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General Information


Pen Name: Jeffery Deaver

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Mystery

Born: 1950 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois



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Deaver was born outside of Chicago in 1950.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeffery Deaver is a New York Times bestselling author. He wrote his first book 'which consisted of two entire chapters' when he was eleven, and he's been writing ever since.

The #1 international bestselling and award-winning author of more than forty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book, Deaver's books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.

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-- Mystery Writers of America, Grand Master Award, 2021