Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Books In Publication Order
- The Ritual Bath (1986)
- Sacred and Profane (1987)
- Milk and Honey (1990)
- Day of Atonement (1991)
- False Prophet (1992)
- Grievous Sin (1993)
- Sanctuary (1994)
- Justice (1995)
- Prayers for the Dead (1996)
- Serpent’s Tooth (1997)
- Jupiter’s Bones (1999)
- Stalker (2000)
- The Forgotten (2001)
- Stone Kiss (2002)
- Street Dreams (2003)
- The Burnt House (2007)
- The Mercedes Coffin / Cold Case (2008)
- Blindman’s Bluff (2009)
- Hangman (2010)
- Gun Games / Blood Games (2011)
- The Beast / Predator (2013)
- Murder 101 (2014)
- The Theory of Death (2015)
- Bone Box (2017)
- Walking Shadows (2018)
- The Lost Boys (2021)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- The Quality of Mercy (1989)
- Moon Music (1998)
- Double Homicide (2004)
- Straight into Darkness (2005)
- Capital Crimes (2006)
- Prism (2009)
- The Voiceless (2016)
- Killing Season (2016)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights (2006)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- A Woman’s Eye (1991)
- Women of Mystery (1992)
- The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories (1992)
- Mothers and Daughters (1998)
- Diagnosis Dead (1999)
- Naked Came the Phoenix (2001)
- No Rest for the Dead (2011)
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Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.
The crime was called in by Rina Lazarus, and Decker is relieved to discover that she is a calm and intelligent witness. She is also the only one in the sheltered community willing to speak of this unspeakable violation. As Rina tries to steer Decker through the maze of religious laws the two grow closer. But before they get to the bottom of this horrendous crime, revelations come to light that are so shocking they threaten to come between the hard nosed cop and the deeply religious woman with whom he has become irrevocably linked.
Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker had grown very close to Rina’s young sons, Sammy and Jake, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. A nice reprieve from the grueling work of a homicide cop until Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight…
Two human skeletons, charred beyond recognition, are identified by a forensic dentist as teenage girls and for Decker, the father of a sixteen year old daughter, vacation time is over. Throwing himself professionally and emotionally into the murder case, he launches a very personal investigation: a quest that pulls him deep into the crack dens of Hollywood Boulevard and painfully close to the children of the streets and a nightmare world he must make his own.
In the silent pre dawn city hours alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, the woman he loves, three thousand miles away in New York LAPD detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered with blood that is not her own. It is a sobering discovery, and a perplexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl. Obsessed more deeply by this case than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer. But his trail is leading him to a killing ground where four bodies lie still and lifeless. And by the time Rina returns, Peter Decker is already held fast in a sticky mass of hatred, passion, and murder in a world where intense sweetness is accompanied by a deadly sting.
Peter Decker of the L.A.P.D. never dreamed he’d be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him. The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror. And now Decker must find them both somewhere in America before a psychopath ends the life of a confused and frightened youngster whose only sin was to want something more.
L.A.P.D. Detective Peter Decker doesn’t know quite what to make of Lilah Brecht. The beautiful, eccentric spa owner and daughter of a faded Hollywood legend, Lilah was beaten, robbed, and raped in her own home and claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon. With his heart and mind on his pregnant young wife, Rina Lazarus, at home, Peter finds it hard to put much credence in the victim’s outrageous claims, or to become too deeply involved with her equally odd brothers and aging film star mom. But when Lilah’s dark visions turn frighteningly real, Decker’s world will be severely rocked as the ‘False Prophet‘s’ secrets and obsessions entrap the dedicated policeman…
and point a killer toward Decker’s own vulnerable family.
The birth of their baby girl has filled Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Detective Peter Decker, with joy mingled with sorrow, since complications have ensured that they can have no more children. But the situation is grim at the hospital, which has been devastated by severe budget cutbacks and staff shortages. And when a respected nurse vanishes along with a newborn from the nursery, Peter and Rina fear for the safety of their own precious child especially when the missing nurse’s car is found at the bottom of a cliff…
with a corpse inside.
A most Grievous Sin has been committed. In pursuit of justice, Decker with the help of his tough as nails partner, Marge, and an able assist from his teenage daughter, Cindy follows a twisted path that winds through a sinister maze of hospital politics, misplaced passions, and torturous mind games that can all too easily lead to murder.
