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Faye Kellerman - Author

About the Author

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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Featured books by Faye Kellerman

Murder 101

Murder 101

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

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...

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Predator

Predator

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2013

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?

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Other books by Faye Kellerman

Bone Box [Large Print]

Bone Box [Large Print]

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

In this thrilling chapter in Faye Kellerman's bestselling series, Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who's been hiding in plain sight. On a bright and crisp September morning, while walking a bucolic woodland trail, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds. Immediately, she calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD, now working for the local Greenbury Police. Within hours, a vista of beauty and tranquility is transformed into a frenetic crime scene. The body has been interred for years and there is scant physical evidence at the gravesite: a youthful skeleton, a skull wound and long dark strands of hair surrounding the bony frame. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize that they're most likely dealing with a missing student from the nearby Five Colleges of Upstate--a well-known and well-respected consortium of higher learning where Rina works. And when more human remains are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn't just a one-off murder case. Short-staffed and with no convenient entry into the colleges, Decker enlists Rina's help to act as the eyes and ears of campus gossip. Winding their way through a dangerous labyrinth of steely suspects and untouchable academics, Decker, McAdams, and Rina race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area--and on the hunt for a fresh victim.

Bone Box

Bone Box

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2017

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, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds. She calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD. Within hours, a beautiful woodland is transformed into a frenetic crime scene. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize that they're most likely dealing with a missing student from the Five Colleges of Upstate - a well-respected institution where Rina works. And when more human remains are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn't just a one-off murder case. Winding their way through a dangerous labyrinth of suspects, they race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area - and on the hunt for a fresh victim.

O enforcado

O enforcado

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

"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.

El ahorcado

El ahorcado

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2016

Quince 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, dejando a Gabe, su hijo de catorce anos, sin nadie a quien recurrir salvo a Decker y a su esposa, Rina Lazarus.Pero Decker tuvo que compaginar la busqueda de Terry con un truculento asesinato. La enfermera Adrianna Blanc habia terminado su turno a las ocho de la manana. Seis horas mas tarde, un capataz que supervisaba la construccion de una casa en una urbanizacion cercana, descubrio su cuerpo colgado de las vigas con un cable electrico alrededor del cuello. Adrianna, una profesional concienzuda y entregada, disfrutaba tambien de las fiestas, del alcohol, del sexo fetichista y enganaba por venganza a su novio, Garth Hammerling.Las sospechas aumentaron cuando Decker y su equipo descubrieron que una de las ultimas llamadas telefonicas de Adrianna habia sido un provocativo mensaje a su novio, que se encontraba de vacaciones y que tambien habia desaparecido sin dejar rastro.Por si compaginar dos investigaciones no fuera suficiente para el, las cosas no paraban de complicarse en su familia. Decker, que siempre habia sido un padre preocupado, deseaba cuidar de Gabe, el hijo de Terry. Sin embargo, quien protegeria a su familia? Porque si algo tenia claro era que, con un sociopata como Donatti por ahi suelto, nadie estaba realmente a salvo._____________Una de mis autoras favoritas Faye Kellerman no decepciona.Omaha World HeraldNadie como ella para trabajar el gnero del crimen.SunSin lugar a dudas, la pareja ms original de sabuesos"e;.PeopleUn maravilloso suspense.San Diego Union-TribuneCautivadora.Los Angeles Times Book ReviewUna autora popular que rodea la trama de sentimientos muy humanos.Houston ChronicleNos encanta la maestra con la que Kellerman aborda las investigaciones policiales, la sabidura talmdica y la cocina kosher junto con los giros inesperados por los que es conocida.Boston HeraldMe gusta mucho la pluma de la autora, pero sin duda, lo que ms me ha gustado es la facilidad que tiene de enlazar unas historias con otras mediante pequeos detalles como lo pueden ser un personaje, un objeto, un acontecimiento, por lo que para mi sorpresa el libro no tiene una sola historia principal, sino que son 3. Ha profundizado en todas las historias, que adems te enganchan todas por igual y no podrs estar un minuto sin leer sin estar pensando en quien ser el asesino, en qu le habr pasado a Terry y en otro personaje que en un principio es secundario pero te dejar la boca abierta cuando descubras que la autora lo convierte en uno de los personajes principales con una historia muy escalofriante.@FyRiiiGiRlUna de las mejores escritoras de misterio.Los Angeles Times

