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Sacred and Profane Paperback – 17 Mar 1994


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Feature; New Ed edition (17 Mar 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747242992
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747242994
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 2.3 x 17.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 468,099 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 powerful second thriller in the brilliant Pete Decker series

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

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By molko VINE VOICE on 25 Mar 2010
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Los Angeles detective Peter Decker has been dating orthodox Jew Rina Lazarus for a few months now, things are going well but Decker knows he must gain the trust of her two young sons and learn more about the Jewish faith before he really has a serious shot with Rina. So Peter decides to take Rina's two young sons Sammy and Jake on a camping trip to the foothills above L.A. Everything is running smoothly until the two young children stumble upon the charred remains of two young women.

Instantly Decker is thrown into the case to discover the identities of these young women. It's a case that will take him into the underbelly of Los Angeles where drugs, abuse and prostitution are rife. We're also following Rina as she copes with the health of her sons as they battle nightmares after discovering the bodies and as she struggles to decipher where her relationship with Decker is heading.

This is yet another stonking read from Kellerman following her debut: The Ritual Bath. Her characters are beautifully real and readable with a fast moving and compelling storyline.
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Must begin my review by immediately confessing that Faye Kellerman isnt one of my favourite authors, although i ve read a couple of her books. Doesnt even come close in my opinion to certain best selling authors, and even to some who arent on the no. 1 lists. This book here, once again failed to give me the thrills, that i expect to get from a good mystery novel. I found myself much more interested in Decker s love life (or lack there of)than in the case being investigated. Half of the book is dedicated to the private affairs and religious conflicts between Decker and his girlfriend, which i quite enjoyed but to be honest i feel that it was put there as an attempt to mask the inadequacy of the plot, which was very unimaginative. Having said all this, i will read more Decker novels cause i found him a very likeable fellow, and even just to see how the story with Rina evolves. However i hope that the next ones are much better than this.
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Not one of Faye Kellermans best novels. It started promising then bombarded the reader with Deckers relationship with religion and ended up being like a religious manual. I couldn't finish this book.
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By Tyger2013 on 6 Feb 2014
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I usually enjoy Faye Kellerman but found that this particular book actually bored me. I think there is far too much Peter/Rina relationship and too little crime solving.
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Would have enjoyed it more if it had been printed properly. Words were missing replaced by repeats of the previous word of a sentence quite a few times. Obviously not a very good proof reader!
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