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Mercedes Coffin, The | Kellerman, Faye | Signed First Edition Book


 
THE MERCEDES COFFIN by Faye Kellerman
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First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. August 2008 NY: William Morrow ISBN 9780061227332
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MERCEDES COFFIN, THE by Faye Kellerman - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK

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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. There is no obvious connection, but the case is eerily similar to Little's and Genoa feels the time is right to close Dr. Ben's case once and for all—offering the L.A.P.D. a substantial financial "incentive" if justice is finally served for Little.

Lieutenant Peter Decker resents having to commit valuable manpower to a fifteen-year-old open case simply because a rich woman says "Jump!" Still, the recent murder of Primo Ekerling does bear a disturbing resemblance to Little's case, even though two thug suspects are currently behind bars for the Ekerling murder. Decker can't help but wonder about a connection. His first phone calls are to the two primary investigators in the Little case, retired detectives Calvin Vitton and Arnie Lamar. Lamar is cooperative, but Vitton is not only reluctant to talk, he winds up dead of a suspicious suicide twelve hours later. Plunging into this long-buried murder, Decker discovers that even though the two slayings are separated by a decade and a half, there is still plenty of greed, lust, and evil to connect the dots.

Decker's team of top investigators not only includes his favorite homicide detectives, Scott Oliver and Marge Dunn, but also his newly minted Hollywood detective daughter, Cindy Kutiel, whose help proves to be invaluable. His wife, Rina Lazarus, continues to be his backbone of support, offering a cool, rational outlook despite her growing concern for her husband's welfare and safety. Rina's worries and fears begin to build at a fevered pitch as past and present collide with a vengeance, catapulting an unsuspecting Peter Decker closer and closer to the edge of an infinite dark abyss.

A relentlessly gripping tale spun by a master, Faye Kellerman's The Mercedes Coffin races through a dangerous urban world of fleeting fame and false dreams, making heart-pumping hairpin turns at each step of a terrifying journey, where truth and justice are fine lines between life and death.

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The Mercedes Coffin / Mystery April 25, 2010
Reviewer: M. CLEMENT from COLLEGE STATION, TX United States  
This is the 17th novel in the. Decker and  Lazaris series.  Fans of the series will want to include this in their collection. A grown-up nerd billionaire, Genoa Greeves, approaches the LAPD and offers a huge charitable donation if they solve a 15 year-old unsolved murder of the only teacher that was ever nice to her. The reason for the 7-figure offer is that Genoa reads about a recent murder that is eerily similar to the murder of her former teacher. Decker has to follow orders and has been told to give the case first priority. Decker works hard to make the connection between the two cases. The Hollywood division has 2 punks in jail for the recent murder of music producer Eckerling. What prompts suspicion is when one of the original detectives is found dead of an unconfirmed suicide after Decker had requested an interview. Kellerman fans will enjoy the update of the famiy relationships, but this is not for readers unfamiliar with the series.

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