Books. Interview with Jeffery Deaver, author of the novels Hunting Time and The Watchmaker's Hand
Daily / Interview - 26 December 2023
The protagonists of "The Bone Collector" return in a new adventure: The Watchmaker's Hand
In The Watchmaker's Hand, she pits heroes Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs against a subversive group that threatens the stability of New York City, while in the shadows someone tries to assassinate them. From the premise, the plot is intriguing. The return of Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs after The Midnight Lock seems tied to an intriguing story. How did you manage to create this dynamic duo that has captivated readers since The Bone Collector, who or where did you draw inspiration from?
My inspiration is the classic detective books from American fiction and traditional books about quests--The Song of Roland and Lord of the Rings, updated, of course! And I like the idea of a pair with a romantic connection working together (the Thin Man, in US fiction).
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs have also appeared in films and TV series. Do you like to watch films or TV series based on your novels?
Yes, I enjoy the shows. the Bone Collection movie was the best. The TV not my favorite. I'm looking foward to the new Colter Shaw TV show, Tracker, available in Italy later in the year.
Among the novels that have most inspired you and made you one of the most widely read authors, which character, not the product of your imagination, would you have liked to have written?
The Silence of the Lambs, because it is not only a good story but Harris's writing style is very literary. he knows how to put together words!
As you work on your next novel, can you tell your readers what the story will be about and who the main characters will be?
Yes, it will be Colter Shaw and it will be a continuation of his saga tracking bad guys around the country and stopping a bad businessman stealing precisios resources from Indigenous people. It's very exciting!
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