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 >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAST by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Except for the snappy dialogue and excellent grasp of police procedure, this Kellerman vehicle has little to redeem the hard-to-swallow plot, extraneous and unremarkable love story, and odd fashion minutia, which seems designed to function mainly as page filler."
Kellerman puts her LAPD detectives to the test in a most unusual outing, even by West Coast standards. Read full book review >

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HANGMAN by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 2010

"The mystery depends on too many coincidences to take it seriously, but Kellerman (Blindman's Bluff, 2009, etc.) is more interested in the domestic details anyway."
Even though he's working an endless homicide, LAPD Lt. Peter Decker celebrates his 60th birthday by opening his house to a new child. Read full book review >

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STREET DREAMS by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Incendiary Cindy rules. Fans of Kellerman (Stone Kiss, 2002, etc.) won't complain."
In the 15th of the series featuring LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his Orthodox Jewish wife Rina Lazarus, a hot-blooded offspring upstages them. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The result is unrelieved but highly effective melodrama, fleet and heavy-breathing, whose outrageous coincidences and third- quarter longueurs will be redeemed for her fans by three final surprises. (Author tour)"
A psychopathic New York mob scion involved with a starry- eyed high-school seniorit spells trouble even before LAPD Sgt. 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 >