New Release Books by Faye Kellerman

Faye Kellerman is the author of The Hunt (2022), Lost Boys (2021), The Hunt (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 27) (2022), The Lost Boys (2021) and other 151 books.

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The Hunt

release date: Aug 23, 2022
The Hunt
Detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus return to Los Angeles when a kidnapping hits close to home—in this breathtaking new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. Peter and his partner, Detective Tyler McAdams, are thrown into an unsolved case and propelled into action when a body is found in the very woods where a man previously went missing in upstate New York. But that’s not the only crisis that Peter has to deal with. Teresa McLaughlin, the biological mother of Peter and his wife Rina’s foster son, Gabe, has fled to Los Angeles with her two children in tow, hoping to avoid a court injunction amid a messy divorce. But LA is no escape from her problems—she is found by ruthless men and beaten mercilessly. When she wakes, barely conscious, Teresa discovers that both of her children are gone and frantically calls Gabe for help. With his mother on the verge of death, Gabe contacts Peter and Rina, as well as his biological father, the notorious Christopher Donatti, a former hit man from a known criminal family who’s now a millionaire in Nevada. By bringing Donatti into the fray, Gabe, Peter, and Rina know they have made a deal with the devil—but they may not be able to recover the kids without him. As these unlikely allies rally to find the kidnappers before things end tragically, they race headlong toward an explosive confrontation from which no one will emerge unscathed...

Lost Boys

release date: Jan 12, 2021
Lost Boys
Faye Kellerman returns with an atmospheric, fast-paced mystery set in bucolic upstate New York, full of unexpected twists and turns that build to a shocking and surprising end—the latest thrilling entry in her New York Times bestseller Decker/Lazarus series. When Bertram Lanz goes missing from a local diner near Greenbury, the entire community of the small upstate New York town volunteers to search the surrounding woods. Bertram had been on a field trip with the staff and fellow residents of the Loving Care Home when he vanished. When no trace of the man is found, the disappearance quickly becomes an official missing persons case and is assigned to detectives Peter Decker and his partner Tyler McAdams. As their investigation deepens, the seasoned Decker becomes convinced that Bertram hadn’t lost his way but must have left with someone he knew. Soon Decker discovers that Elsie Schulung, a recently fired nurse who had worked at the home, seemed to be especially interested in Bertram. But answers prove elusive when Elsie disappears and human blood is found in her kitchen. These complications prove to be only the beginning. While combing the woods, searchers discover the remains of one of three young men who had vanished during a camping trip. And for Decker, personal problems are adding pressure as well. After a ten-year absence, the biological mother of Decker and Rina’s foster son, Gabriel, has suddenly appeared in New York, children in tow, wreaking emotional havoc on the young man. Juggling the personal and professional, a hot case and a cold case, Decker and McAdams race to find answers, sifting through cabinets of old files, a plethora of clues and evidence, and discouraging dead ends. As ongoing searches for Bertram and the campers’ missing remains continue, the frustrated detectives begin to wonder if the woods will ever give up its dark secrets...

The Hunt (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 27)

release date: Aug 23, 2022
The Hunt (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 27)
The latest book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

The Lost Boys

release date: May 13, 2021
The Lost Boys
The twenty-sixth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Walking Shadows

release date: Aug 28, 2018
Walking Shadows
Detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, risk life and limb to solve a pair of brutal murders that may be tied to a crime from more than twenty years ago in this intense and addictive mystery from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman. On a quiet suburban street in upstate Greenbury, New York, the brutally beaten body of a young man is discovered in the woods adjacent to an empty vacation home. Twenty-six-year-old Brady Neil a resident of the neighboring town of Hamilton, had no criminal record, few friends, worked full-time, and attended community college. But as Detective Peter Decker learns, the clean-cut kid is linked to the criminal world. When Brady was a baby, his father, Brandon Gratz, was convicted of robbing and killing the owners of a local jewelry store. While Gratz and his partner, Kyle Masterson, admitted to the robbery, they swore they left the owners, Glen and Lydia Levine, very much alive. The experienced detective knows there’s more to this homicide case than the records show. As he digs into Gratz’s past, Decker begins to suspect that the son’s murder may be connected to the father’s sins. Before he can put together the pieces, Decker finds out that one of Brady Neil’s friends, Joseph Boch—aka Boxer—has gone missing. Heading to Boch’s house with his temporary new partner, Hamilton PD cop Lenora Baccus, they discover a bloodbath. Who would savagely kill two innocent men—and why? Finding the answers will require all of Decker’s skill and knowledge, the help of his fellow Greenbury detectives, Tyler McAdams and Kevin Butterfield, and information gleaned from his wife Rina’s behind the scenes investigation to put all the pieces of this deadly puzzle together . . . and see justice done.