SanctuaryA diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Las Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Investigating detective Decker is stumped faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends. Then a second dealer is found murdered in Manhatten, catapulting Decker and his wife, Rina, into a heartstopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe…
only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard.A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Los Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Investigating detective Decker is stumped faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends. Then a second dealer is found murdered in manhattan, catapulting Decker and his wife, Rina, into a hearstopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe…
. only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard.
The cruel and bizarre slaying of a beautiful teen leads Detective Decker into the dark heart of an exoticsubculture: the seamy, sometimes violent world of Southern California’s rootless, affluent youth. But even the confession of a disturbed kid with cold ‘killer eyes’ cannot soothe Decker’s inner torment. For he knows in his gut this crime goes much deeper and higher than anyone expects and that true Justice, brutal and complete, has yet to be done.
A stunning new page turner by the best selling author of Justice For over a decade Faye Kellerman has been mesmerizing the reading public with her star duo, LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his brilliant, beautiful wife, Rina Lazarus. Now in Prayers for the Dead, Peter and Rina become enmeshed in a web of greed, passion, and terrible truths. The brutal murder of celebrated heart surgeon Azor Sparks brings with it shock, public outrage, and a demand for answers. Immediately, Lieutenant Peter Decker and his crack team of homicide detectives begin working overtime to unravel the mystery. But the deeper they probe the more murky the case grows. Sparks’s wife and six adult children stand to inherit a sizable fortune. Vicious backbiting among jealous colleagues raises questions about the dead surgeon’s pharmaceutical research. Outlaw bikers with their own agenda suddenly show up at Sparks’s funeral. And Decker’s investigation is further complicated by the resurrection of secrets from his wife’s past. A compelling, breakneck paced thriller, Prayers for the Dead is a masterfully executed novel that will keep the reader turning pages to its heart stopping conclusion.
A busy night in a fashionable restaurant. Minutes later, carnage. 13 people dead and dozens wounded. As Lieutenant Decker, in charge of the police on the scene says, it’s your worst nightmare. But at least the culprit seems clear an embittered ex employee, Harlan Manz, who ambled up to the bar and opened fire, finally turning the gun on himself. But why did Manz do it? Deck finds that things don’t quite add up. Then he questions Jeanine Garrison, daughter of millionaire parents killed in the outrage, and find himself slapped with a sexual harassment suit. Now Decker knows she’s involved, and after her brother, who shared the inheritance, is found dead he’s sure. But he’s not allowed near the woman. Meantime, he can feel her slipping through his fingers and getting away, quite literally, with murder.
Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was considered a preeminent astrophysicist, a world renowned professor with a brilliant reputation. Then, without warning to his family or colleagues, he vanished. For ten years, no one knew of his whereabouts until he suddenly reappeared as ‘Father Jupiter,’ the founder of a pseudoscientific cult the Order of the Rings of God. For fifteen years, Ganz ruled his disciples with spiritual words and an iron fist. Now, suddenly, the aging charismatic leader is found dead, a fifth of vodka and a vial of pills by his bedside.
Ganz’s demise brings about official questions for LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and his team of Homicide detectives. Is Ganz’s death an accident, a suicide or even a homicide? Suspicions abound. But when the police enter the premises to investigate, the cult becomes resentful of the intrusion. Those closest to Father Jupiter his four ‘privileged’ attendants are especially indignant, turning overtly hostile when two cult members including a child appear to be missing.
The situation becomes threatening and ugly, but Decker, with the support of his wife, Rina, refuse to back down. Amid disturbing forensic evidence, mangled bodies, and deadly secrets, the team continues its relentless probe of the bizarre cult, even as the Order turns violent, erupting into mayhem so deadly that it threatens not only the lives of its naive adult members but also scores of helpless, innocent children.
