the action takes off. knowing that this sets up kathryn dance who later is the lead character in The Sleeping Doll, it made me feel like we were just marking time.

then, however, the plot twists start. and dear lord, there are like, ten hundred of them. it's really pretty impressive, t
One of the best things about Deaver is that he treats his readers with respect and doesn't dish out mediocre novels despite being famous.

This book has a better pace and not over-loaded with information. Also nothing what it seems and the you like me might me prompted to think that the "watchmaker" is a complete dud..........but wait till you last 1/3 of the book.......

This book had the most justifiable and delightful twists. Also i would comment that Kathyrn Dance had much stronger and impactful
"Cold Moon" by Jeffery Deaver was a good mystery with 'the watchmaker' emerging as a the villain in this story, another in the Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffery Deaver. Combining Rhyme’s talents with those of his partner Amelia Sacs, and Kathryn Dance, who is an expert in the field of kinesics and is a visiting expert from the Monterey Peninsula at the California Bureau of Investigation. Trying to solve the clues in the ongoing murders, where the Watchmaker’s murders leaves a moon faced clock tick ...more
Ellen Keim
I would have given this book another star if it hadn't been so convoluted. I found myself praying that it would be over soon. I realize that the goal of the antagonist was to create so many complications that the police would never figure out his real crime. But I found it about one layer of complications too many.

However, I have to admit that my response might have been dampened by the fact that I'm pretty sure this was a second reading (although I suppose it's significant that I'm not really s
Sorry, I'm sure I liked it but I read it so long ago I can't write a review.

I am a Jeffery Deaver fan, especially the Lincoln Rhyme series.

Lincoln Rhyme is a handicapped consultant to the police. Though he can do nothing for himself his intelligence shines and his circle of helpers and friends are just as smart and willing to go that extra mile to help him solve a murder. If you like thrillers and intricate murder cases you will not be disappointed with Lincoln Rhyme. He always keeps me on the e
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Jeffery Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950. His father was an advertising copywriter and his mother was a homemaker. Deaver worked as a magazine writer, then, to gain the background needed to become a legal correspondent for The New York Times or Wall Street Journal, he enrolled at Fordham Law School. In 1990 he started to write full time. Deaver has been nominated for six Edgar Awards fro ...more
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