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Faye Kellerman was born in St Louis, Missouri. She began her career as a dentist but turned to writing after the birth of her eldest child in 1978. As well as the highly popular Peter Decker series she has also written one historical mystery. In between writing, she tries to find the time to enjoy her two favourite hobbies, gardening and music. She has four children and lives with them and her husband, novelist and psychologist Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles.
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The gripping new crime novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus have moved from the chaos of L.A. to upstate New York, to a quiet town that is home to elite colleges and pensioners. Semi-retired and faced with mundane call-outs at the Greenbury Police Department, Decker is becoming bored of life. So when he is called about a potential break-in at the local cemetery, he jumps at the opportunity to investigate. The Bergman crypt contains four intricately designed stained glass windows, one for each season, two of which are confirmed as definitely fake. Along with young Harvard graduate, Tyler McAdams, Decker must solve the mystery of the forgeries. His search leads him to Manhattan, although perhaps he should look closer to home: when a co-ed is brutally murdered at a local colleges, Decker must put his search for the art thief on hold. But not for long...
The gripping new crime novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. LAPD Detective Peter Decker is about to face a case that will push him to the limit...Residents in a local building have been complaining of a smell coming from an apartment rented by the eccentric inventor Hobart Penny. Nearly ninety-years-old, and a hermit for the last 25 years, it is not surprising that the reclusive genius has died without anyone's knowledge. However, as Decker steps inside, it's clear that Penny has died from anything but natural causes...Penny's children describe their father as a cruel and vindictive man. His second wife knew a man with strange sexual appetites, while the owner of a Californian animal charity speaks only of a kind-hearted old man. But further searches not only add to the list of suspects, but find evidence of a disturbed, depraved mind. So just who was Hobart Penny? A brilliant inventor, a generous philanthropist or a callous killer?
An unusual read from this American thriller writer who has chosen to set her latest in 1920â€™s Munich during Hitlerâ€™s rise to power. Based on fact, it paints a picture of the horror of those years and the corruption in the police force. A disturbing book.Comparison: Jeffery Deaver, Stuart M Kaminsky.Similar this month: None but try Martyn Waites and Tess Gerritsen.
The twenty-sixth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman The woods hide many secrets... When Bertram Lanz, a developmentally disabled man, goes missing from a local diner, detective Peter Decker is put on the case. Very quickly, he realizes there is more to the disappearance than meets the eye when he discovers Lanz's nurse is missing too, and blood is found in her house. Then, while combing the woods, searchers discover the remains of a young man who vanished during a camping trip years ago. Juggling a hot case and a cold case, Decker races to find justice for the families. But as the answers become ever more elusive, he is forced to question if the woods will ever give up their dark secrets . . . and if these intertwining cases will ever be solved. Praise for Faye Kellerman 'Kellerman is an excellent writer' The Times 'Very exciting' Daily Mail 'Brutal but thoughtful and well plotted, fast moving and well told' Observer 'Sensational' Mirror 'Kellerman creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, against a background of seediness, violence and distrust' Sunday Telegraph
'It was the stunned, pale look of bad news' The call is brief. There's been a murder in the family of Lieutenant Decker's half brother, Rabbi Jonathan Levine. Ephraim Lieber, a Hassidic Jew with a catalogue of problems in his past, was found dead in a seedy Manhattan hotel, a single gunshot wound to his head. And his niece, fifteen-year-old Shaynda, is missing. In a desperate bid to track down the missing girl, Decker finds himself in an alien city and a maze of deceit and danger, on a twisted journey that takes him from the darkened slums of New Jersey and the deserted industrial streets of New York, to the hidden meeting places of Hassidic outcasts...
When Cindy Decker finds a new-born baby in a rubbish bin, she can't imagine who would commit such a crime. Surely abandoning a baby is the biggest taboo of motherhood? The usual suspects - prostitutes, homeless women and drug abusers - aren't responsible. In fact, the culprit is a woman who appears almost as vulnerable as her own baby. As the case continues, Cindy realises she's in deep - her own life in danger - and there's only one person who can help, her father and boss, Lieutenant Peter Decker. They both know the key to a successful investigation is keeping a cool, professional head, but with a father and daughter detective team, can it ever be anything other than personal?
AN INTENSE AND ADDICTIVE MYSTERY YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS! The twenty-fifth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman A murder On a suburban street in upstate New York, a body is discovered. 26-year-old Brady Neil lived a simple life-his murder seems senseless. But then Detective Peter Decker discovers Brady's father was convicted of murder many years ago. A disappearance Decker begins to suspect Brady's death is connected to his father's crimes. Then one of Brady's closest friends vanishes, a pool of blood the only clue to his fate. A ruthless killer who must be stopped Who would savagely kill two innocent men? With his wife Rina's help, Decker must use all his skill to put the pieces of this deadly puzzle together...before the killer strikes again.