Perennial New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman has enthralled readers for more than a decade with masterworks of riveting suspense featuring dedicated cop Peter Decker and his wise and giving soul mate, wife Rina Lazarus. With Stalker, Kellerman ratchets up the tension when a new generation dons the blue. A first year rookie with the LAPD’s Hollywood Division, Cynthia Decker became a cop against her father’s wishes. But police work is in her blood, and she’s determined to make it on her own. Although her time in uniform has been brief, her instincts for danger are razor sharp. A harrowing trip down a dark canyon road substantiates Cindy’s worst fear: someone with decidedly evil intentions is stalking her. Cindy is fiercely independent and her stubborn pride will not allow her to confide in her father or her stepmother, Rina. As her Stalker grows bolder and more devious, Cindy finds her options limited, her friends and colleagues off bounds as the well concealed rages and dark secrets of those surrounding her slowly come to light and threaten to pull a nightmare out of the shadows and in for the kill.
The unofficial caretaker of her small storefront synagogue, Rina is shocked when she receives a morning call from the police. The modest place of worship has been desecrated with anti Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death camp photographs. Rina’s husband, Lt. Peter Decker, is also rocked by this outrage, which cuts close to the spiritual heart of his family, but he can’t let his emotions get in the way of his duties.A suspect is soon in custody. Seventeen year old Ernesto Golding is one of L.A.’s children of wealth and privilege, a rich kid obsessed with haunting suspicions about the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather, who moved to Argentina after the Third Reich collapsed. Charges are brought against Ernesto, a deal is cut, and the vandalism case is eventually closed. Still, Decker has never abandoned the possibility that others were involved in the desecration. And his hunch is confirmed when, six months later, Ernesto is found brutally murdered along with his therapist, Dr. Mervin Baldwin, at the psychologist’s exclusive nature camp that caters to the wealthy’s troubled children. Suspicion falls immediately on Baldwin’s psychologist wife, Dee, who has vanished mysteriously. Further probing by Decker fails to produce quick answers and simple solutions. For Decker and Rina, unraveling the truth behind Ernesto’s violent death becomes more terrifying with each sinister twist, pushing them into the ghastly world of ruthless parents and damaged youths. Slowly, lethal secrets with roots in the horrors of a past generation surface, propelling Peter and Rina into a dreaded journey of dark and evil and of ultimate retribution.
Family business can be deadly, as Peter Decker discovers in Kellerman’slatest thriller starring the L.A. police lieutenant and his wife, Rina Lazarus. Decker’s half brother Jonathan, a New York rabbi, asks for help when his wife’sbrother Ephraim Leiber is slain execution style in a seedy New York hotel room,and the victim’s teenage niece Shayndie, who may have witnessed her uncle’smurder, disappears. But it soon becomes apparent that not everyone is as eagerfor Decker’s assistance as Jonathan not the New York City cops, not the missinggirl’s parents, and not the police chief in the upstate town of Quinton, wherethe Liebers live in a tightly knit Orthodox Jewish enclave. Despite theseroadblocks, the ever resourceful Decker manages to locate Shayndie in the lastplace one might expect to find a devout, gently raised 15 year old girl theheavily guarded Manhattan apartment of Chris Donatti, a Mob connected criminalwith whom Peter has a complicated history. But when Shayndie runs away fromDonatti’s loft and turns up dead a few days later, Decker’s search for herkiller uncovers a deadly family secret that puts his life and Rina’s injeopardy. As usual in this outstanding series, Kellerman’s pacing is flawless,her plotting ingenious, and her deep understanding of human nature reconfirmed. Jane Adams
From New York Times bestseller Faye Kellerman comes a new novel featuring Detective Peter Decker, who teams up with his wife and daughter to solve a crime rooted in both the past and present. While on routine patrol, LAPD Officer Cindy Decker rescues a newborn abandoned in an alley dumpster. But she can’t call it a night until she sees the infant safe in a hospital. Now, the hunt is on for the mother, more than likely a desperate girl in need of medical attention. Armed with advice from her overworked detective father, Cindy searches through inner city Hollywood, following a treacherous trail filled with drug lords. But with each new lead, the twisted journey gets darker, battering Cindy’s complex personal relationships and endangering her very life. When Decker and Decker join forces, can this edgy duo put personal issues aside to catch a vicious culprit before he strikes again? AUTHORBIO: Faye Kellerman lives with her husband, bestselling novelist Jonathan Kellerman, in Southern California.
At 8:15 in the morning, a small commuter plane carrying forty seven passengers crashes into an apartment building in Granada Hills, California. Shock waves ripple through Los Angeles, as L.A.P.D. Lieutenant Peter Decker works overtime to calm rampant fears of a 9/11 type terror attack. But a grisly mystery lives inside the plane’s charred and twisted wreckage: the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight.
