Decker / Lazarus

34 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 8,190 ratings

The Ritual Bath Publisher's Summary

Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.

The crime was called in by Rina Lazarus, and Decker is relieved to discover that she is a calm and intelligent witness. She is also the only one in the sheltered community willing to speak of this unspeakable violation. As Rina tries to steer Decker through the maze of religious laws, the two grow closer. But before they get to the bottom of this horrendous crime, revelations come to light that are so shocking that they threaten to come between the hard-nosed cop and the deeply religious woman with whom he has become irrevocably linked.

©1986 Faye Kellerman (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Ritual Bath

    • The First Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 719
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 716

    Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report. Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Read

    • By Eva Gannon on 08-21-08

    Regular price: $13.68

  • Book 2

    • Sacred and Profane

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 298

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this book and this series!

    • By Kathi on 04-17-16

    Regular price: $13.68

  • Book 3

    • Milk and Honey

    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitch Greenberg
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    In the silent pre-dawn city hours - alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, the woman he loves, 3,000 miles away in New York - L.A.P.D. detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered in blood that is not his. It is a sobering discovery, and a perplexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl. Obsessed more deeply by this case than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Milk and Honey - Faye Kellerman

    • By Heather B. - Reviewer at Smut Matters on 06-25-13

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  • Book 4

    • Day of Atonement

    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitch Greenberg
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 301
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Peter Decker of the L.A.P.D. never dreamed he'd be spending his honeymoon with his new wife, Rina Lazarus, in an Orthodox Jewish enclave in Brooklyn, New York or that a terrible event would end it so abruptly. But a boy has vanished from the midst of this close-knit religious community, a troubled youth fleeing the tight bonds and strictures he felt were strangling him. The runaway, Noam, is not traveling alone. A killer has taken him under his wing to introduce Noam to a savage world of blood and terror.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Early book, but not her best

    • By karen on 01-11-16

    Regular price: $13.68

  • Book 5

    • False Prophet

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 184
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    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....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Predictable story line and boring

    • By JMM177 on 10-13-18

    Regular price: $39.92

  • Book 6

    • Grievous Sin

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 397
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 330

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Shallow plot, dragged out

    • By Brenda on 07-04-12

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 7

    • Sanctuary

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 323
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 264

    A diamond dealer and his entire family have mysteriously disappeared from their sprawling Las Angeles manor, leaving the estate undisturbed and their valuables untouched. Investigating detective Decker is stumped - faced with a perplexing case riddled with dead ends. Then a second dealer is found murdered in Manhatten, catapulting Decker and his wife, Rina, into a heartstopping maze of murder and intrigue that spans the globe... only to touch down dangerously in their own backyard.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A "Diamond" of a book

    • By Ella on 11-11-12

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 8

    • Justice

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 218

    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 complete, has yet to be done.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story but Not Typical of the Series

    • By Carol on 03-10-12

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 9

    • Prayers for the Dead

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 196

    The brutal murder of Dr. Azor Sparks in an alley behind a restaurant is greeted with public outrage and a demand for swift, sure justice. But the investigation into the well-known surgeon's death is raising too many questions and providing too few answers for homicide detective Lieutenant Peter Decker. , for example, would the family of a man so beloved respond to his slaying with more surprise than grief? And what linked a celebrated doctor with strict fundamentalist beliefs to a gang of outlaw bikers?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dated!

    • By Simone on 01-19-16

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 10

    • Serpent's Tooth

    • A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    A man walks into a trendy Los Angeles restaurant - a disgruntled ex-employee with an automatic weapon - and seconds later, thirteen people are dead and thirty-two more have been wounded. It is a heinous act of mass slaughter that haunts Homicide Detective Peter Decker. But, though eyewitnesses saw only the lone gunman - who apparently took his own life after his bloody work was done - evidence suggests more than one weapon was fired.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • The narrator ruined this

