Search Results: "Barbara Kellerman"


BOOK REVIEW

THE END OF LEADERSHIP by Barbara Kellerman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 3, 2012

"Kellerman's honest and astute critique makes it clear that the gurus in her own field have work to do if they want to remain relevant."
A highly critical assessment of the state of American leadership and the "leadership industry" that helps produce it. Read full book review >

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PRISM by Faye Kellerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Who needs character development or logical world-building when you've got high-speed chases and laxative smuggling? (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Kaida is a normal high-school girl going on a normal class trip—until a terrible van accident strands her in a nightmare with two of her fellow travelers. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE HOMICIDE by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Two sets of blue-collar dicks, working doggedly out of hard-pressed departments in a thoroughly believable way: nothing fancy here, but oh-so-refreshingly readable."
The prolific Kellermans (he: The Conspiracy Code, 2003, etc.; she: Street Dreams, 2003, etc.) jointly pen a pair of crisp, smart novellas. Read full book review >

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PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"Plotting as sumptuously as P.D. James, Kellerman (Justice, 1995, etc.) uses the fashionable issues of homosexuality, religious differences, and medical ethics to reach the tormented humanity at the core of the all-too-well-named Sparks family. (First printing of 100,000)"
For a man who often seemed to be presenting himself as God, Dr. Azor Moses Sparks met an unusually ignominious end, shot and slashed to death in the car parked in the alley behind Tracadero's restaurant. Read full book review >

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DAY OF ATONEMENT by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 18, 1991

"Contrived, wordy, and far from Kellerman's best."
Such a honeymoon for LAPD Detective Peter Decker and his Orthodox bride, Rina Lazarus (Milk and Honey, 1990, etc.): The Lutheran-raised Peter (Akiva in Brooklyn Yiddish) not only meets up, for the first time, with his birth-mother, Frieda Levine, and her other five progeny, but he also has to scour the Orthodox Jewish communities for his half-nephew Noam/Nick-O, who, feeling stifled at home, has disappeared during the High Holy Days. Read full book review >

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MURDER 101 by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"It's nice to see small-town homicide get Decker's pulse pounding again, though the investigation is routine and the resolution, supplied mostly by Rina Lazarus, Decker's wife, is from hunger."
Retired from the LAPD to be closer to his kids on the East Coast, Detective Peter Decker (The Beast, 2013, etc.), now attached to the Greenbury Police Department, finds just as many felonies in the Five Colleges region of upstate New York. Read full book review >

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MOON MUSIC by Faye Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 5, 1998

"Lazarus fans may take heart, or take warning."
And now for something completely different from the creator of LAPD detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus (Serpent's Tooth, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >

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GRIEVOUS SIN by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 19, 1993

"But Kellerman's plotting still veers into melodrama, undercutting her story's plausibility."
While his wife is recovering from birthing complications, Peter Decker of the LAPD (False Prophet, etc.)—along with his partner Marge and his teenage daughter, Cindy, from his first marriage—investigate the kidnapping of baby Rodriguez from the hospital nursery. Read full book review >

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KILLING SEASON by Faye Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"The mystery, with a forgettable killer whose most serious threat against the hero is slashing his tires, gets buried in the coming-of-age story. If you want to spend 700 pages revisiting the normal yet fraught rituals of adolescent romance, though, here's your chance."
A curious stand-alone from the creator of Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker (Bone Box, 2017, etc.): a New Mexico teen tracks down clues in the rape and strangling of his older sister three years ago while he faces the pressure and angst common to all high school seniors. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Any mystery that leaves you as satisfied with its lingering questions as it does with its solutions is worth your patronage.
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Two masters of psychological suspense weave a sprawling contemporary whodunit steeped in religious mythology, gruesome violence and the supernatural. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEM OF PARIS by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A curious yet compelling mix of adventure, crime, and horror with paranormal and historical elements."
Detective Jacob Lev takes on a brutal cold case and discovers that the murder has connections to his mother's murky past, a scary Russian oligarch, and a recent murder in Paris. Read full book review >

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CRIME SCENE by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"First of a series apparently aimed at readers willing to invest their time and attention in the hope of more excitement down the road."
Kellerman Senior (Heartbreak Hotel, 2017, etc.) and Junior (Potboiler, 2012, etc.) team up again in this tale of a case so cold it's been marked solved for years. Read full book review >