The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights

The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights
Author: Faye Kellerman
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-08-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780759566972

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New York Times bestselling author Kellerman delivers a riveting collection of 14 crime and mystery short stories--plus four bonus tales--compiled for the first time in one volume.

The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights

The Garden of Eden  and Other Criminal Delights
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1091201580

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Here the backdrop of contemporary California becomes fertile ground for Kellerman's riveting tales of murder, mystery, and family ties most sinister and deadly.... Among the first-rate short mysteries in this collection, the brand-new "Garden of Eden" and "Open House" feature the famous sleuthing duo Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. "Bull's-Eye" introduced Cindy Decker to the crime-fiction world, and "Mr. Barton's Head Case" appears here for the very first time in English. In addition, two rare personal essays allow readers glimpses into Kellerman's private life, revealing her true grit in "Small Miracles" and childhood memories of working in her father's deli in the exquisite "Summer of My Womanhood." Compiled at last in one volume, the seventeen pieces in this book feature new introductions by the author and contribute to a unique, compelling portrait of one of America's top masters of suspense. A must-have collection for all mystery fans, The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights showcases how ordinary everyday experiences can be the genesis of extraordinary tales that unveil the darkest sins and secrets of the human heart.

Capital Crimes

Capital Crimes
Author: Jonathan Kellerman,Faye Kellerman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-11-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780345495327

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Internationally bestselling 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. MY SISTER’S KEEPER: BERKELEY Some of progressive state representative Davida Grayson’s views have made her unpopular. Although her foes are numerous 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, before the killer pulls off a repeat performance. MUSIC CITY BREAKDOWN: NASHVILLE Baker Southerby was a child prodigy performer. But something leads him to become a Nashville cop. His partner, Lamar Van Gundy, is a would-be studio bassist who earned himself a detective’s badge. As part of Nashville PD's elite Murder Squad, they catch a homicide that’s high-profile even for a city where musical celebrity is routine. 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.

Great Women Mystery Writers

Great Women Mystery Writers
Author: Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay,Elizabeth Blakesley
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007
Genre: American fiction
ISBN: 9780313334283

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Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.

The Lineup

The Lineup
Author: Otto Penzler
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2009-11-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780316071826

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A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Jack Reacher a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create Precious Ramotswe? In The Lineup, some of the top mystery writers in the world tell about the genesis of their most beloved characters -- or, in some cases, let their creations do the talking.

Day of Atonement

Day of Atonement
Author: Faye Kellerman
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780061849985

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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.

The Big Book of Female Detectives

The Big Book of Female Detectives
Author: Otto Penzler
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 2582
Release: 2018-10-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780525434757

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Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original. For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more.

Mystery Women Volume Two Revised

Mystery Women  Volume Two  Revised
Author: Colleen Barnett
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2011-12-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781615950096

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DIVMany bibliographers focus on women who write. Lawyer Barnett looks at women who detect, at women as sleuths and at the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Excellent for all women's studies programs as well as for the mystery hound. Look at the popularity of such reading guides as Willetta Heising's Detecting Women (3rd ed. 0-9644593-7-X) or Amanda Cross' fiction (Honest Doubt 0-345-44011-0 11/00)./div