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Mystery and Suspense
Author: Dennis Boutsikaris,Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 159483296X
Subcategory: Mystery
Publisher Hachette Audio (August 21, 2006)
Language English
Category: Mystery and Suspense
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 554
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eBook Stone Kiss (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus Novels) download

by Dennis Boutsikaris,Faye Kellerman


on Faye Kellerman's 14th book in the Decker/Lazarus series, "Stone Kiss". Justice", an earlier novel, featured a colorful character named Chris Donatti.

on Faye Kellerman's 14th book in the Decker/Lazarus series, "Stone Kiss". While I applaud Kellerman for bringing him back - a complex character, with a love/hate relationship with Peter Decker; I wish she hadn't chosen New York as the setting. Although it is the primary plot, it grows boring, and the reader turns to the evolving clash between Decker and Donatti, who is surprisingly involved on the fringes of Shayndie's disappearance

Peter Decker is a lieutenant in the LAPD. Decker is assisted in solving crimes by his Orthodox Jewish wife Rina Lazarus.

Peter Decker is a lieutenant in the LAPD. Peter Decker is a lieutenant in the LAPD.

Start by marking Stone Kiss (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, as Want to Read . Family business can be deadly, as Peter Decker discovers in Kellerman's latest thriller starring the .

Start by marking Stone Kiss (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. police lieutenant and his wife, Rina Lazarus. Decker's half-brother Jonathan, a New York rabbi, asks for help when his wife's brother Ephraim Leiber is slain execution-style in a seedy New York hotel room, and the victim's teenage niece Shayndie, who may have witnessed her uncle's murder, disappears.

Peter Decker gets a frantic phone call from his family. A distant relative has been found naked and murdered in a seedy Manhattan hotel room and the man's niece, the last person who may have seen the victim alive, has disappeared

Peter Decker gets a frantic phone call from his family. A distant relative has been found naked and murdered in a seedy Manhattan hotel room and the man's niece, the last person who may have seen the victim alive, has disappeared. Crazed with worry, the girl's parents plead for Decker's help and soon he's racing across the continent to a city he hasn't seen in ten years. With few leads and less time, he plunges into New York's underbelly, a world where vile deeds, unregenerate evil, and sinister secrets pit brother against brother

Faye Marder Kellerman (born July 31, 1952) is an American writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series as well as three non-series books, The Quality of Mercy.

Faye Marder Kellerman (born July 31, 1952) is an American writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series as well as three non-series books, The Quality of Mercy, Moon Music and Straight into Darkness. Kellerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended UCLA where she earned a . in mathematics in 1974. Four years later she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.

Homicide detective Peter Decker leaves his usual . Condition: Dust jacket has is in very good condition and has protected the book nicely. I'll update the cost on the invoice at that time. We are a smoke/pet free home.

Yes, this is another Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus story. But, its Christopher Sean Whitman Donatti (encountered first in Kellerman's "Justice" that takes control of this book. Once again, Kellerman gives a clinic on conflicted and complicated, yet fascinating, characters

Yes, this is another Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus story. Once again, Kellerman gives a clinic on conflicted and complicated, yet fascinating, characters. The story is good, the mystery is good, but Kellerman really shines in her characterizations. The relationships take on a life of their own, outside of the story, until the story becomes back burner. It isn't necessary, but the back.

LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, will be. .

LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, will be blindsided by a brutal multiple murder in this twisting tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. They say dead men don't talk, but if you listen, they d. As a lieutenant in the LAPD, homicide detective Peter Decker doesn't get many. Kellerman's short stories may lack the intricate plotting of her novels (Stone Kiss, et., 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.

LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, rush to New York when one of Peter's relatives is killed and another goes missing, and they find themselves in the seedier areas of the city, where their survival is placed in the hands of a vengeful lone wolf. 300,000 first printing.
Abywis
I am in the process of reading the entire Decker/Lazarus series in order and this one was another good read. The characters are so real that they now seem like friends. The appearance of Chris Donatti from an earlier book gave this story an interesting twist. This is a dark book with a difficult ending and lingering trauma for Peter Decker but it is well worth the read.

