Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman
Decker / Lazarus Novels Book 22
It's rare that this far into a series the author has been able to keep up the tone and intensity the drew me to it in the first place. This latest installment takes Lazarus and Decker into a new life of retirement in upstate New York. Decker is a little at loose ends as he adjusts to life as a detective in a small town police department compared to being with the LAPD. A seemingly small crime involving theft from a mausoleum evolves into a whodunit murder mystery crossing across state lines and social boundaries. The change of scenery helps add new depth to these well loved characters and I enjoyed the cameos from their extended family as well. As always you learn about art, history and religion without even realizing it. Highly recommended.