Decker and his wife, Rina, have personal reasons for being profoundly shaken by the tragedy, since the ‘accident’ occurred frighteningly close to their daughter Hannah’s school. Luckily, their child and her schoolmates escaped unscathed. But the fate of the unaccounted for flight attendant twenty eight year old Roseanne Dresden remains a question mark more than a month after the horrific event, when the young woman’s irate stepfather calls, insisting that she was never onboard the doomed plane. Instead, he claims, she was most likely murdered by her abusive, unfaithful husband. But why, then, was Roseanne’s name included on the passenger list?
Under intense pressure from the department to come up with answers, Decker launches an investigation that carries him down a path of tragic history, dangerous secrets, and deadly lies and leads him to the corpse of a three decades missing murder victim. And as the jagged pieces slowly fall into place, a frightening picture begins to form: a mind searing portrait of unimaginable evil that will challenge Decker’s and Rina’s own beliefs about guilt and innocence and justice.
Combining relentless suspense with intense, multilayered human drama, The Burnt House is Faye Kellerman at her mesmerizing best.
Billionaire genius Genoa Greeves never got over the shocking death of her favorite teacher, Bennett ‘Dr. Ben’ Alston Little, murdered execution style and stuffed into the trunk of his Mercedes Benz. No arrests were ever made, no killer charged for the brutal crime. Fifteen years later, the high tech CEO reads about another execution style murder; this time the victim is a Hollywood music producer named Primo Ekerling. There is no obvious connection, but the case is eerily similar to Little’s and Genoa feels the time is right to close Dr. Ben’s case once and for all offering the L.A.P.D. a substantial financial ‘incentive’ if justice is finally served for Little.
Lieutenant Peter Decker resents having to commit valuable manpower to a fifteen year old open case simply because a rich woman says ‘Jump!’ Still, the recent murder of Primo Ekerling does bear a disturbing resemblance to Little’s case, even though two thug suspects are currently behind bars for the Ekerling murder. Decker can’t help but wonder about a connection. His first phone calls are to the two primary investigators in the Little case, retired detectives Calvin Vitton and Arnie Lamar. Lamar is cooperative, but Vitton is not only reluctant to talk, he winds up dead of a suspicious suicide twelve hours later. Plunging into this long buried murder, Decker discovers that even though the two slayings are separated by a decade and a half, there is still plenty of greed, lust, and evil to connect the dots.
Decker’s team of top investigators not only includes his favorite homicide detectives, Scott Oliver and Marge Dunn, but also his newly minted Hollywood detective daughter, Cindy Kutiel, whose help proves to be invaluable. His wife, Rina Lazarus, continues to be his backbone of support, offering a cool, rational outlook despite her growing concern for her husband’s welfare and safety. Rina’s worries and fears begin to build at a fevered pitch as past and present collide with a vengeance, catapulting an unsuspecting Peter Decker closer and closer to the edge of an infinite dark abyss.
A relentlessly gripping tale spun by a master, Faye Kellerman’s The Mercedes Coffin races through a dangerous urban world of fleeting fame and false dreams, making heart pumping hairpin turns at each step of a terrifying journey, where truth and justice are fine lines between life and death.
LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, will be blindsided by a brutal multiple murder in this twisting tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman.
‘They say dead men don’t talk, but if you listen, they do.’
As a lieutenant in the LAPD, homicide detective Peter Decker doesn’t get many calls at 3 a.m. unless a case is nasty, sensational or both. Someone has broken into the exclusive Coyote Ranch compound of billionaire developer Guy Kaffey and viciously gunned him down, along with his wife and four employees.
A well known figure on both the business and society pages, Kaffey, with his sons and his younger brother, Mace, built most of the shopping malls in Southern California and earned a reputation for philanthropy, donating millions to worthy causes. It doesn’t take long for Peter, his trusted detectives Scott Oliver and Marge Dunn, and the rest of his homicide team to figure out that the gruesome killings must be an inside job. Things become even more entangled when they discover that Kaffey’s largesse had included organizations that extended second chances to delinquents, many of whom Kaffey had hired for his personal security. But was the job pure murder/robbery or something even more twisted? A developer of Kaffey’s magnitude doesn’t make billions without making more enemies with blood grudges.