The Lost Boys (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 26)

release date: Jan 12, 2021
The Lost Boys (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 26)
The twenty-sixth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Killing Season Part 3

release date: Oct 17, 2017
Killing Season Part 3
In the final installment of New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman’s three-part series, the serial killer whom Ben has been searching for targets once again someone he loves… After Ro’s stint working part time at a hotel where scientists frequently stay, she manages to hack into their computer and retrieve a list of scientists’ and other lab employees’ names. When she gives the data to Ben, he’s floored that she’s gone to such lengths for him. Though the ice between them has melted, he knows he can’t get involved with Ro or anyone else again until he finds Ellen’s killer. He can’t afford the distractions. But he doesn’t realize just how close he’s come to the killer—or that the killer knows Ben is on to him—until he finds all of the tires on his car slashed after leaving the prom. Now Ben knows no one he loves is safe—not Ro, not his parents, not his teenage sister Hayley, or her best friend Lily who has a huge crush on him. With the stakes dangerously high, Ben knows he’s running out of time—and that his next chance at apprehending the killer may very well be his last…

Killing Season Part 2

release date: Oct 03, 2017
Killing Season Part 2
In the second installment of New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman’s three-part series, she continues the harrowing story of Ben Vicksburg’s relentless search to find the diabolical serial killer who murdered his sister and three other teenage girls… After Ben and Ro find the remains of Katie Doogan, they travel to Berkeley, California, to look into the abduction and murder of Julia Rehnquist and to see if they can discover any clues that link her homicide to that of his sister’s. In California, Ben discovers undeniable patterns used by the killer and starts to home in on his identity. But knowing what he does is not enough to bring a murderer to justice, The man is a government agent, hidden and well-protected, making it that much more difficult for Ben and Ro to find him. But just as the investigation stalls so does Ben’s love life when Ro makes an unforgivable mistake. Though Ro messed up, she’s convinced deep down Ben still loves her. Now the only way she knows how to prove to him that she still loves him is by continuing to search for the killer—on her own… Discover what happens in the conclusion of Killing Season, Part 3, as Ben and Ro finally come face to face with the killer.

Killing Season Part 1

release date: Sep 19, 2017
Killing Season Part 1
In the first installment of New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman’s three-part series, she spins the electrifying story of a teenaged boy on a quest to find the twisted serial killer who murdered his sister… Ben Vicksburg’s world was shattered forever when his sister Ellen went missing four years ago in the small town of River Remez, New Mexico. Ben was the one to discover her body in a shallow grave by the river’s edge on the first anniversary of her disappearance. On that day, he made a promise to Ellen that he would do whatever it took to find the monster who kidnapped and strangled her. Several years later, the police believe Ellen was the victim of a serial killer known as the Demon, but Ben isn’t convinced. As a math whiz, Ben is able to see patterns that don’t match. And when he researches other similar unsolved murders, he’s convinced the killer is still out there stalking more young girls. Though Detective Sam Shanks, the lead cop on the case, thinks Ben’s obsession has gone too far and warns him to back off, he refuses to give up. But when Ro Majors, the most popular girl in school, offers to help him, Ben not only finds an ally in the beautiful cheerleader he’s quickly falling hard for, but he also learns they share a bizarre coincidence that brings them closer together. As their search leads to the grisly discovery of the corpse of Katie Doogan, Ben becomes more desperate than ever to find this cunning, methodical killer before he strikes again. Find out what happens in Killing Season, Part 2, as the danger intensifies when Ben and Ro travel to California in their search to uncover a serial killer''s identity.

Killing Season Sneak Peek

release date: Sep 05, 2017
Killing Season Sneak Peek
A FREE SNEAK PEEK OF NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR FAYE KELLERMAN’S NEW THREE-PART SERIES— KILLING SEASON In this sneak peek to Killing Season, the new three-part series by New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman, a depraved killer has just buried the body of his first victim, fifteen-year-old Ellen Vicksburg. The crime sets off an obsession for the victim’s brother, Ben Vicksburg, as he embarks on a mission to find and bring his sister’s killer to justice—an unforgettable story of a brother, his family, the girl he falls in love with, and the promise he’s sworn to keep…no matter the cost. Look for Killing Season, Part 1, to learn what happens after Ro Majors uncovers Ben Vicksburg''s disturbing secrets—and how his dangerous investigation soon lures her in.

