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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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nbaquero wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:11 PM

Seren3 Not a fan of this kind of books, but really make it sound interesting!

Feisty56 wrote on January 6, 2015, 11:18 PM

I just finished reading "Murder 101" myself recently. I enjoyed it thoroughly -- and what about that Rina? Decker would be lost without her.

BodieMor wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:01 AM

Well, that sounds like an intriguing read. Guess I'd better add it to the lengthy list of books I've been trying to plow through!

seren3 wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:56 AM

Yes he would! I loved her character right from the first book in the series.

seren3 wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:57 AM

My book list is horrendous. I will never get to read all I'd like to!

arthurchappell wrote on January 24, 2015, 8:37 AM

I do enjoy well written crime drama - this sounds fun