With leads taking the team across L.A., up and down the Golden State, and into Mexico, Decker is plenty busy and plenty thankful not to have to worry about his wife, Rina Lazarus, getting caught up in this deadly case. Rina is out of harm’s way, serving on a jury at the courthouse.
But then a chance encounter with a court translator who needs her help leads Rina into the terrifying heart of her husband’s murder investigations and straight into the path of a gang of ruthless killers. To protect Rina, Decker must find his prey before death unites his two worlds.
A fast paced tour through the urban landscape of L.A., Blindman’s Bluff is a riveting mile a minute thrill ride from a formidable master of her craft.
Murder, a missing woman, and a sociopath from the past sweep Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus into a labyrinth of mystery and danger in this electrifying new tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman…
Fifteen years ago, high school senior Chris Whitman went to jail for murdering his girlfriend, Cheryl Diggs. Propelled by a misguided sense of chivalry, he confessed, determined to save another classmate, the beautiful and vulnerable Terry McLaughlin, from having to testify at his trial. When the truth came out, Chris was released from prison, married Terry-pregnant with his child-and changed his last name to Donatti. He also became a professional killer.
Peter Decker was the detective on the case, and over the years, he and Terry kept in touch. Now his friend is in L.A. and asking for a favor. Though Decker knows full well that getting involved will bring Terry’s sociopathic husband back into his life, the obsessive and duty-bound LAPD lieutenant reluctantly agrees. The favor soon becomes complicated when Terry goes missing and Donatti disappears, leaving their fourteen-year-old son, Gabe, with no one to turn to except Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus.
But Peter’s search for Terry must share center stage with a gruesome murder. Adrianna Blanc, a neonatal nurse at St. Timothy’s Hospital, had signed off her night shift at eight a.m. Six hours later, a foreman supervising the construction of a house in a nearby suburb discovered her body swinging from the rafters, a cable wire around her neck. Her car was found where she had parked it the night before, with no signs of foul play.
A dedicated and conscientious professional, Adrianna had a circle of close friends. Yet as Decker and his able team soon learn, the young woman also had her share of detractors. A party-hearty girl, she enjoyed booze, kinky sex, and revenge-cheating on her boyfriend, Garth Hammerling, another nurse at St. Tim’s. Suspicions heat up when Decker and his team find that one of Adrianna’s last phone calls was a provocative and disturbing message to her vacationing boyfriend-who himself has vanished without a trace. Was Adrianna’s death something personal because of her carefree lifestyle? Or was this unusually cruel and very dramatic murder the first signs of a serial killer? With lives hanging in the balance, Decker and his colleagues, Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver, need to find answers and fast.
As if juggling two investigations weren’t enough for the lieutenant not to mention turning sixty!, things are becoming even more dangerous with his precarious home life. Ever the concerned parent, Decker wants to look after Terry’s son, Gabe. Yet who will protect his own family? Because if there’s one thing he knows for sure, with a sociopath like Donatti on the loose, no one is ever really safe.
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are back in this gripping mystery involving a secret cabal of some of Los Angeles most wealthy and vicious teens LAPD lieutenant detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have willingly welcomed fifteen year old Gabriel Whitman, the son of a troubled former friend, into their home. While the enigmatic teen seems to be adapting easily, Decker knows only too well the secrets adolescents keep witnessed by the tragic suicide of another teen, Gregory Hesse, a student at Bell and Wakefield, one of the city’s most exclusive prep schools. Gregory s mother, Wendy, refuses to believe her son shot himself and convinces Decker to look deeper. What he finds disturbs him. The gun used in the tragedy was stolen evidence that propels him to launch a full investigation with his trusted team, Sergeant Marge Dunn and Detective Scott Oliver. But the case becomes darkly complicated by the suicide of another Bell and Wakefield student a death that leads them to uncover an especially nasty group of rich and privileged students with a predilection for guns and violence. Decker thought he understood kids, yet the closer he and his team get to the truth, the clearer it becomes that he knows very little about them, including his own charge, Gabe. The son of a gangster and an absent parent, the boy has had a life filled with too much free time, too many unexplained absences, and too little adult supervision. Before it s over, the case and all its terrifying ramifications will take Decker and his detectives down a dark alley of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances, culminating at a heart stopping point of no return.