AN INTENSE AND ADDICTIVE MYSTERY YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS! The twenty-fifth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman A murder On a quiet suburban street in upstate New York, a body is discovered. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil lived a simple life-his murder seems senseless. But then Detective Peter Decker discovers Brady's father was convicted of murder many years ago. A disappearance Decker begins to suspect Brady's death may be connected to his father's crimes. Then one of Brady's closest friends vanishes; a pool of blood the only clue to his fate. A ruthless killer who must be stopped Who would savagely kill two innocent men? With a little help from his wife Rina, Decker must use all his skill to put the pieces of this deadly puzzle together...before the murderer strikes again.
Lo profesional y lo personal se cruzan de un modo traicionero en esta entrega absorbente e inquietante de Faye KellermanEn los anos que lleva en el Departamento de Policia de Los Angeles, Peter Decker ha lidiado con un cierto numero de casos dificiles y asesinos raros. Pero pocos pueden compararse con su ultimo caso, el mas extrano de toda su carrera.Cuando Hobart Penny aparece muerto en su apartamento, la policia cree que su mascota -una tigresa adulta- ha atacado al anciano ermitano y multimillonario. Pero pronto resulta evidente que la bestia que mato al excentrico inversor es claramente humana. Al escarbar en la vida de la victima, Decker y sus colegas, la sargento Marge Dunn y el inspector Scott Oliver, descubren que Penny era un hombre excepcionalmente peculiar, con gustos exoticos que incluian sexo fetichista con prostitutas.Los policias de Los Angeles siguen un rastro de pistas que van desde un refugio de vida salvaje en los montes de San Bernardino hasta la loca vida nocturna de Las Vegas, y que los dejan con muchos sospechosos y pocas respuestas. Decker se plantea una eleccion dificil para resolver un caso que incluye los dos instintos mas primarios: sexo y asesinato. Debe acudir a un experto en ambos temas, Chris Donatti, el peligroso hombre que ademas es el padre de Gabriel Whitman, el problematico hijo de acogida de Decker?A medida que sus trabajos chocan con su vida intima, Decker y su esposa Rina tienen que afrontar cuestiones dificiles. Es posible que la crisis familiar y las responsabilidades laborales resulten ser demasiado para la carrera de Decker. Una confluencia de problemas puede estresar incluso a la familia mas unida. Y cuando todas esas verdades impactantes salgan a la luz, como podran seguir adelante Decker y Rina? Y sobreviviran? De primera clase... Fascinante... Una historia de detectives excepcionalmente bien escrita.
Desde la oscuridadiDicen que los muertos no hablan, pero, si uno escucha atentamente, claro que los oye hablari. Por su rango en el Departamento de Policia de Los Angeles, el teniente detective de Homicidios Peter Decker no recibia demasiadas llamadas de servicio a las tres de la madrugada, a menos que el caso fuera muy grave o despertara el interes de los medios de comunicacion, o ambas cosas a la vez. Alguien habia entrado de noche en Coyote Ranch, el lujoso rancho del constructor y millonario Guy Kaffey, y lo habia matado a tiros, junto a su esposa y cuatro de sus empleados. Peter, sus detectives Scott Oliver y Marge Dunn y el resto de su equipo de investigacion de homicidios no tardaron en averiguar que aquellos truculentos asesinatos eran obra de alguien que pertenecia al entorno de la familia. Se trataba unicamente de un robo y un asesinato, o formaba parte de algo aun mas retorcido?El ahorcadoQuince anos atras, Chris Whitman, en su ultimo curso de instituto, fue a prision por asesinar a su novia, Cheryl Diggs. Impulsado por un equivocado sentido de la caballerosidad, confeso, decidido a librar a otra companera de clase, la hermosa y vulnerable Terry McLaughlin, de tener que testificar en su juicio. Cuando la verdad salio a la luz, Chris salio de prision, se caso con Terry, que estaba embarazada de el, y se cambio el apellido por el de Donatti. Peter Decker fue el detective encargado del caso y, a lo largo de los anos, mantuvo el contacto con Terry. Ahora su amiga estaba en Los Angeles y le pedia un favor, pero el favor no tardo en complicarse cuando Terry y Donatti desaparecieron. Pero Decker tuvo que compaginar la busqueda de Terry con un truculento asesinato.
