Search Results: "Faye Kellerman"


BOOK REVIEW

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

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

SERPENT'S TOOTH by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Midlevel Kellerman, not up to Prayers for the Dead (1996), but well ahead of her soapier Decker-Lazarus domestic dramas. (First printing of 175,000)"
Why would somebody walk into trendy Estelle's and spray the diners with gunfire, killing 13 of them and wounding 32? 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 >

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 >