The Mercedes Coffin (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #17)

The Mercedes Coffin (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series #17)

by Faye Kellerman
3.8 36

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Mercedes Coffin 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Nose_In_A_Book_Grandma More than 1 year ago
Peter Decker gets a nudge from his boss to solve a cold case involving the execution style killing of a much loved school counselor, Dr. Ben who was stuffed in the trunk of a Mercedes. Meanwhile a former geek student that Dr. Ben encouraged while in high school has made it big. After reading about a similar slaying, she decides to see if the original case could be related and solved. She will give the financially strapped LAPD a 7 figure financial incentive to solve Dr. Ben's case, Decker who has enough to do, assigns most of the work to associates, Scott and Marge. Who had motive to kill this great guy who seemingly had not an enemy in the world is a real challenge for the detectives. He does get some help from his daughter Cindy who is also in police work. This, like all of Faye Kellerman's books is a tight, page turning read. If you like crime stories, you're going to love Faye Kellerman. She has written some twenty plus books, many of the Decker Lazarus series, and I recommend that you start with her first the Ritual Bath and read all of them.
pisces317 More than 1 year ago
This the first Faye Kellerman book I have read and I was very disappointed. The begining of the plot was very interesting. However, there are so many characters introduced that it is hard to keep track of them. Much of the book is devoted to the detectives discussing different motives and scenarios. Soon all of the conversation starts to sound the same. I pushed through hoping the end would justify the initial time spent. It turns out the ending was the worst part. It seemed as though the author got bored and just decided to wrap it up with out tying in many of the details. In fact, I would say that the ending was just plain lazy. Many people have written that Faye Kellerman is a great writer even though this wasn't her best work. I'll probably give her another chance but it will be awhile before I can shake the "time wasted" feeling that this book gave me.
tj3720 More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading a book by this author. I'm going to read another book by this author even though this book was very diffucult to follow. I like the concept , however there were so many characters i kept finding myself going backwards in the book to keep it all together. the plot was creative but way too complicated. I am a fan of book series and repeat characters, im sure other books in this series will be great as Idid enjoy the main cast of characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always love the Faye Kellerman stories with Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus! I can't say I have been disappointed in her stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Billionaire Genoa Greeves believes that the LAPD should solve the fifteen year old excution style murder of her favorite teacher Bennett Little-especialy now that Hollywood music producer Primo Ekerling has been slain in an eerily similar manner:shot and stuffed in the trunk of his Mercedes-Benz Lieutenant Peter Decker resents having to commit valuable manpower to a cold case simply because a rich women says "jump!" But when a primary investigator in the Little case, now retired, suspiciously commits sucide hours after he and Decker talk, the dective realizes something evil's connecting the dots in two murders separated by a decade and a half. Wife Rina Lazarus offers a cool, rational outlook, as always, despite her growing concern for her husbands welfare- as past and present collide with a vengence, catapulting Decker ever closer to the edge of an infinate dark abyss
BCRedhead More than 1 year ago
Each book is a entity unto itself--no two are alike. I love that!!! I will be purchasing more of her books.
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Starling3 More than 1 year ago
The Decker/Lazarus mysteries never disappoint. Kellerman keeps the plot moving forward at a fast pace. I was disappointed that this book, as did the previous, left out many details of Decker's family life. Rina is spending too much time in the kitchen and not enough helping her husband! Look out for an appearance of a villian who continues to haunt the Deckers - - I am looking forward to seeing if he resurfaces in a future adventure. Fans of the series won't be disappointed.
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