Murder 101 (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #22)

Murder 101 (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #22)

by Faye Kellerman

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New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman's beloved Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York—and find themselves entangled in deception and intrigue in an elite college town.

Former LAPD detective lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children and their foster son.

But working for the Greenbury Police department isn't as fulfilling as Decker had hoped. Just when he thinks he's made a mistake, Decker is called to his first real crime here—a possible break-in at the local cemetery.

At first, it seems like a false alarm, until it's discovered that a mausoleum's stunning Tiffany panels have been replaced by forgeries. Then, a coed at one of the exclusive local colleges is brutally murdered. Poking into the hallowed halls of academia to find a killer, Decker and his newest partner, a young Harvard-educated buck named Tyler McAdams, are suddenly drawn deep into a web of dark secrets, cold case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062270191
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Series: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series , #22
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 138,405
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Faye Kellerman lives with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Beverly Hills, California

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1952

Place of Birth:

St. Louis, Missouri


B.A. in Mathematics, 1974; D.D.A., 1978

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Murder 101 (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed this series since the first installment and enjoy catching up with this couple with every new book Kellerman writes. I welcomed the departure from LA and thought the new locale would provide an interesting background for new adventures.  Unfortunately, I found this book a bit preposterous. I am trying to imagine anything less professional that inserting your spouse into interviews and high  level meetings. To have said spouse assume control in any situation is really stretching the bounds of credulity.  I know Faye Kellerman can do much better than this and I certainly hope she does it in her next novel.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All Faye Kellerman books in this series are excellent. The mysteries are elaborate and woven together well. Much descriptive language is used. The life of the characters is carried through the series with Jewish orthodox customs explained as a logical part of the storyline. However, I found this last book to be a little unsettling for me. I would have liked to understand more about who was really responsible for the crimes and what happened to the missing person. I did enjoy how the author modernized the setting by having a young man who was accomplished with modern technology join Peter in his detective work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The fact that Kellerman has the distance between Greenbury and Boston wrong is more disquieting than I thought it would be. Checking Google Earth would have solved that problem. She clearly knows nothing about the area where she locates Greenbury. In upstate NY the Sheriff's department in the county, along with the investigative division of the NY State Police would provide the services she has Boston - located in a different state - providing. I like her stuff, but these mistakes spoil the overall story.
Madriver More than 1 year ago
I am glad that the Deckers are still around, even though they've left LA for the boonies, and I generally enjoyed this book. I also loved Tyler, and was glad to see Oliver show up, even though it was late in the game. But I found a few things confusing, which is why I can't give a full 5 stars. First, I had trouble keeping track of who was who in the art world, not just the artists mentioned but also the gallery owners. A who's-who list would have helped, especially since most of us don't read a whole book in one sitting. I was also a little confused about all the times they drove "north" to Boston - just wasn't the right direction from where I thought their new town was. And then, of course, were the typos that seem so common lately, where the publisher's spell-check doesn't catch a mis-used word (like using the word "might" when "mite" is the correct word). Aren't there any good proof-readers any more? Anyway, I enjoyed the book and look forward to more installments, especially if Tyler comes back after his first year at Law School. Maybe something involving his grandmother Nina - she's an interesting character, too.
Vallynne More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed reading Ms. Kellermans latest Decker/Lazarus Murder 101.  I look forward to seeing more of "Harvard" soon.  He was a wonderful and refreshing new character.   I was very disappointed however in the quality of the editing.  There were many grammar and word usage errors throughout the book.  If I had read this in print, my red pen would have gotten quite a work out!  By the way, my rating would have been a five, but I knocked off a star for the cringe factor of the editing errors.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the new characters. I'm really glad that the whole story line of Gabe and his girl problems are over, that was getting annoying. I do have to agree with another reviewer here though that the ending leaves a lot to be desired. I will say the influx of new characters and a change of scenery is nice. Not sure about Rina being so involved, that seems unrealistic and slightly annoying.
SrJean More than 1 year ago
This was another superb installment in the Decker/Lazarus series. The characters are multi-dimensional and well-drawn. The plot is intriguing and suspenseful. Kellerman has another hit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Faye kellerman writes a novel that intrigues you from the first page. She makes it so easy to lose yourself in her characters. She not only gives you a great story, but always incorporates interesting facts into her books. It is so easy to learn so much in this page turner. Impressive the amount of research she dedicates. Love the continuation of Rina and Peter, and anticipating reading more of her newest character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is one of her best books! Probably in the top ten of the Peter Decker Series! Very suspenseful! I love Faye Kellerman and her series !
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is good to see Decker adapt to his new circumstances. He shall find murder wherever he goes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ I received this book from the publisher as a 2017 GoodReads giveaway and was under no obligation as I chose to voluntarily review it] "Curiosity is a good feature for a cop....All I want is justice for the victims...I may not have been suited as a lawyer, but I'm a great advocate for the dead". This is the 22nd in the long running Decker/Lazarus thriller series by well known author Faye Kellerman. While setting the foundational premise for Peter and Rina's "retirement move" from LA to Upstate NY, it also let's us know that Decker is good at what he'd done, that he is religiouly observant in part because of his wife, that they love being closer to their blended family, and that Decker is...bored. A tiny NY town, Greenbury's big thing is the educational opportunities and the usual " town vs gown" rivalries that happen in places similar to it. Then, a horrific murder drags Decker and his wanna be partner McAdams into the International Art Forgery scene that is connected, they believe, to two deaths that seem inter-connected, with every peice somehow related to stolen art. Kellerman has done her homework. Each character has a brain! The background is throughly researched and completely believable; keeping the reader interested and involved ( NB: I keep a mass market paperback in my currents when I can to read in snatches. This one quickly came into the forefront when I got caught up in the storyline) and I almost immediately began looking for others in the series. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read every book in the Decker/Lazarus series. I just have to get used to Marge & Scott not being an integral part of the story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Peter and Rina have left LA to be closer to their kids and grandchildren. Peter is semi retired, but is more experienced tnan anyone else in low key college town. A "simple" art heist turns into a multi city murder investigation and Peter and Rina are on top of it from the start. As usual, Rina is feeding everyone with food and love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy her novels. They are well-written and interesting.
bookmategj More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I always forget that Faye Kellerman does not write nearly as well as her husband. Book is easy to read, good if you don't want to have to think too much!!
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If you have never read F Kellerman, you are missing excellent works !
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I am never disappointed with books by Faye Kellerman. I will be sad when she stops writing her decker/Lazarus stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I usually enjoy Faye Kellerman's books, but this one went nowhere. I'm just glad I got it from the public library instead of buying it for my Nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually did not finish this book,because it was boring and full of too much history details. Just could not stay with it. Very disappointing because I have loved the others in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a disappointment! I have or had been a fan, but this latest Decker is so poorly written/edited, I couldn't stay focused. Pointless inclusion of characters from previous books that have no role in this one (and I quite enjoyed the other books...). The new characters are not developed at all, and the old ones aren't explored. And the many sillinesses about geography were annoying. OK, situate your fictitious colleges near the Finger Lakes, but don't try to tell me that they are 90 minutes from Rhode Island! Calling a locality right outside Boston "Summer Village" is just dopey (just say Somerville or make something else up). And, saying that the Hamptons are on the way to Manhattan is just wrong. I agree with the other criticisms of the plot and ending. This book just reads like a poor imitation of the real Faye Kellerman.