Rebecca Lopez enjoys a life of privilege in Elizabeth’s England yet she guards secrets she dares not reveal. The beautiful, tempestuous daughter of the queen’s own physician, Rebecca is also a converso a Jew who practices her prohibited religion clandestinely helping others of her banned faith escape persecution and death. Her insatiable hunger for excitement often takes her to the bustling streets of London in male garb to experience the kind of adventure available only to men. But one such outing is leading her into a dangerous viper’s nest built of intrigue and foul murder, in the company of a dashing young actor who inflames her romantic passions even as he escorts her toward peril…
a charming and fearless would be playwright who calls himself Will Shakespeare.
Just outside of the city’s neon Strip, in the bleak wastelands of Nevada’s desert, Las Vegas Metro police discover the mauled corpse of a young and beautiful showgirl. Even in a city known for its excesses from Arab sheiks to casino billionaires this crime is particularly shocking because of the animalistic destruction of the body. Called to the crime scene is Detective Sergeant Romulus Poe a thirty five year old Vegas native and a seasoned, fifteen year police veteran. A loner with a love of justice, Poe immerses himself in the horrific case. The corpse is badly mutilated. Certain organs are gone and the exposure to the harsh desert elements has made forensics very difficult. Poe is particularly struck by its dreaded similarities to a horrendous slaying done by an anonymous monster dubbed ‘the Bogeyman.’ Immediately, Poe forms an investigatory team consisting of the handsome detective Stephen Jensen, his colleague but no friend, Detective Patricia Deluca, a homicide newcomer, and forensic pathologist Rukmani Kalil, who is also Poe’s part time, unorthodox girlfriend. From the start, the team is mired in a web of intrigue. And the urgency of resolution becomes frenzied when another young nighttime desert dump is found a month later. From Native American mysticism and medieval folk legends to untold twentieth century scientific secrets, Poe must sift through Vegas’s sordid past and dark underbelly to solve a series of gruesome murders and to save a beautiful woman he had once loved before all of them are caught in a deadly dance of Moon Music.
Two short novels by a couple who’ve each gone it alone very successfully in their previous literary efforts make for a double treat for fans of both authors Faye, whose mysteries feature a similarly uxorious couple in Rina and Peter Decker, and Jonathan, whose Alex Delaware novels starring a thoughtful child psychologist who’s luckier in crime busting than in love are even more popular. Not as satisfying as each author’s full length efforts, Double Homicide nonetheless offers a tasty side dish for their fans, and their protagonists venturebeyond Los Angeles to tread new geographical territory, too. In Boston, a popular college athlete is slain in a busy nightclub, but what seems like an open and shut case turns out to hinge on forensic evidence that points to a very different conclusion. Detectives Michael McCain and Doris Breton unravel the mystery in Beantown, while two other new characters, Darryl Two Moons and his partner Steve Katz, discover that gallery owner Larry Olafson’s brutal slaying has repercussions that resonate far beyond Santa Fe’s trendy Canyon Road. Neither of these novellas makes the most of either author’s gifts at character development, which lend themselves to a longer format, but that won’t stop their dedicated readers from snapping them up and savoring them until the Deckers or Dr. Delaware turn up in their next adventures. Jane Adams
Acclaimed linguist Dr. Robert Blair offers a one of a kind, proven effective systematic learning process that takes advantage of recent innovations to teach Italian to English speaking listeners and English to Spanish speaking listeners faster than ever before. Most language learning methods have not changed much in the past 50 years, offering the same old ‘listen and repeat’ methods dressed up to look new. Dr. Blair’s breakthrough method uses the best language teaching strategies from around the world, mixing up a variety of approaches and activities to accelerate learning exponentially for all types of learners. In these entertaining presentation, listeners are guided to imagine themselves as undercover spies in a secret location who must learn enough Italian and English to pass themselves off as a native speaker.
