Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman
I may have missed a couple but I try to keep up with Faye Kellerman's Decker/Lazarus novels. I have enjoyed them from the beginning of the 20 or so in the series.
" Murder 101 " is about a small town police department where Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus have retired. But not quite. Peter works for the small law enforcement establishment getting cats out of trees and visiting seniors who may be in distress though they're not sure.
He is junior to a rookie cop who is about to go through "murder 101" with one of the best detectives in the country. His cookies get upchucked and he does take a couple of bullets before this amazing tale is resolved.
A cemetery robbery of Tiffany originals opens an investigation that slowly expands to loop in New York art dealers, the Boston PD, and eventually - as cliche as it will sound - the world! Forgers and dirty dealers don't even realize the huge prize they are circling around.
One aspect I love about this book is that the rookie cop accesses and informs of us endless details in the world of art galleries, auctions, stolen treasures and The Loss Register.
If you're a crime buff and an art buff you'll love this one!
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