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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. 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?
Closing date: 11/10/2018
'Kellerman is an excellent writer'
'Brutal but thoughtful and well plotted, fast moving and well told'
'Kellerman creates a claustrophobic atmosphere, against a background of seediness, violence and distrust'
'Kellerman moves her gritty mean streets LA plot along with breakneck pace'
Publication date: 10/10/2013
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||10th October 2013|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
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.Photograph © Jonathan ExleyMore About Faye Kellerman