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by Dennis Boutsikaris,Nancy McKeon,John Rubinstein,Roger Rees,Lindsay Crouse,Theodore Bikel,Faye Kellerman

Free eBook The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights download ISBN: 1594832153
Author: Dennis Boutsikaris,Nancy McKeon,John Rubinstein,Roger Rees,Lindsay Crouse,Theodore Bikel,Faye Kellerman
Publisher: Hachette Audio; Abridged edition (August 21, 2006)
Language: English
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies
Size MP3: 1860 mb
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Rating: 4.7
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McKeon, John Rubinstein, Roger Rees, Lindsay Crouse, Theo Bikel. is given a raucous interpretation by Lindsay Crouse and Nancy McKeon

by Faye Kellerman Read by Dennis Boutsikaris, Nancy McKeon, John Rubinstein, Roger Rees, Lindsay Crouse, Theo Bikel. The story, which Kellerman wrote with her two young daughters, is given a raucous interpretation by Lindsay Crouse and Nancy McKeon. The outstanding chiller, written by Kellerman with her son, a playwright, combines family and evil.

By (author) Faye Kellerman, Read by Dennis Boutsikaris, Read by Nancy McKeon, Read by John Rubinstein, Read by Roger Rees, Read by Lindsay Crouse, Read by Theodore Bikel.

Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris, Nancy McKeon, John Rubinstein, Roger Rees .

Narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris, Nancy McKeon, John Rubinstein, Roger Rees, Lindsay Crouse, Theodore Bikel. You have this audiobook. Compiled at last in one volume, the pieces in this book feature new introductions by the author and contribute to a unique, compelling portrait of one of America's top masters of suspense. A must-have collection for all mystery fans, The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights showcases how ordinary everyday experiences can be the genesis of extraordinary tales that unveil the darkest sins and secrets of the human heart.

Faye Kellerman, Dennis Boutsikaris. Faye Kellerman, Theodore Bikel. ISBN: 0759566976 (ISBN13: 9780759566972).

Read by Dennis Boutsikaris. Read by John Rubinstein. Read by Theodore Bikel. Read by Nancy McKeon. Read by Lindsay Crouse. From New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman comes an extraordinary anthology of her best short writing. Genre: Fiction, Fiction.

The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights

The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights. New York Times bestselling author Kellerman delivers a riveting collection of 14 crime and mystery short stories-plus four bonus tales-compiled for the first time in one volume. Reading now. Until Trevor.

A must-have book for Faye Kellerman's many fans. The collection contains:One ed short mystery,"The Garden of Eden", featuring Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, who investigate the death of a next-door neighbourTwo Decker-Lazarus short mysteries:"Bull's Eye", the debut of Cindy Decker; and"A Woman Of Mystery", in which Rina Lazarus, aided by Peter Decker, solves the mystery of a student with missing memoryNine. crime/mystery short stories, including"Mummy And Jack", which Faye co-wrote with her son, JesseAnd several bonus short.

Written by Faye Kellerman, Audiobook narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris, Nancy McKeon. The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights. Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris,Nancy McKeon.

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A collection of short crime tales features the partnership of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus and include three previously unpublished works, as well as two essays drawn from the author's personal life, in a collection that includes "The Garden of Eden," "Bull's Eye," "A Woman of Mystery," and "Mummy and Jack." Simultaneous.
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Faye Kellerman's novels of crime and psychological turmoil have earned a permanent spot on my reading shelves, albeit I've noticed a general slide towards a flat, repetitive style in the last few novels. But now she is taking a slightly different turn with this collection of short stories from throughout her career.

Several of her stories feature her most popular characters, those of Peter Decker, and his wife, Rina Lazarus. Others feature historical figures, characters on the edge, and all sorts of human nature. There isn't any sort of linking theme here, just that they are stories by Kellerman, and several either co-written with or inspired by her children or husband. And as usual with short story collections, several are downright creepy, a few are very good, and one or two fall short of the mark.

The Garden of Eden

This one, and the next three, are stories that feature the Deckers, a married, Orthodox Jewish couple that are very real, and good to read about. In this one, Rina and Peter have a problem at home when Rina's indoor gardening starts to get out of hand. Mixed in with this is the death of an elderly friend that has hints of foul-play and a stash of money that is missing. How both problems are resolved is done with Kellerman's deft hand at suspense.

Open House

A dead body turns up in a vacant home, and it's up to Decker and his officers to puzzle out the how and why. It's a sordid little tale of a man who gets caught with his pants down and the girlfriend is getting a little too annoying. While it's a simplistic tale, I was glad to see more of the policemen that Decker gets to work with.


