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Can you hear me? I hope you can. I want you to hear the sound of you being just not smart enough, just too late.
~ The Bone Collector taunting Lincoln Rhyme.

Peter Taylor, known by his serial killer identity The Bone Collector, is the titular main antagonist of the television series Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector. He is the second adaptation of the antagonist from Jeffery Deaver's 1997 novel The Bone Collector.

He is portrayed by Brian F. O'Byrne, who also portrayed Liam Connors in the 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Ghosts".


The Bone Collector was a serial killer that Lincoln Rhyme had attempted to capture, but this lead to Rhyme's accident which left him paralyzed.

Three years later, the Bone Collector presumably resumes his killing spree, which leads to Rhyme teaming up with Amelia Sachs to try and solve the case. However it turns out the killer committing the crimes is a copycat wanting the original Bone Collector's glory. The copycat Collector kidnaps Amelia's sister and attempts to drown her, only to then be killed from suicide by cop.

The real Bone Collector, aware of the copycat, plans to come out of hiding as he considers "unfinished business" between him and Rhyme. The Bone Collector is shown to be a married, upper middle class suburbanite, who secretly has a victim tied up in his wine cellar.



  • He appears to be a contemporary version of James Schneider as he is the original Bone Collector, although he was still alive when someone else copied his crimes.
  • Similar to film version, this Bone Collector is a forensic's officer.
  • His real name Peter Taylor was actually an alias used by the Bone Collector in the novel.
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