Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bone Box by Faye Kellerman – A Book Review

Latest Decker/Lazarus Novel by Faye Kellerman
 A Decker/Lazarus Novel

I just finished reading the latest Faye Kellerman novel starring the team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus.  Bone Box is the 24th book in the series which Kellerman began in 1986. 

Peter Decker, an LAPD homicide detective and his keen-witted beautiful wife, Rina Lazarus, have dazzled mystery fans as a riveting investigative duo for over 30 years. Through most of the series the action takes place in Los Angeles.  By the last 3 or 4 books, Peter has semi-retired and taken a job as a detective in a small Upstate New York area.  The town may be small, but it has its share of crimes to solve and keeps Peter and his partner, Tyler McAdams busy enough. 



Synopsis of Bone Box


One September morning, Rina takes a walk in the nearby woods and stumbles upon human remains once buried deep in the forest. Naturally, she immediately calls her husband, Peter, at  the local Greenbury Police Department. They discover that the skeleton is that of a young man who has been buried for at least ten years, thus there is almost no  physical evidence at the gravesite.  With further investigation, Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams soon realize they are probably dealing with a missing student from the nearby Five Colleges of Upstate.

It's not long before more human remains are found in the same area.  The rest of the bodies all appear to be college age women and the investigators suspect they will match up with some missing women from the colleges.  Decker and McAdams, along with Rina’s help, find a number of suspects among the academics at the colleges and it becomes increasingly apparent that the killer is still around.

This police mystery fiction story starring Peter and Rina, with a few side stories of their family and friends from earlier books, will thrill all Decker/Lazarus fans. 


Author Faye Kellerman



Faye Kellerman
Born in St. Louis in 1952, Faye is a mystery novel writer married to Jonathan Kellerman, also a fiction writer well known for his Alex Delaware novels. They have four children and oldest son, Jesse, is now a published author in his own right.

Faye Kellerman and her family are practicing Orthodox Jews and Faye's writing often deals with Jewish themes and characters, incorporating them into the framework of the traditional mystery.  I have found this fascinating. 

Enjoy Faye Kellerman's latest offering in Bone Box!







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Book review of Bone Box by:

Wednesday Elf







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18 comments:

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  2. I'm sure my mom has read all of her books and loves them!

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    1. Faye Kellerman is one of my favorite authors, Tracey. I've read (and own almost all) her books and most of the books written by husband Jonathan Kellerman. They husband/wife team have even written one book together. I enjoy hearing about other fans, like your mom, of these authors. Thanks for your visit.

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  3. It definitely sounds like a book that would keep me up all night! I am certain readers who love the world of law enforcement and solving crimes will love this book, in fact the entire series by Faye Kellerman. Excellent review Elf!

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    1. Thanks, Mouse. I know you are not a big fan of crime stories, even fictional ones such as these. But I think you would enjoy reading these. Peter & Rina are terrific together and always have an interesting way of solving crimes.

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    2. You can certainly never tell Elf! The Review This Contributors have me seeking out mystery books to read now. I might not be quite ready of scary, but I would never say never to a recommended book series. I do love to read great stories!

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  4. Sounds like an interesting police detective story, Pat.

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    1. It is, Brenda, as is the entire series starring Peter Decker and his wife, Rina. I've enjoyed them for years.

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  5. I like to read these kinds of books as long as they aren't too gory. I'll add them to my list of books I want to read.

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    1. Not gory at all, Barbara. I don't read those either. Just your regular murder mystery.

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  6. This is a book for my mother! She would enjoy this for sure. She loves crime mysteries. She has that "try to figure it out personality". Am always hesitant to buy her books because nine times out of ten she's read them. Hoping this is one she hasn't, as I am considering this one for her.

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    1. Barbara, if your mom likes crime mysteries, I'm sure she'd enjoy this book or any of the books in the Decker/Lazarus series. I'm currently rereading all my others in this now 24 book series. Love to follow Peter & Rina's adventures and watch their family grow, along with the police cases that need solving in each book.

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    2. Thanks Pat, I'll remember that and be sure to add it to my list of books for her

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  7. Sounds like something I'd enjoy, I know I've read Jonathan Kellerman books, but I'm not sure if I've read any of Faye's books yet.

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  8. oh yes! I enjoy Jonathan and Faye Kellerman books! always good!

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  9. Elf.... another book to add to my to-read list! It sounds like an interesting read!

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  10. I've read many of her husband's books. Sounds like it is time for me to explore the other half of the writing duo. The theme intrigues me. When I was a freshman in college, a girl went missing during my first week on campus. We were all terrified. This book is sure to take me back to that season in my life.

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