O inspetor-coordenador do Departamento da Policia de Los Ange-les, Decker e a esposa, Rina, acolheram na sua casa Gabriel Whitman, um adolescente de quinze anos, filho de uma amiga com problemas. Embora o enigmatico rapaz pareca estar a adaptar-se, Decker conhece bem os segredos que guardam os adolescentes, como confirma o tragi-co suicidio de outro adolescente, Gregory Hesse, um estudante do Bell and Wakefield, um dos colegios mais exclusivos da cidade.Wendy, a mae de Gregory, nega-se a acreditar que o filho tenha dado um tiro nele proprio e convence Decker para que investigue mais. O que ele descobre inquieta-o. A pistola utilizada na tragedia era roubada, prova que o impulsiona a abrir uma investigacao mais aprofundada. Mas o caso complica-se com o suicidio de outro estu-dante do Bell and Wakefield, uma morte que os leva a descobrir um desagradavel grupo de estudantes ricos e privilegiados com um gos-to excessivo pelas armas e a violencia. Decker pensava que entendia os jovens e, no entanto, quanto mais se aproximam da verdade, a sua equipa e ele, mais se apercebe do pouco que sabe sobre eles, inclusi-ve sobre o rapaz que tem a seu cargo, Gabe. Filho de um mafioso e de uma mae ausente, o rapaz levou uma vida com demasiado tempo livre, demasiadas ausencias injustificadas e muito pouca supervisao adulta.Antes de terminar, o caso e as suas terrorificas repercussoes le-varao Decker e os seus inspetores por um caminho escuro de leal-dades retorcidas e aliancas infames, culminando num vertiginoso ponto de nao retorno.
New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman delivers an electrifying novel of suspense as a young man's investigation into his sister's death draws him into the path of a sadistic serial killer.He went searching for the truth. Now a killer has found him.Three years ago, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg went missing in a quiet town in New Mexico. On the first anniversary of her death, her brother Ben found her body in a shallow grave by the river's edge.The police believe she was the victim of a known psychopath. But Ben continues to pore over the evidence and finds patterns that link Ellen's case to similar unsolved murders.Soon, a picture emerges of a ruthless killer, and Ben's obsession marks him as a threat. Will he uncover the truth in time to keep him and those he loves safe?
In the final installment of New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellermans three-part series, the serial killer whom Ben has been searching for targets once again someone he lovesAfter Ros stint working part time at a hotel where scientists frequently stay, she manages to hack into their computer and retrieve a list of scientists and other lab employees names. When she gives the data to Ben, hes floored that shes gone to such lengths for him. Though the ice between them has melted, he knows he cant get involved with Ro or anyone else again until he finds Ellens killer. He cant afford the distractions. But he doesnt realize just how close hes come to the killeror that the killer knows Ben is on to himuntil he finds all of the tires on his car slashed after leaving the prom. Now Ben knows no one he loves is safenot Ro, not his parents, not his teenage sister Hayley, or her best friend Lily who has a huge crush on him. With the stakes dangerously high, Ben knows hes running out of timeand that his next chance at apprehending the killer may very well be his last
In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellermans three-part series, she continues the harrowing story of Ben Vicksburgs relentless search to find the diabolical serial killer who murdered his sister and three other teenage girlsAfter Ben and Ro find the remains of Katie Doogan, they travel to Berkeley, California, to look into the abduction and murder of Julia Rehnquist and to see if they can discover any clues that link her homicide to that of his sisters. In California, Ben discovers undeniable patterns used by the killer and starts to home in on his identity. But knowing what he does is not enough to bring a murderer to justice, The man is a government agent, hidden and well-protected, making it that much more difficult for Ben and Ro to find him. But just as the investigation stalls so does Bens love life when Ro makes an unforgivable mistake.Though Ro messed up, shes convinced deep down Ben still loves her. Now the only way she knows how to prove to him that she still loves him is by continuing to search for the killeron her ownDiscover what happens in the conclusion of Killing Season, Part 3, as Ben and Ro finally come face to face with the killer.
In the first installment of New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellermans three-part series, she spins the electrifying story of a teenaged boy on a quest to find the twisted serial killer who murdered his sisterBen Vicksburgs world was shattered forever when his sister Ellen went missing four years ago in the small town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ben was the one to discover her body in a shallow grave by the rivers edge on the first anniversary of her disappearance. On that day, he made a promise to Ellen that he would do whatever it took to find the monster who kidnapped and strangled her. Several years later, the police believe Ellen was the victim of a serial killer known as the Demon, but Ben isnt convinced. As a math whiz, Ben is able to see patterns that dont match. And when he researches other similar unsolved murders, hes convinced the killer is still out there stalking more young girls. Though Detective Sam Shanks, the lead cop on the case, thinks Bens obsession has gone too far and warns him to back off, he refuses to give up. But when Ro Majors, the most popular girl in school, offers to help him, Ben not only finds an ally in the beautiful cheerleader hes quickly falling hard for, but he also learns they share a bizarre coincidence that brings them closer together. As their search leads to the grisly discovery of the corpse of Katie Doogan, Ben becomes more desperate than ever to find this cunning, methodical killer before he strikes again. Find out what happens in Killing Season, Part 2, as the danger intensifies when Ben and Ro travel to California in their search to uncover a serial killer's identity.