This one features Decker's daughter, Cindy, who is a chip off the old block when it comes to solving crimes. This time, the murder is particularly close when one of Cindy's instructors at the police academy is gunned down in front of witnesses. But the question is who and why. Kellerman kept this one from getting too stale by tucking in a twist or two, and it's a good, tight story, perfect for your coffee break.

A Woman of Mystery

This is one of the saddest stories that I've read in a long time. Rina has an encounter with a young, troubled woman without a name or past, and it's a tale that will make all of us wonder how far we should visit the sins of the past onto the future.

The Stalker

For every woman who has been the victim of an abusive relationship, this one is sweet, sweet revenge. While I wouldn't recommend being this drastic, it's certainly soul-satisfying.

Mummy and Jack

Cowritten with her son, Jesse, Kellerman takes on the old Jack the Ripper story, but this time with a twist or two that makes it unique. And actually, it's not too bad.


Told in first person, this is a tale to make your blood run cold at a teenage girl who's bored with her life, and decides to make mischief. The body count rises, the sins are unthinkable, and it's one of those stories that makes you wish you didn't read it. Not that it's bad, it's just that horrifying.


A female private eye takes on a case that looks simple enough -- find a cleaning woman who has vanished over several days, and the employer is concerned. There's always a deeper motive, of course, and this one turns into a question of poverty and morality over a diamond ring.

Tendrils of Love

If this tale doesn't turn you off of internet chat rooms, nothing will. There's all sorts of reasons for a woman to turn up dead in a quiet backwater in Missouri. How it all fits together is the appeal of this one.

Malibu Dog

We all know them. The neighbor with the dog. The monsterous fanged horror of both the canine and human species that has turned your little slice of paradise into an absolute hell. But as with all Kellerman stories this one has a twist.

The Back Page

It's a cute story on an old urban legend, but I found it to be a little too much. Set in a newspaper, it's the story about a reporter who always seems to be first on the spot.

Mr. Barton's Head Case

It's a tale of true love, between a man and his car. This is one of those stories that makes me wish that Kellerman used more humor in her full length novels, as when she does it, she is very good at it indeed. This one was also based on one of the more interesting bits of lore out of the Bible, updated for the modern age.

Holy Water

More humor here about a rabbi who is kidnapped during Purim in a clash of corporate giants. It's a cute tale, and it made me chuckle a bit.

Free Parking

There isn't any crime in this one, just a cozy tale of elderly women and a youngster gathered together for a family ritual of playing Monopoly.

The Luck of the Draw

Kellerman co-wrote this with her daughters for an anthology. It's an ok story, but it's such a painfully 'goody-goody' tale that I had a hard time taking it seriously.

Small Miracles

This one is a recounting of an actual event in Kellerman's life involving her mother and her children. Just a few pages long, it's still a treat.

The Summer of My Womanhood

This one is a story about Kellerman herself, working in the family business. I found it to particularly poignant and wonderful to read. It made wading through all of the other stories worth it to get to this point.

Each story comes with an introduction, where Kellerman talks about what influenced her to write the story, and some of the underlaying themes and ideas. It's a nice touch, and it helps to understand where a writer can get their ideas and topics in both fiction and non-fiction. As a collection showcasing Kellerman's talent, it's not bad, but I would only suggest it to those who are already fans of her work, and it wouldn't make that good of an introduction to her work. For that, I would recommend her earlier Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus novels.

Overall, about four stars. While mystery fans will enjoy it the most, the final stories in the collection are accessable to anyone and are very heartfelt.

This group of short novels filled in the gaps of the Decker's story. For example, Rina suddenly developed a green thumb and there was no prior hint of this inclination. There was also a discussion of her inheritence of some valuable paintings (I think these incidents both occurred in Hangman. These short stories explain this and it makes sense. Obviously because they are short, there is little time to devote to character development or complex cases. But if you are already familiar with Peter and Rina, you already know what you need to to enjoy these stories.
I had not read any of these stories before and thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was interesting to learn more about one of my favorite authors, simply by reading more of her work.
A wonderful and enjoyable collection of short stories. Faye Kellerman is as sensitive as she is insightful in regards to her characters. I enjoy all her books and wait patiently for her next novel.
I was at first a little hesistant to get this but I did and it was a wonderful read. I laughed out loud on parts of it. I highly recommend this.
Some of the stories were very good, others boring. I love Faye Kellerman, but felt like I was reading her grade school English class paper.
I totally enjoy Kellerman's Decker/Lazarus book. Was tempted by a book of short stories. Guess what, these stories are GREAT.
I enjoyed this book very much - it was a tight, exciting, well-coordinated plot with engaging and life-like characters. Definitely a great read!