Blindman's Bluff

Blindman's Bluff

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2016

A riveting thriller from Faye Kellerman, featuring LA detective Peter Decker and Rina LazarusGuy Kaffey thought his wealth could acquire anything- including the best security money can buy. When his family are gunned to death on their vast Butterfly Ranch estate, it's clear that he was tragically wrong. Lieutenant Peter Decker of the LAPD is given the task of piecing together what happened. From the start, he suspects an inside job and that the answer lies with Kaffey's fortune. The daunting scale of Kaffey's business empire produces no shortage of suspects: from members of his bodyguard, to business partners, rival tycoons, even family members. But as LA's ferocious street gangs hire themselves out to unknown paymasters in a cycle of revenge and death, Decker's own family is threatened. And if a billionaire like Kaffey can't protect his own, what hope does Decker have?

Na escuridao

Na escuridao

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

"e;Dizem que os mortos nao falam, mas, se escutarmos atentamente, claro que os ouvimos falar."e;Enquanto inspetor-coordenador de homicidios no Departamento de Policia de Los Angeles, Peter Decker nao recebia muitas chamadas de servico as tres da manha, a menos que o caso fosse muito grave ou despertasse o interesse dos meios de comunicacao ou ambos ao mesmo tempo. Alguem tinha entrado de noite no Coyote Ranch, o luxuoso rancho do construtor e bilionario Guy Kaffey, e tinha-o abatido a tiro, juntamente com a sua esposa e quatro segurancas privados.Peter, os inspetores Scott Oliver e Marge Dunn e o resto da sua equipa de inspetores de homicidios nao tardaram a perceber que aqueles truculentos assassinatos eram obra de alguem que pertencia ao circulo familiar. O caso tornou-se ainda mais intrigante quando descobriram que Kaffey tinha contribuido para ajudar organizacoes de reabilitacao de delinquentes e que tinha chegado ao ponto de contratar alguns como guarda-costas. No entanto, tratava-se apenas de um roubo e um assassinato ou algo ainda mais arrevesado? Um construtor da dimensao de Kaffey nao podia ter ganhado tantos milhoes de dolares sem ter granjeado algumas inimizades pelo caminho.Rina Lazarus, a esposa de Decker, nao ia colaborar no caso por ter de fazer parte de um juri, mas entao, um encontro fortuito com um interprete do tribunal, que necessitava da sua ajuda, conduziu Rina a essencia da questao que o seu marido estava a investigar, e colocou-a na pista de um gangue de assassinos implacaveis. Na escuridao e uma viagem vertiginosa pela paisagem urbana de Los Angeles, um thriller trepidante escrito por uma mestre formidavel no seu oficio.

The Theory of Death

The Theory of Death

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

The twenty-third book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman It's been almost a year since Greenbury's last murder. Detective Peter Decker has been enjoying the slower pace of life in upstate New York ... until two kids find a dead body in the woods. Identifying the body takes Decker and his former partner Tyler McAdams into the cryptic world of mathematics at Kneed Loft College - a sphere of scheming academics, a beguiling student who sets her sights on McAdams, and a dangerous underworld. It will take all of Decker's wits and McAdams's intellect to solve a twisted tale created by depraved masterminds, and then make it out alive...

Theory of Death

Theory of Death

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2016

The gripping new crime novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. It has been almost a year since Greenbury's last murder. Detective Peter Decker has enjoyed the slower pace of his new job with the upstate police department. Then he receives a phone call from his captain. A male body has been found in the local woods. It appears to be a suicide - single shot to the head, gun by his side - but until the coroner makes the final determination, Decker and his partner Tyler McAdams must treat the scene as a suspicious crime. Identifying the body takes Decker and McAdams into the indecipherable upper echelons of mathematics at Kneed Loft College - a sphere of scheming academics, hidden cyphers and most dangerous of all, a realm of underworld crime where even the most conscientious students can become cold and calculating. It will take all of Decker's wits and McAdams's brains to penetrate enigmatic formulas and codes to solve a dark, twisted tale created by depraved masterminds.

The Theory of Death

The Theory of Death

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2016

The twenty-third book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman It has been almost a year since Greenbury's last murder. Detective Peter Decker has enjoyed the slower pace of his new job with the upstate police department. Then he receives a phone call from his captain. A male body has been found in the local woods. It appears to be a suicide - single shot to the head, gun by his side - but until the coroner makes the final determination, Decker and his partner Tyler McAdams must treat the scene as a suspicious crime. Identifying the body takes Decker and McAdams into the indecipherable upper echelons of mathematics at Kneed Loft College - a sphere of scheming academics, hidden cyphers and most dangerous of all, a realm of underworld crime where even the most conscientious students can become cold and calculating. It will take all of Decker's wits and McAdams's brains to penetrate enigmatic formulas and codes to solve a dark, twisted tale created by depraved masterminds.

