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Faye Kellerman BA in Dentistry UCLA
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13 Feb 1997
Dr Azor Sparks is a genius. A famous surgeon set to transform the chances for heart transplant patients. He's also a pillar of the local church and a devoted family man. So who would want to murder him? The answer, Lt. Peter Decker concludes, is many people. Sparks was obsessed by religion and his medical crusades.Yet he had odd hobbies, like riding with a pack of bikers. His family, too, is not harmonious. The influence of Bram, the son who defied his Protestant father to become a Catholic priest, appears to be all that's preventing them from destroying each other. And, as beneficiaries of an astonishingly large trust fund, they all stand to gain from his death. But then the evidence from a second murder points, unmistakably, to Bram, whom Decker thought was highly unlikely to be involved...

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; New Ed edition (13 Feb 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9999983375
  • ISBN-13: 978-9999983372
  • ASIN: 0747252319
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 321,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born in St. Louis, Faye Kellerman is one of the most highly considered US crime authors. Her first novel, 'The Ritual Bath' (1986) introduced Sergeant Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. It also won the 1987 Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. Kellerman currently lives in Beverly Hills with her husband and four children.

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The electrifying ninth thriller in Faye Kellerman's superb series featuring Pete Decker

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Faye Kellerman has four children and lives with them and her husband, Jonathan Kellerman, in Los Angeles.

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Dr. Azor Moses Sparks is a gifted and renowned heart surgeon who is respected by millions. So when Peter Decker, the long suffering hero of Kellerman's novels, is called to a gruesome crime scene in a dark back alley he is shocked to find the very same doctor is the victim. In his new role as Lieutenant, Decker and his detectives Dunn, Oliver, Webster and Martinez go about the task of finding out who - and more importantly why someone - murdered this great man. At the same time, Decker has to deal with Sparks' family, who have all turned to eldest son Abram to take over Azor's duties as patriarch. The devoutly Catholic priest carries out his duties at home, as well as in his parish, while under the intense scrutiny of the Devonshire homicide department. And Father Bram's long running aquaintance with Deckers wife, Rina, and her two sons Samuel and Jacob doesn't help Decker's case, especially when evidence starts pointing towards him. Kellerman is wonderful at weaving together classy whodunnits with her obvious passion of Judaism, but in Prayers For The Dead she attempts a well structured debate of Judaism versus Christianity. Some readers may get bored of Rina and Bram's extensive dicussions on religion but the conclusion of this wonderful novel is worth the price alone.
A very well written novel that is surely one of Kellerman's finer works.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loving this book - couldn't put it down 25 Jan 2014
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Faye Kellerman's - Prayer for the dead is amazing and lives up to all the other decker and Rina books I have read. I would recommend this book to anyone who like murder mysteries as well as crime novel lovers
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Reading this book was the equivalent of watching paint dry. The plot is frankly ridiculous even for fiction and the author should take some lessons from her husband on how to move a plot forward. Anyone reading this because they liked her husband's work, as I did, will be sorely disappointed.
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