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The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights

by Faye Kellerman

The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2006
    336 pages
    Genre: Short Stories & Essays

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Marks the highly anticipated return of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus in three never-before-published short mysteries, including "The Garden of Eden," where Peter and Rina investigate the death of a neighbor. The volume also contains two other Decker-Lazarus short mysteries: "Bull's Eye," introducing Cindy Decker, who works with her father to find the killer of a police academy instructor; and "A Woman of Mystery," in which Rina and Peter solve the mystery of a student with amnesia. The nine remaining tales are classic Kellerman, and include "Mummy and Jack," cowritten with her son, Jesse.

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"A Kellerman compendium, complete with the author's own self-indulgent introductions." - Kirkus.
"Kellerman's short stories may lack the intricate plotting of her novels, but a typical effort like the title story, in which Decker notices some things out of place when a friend dies of an apparent heart attack, is never less than entertaining." - PW.
"Mummy and Jack," ... is a dark psychological thriller. Rina and Peter appear in several stories, and Kellerman includes a tale starring one of her first PI characters, Andrea Darling. Greed, dashed hopes, and boredom, occasionally leavened with a touch of humor, are the stuff of many others." - Booklist.

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Faye Kellerman Author Biography

Faye Kellerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Sherman Oaks, California. She earned a BA in mathematics and a doctorate in dentistry at UCLA. Kellerman's groundbreaking first novel, The Ritual Bath, was published in 1986 to wide critical and commercial acclaim. The winner of the Macavity Award for the Best First Novel from the Mystery Readers of American, The Ritual Bath introduced readers to Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, termed by People Magazine "Hands down, the most refreshing mystery couple around." The New York Times enthused, "This couple's domestic affairs have the haimish warmth of reality, unlike the formulaic lives of so many other genre detectives."

There are well over twenty million copies of Faye Kellerman's novels in print internationally. ...

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