    • By Dahlia on 08-15-18

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 11

    • Jupiter's Bones

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Once, Dr. Emil Euler Ganz was a preeminent astrophysicist with a world-renowned reputation. But then he vanished without any warning to his family or colleagues. Fifteen years later, he reappeared as "Father Jupiter", the founder and charismatic leader of the scientific cult, The Order of the Rings. And now he's dead - a vial of sleeping pills and an empty bottle of vodka standing near his lifeless body.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good listeni

    • By Sharon McCall on 06-19-15

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 12

    • Stalker

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel, Book 12
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    Cynthia Decker became a cop against her father, Peter Decker's, wishes. But police work is in her blood, and she's determined to make it on her own -- even now, when her razor sharp instincts for danger are telling her that something is very wrong... The signs are impossible to ignore: things being moved around in her apartment, the destruction of personal effects. But it's a harrowing trip down a dark canyon road that confirms Cindy's worst fears. Someone fiendishly relentless, and with decidedly evil intentions, is stalking her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cindy's a Twit

    • By Simone on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 13

    • The Forgotten

    • A Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Novel
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    Rina Lazarus and her husband, LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Peter Decker, are shocked by an outrage that cuts close to the spiritual heart of their family. Rina's small storefront synagogue has been desecrated with anti-Semitic graffiti and grisly Nazi death camp photographs. The alleged perpetrator is 17-year-old Ernesto Golding, a "rich kid" obsessed with haunting suspicions about the origins of his Polish paternal grandfather.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Overall

    • By Tarango on 05-21-14

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 14

    • Stone Kiss

    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: George Guidall, Julia Gibson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Murder hits close to home as the brother-in-law of Decker’s half-brother is found dead in a seedy hotel room. Missing from the scene is the dead man’s 15 year-old-niece. Pete finds the girl in the last place anyone would think to look, and soon devastating family secrets emerge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Series Shifts Gears

    • By Carol on 05-30-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 15

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  • Book 16

    • The Burnt House

    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 735
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    A small commuter plane carrying 47 passengers crashes into an apartment building, and LAPD Lieutenant Peter Decker works overtime to calm rampant fears. But a grisly mystery lives inside the plane's wreckage: the unidentified bodies of four extra travelers. And there is no sign of an airline employee who was supposedly on the catastrophic flight.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Recommended for Faye Kellerman Fans

    • By Audiophile on 08-19-07

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Burnt House (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)

    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An explosive new thriller from the bestselling Faye Kellerman, featuring the return of LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. A plane crashes in unexplained circumstances and the mystery deepens when police investigate. The owners know nothing of the four bodies found in the wreckage. So who are these unidentified passengers? But the biggest question of all comes from a husband frantic with worry. His wife was supposed to be on the plane - but never boarded it.

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 17

    • The Mercedes Coffin

    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 406
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 134

    Billionaire genius Genoa Greeves never got over the shocking death of her favorite teacher, Bennett "Dr. Ben" Alston Little, murdered execution-style and stuffed into the trunk of his Mercedes-Benz. No arrests were ever made, no killer charged for the brutal crime. Fifteen years later, the high-tech CEO reads about another execution-style murder; this time the victim is a Hollywood music producer named Primo Ekerling.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful people - Decker and his wife and family

    • By CBDC on 08-20-08

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Cold Case (also known as The Mercedes Coffin)

    • Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers
    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An investigation of an 18 year old cold case re-awakens spine-chilling secrets in the riveting new thriller from Faye Kellerman, featuring LA detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. The savage murder of beloved teacher Bennett Little shocked a community and baffled police. That his killer was never caught has haunted one of his pupils in particular, the gifted but shy Genoa Greeves. Eighteen years later, software billionaire Genoa reads of a similar carjacking and murder in Hollywood.

    Regular price: $16.77

  • Book 18

    • Blindman's Bluff

    • By: Faye Kellerman
    • Narrated by: Mitchell Greenberg
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    LAPD homicide detective Peter Decker and his wife, Rina Lazarus, will be blindsided by a brutal multiple murder in this twisting tale of suspense from New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good enough

    • By CBDC on 09-24-09

    Regular price: $28.51

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