Internationally bestselling novelists each in their own right, husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman team up for a powerful one two punch with Capital Crimes, a gripping pair of original crime thrillers set in two cities rich in atmosphere, and featuring appearances by the authors signature heroes: LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker and psychologist sleuth Dr. Alex Delaware. MY SISTER S KEEPER: BERKELEYProgressive state representative Davida Grayson fits in well with her Berkeley constituents. But some of Davida’s views have made her unpopular elsewhere. Davida s foes are numerous: politicians on the other side of the aisle, racist hatemongers, even dissenters in her own party. Still, no one suspects that any buttons Davida might push could evoke deadly force. But now Davida lies brutally murdered in her office, and Berkeley homicide detectives Will Barnes and Amanda Isis must unravel Davida s complex, surprising life in order to find her killer. As they dig deeper, Will and Amanda realize that the real Davida Grayson was someone the public never knew. The investigation draws the detectives into a labyrinth of hidden sexuality, dark secrets, betrayal, and bloody vengeance that leads tortuously into madness. With time short and the suspect list long, Barnes and Isis must find the answers before the killer pulls off a repeat performance. MUSIC CITY BREAKDOWN: NASHVILLEBaker Southerby, the son of musicians, was a child prodigy performer. But something Baker won t talk about leads him to quit the honky tonk circuit, become a Nashville cop, and never look back. His partner, Lamar Van Gundy, is a would be studio bassist from up North who never quite made the cut in Music City, so instead earned himself a detective s badge. Now both men are members of Nashville PD s elite Murder Squad, with a solid record for solves. But when they catch a homicide that s high profile even for a city where musical celebrity is routine, their skills are tested: Jack Jeffries, a rock legend who cast aside personal demons and emerged from retirement to perform at a charity benefit, has been discovered in a ditch near the Cumberland River, his throat slashed. It s a whodunit as heartbreaking as it is baffling. Southerby and Van Gundy understand the rhythms of the music biz as intimately as the streets they work and know that both have their dark sides. What the detectives don t realize is just how high the price of success can be. Long before the last notes of Jack Jeffries s final song have faded, Southerby and Van Gundy will learn about the dangers of concealing a hidden past…
the hard way. Capital Crimes is page turning, psychologically resonant suspense just what we ve come to expect from two of the world s most successful crime writers.
Kaida Hutchenson isn’t exactly psyched for the class trip to Carlsbad Caverns. Fourteen hours in a van with preppy jock Zeke Anderson and high school loner Joy Tallon? No, thank you. But when a tragic and explosive accident turns the journey into a nightmare, Kaida would give anything to be back on the road. Stumbling at midnight through the unforgiving desert, Kaida, Zeke, and Joy take refuge in an abandoned cave…
until the world goes from pitch black to blinding. The next thing Kaida knows, she’s back home in California and everything is just as it was. Or is it? Now Kaida must band together with Zeke and Joy in hopes of making it back to the reality she remembers…
and surviving the one she’s fallen into. New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman teams up for the first time with her teen daughter Aliza Kellerman to deliver this breathlessly suspenseful paranormal thriller.
New York Times best selling author Faye Kellerman is called a ‘master of mystery’ by Cleveland’s ‘The Plain Dealer’. ‘The Garden of Eden’ is a collection of 18 short stories sure to wickedly delight fans and first time listeners alike. ‘Luck of the Draw,’ written with the help of Kellerman’s two daughters, is a story about a family facing a financial crisis. ‘Mummy and Jack,’ a collaborative tale between Kellerman and her author son Jesse, is what ‘Booklist’ calls ‘a dark psychological thriller.’ And Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker return in three new short mysteries, along with a short story involving one of Kellerman’s earlier characters, Andrea Darling. Kellerman, whose novel ‘Stone Kiss’ earned her a starred review from ‘Publishers Weekly,’ displays her versatility and talent in this dynamic collection.
Crime is common ground for the twenty one women writers in this extraordinary collection of contemporary mystery fiction. The voices here include professional crime solvers who take you from the mean streets of V.I. Warshawski’s Chicago in a case of music and murder…
to the California freeway where Kinsey Millhone’s beloved VW skids into a shooting…
to the gang held turf of Sharon says mum’s the word. And then there are mothers, grandmothers, battered wives, and social workers ordinary women in extraordinary situations whose voices reveal contemporary life as seen through A Woman’s Eye. From the opening tale of a girl down and out in London and what she steals from a corpse…
to the final story of a summer vacation in the Berkshires, complete with romance and sudden death…
this unique collection brings us great mystery writing that engages both our intellects and our hearts.
