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Murder 101: A Decker/Lazarus Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Faye Kellerman

Narrated By: Richard Ferrone

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: September 2014

Duration: 13 hours 18 minutes


New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman's beloved Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York—and find themselves entangled in deception, intrigue, and murder in an elite, picturesque college town.
As a detective lieutenant with the LAPD, Peter Decker witnessed enough ugliness and chaos for a lifetime. Now he and his spirited wife, Rina Lazarus, are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children, grandchildren, and their foster son, Gabe.
But working for the Greenbury Police Department isn't as fulfilling as Decker hoped. While Rina has adapted beautifully to their new surroundings, Decker is underwhelmed and frustrated by his new partner, Tyler McAdams, a former Harvard student and young buck with a bad attitude. Just when he thinks he's made a mistake, Decker is called to an actual crime—a possible break-in at the local cemetery.
The call seems like a false alarm until it's discovered that a mausoleum's stunning Tiffany panels have been replaced by forgeries. Soon the case escalates into murder: a co-ed at an exclusive consortium of liberal-arts colleges is brutally slaughtered. Poking into the hallowed halls of academia to find a killer, Decker and McAdams are drawn deep into a web of nasty secrets, cold-case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport.
Suddenly Decker's job is anything but boring, and the case might be too much to handle for a sleepy town that hasn't seen a murder for nearly a quarter century. Decker will need to use every bit of his keen mind, his thirty years of experience as a homicide cop, and much-appreciated help from family and old friends to stop a callous killer and uncover a cabal so bizarre that it defies logic.


  • Joan J.

    Great box and great narrator.

  • Anonymous

    I have enjoyed faye Kellerman's books, but this one was not up to her standards. I found that it is was too unrealistic in the factual elements to be believeable. There were real towns and cities and fake towns and cities. I would preferred them to be all made up or all real. The reader is supposed to understand geography that is not realistic. There is a vehicle described that is supposed to be a real model van, made by hyundai -Hyundai does not make a van! This inconsistency ruined much of the book .

  • paul roberts

    Excellent characters, however the ending to the mystery seemed to be a bit contrived. The involvement of the deceives wife was not very believable.

  • Wyndy Walter

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters had a great sense of humor and I enjoyed the set and time. Keep them coming.

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