Search Results: "Faye Kellerman"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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BONE BOX by Faye Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A low-concept small-town procedural that delivers more authenticity than suspense, with so many forgettable suspects, witnesses, and potential victims that you'll need a grade book to keep them straight."
An unwelcome discovery Rina Lazarus makes on a woodsy trail begins what feels like an endless new investigation for her husband, Greenbury Police Detective Peter Decker (The Theory of Death, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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FALSE PROPHET by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 18, 1992

"Like Day of Atonement, Milk and Honey, etc., this comes to life only when discussing Judaica, which takes a backseat here to adoption procedures and assorted sexual preferences."
When LAPD detective Peter Decker arrives at the Valley Canyon Spa Resort, its beautiful owner, Lilah, the daughter of Hollywood legend Davida Eversong, appears to have been beaten and raped, and her mother's jewels and late father's unpublished memoirs are missing from her safe. 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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THE THEORY OF DEATH by Faye Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"Move this one to the top of your list if you still pine for linear algebra. The unenlightened may want to wait and see what's on offer next term."
Detective Peter Decker welcomes his insufferable former colleague Tyler McAdams, shot at the end of Murder 101 (2014), back to the Greenbury, New York, police force with open arms and violent death.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLINDMAN’S BLUFF by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"Kellerman (The Garden of Eden, 2006, etc.), who seems as fond of plot coincidences as she is of Judaica, has settled into a comfortable storytelling groove that's likely to please her legion of fans without winning her many new ones."
A cop's wife IDs a suspect. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STALKER by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"The downside, as ever, is Kellerman's slapdash, cliché-prone prose."
In the 11th Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novel (Jupiter's Bones, 1999, etc.), both spouses recede into supporting roles, leaving the star turn to Ivy-educated daughter Cynthia. Read full book review >