The Resource Walking shadows, Faye Kellerman

Walking shadows, Faye Kellerman

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Walking shadows
Title
Walking shadows
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Faye Kellerman
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eng
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Greenbury, New York. The brutally beaten body of a young man is discovered in the woods adjacent to an empty vacation home. Brady Neil had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. When Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store. Decker begins to suspect that the son's murder may be connected to the father's sins. When one of Brady Neil's friend goes missing, Decker and his temporary new partner, Hamilton PD cop Lenora Baccus, discover a bloodbath. With the help of the Greenbury detectives, Decker is determined to see justice done. -- adapted from jacket
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  • As series fans know, Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, left L.A. and enjoy their semi-retirement in the college town of Greenbury, New York. The murder of 26-year-old Brady Neil is a rare homicide for the small-town police department where Decker now works. Brady was the son of one of the men arrested for a jewelry-store robbery 20 years earlier. More murders follow, with more ties to the jewelry-store robbery. All the while, the chief of police who handled the case back then is less than forthcoming about the connected crimes and abruptly pulls his own police-officer daughter off the case. Decker continues to enjoy his role as perpetual mentor, offering support to every young cop he meets. Rina is visiting her mother in Florida for most of the book, so those who relish the couple’s warm relationship will have to wait for the next installment. Still, another solid entry in a long-running and always-popular series. -- Karen Keefe (Reviewed 8/1/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 22, p38)
  • The bludgeoning murder of Brady Neil, a 26-year-old electronics store employee, drives bestseller Kellerman’s formulaic 25th novel featuring Peter Decker, a police detective in Greenbury, N.Y., who has spent most of his career in L.A., and his wife, Rina Lazarus (after 2017’s Bone Box). Since the victim lived in the neighboring town of Hamilton, Decker needs to cooperate with the Hamilton police chief, which means his reluctantly accepting the assignment of the chief’s spoiled daughter, Lennie Baccus, to the case. A former Philadelphia PD officer, Lennie used to work for Decker’s detective sergeant daughter in that city—a contrivance that serves no particular purpose. When Decker learns that Neil’s father was doing time for a double homicide, he probes whether the bludgeoning was somehow connected with those murders. Some banter between Decker and Lazarus in praise of Kellerman’s husband and fellow author, Jonathan, and his creation, psychologist Alex Delaware, may strike some readers as too cutesy. Still, series fans will enjoy spending time in the company of old friends. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed 06/18/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 25, p)
  • An unwelcome discovery on the grounds of an empty house brings Detective Peter Decker, who retired from the LAPD, to the allegedly quiet town of Greenbury, New York, up against a criminal plot that stretches back 20 years. The thrill-seeking kids who smashed seven mailboxes on Canterbury Lane admit under questioning that they found the body of Brady Neil in the yard of an absent vacationer before Decker did but insist they didn't kill him even though he also seems to have been attacked with a baseball bat. Since Decker's not about to credit the punks with either the animus or the enterprise to have clubbed Brady to death, he has to look elsewhere. And there are so many places to look that Decker's soon ruefully observing, "Sometimes crimes have too few pieces to solve. I have too many." Brady's father, Brandon Gratz, has been in prison for 20 years for robbing and killing jewelers Lydia and Glen Levine. New evidence suggests that Brandon, though clearly a lowlife, may have been innocent and that at least some of the cops in neighboring Hamilton may have known it. As he digs deeper for evidence, Decker has to walk a narrow line between antagonizing the current Hamilton police chief, Victor Baccus, whose department has access to information Decker needs, and serving as his lackey by putting his daughter, Officer Lenora Baccus, on the case. Fortunately, Lennie turns out to be an excellent detective. Unfortunately, as soon as she starts to get results, her father abruptly pulls her off. Decker continues working anyway. So does Lennie, setting up a charged relationship that's the headline story here. As usual, Kellerman (Killing Season, 2017, etc.) is more interested in the big scenes than in the cartilage that binds them together. The result is a methodical procedural whose method is to look everywhere, ask everything, and deal with the inevitable disappointment when the pieces just refuse to come together. (Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10685182
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YDX
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Kellerman, Faye
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.E3864
LC item number
W35 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
A Decker/Lazarus novel
Series volume
[book 25]
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  • Decker, Peter
  • Lazarus, Rina
  • Decker, Peter
  • Lazarus, Rina
  • Police
  • Police spouses
  • Murder
  • New York (State)
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Police
  • Police spouses
  • New York (State)
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Walking shadows, Faye Kellerman
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http://www.fayekellerman.net/
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ocn987038719
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780062424983
Lccn
2018117236
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)987038719
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Walking shadows, Faye Kellerman
Link
http://www.fayekellerman.net/
Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987038719
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780062424983
Lccn
2018117236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987038719

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