Bone Box

release date: Feb 28, 2017
Bone Box
In this thrilling chapter in Faye Kellerman’s bestselling series, Rina Lazarus makes a shocking discovery in the woods of her upstate New York community that leads her husband, police detective Peter Decker, through a series of gruesome, decades old, unsolved murders, pointing to a diabolical, serial killer who’s been hiding in plain sight. On a bright and crisp September morning, while walking a bucolic woodland trail, Rina Decker stumbles upon human remains once buried deep beneath the forest grounds. Immediately, she calls her husband, Peter, a former detective lieutenant with LAPD, now working for the local Greenbury Police. Within hours, a vista of beauty and tranquility is transformed into a frenetic crime scene. The body has been interred for years and there is scant physical evidence at the gravesite: a youthful skeleton, a skull wound and long dark strands of hair surrounding the bony frame. As Decker and his partner, Tyler McAdams, further investigate, they realize that they’re most likely dealing with a missing student from the nearby Five Colleges of Upstate—a well-known and well-respected consortium of higher learning where Rina works. And when more human remains are found in the same area, Decker and McAdams know this isn’t just a one-off murder case. Short-staffed and with no convenient entry into the colleges, Decker enlists Rina’s help to act as the eyes and ears of campus gossip. Winding their way through a dangerous labyrinth of steely suspects and untouchable academics, Decker, McAdams, and Rina race to protect their community from a psychopathic killer still in the area—and on the hunt for a fresh victim.

The Theory of Death

release date: Oct 27, 2015
The Theory of Death
Now living in upstate New York, former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker is plunged into a bizarre web involving academia, underworld crime, and calculating killers in this compulsive novel in New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman''s beloved Decker and Lazarus series. Former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker is relishing the quiet and slow pace of his new job with the Greenbury police department. The work is low stress and engaging, and it’s been almost a year since the last murder in this sleepy upstate New York town. Then the body of a nude man is found deep within the woods, shattering Decker’s peace. The death appears to be a suicide—a single shot to the head, the gun by his side. But until the coroner’s ruling, the scene must be treated as a suspicious crime. Without any personal effects near the body, Decker must dig to uncover his identity, a task made difficult by the department’s tight budget and limited personnel. Luckily, Decker gets some unexpected help when his friend and former Greenbury colleague Tyler McAdams calls, looking for a quiet place to study for his law finals. The investigation takes Decker and McAdams to Kneed Loft College, where they must penetrate the indecipherable upper echelons of mathematics and mathematical prodigies. Beneath the school’s rarified atmosphere they discover a sphere of scheming academics, hidden cyphers—and most dangerous of all—a realm of underworld crime that transforms harmless nerds into cold, calculating evil geniuses. It will take all of Decker’s experience and McAdams’s brains to penetrate enigmatic formulas and codes and solve a dark, twisted crime devised by some brilliant and depraved masterminds.

Murder 101 (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 22)

release date: Sep 02, 2014
Murder 101 (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 22)
The twenty-second book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Moon Music

release date: Apr 05, 2019
Moon Music
A gripping detective story set in Las Vegas from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

The Quality of Mercy

release date: Apr 05, 2019
The Quality of Mercy
A thrilling story set in Elizabethan London, from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Stalker (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 12)

release date: Mar 22, 2019
Stalker (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 12)
The twelfth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

The Beast

release date: Aug 06, 2013
The Beast
The professional and the personal intersect in treacherous ways in this compelling and eerie installment in Faye Kellerman''s thrilling New York Times bestselling Decker/Lazarus series Throughout his years with the LAPD, Peter Decker has handled a number of tough cases and strange killers. But few of his previous assignments compare to his latest case—the most bizarre of his storied career. When Hobart Penny is found dead in his apartment, the cops think that his pet cat—an adult female tiger—attacked the reclusive elderly billionaire. But it soon becomes clear that the beast that killed the eccentric inventor is all too human. Digging into the victim''s life, Decker and his colleagues, Detectives Marge Dunn and Scott Oliver, discover that Penny was an exceptionally peculiar man with exotic tastes, including kinky sex with call girls. Following a trail of clues that leads from a wildlife sanctuary in the San Bernardino Mountains to the wild nightlife of Las Vegas, the LAPD detectives are left juggling too many suspects and too few answers. To break open a case involving the two most primal instincts—sex and murder—Decker wrestles with a difficult choice. Should he turn to a man with expert knowledge of both, Chris Donatti, the dangerous man who also happens to be the father of Decker''s foster son, Gabriel Whitman, a boy not without his own problems? As their work and intimate worlds collide, Decker and his wife, Rina, find themselves facing tough questions. It just might be that family crises and work-related responsibilities prove too much for Decker''s career. A confluence of ordeals can stress even the most intact of families. And when all these shocking truths comes out, exactly how well will Decker and Rina cope, and survive?

The Forgotten (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 13)

release date: Mar 22, 2019
The Forgotten (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 13)
The thirteenth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Predator

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Predator
Detective Peter Decker and his wife Rina Lazarus have moved from the chaos of LA to the quiet beauty of upstate New York. But Decker''s new job is not exactly fulfilling, and his arrogant young partner is getting on his nerves. Just when he thinks he''s made a mistake, Decker is called to a break-in at the local cemetery. Then, a student at one of the exclusive local colleges is brutally murdered. The investigation draws Decker deep into a web of dark secrets, long-buried crimes and ruthless killers. Suddenly, the job is anything but boring, and Decker will have to draw on his vast experience to bring the truth to light.