Desde la oscuridad

Desde la oscuridad

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

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. El caso se volvio aun mas enrevesado cuando descubrieron que Kaffey habia ayudado con su generosidad a organizaciones de rehabilitacion de delincuentes, y que habia llegado al punto de contratar a algunos de ellos como guardias para que velaran por su seguridad personal. Sin embargo, se trataba unicamente de un robo y un asesinato, o formaba parte de algo aun mas retorcido? Un constructor de la magnitud de Kaffey no podia haber ganado tantos millones de dolares sin haberse granjeado algunas enemistades por el camino.Desde la oscuridad es un viaje vertiginoso por el paisaje urbano de Los Angeles, un thriller trepidante escrito por una maestra formidable en su oficio.

Peter Decker 3-Book Thriller Collection: False Prophet, Grievous Sin, Sanctuary (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series)

Peter Decker 3-Book Thriller Collection: False Prophet, Grievous Sin, Sanctuary (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series)

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 26/03/2015

THREE SPINE-TINGLING THRILLERS FROM FAYE KELLERMAN'S BESTSELLING PETER DECKER AND RINA LAZARUS CRIME SERIES.FALSE PROPHET: The fifth novel in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series. A victim of brutal assault claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon. Decker finds it hard to put much credence in the victim's outrageous claims, but when her dark visions turn frighteningly real, Decker's world will be rocked-as the false prophet's secrets and obsessions entrap him . . . and point a killer toward Decker's own vulnerable family.GRIEVOUS SIN: The sixth novel in the series. 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.SANCTUARY: The seventh novel in the series. A 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 Manhattan, catapulting Decker and his wife, Rina, into a heart-stopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe ... only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard.

Murder 101

Murder 101

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

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...

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Murder 101

Murder 101

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2014

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...

Burnt House

Burnt House

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2014

An explosive new thriller from the bestselling Faye Kellerman, featuring the return of LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. A plane crashes in unexplained circumstances and the mystery deepens when police investigate. The owners know nothing of the four bodies found in the wreckage. So who are these unidentified passengers?But the biggest question of all comes from a husband frantic with worry. His wife was supposed to be on the plane - but never boarded it. Why then is she still missing?It's a riddle detective Peter Decker will have to answer quickly if he is to prevent further lives being lost in a case full of the trademark Kellerman twists and shocks.

Cold Case

Cold Case

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2014

An investigation of an 18 year old cold case re-awakens spine-chilling secrets in the riveting new thriller from Faye Kellerman, featuring LA detective Peter Decker and Rina LazarusThe savage murder of beloved teacher Bennett Little shocked a community and baffled police. That his killer was never caught has haunted one of his pupils in particular, the gifted but shy Genoa Greeves. Eighteen years later, software billionaire Genoa reads of a similar carjacking and murder in Hollywood. Now able to wield enormous influence, she pressures the LAPD to direct Lieutenant Peter Decker to re-open the case and solve the homicides. With Decker facing nothing but cold trails and dead leads, he enlists the help of his daughter, Hollywood detective Cindy, as well as Rina, his wife. It's a decision he may come to regret as the line between cops and robbers gets dangerously blurred. Now Decker's cold case is re-awakening treacherous secrets in a city where the price of fame has no limits...

Peter Decker 3-Book Thriller Collection (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)

Peter Decker 3-Book Thriller Collection (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)

Author: Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2014

THREE GRIPPING PETER DECKER AND RINA LAZARUS CRIME NOVELS FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FAYE KELLERMAN.SACRED AND PROFANE: The second book in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series. Detective Peter Decker is enjoying a well-earned camping vacation-until Rina's son Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight . . .Two human skeletons, charred beyond recognition, are identified by forensics as teenage girls-and for Decker, the father of a sixteen-year-old daughter, vacation time is over. Throwing himself 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.MILK AND HONEY: The third book in the Decker and Lazarus series. In the silent pre-dawn city hours, LAPD detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered with blood that is not her own.Obsessed by this case, 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.DAY OF ATONEMENT: The fourth book in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series. Decker and Lazarus's holiday comes to an abrupt end when a boy vanishes from the midst of a close-knit religious community - a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him.The runaway, Noam, is not travelling 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 before a psychopath ends the life of a confused and frightened youngster whose only sin was to want something more.

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