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Capital Crimes | [Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman]

Capital Crimes

Husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, both internationally best-selling authors, team up for a powerful one-two punch with Capital Crimes, a pair of original thrillers set in two cities rich in atmosphere: Berkeley and Nashville.
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Publisher's Summary

Husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, both internationally best-selling authors, team up for a powerful one-two punch with Capital Crimes, a pair of original thrillers set in two cities rich in atmosphere. The stories feature appearances by the authors' signature heroes: LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker and psychologist sleuth Dr. Alex Delaware.

My Sister's Keeper: Berkeley
Progressive state representative Davida Grayson fits in well with her Berkeley constituents. But some of Davida's views have made her unpopular elsewhere. Still, no one suspects that any buttons Davida might push could evoke deadly force.

But now Davida lies brutally murdered in her office, and Berkeley homicide detectives Will Barnes and Amanda Isis must unravel Davida's complex, surprising life in order to find her killer.

Music City Breakdown: Nashville
Baker Southerby, the son of musicians, was a child-prodigy performer. But something Baker won't talk about leads him to quit the honky-tonk circuit, become a Nashville cop, and never look back. His partner, Lamar Van Gundy, is a would-be studio bassist who never quite made the cut in Music City, and so instead earned himself a detective's badge. Now both men are members of the Nashville PD's elite Murder Squad, with a solid record for solves. But when they catch a homicide that's high-profile even for a city where musical celebrity is routine, their skills are tested. Jack Jeffries, a rock legend who cast aside personal demons and emerged from retirement to perform at a charity benefit, has been discovered in a ditch near the Cumberland River, his throat slashed.

Capital Crimes delivers riveting, psychologically resonant suspense, just what we've come to expect from two of the world's most successful crime writers.

©2006 Jonathan Kellerman and Faye Kellerman; (P)2006 Books on Tape

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    C. Anne Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 01-29-07
    C. Anne Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 01-29-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Mediocre but Hoye's read good"

    I'm inclined to agree with Laura from Tampa -- the narrator in "My Sister's Keeper", Carrington MacDuffie, was annoying. Her too-mannered reading got in the way sometimes, almost as if she was having trouble buying the story herself. And who could blame her? It was as if she were sometimes reading with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek!

    The first novella, regarding the killing of a radical lesbian politician, promised much and did not deliver. I wanted more momentum, fun, intensity and wit. This book was leaden with tedium, and in the end, the petty little murder by proxy, well, it made everyone in the book seem cheap, almost tawdry.

    The narrator for some weird reason gave the cop a southern drawl...and he was apparently from Sacramento. (But maybe I misunderstood this, I confess my mind wandered at times.)

    In contrast, David Rosenfelt's detective Andy Carpenter, read by Grover Gardner, seems like a real guy: a believably funny, sociable, all-too-human lawyer-sleuth. In Rosenfelt's books, I can accept improbable plots because he makes us care about even the minor players, they have relationships that count.

    Music City Breakdown was more enjoyable for me. I liked the music references that laced the story together. But mostly, I thought Stephen Hoye's reading was superb - the accents, he captured the tone, the mood, the personas, particularly, the Brooklyn cop, were very believable. He didn't overdo it, either. I think his reading made a very ordinary novella far more interesting than it would otherwise have been.

    Well, I've devoted too many words to these two ho-hum books. If you want a good mystery, download the Rosenfelt books instead of these. You will be glad you did!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 01-03-07
    LB in Dallas Dallas, Tx United States 01-03-07 Member Since 2002

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    "Not the Best But OK"

    This consists of 2 complete stories. The first was about a lesbian politition with an attitude who was murdered. It got a bit bizzare and hard to follow logically. It was also hard to sympathize with the protagonist. The second story was a bit better since a familiar charachter, Alex Delaware, was a bit player. More use could have been made of the Alex character. It was interesting to read about the struggling Nashville musician wanna be.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Tampa, FL, USA 01-15-07
    Laura Tampa, FL, USA 01-15-07
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    "Disappointing"

    I've ready and loved most books by these two writers. Capital Crimes was a major disappointment. The first story, My Sister's Keeper, was slow, boring and predictable. Also, the reader's voice was irritating. The second book, Music City Breakdown, was a bit more interesting but also predictable...both were stories surrounding a mysterious murder -- far from the thrillers these writers are known for. Also, the role of Alex Delaware was very weak, not at all like the original character and he doesn't play much of a role solving the mystery. The two detectives might be powerful if better developed. It seems like the Kellermans dashed out a quick book, or used other writers. This was a waste of my credits. I give it two stars only because the second story kept me a bit interested. Not worth buying.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Nampa, ID, USA 01-08-07
    Tracy Nampa, ID, USA 01-08-07
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    "So-So"

    Not the best work I've seen from these two authors.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert 10-28-14
    Robert 10-28-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Good story but dragged a little"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Capital Crimes to be better than the print version?

    n/a


    Would you recommend Capital Crimes to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure all Kellerman books are good to recommend


    What about Carrington Macduffie and Stephen Hoye ’s performance did you like?

    Good voices


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    It seemed weird that our usual character Alex Deleware played more of a cameo role than a starring one. I was a little disappointed in that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GeeBLate Knoxville, TN USA 08-15-12
    GeeBLate Knoxville, TN USA 08-15-12 Member Since 2000
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    "Not sure I like them writing together"

    Separately, I am a big fan of the works of both Jonathan Kellerman and his wife Faye Kellerman. I think I have read/listened to all of their books. I had a really hard time with this joint writing effort. It felt forced and artificial. I still like both authors, just not together.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnne AUSTIN, TX, United States 02-11-12
    JoAnne AUSTIN, TX, United States 02-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    What would have made Capital Crimes better?

    I devour Jonathan Kellerman books and took a chance on this. Female reader was VERY hard to listen to. Very slow as well. Thank God it was broken up into smaller stories. I only listened b/c I spent the money to download it. Back to Jonathan and no more Faye.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Different reader would have made the difference.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Carrington Macduffie and Stephen Hoye ’s performances?

    NEVER!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Storyline was fine.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri Hemet, CA, USA 02-18-08
    Sherri Hemet, CA, USA 02-18-08
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    "Keeps your interest"

    This is an easy read and keeps your interest. Not one of the best, but not bad either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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