Gun Games

release date: Jan 03, 2012
Gun Games
“[Kellerman] does for the American cop what P. D. James has done for the British mystery, lifting it beyond its genre.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “No one working in the crime genre is better.” —Baltimore Sun In Gun Games, the sensational Faye Kellerman once again showcases Peter Decker of the LAPD and Rina Lazarus, arguably the most popular husband and wife team in contemporary crime fiction. A rash of shocking adolescent suicides at an elite Los Angeles private school is at the heart of this gripping thriller that also focuses on the troubled teen Decker and Lazarus have brought into their home: Gabriel Whitman, the son of a psychopath. Herself one-half of one of noir fiction’s true “power couples”—along with her husband, acclaimed mystery writer Jonathan Kellerman—Faye Kellerman once again demonstrates how American police procedural writing is done to perfection with Gun Games.

Serpent’s Tooth (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 10)

release date: Mar 08, 2019
Serpent’s Tooth (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 10)
The tenth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Blood Games (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 20)

release date: Dec 08, 2011
Blood Games (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 20)
The twentieth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Sanctuary

release date: Jul 26, 2011
Sanctuary
A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Los Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Investigating detective Peter Decker is stumped—faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends. Then a second dealer is found murdered in Manhattan, catapulting Decker and his wife, Rina, into a twisted maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe . . . only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard.

The Ritual Bath (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 1)

release date: Mar 08, 2019
The Ritual Bath (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 1)
The first book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Walking Shadows (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 25)

release date: Aug 28, 2018
Walking Shadows (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series, Book 25)
An intense and addictive mystery you won’t want to miss! The twenty-fifth book in the hugely popular Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series from New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman

Justice

release date: Jul 26, 2011
Justice
It’s Prom Night . . . and the queen is dead. LAPD Homicide Detective Peter Decker and his wife and confidante Rina Lazarus have a daughter of their own. So the savage murder of a popular high school girl on prom night strikes home . . . very hard. The cruel and bizarre slaying of a beautiful teen leads Detective Decker into the dark heart of an exotic subculture: the seamy, sometimes violent world of Southern California’s rootless, affluent youth. But even the confession of a disturbed kid with cold “killer eyes” cannot soothe Decker’s inner torment. For he knows in his gut this crime goes much deeper and higher than anyone expects—and that true justice, brutal and com- plete, has yet to be done.

False Prophet

release date: Jul 26, 2011
False Prophet
LAPD Detective Peter Decker doesn’t know quite what to make of Lilah Brecht. The beautiful, eccentric spa owner and daughter of a faded Hollywood legend, Lilah was beaten, robbed, and raped in her own home—and claims to have psychic powers that enable her to see even more devastating events looming on the horizon. With his heart and mind on his pregnant young wife, Rina Lazarus, at home, Peter finds it hard to put much credence in the victim’s outrageous claims, or to become too deeply involved with her equally odd brothers and aging film star mom. But when Lilah’s dark visions turn frighteningly real, Decker’s world will be severely rocked—as the “false prophet’s” secrets and obsessions entrap the dedicated policeman . . . and point a killer toward Decker’s own vulnerable family.

Grievous Sin

release date: Jul 26, 2011
Grievous Sin
The birth of their baby girl has filled Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Detective Peter Decker, with joy mingled with sorrow, since complications have ensured that they can have no more children. But the situation is grim at the hospital, which has been devastated by severe budget cutbacks and staff shortages. And when a respected nurse vanishes along with a newborn from the nursery, Peter and Rina fear for the safety of their own precious child—especially when the missing nurse’s car is found at the bottom of a cliff . . . with a corpse inside. A most grievous sin has been committed. In pursuit of justice, Decker—with the help of his tough-as-nails partner, Madge, and an able assist from his teenage daughter Cindy—follows a twisted path that winds through a sinister maze of hospital politics, misplaced passions, and torturous mind games that can all too easily lead to murder.

Sacred and Profane

release date: Jan 25, 2011
Sacred and Profane
Los Angeles Police Detective Peter Decker had grown very close to Rina''s young sons, Sammy and Jake, as he had to their mother, and he looked forward to spending a day of his vacation camping with the boys. A nice reprieve from the grueling work of a homicide cop—until Sammy stumbles upon a gruesome sight . . . Two human skeletons, charred beyond recognition, are identified by a forensic dentist as teenage girls—and for Decker, the father of a sixteen-year-old daughter, vacation time is over. Throwing himself professionally and emotionally into the murder case, he launches a very personal investigation: a quest that pulls him deep into the crack dens of Hollywood Boulevard and painfully close to the children of the streets and a nightmare world he must make his own.
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