Book Reviews of The Butcher's Theater

The Butcher's Theater
The Butcher's Theater
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780345460677
ISBN-10: 0345460677
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 640
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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They call the ancient hlls of Jerusalem the butcher's theater. Here, upon this bloodstained state, a faceless killer performs his violent specialty. The first to die brutally is a girl. She is drained of blood, then carefully bathed and shrouded in white. Precisely one week later, a second victim is found.

From the sacred Wailing Wall to monasteries where dark secrets are cloistered, from black-clad Bedouin enclaves to labyrinthine midnight alleys, veteran police inspector Daniel Sharavi and his crack team plunge deep into a city simmering with religious and political passions to hunt for a murderer whose insatiable taste for bloodshed could destroy the delicate balance on whihch Jerusalem's very survival depends.
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The best of Kellerman in this one.
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A departure from the standard Kellerman. He introduces Daniel Sharavi, an Israeli detective and a multi-ethnic team of investigators in the ancient city of Jerusalem. Sharavi will show up later in L.A.
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Early Jonathan Kellerman. A suspenseful tale of murder in Jerusalem.
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Another interesting book by Kellerman
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I think this was Kellerman's third novel. It is long, at 628 pages of very small font. Quite a bit of Israeli history woven into a good whodoneit thriller.
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A fantastic read.
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Ties in nicely with a lot of the middle east stuff going on now
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This was a great read.
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Another great mystery by Jonathan Kellerman! Fantastic descriptions of Israel. Very intense and bloody.
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One of Kellerman's best.
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A gripping psychological thriller about an Israeli homicide detective's pursuit of a serial killer preying on young Palestinian women in Jerusalem before the worsening tensions cause the Muslim, Jewish & Christian communities of the city explode.
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A gripping psychological thriller about a detective's pursuit of a serial killer preying on young women in Jerusalem before the worsening tensions cause the Muslim, Jewish & Christian communities of the city explode.

They call the ancient hills of Jerusalem the butcher's theater. A faceless killer performs his violent specialty: The first to die brutally is a fifteen-year-old girl. She is drained of blood, then carefully bathed and shrouded in white. Precisely one week later, a second victim is found. From the sacred Wailing Wall to the monasteries, from black-clad bedouin enclaves to labyrinthine midnight alleys, veteran police inspector Daniel Sharavi and his crack team plunge deep into a city simmering with religious and political passions to hunt for a murderer who's insatiable taste for young women could destroy the delicate balance on which Jerusalem's very survival depends.

A brilliant novel by a master of the genre, a vivid look at the tortured complexities of a psychopath's mind, a rich evocation of a city steeped in history -- this, and more, is The Butcher's Theater.
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They call the ancient hills of Jerusalem the butcher's theater. Here, upon this bloodstained state, a faceless killer performs his violent speciality. Police Daniel Sharavi plunges deep into the city to hunt for a murderer.