I've already bought the next book in the series for my Kindle and am looking forward to engrossing myself in the lives of the Decker/Lazarus family.
Perongafa
I love all the Decker/Lazarus novels and this one was no exception. The characters are always well developed, and the plots are believable unfolding at a steady pace. Personally, I especially enjoy the Judaism woven throughout all the books. I find it all fascinating. While it is not necessary to read the books in order, in fact I originally did not; I have now gone back and am rereading through in order. I believe it improves the experience.
Seevinev
on Faye Kellerman's 14th book in the Decker/Lazarus series, "Stone Kiss". "Justice", an earlier novel, featured a colorful character named Chris Donatti. While I applaud Kellerman for bringing him back -- a complex character, with a love/hate relationship with Peter Decker; I wish she hadn't chosen New York as the setting.
Kellerman has moved Decker to the Big Apple to help family before; but this one's a stretch. He's there to help his half-brother Jonathan's family find Jon's neice -- a girl by the name of Shayndie Lieber (whose brief appearance does nothing to make her character believable!) Decker's dealing with ultra-Orthodox Jews, and, unfortunately, there is little positive about the sect he tries to help, and far too much detail in this plot. Although it is the primary plot, it grows boring, and the reader turns to the evolving clash between Decker and Donatti, who is surprisingly involved on the fringes of Shayndie's disappearance.
Over the top, as well, are the tales of Rina and her endless quest for shopping in the Big Apple - and the contrived plot of his staying in New York, well past the time he should have gone south with her. Weaving in a relationship between Rina and Donatti didn't help the novel, it hurt.
I still love this series, and love to explore what I can learn about the Jewish faith from Kellerman's characters. But Peter's a homicide Lieutenant in southern California....and there should be many, many untold stories to be resolved there, surrounded by the interesting people in his squad.
Things that saved 3 stars, other than Donatti were the amount of time Kellerman spent fleshing out the character of Randy, Decker's real brother...and I couldn't help but enjoy the twist at the end of the novel on another former Kellerman villain...Steven Gilbert. Enough said!
Wait for the paperback, or go to the library for this one!
Jonide
The story had a good start with Peter being called to New York to help his relatives with a murder and disappearance. It was interesting to see him away from his normal LA surroundings and be a "fish out of water" in New York.
But, the actual mystery part of the story was buried under a lot of confusing circumstances and way too many characters. Since, the story takes place somewhere other than Peter's normal beat, the majority of the characters were new to us. Too many new people were included. There were lots and lots of relatives - half brothers and sisters, Peter's biological mother, parents of Rina's dead husband, Peter's adopted brother, Peter's adoptive parents plus a lot of in-laws of some branch of the family. There were new characters of police officers of various New York towns and several characters from previous Faye Kellerman novels. I want a story to be deep and interesting, but these new people were too much trouble to try to keep straight.
I enjoy the Jewish aspect and perspective of these books. It really is an education for me. But, in this book, the Jewish names, nicknames, customs, language and rituals really overwhelmed the mystery part of the story. A lot of the characters were called by their given name in one sentence and then were called by a nickname in the next sentence. As many of these characters were new, it took me a while to figure out that a lot of them had 2 names - a regular one and a nickname. Faye Kellerman could have helped us as readers if she would have some how explained or indicated that many of her characters had nicknames. For quite a while, I thought there were even more new people than there actually were. I finally figured out that more than one name was being used to denote the same person.
Then there was the problem with the point of view from which the story was written changing in the middle of the book with no warning or reason. All of a sudden, the story is written in the first person, but I had no idea who this person was who was saying these things. It took a while to figure out that the "speaker" was the girlfriend of a character that appeared in an earlier Faye Kellerman novel. The change to her "first person" point of view made no sense and was extremely confusing to the reader.
When I first started this novel, I had high hopes and felt it would be a really good read. But, it could not keep and maintain my interest for very long. By the end of the book, (I think) the mystery was solved. But, from what I could gather, the bad guys won quite a bit and most of what actually happened was covered up. I think in the final chapter, a bad guy (who got away with many crimes) killed someone else. The last several chapters were way too confusing to really make a lot of sense. It was a disappointing book that started out looking a lot better than it ended.
Opilar
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Unnis
...of the Decker/Lazarus series and I started at the beginning. However, I don't think you'd want to read the series in succession. I now mix it up and when I returned to Stone Kiss it was like visiting with old friends. I enjoyed the story and always enjoy learning more about the Jewish faith. This is light, fast moving and easy reading. Christopher Donatti is a daunting character with good interaction between the characters. I, too, am sure he will turn up again as have a few others.
Nilasida
I could hardly wait for this book to arrive and was not disappointed! Faye Kellerman continues to write a great series, while at the same time educating the reader about Orthodox Judaism. This time she gave insights on the tension between Othodox Jews and those who choose to be "Reform" or "Conservative." At the same time, I was riveted to my seat by the exciting action and plot twists and turns. Furthermore, one gets insights into the mind of a psychopath, including some "humor"-Nothing is "black and white"-Mr. Donatti (the case in point) does have some real, redeeming qualities-Enjoy!