The twenty-fourth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman They thought the murders were over. But now there's a new victim... On a crisp September morning in the woods of upstate New York, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains. She calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD. Within hours, the forest is transformed into a frenetic crime scene. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize they're most likely dealing with a missing student from the Five Colleges of Upstate. And when more bodies are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn't just a one-off murder case. Now they must race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area - and on the hunt for a fresh victim.
The twenty-fourth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye KellermanThey thought the murders were over.But now there's a new victim...On a crisp September morning in the woods of upstate New York, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains. She calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD. Within hours, the forest is transformed into a frenetic crime scene.As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize they're most likely dealing with a missing student from the Five Colleges of Upstate.And when more bodies are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn't just a one-off murder case. Now they must race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area - and on the hunt for a fresh victim.
El teniente detective Peter Decker del Departamento de Policia de Los Angeles y su esposa, Rina Lazarus, han acogido en su casa a Gabriel Whitman, un adolescente de quince anos, hijo de una antigua amiga con problemas. Aunque el enigmatico muchacho parece estar adaptandose, Decker conoce bien los secretos que guardan los adolescentes, como confirma el tragico suicidio de otro adolescente, Gregory Hesse, un estudiante de Bell and Wakefield, uno de los institutos mas exclusivos de la ciudad.Wendy, la madre de Gregory, se niega a creer que su hijo se pegara un tiro y convence a Decker para que investigue mas. Lo que este descubre le inquieta. La pistola utilizada en la tragedia era robada, prueba que le impulsa a abrir una investigacion en profundidad. Pero el caso se complica con el suicidio de otro estudiante de Bell and Wakefield, una muerte que les lleva a destapar a un despreciable grupo de estudiantes ricos y privilegiados con un gusto excesivo por las armas y la violencia. Decker pensaba que entendia a los jovenes y, sin embargo, cuanto mas se acercan a la verdad su equipo y el, mas cuenta se da de lo poco que sabe de ellos, incluyendo al muchacho que tiene a su cargo, Gabe. Hijo de un mafioso y de una madre ausente, el chico ha llevado una vida con demasiado tiempo libre, demasiadas ausencias injustificadas y muy poca supervision adulta.Antes de concluir, el caso y sus terrorificas repercusiones llevaran a Decker y a sus detectives por un callejon oscuro de lealtades retorcidas y alianzas infames, culminando en un vertiginoso punto de no retorno.Consigue en esta excelente novela el equilibrio entre los aspectos criminales de la trama y un buen ambiente familiar.ANIKA entre libros
"e;Uma das melhores escritoras de misterio."e;Los Angeles"e;Sem dvida, o par mais original de sabujos."e;People"e;Adoramos a habilidade com que Kellerman aborda as investigaes policiais, a sabedoria talmdica e a cozinha kosher juntamente com as reviravoltas inesperadas pelas quais conhecida."e;Boston HeraldH quinze anos, Chris Whitman, no seu ltimo ano do secundrio, foi parar priso por ter assassinado a namorada, Cheryl Diggs. Impulsionado por um sentido equivocado de cavalheirismo, confessou, determinado a proteger outra colega de turma, a bela e vulnervel Terry McLaughlin, de ter que testemunhar no seu julgamento. Quando a verdade veio tona, Chris foi libertado da priso e casou-se com Terry, que estava grvida dele, e mudou o seu apelido para Donatti.Peter Decker foi o detetive encarregado do caso e, ao longo dos anos, manteve contacto com Terry. Agora, a sua amiga estava em Los Angeles e pede-lhe um favor, mas o favor no tardou a complicar-se quando Terry e Donatti desaparecem, deixando Gabe, o seu filho de catorze anos, sem ningum a quem recorrer, exceto Decker e a esposa, Rina Lazarus.Mas Decker tem de combinar a procura de Terry com um assassinato horrvel. A enfermeira Adrianna Blanc tinha terminado o seu turno s oito horas da manh. Seis horas mais tarde, um capataz, que supervisionava a construo de uma casa numa rea residencial perto do hospital, descobriu o corpo pendurado numas vigas com cabo eltrico volta do pescoo.