A diverse collection of stories of drama and suspense from writers such as Ruth Rendell, Sara Paretsky and Mary Higgins Clark. From cops to private eyes to ordinary people caught up in extraordinary situations, these stories feature heroines who face danger and solve crimes with panache.
The stories by the mystery genre’s best writers, such as Tony Hillerman, Lawrence Block, P. D James, Ruth Rendell and Ray Bradbury, are compiled into an anthology of twenty five of the year’s most suspenseful stories.
Mothers and Daughters share a kinship so close that looking at each other is often like gazing into a mirror. Now famous mothers and their daughters merge their imaginations and talents and share the richness of the heart in this extraordinary short story collection that celebrates the joys of motherhood and family. Collaborating for the first time with their daughters on works of fiction, twelve of today’s most acclaimed female authors have crafted original short stories, punctuated by wit and wisdom, poignancy and humor, exclusively for this volume. Each story is accompanied by a personal introduction and a delightful family snapshot. The result is a heartwarming and intimate look at the powerful bond between Mothers and Daughters. Inspired by real life experiences, these twelve tales reveal the dynamics of family, the bonds of love, and the woman to woman heritage passed down from mother to daughter. A diagnosis of illness…
the unexpected impact of a lottery win…
a family shattered by divorce…
the hilarious pitchperfect exchange between teenager and her mom at the mall. Each story rings true, and vividly depicts the complex and enduring relationship between Mothers and Daughters. Wise and witty, poignant and profound, this unique anthology captures the love between these unforgettable women, whose voices touch our hearts and draw us closer. Mothers & Daughters: Celebrating the Gift of Love in 12 New Stories is a book to be cherished by Mothers and Daughters alike.
The promise of discretion and pampering and a longer overdue reconciliation with her mother draws Caroline Blessing, the young wife of a newly elected congressman, to the fancy Phoenix Spa. But after her first night in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Caroline wakes to find the rich and famous guests in turmoil and under suspicion: the spa’s flamboyant and ambitious owner has been murdered. As the secrets come out and the body count rises can Caroline keep herself from becoming the next victim? In the tradition of such collaborative classics as NAKED CAME THE MANATEE and THE FLOATING ADMIRAL, each chapter in this serial novel is written by one of today’s most talented mystery novelists. NEVADA BARR’s ninth and latest in her Anna Pigeon series is BLOOD LURE. J.D. ROBB is the New York Times bestselling author of the futuristic romantic suspense series featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Her most recent titles include BETRAYAL IN DEATH and JUDGMENT IN DEATH. NANCY PICKARD is the author of the popular Jenny Cain mystery series. LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling author of legal thrillers, most recently THE VENDETTA DEFENSE and MOMENT OF TRUTH. Author of five New York Times bestselling novels, PERRI O’SHAUGHNESSY is really two sisters, Pamela and Mary, who collaborate on a series of legal thrillers and short stories. J.A. JANCE writes two police procedural series: twelve books featuring Detective J.P. Beaumont and nine with Sheriff Joanna Brady. FAYE KELLERMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery series. Her most recent novel is THE FORGOTTEN. MARY JANE CLARK is a producer and writer at CBS News and the author of three media thrillers, including LET ME WHISPER IN YOUR EAR. MARCIA TALLEY is the author of UNBREATHED MEMORIES and the award winning SING IT TO HER BONES. She is also the editor of Naked Came the Phoenix. ANNE PERRY, author of the acclaimed Victorian Series starring William Monk and Thomas and Charlotte Pitt, has written over thirty novels, including THE ONE THING MORE. DIANA GABALDON’s THE FIERY CROSS, fifth in the Outlander series, is due to be published late this year. VAL McDERMID has published fifteen novels and one work of non fiction and has won the Gold Dagger and the Grand Prix des Romans d’Aventures. Her most recent novel is A PLACE OF EXECUTION. LAURIE R. KING writes two crime fiction series as well as stand alone novels, most recently FOLLY.
More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first rate serial novel a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery. Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay. These are only a handful of the names that make up the all star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, as it passes from one creator s mind to the next. When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. Solving this case may be Nunn s last chance for redemption but the shadowy forces behind Christopher s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever. In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these twenty six bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling accomplishment that only America s very best authors could achieve.