Lincoln Rhyme is the most popular character of American author Jeffery Deaver. The Lincoln Rhyme character is a quadriplegic detective. He has been portrayed in film by Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington in the movie The Bone Collector (co-starring Angelina Jolie), which was released in 1999.

The Lincoln Rhyme book series started in 1997 with The Bone Collector and continues to this day. Jeffery Deaver has announced that he will be coming out with a Lincoln Rhyme novel every other year – alternating with his new Kathryn Dance series.

Below is a list of Jeffery Deaver’s Lincoln Rhyme series in order of when the books were published:

Publication Order of Lincoln Rhyme Books


The Bone Collector(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coffin Dancer(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Empty Chair(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stone Monkey(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanished Man(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Twelfth Card(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cold Moon(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Broken Window(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Wire(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kill Room(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Skin Collector(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Steel Kiss(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burial Hour(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lincoln Rhyme Short Stories


A Textbook Case(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rhymes with Prey: Lucas Davenport vs. Lincoln Rhyme(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Rhymes with Prey also features Lucas Davenport and was written with John Sandford.

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Lincoln Rhyme Synopses: The main character of The Bone Collector is a forensic scientist named Lincoln Rhyme, who his peers regard as “the world’s foremost criminalist.” Rhyme has uncanny reasoning skills along with a considerable selection of gadgets which he will need to solve the case of a serial killer. He is also a quadriplegic and only has the use of one finger. The Bone Collector was adapted into the 1999 film.

In The Coffin Dancer, three witnesses to a murder could be the key to putting a big-time arms dealer behind bars. When one of them is killed in a airplane bombing, only Lincoln Rhyme is able to keep up with the killer. With the help of Amelia Sachs, can Rhyme track the culprit throughout Manhattan?

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