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Milk and Honey (Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus, Bk 3)
Milk and Honey - Peter Decker & Rina Lazarus, Bk 3
Author: Faye Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780380732685
ISBN-10: 0380732688
Publication Date: 1/1/2003
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 124 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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With his Orthodox Jewish girlfriend, Rina Lazarus, thousands of miles away in New York wrestling with his marriage proposal, it is a lonelier morning than usual when LAPD detective Pete Decker catches something strange in his headlights. What he discovers is a two-year-old child covered in blood, otherwise unharmed. She doesn't belong to anyone in the housing complex she's crawling around, but Decker knows she must have a family. By the time Rina comes back to town, Decker is obsessed with the case - especially when he stumbles onto a grisly quadruple murder scene & learns what can happen when passion turns into a fatal blood feud...
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Same book title and text just a different cover.
With his Orthodox Jewish girlfriend Rina Lazarus, thousands of miles away in New York wrestling with his marriage proposal, LAPD detective Pete Decker is lonelier than ususal on his morning drive. Until he sees a two-year old covered in blood and bee stings.
The child doesn't belong to anyone in the housing complex she's found near, but Decker assumes she must have a family. By the time Rina comes back to town, Decker is obsessed with the case-especially when he stumbles onto a grisly quadruple murder scene and learns what can happen when passion turns into a fatal blood feud...
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On a summer night in a housing development near Los Angeles, police sergeant Peter Decker finds a winsome two-year-old girl playing on a swing set--and wearing blood-soaked pajamas. Unclaimed, "Sally" is placed in a foster home while Decker and partner Marge Dunn try to learn her identity. Bee stings on her arms lead them days later to the scene of a bloody multiple murder at a honey farm. While piecing together a bizarre puzzle of betrayal and revenge which includes adultery, infertility and land development plans, Peter is also investigating rape and assault charges brought against an old army buddy from Vietnam. The pressures of the murder case and doubts about his friend's innocence compound Peter's anxiety as he waits for young Orthodox Jewish widow Rina Lazarus to decide if she will marry him--an older man who's only recently embraced his Jewish heritage.
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This is one of her books about Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. This was my first novel that I read that was written by Faye Kellerman. It held my attention and I will read more of her books.
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A good story and great character development.
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The THIRD book in the series featuring Peter Decker, LAPD detective and Rina Lazarus, his wife in Los Angeles, California.
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From the book cover, "With his Orthodox Jewish girlfriend, Rina Lazarus, thousands of miles away in New York wrestling with his marriage proposal, LAPD detective Pete Decker is lonelier than usual on his morning drive. Until he sees a two-year-old child covered in blood and bee stings.

The child doesn't belong to anyone in the housing complex she's found near, but Decker assumes she must have a family. By the time Rina comes back to town, Decker is obsessed with the case - especially when he stumbles onto a grisly quadruple murder scene and learns what can happen when passion turns into a fatal blood feud..."
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Enjoyable story of a LAPD detective and the horror he discovers in a placid CA countryside
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One of the early Decker-Lazarus books. If you haven't read it, time to do so.
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LAPD detective Pete Decker discovers a two year old child wandering in a neighborhood. No one knows the child. He works to find the childs family and finds a chilling murder scent. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - I like Faye Kellerman's work.
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Good story as all hers are
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This is the third book in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. In this book Peter is alone, while Rina is away in New York contemplating his marriage proposal, when on his morning drive to work he finds a two year old covered in blood and bee stings. When no one claims her he is drawn into the case which includes a quadruple murder.
This is by far the best book of the series yet. This is a tight and concise mystery, the writing is top notch. You can hear the bees buzzing. Definitely a must read.
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I think Faye Kellerman is my new favorite writer. This is an above-average mystery; especially appealing to those acquainted with orthodox Judaism or bees. A word of warning: the suspects in this book are racists and talk like racists, so if exposure to that kind of thing really bothers you, you might want to pass this book by.
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Great Read. Faye Kellerman is always a good choice.
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Love it.
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Love this series of husband and wife.
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A two-year-old child covered in blood but with no injuries is found wandering the city streets. Great plot, great mystery! Well worth the read
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This is the third in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. The intertwining plots were complex and well done. However, the tutorial on Judaism did not fit quite as well in this book as in the first of the series.
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I like this Peter Decker series but this one was just not as exciting as most of them have been (some were read out of order). They find a little girl but have trouble finding the parents. When they do, it's a mess of murders and lots of people to blame.

In the middle of all this, an old Army friend of Pete's shows up, in trouble, and asking for help. You know right away he's a real loser, but in what way you really don't know and you could be wrong.

Secrets come out from Peter, from his friend, and from Rina. Some get taken care of and some can't be taken care of.
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LAPD detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered with blood that is not hers and is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer . no one steps forward to claim the little girl. for anyone who likes suspense, Kellerman is one of the best.
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This is a very good mystery that meanders rather than thrills. But the books twists and turns as well as its surprising ending more than make up for what it lacks in suspense. The suspense is the search for the killer of 4 people who own a bee farm. California's LAPD detective Peter Decker is in charge of that investigation and it is his legwork and perception that manages to solve this crime. It starts in the middle of the night as Decker is driving around. He finds a little girl, Katie, about 2 years old wandering around. Her coat is covered with blood but it isn't her blood. A cheerful, playful child, Decker is charmed by Katie and becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to her. Little does he know that he ends up finding much more than Katie's innocence would ever imagine. In the meantime, Decker is helping a Vietnam Vet friend, Abel, fight a rape and assault charge; a friend who he's not sure whether or not he's guilty or innocent. At the same time, Decker's fiance, Rina, is in New York on family business. She's the light of his life and we're told how beautiful she is maybe 20 times throughout the book. When Rina returns to Decker in California, he has even more troubles. Abel takes a liking to Rina and one of Rina's family members has attempted to molest her. No wonder Decker keeps getting headaches. Other problems follow as Decker tries to solve them without losing his infamous temper which he manages about half the time. If you're looking for a mystery/detective novel where the suspense lies within the characters rather than through just action, this may be the book for you.
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good book by good author
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A Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mystery. Very good!
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Peter Decker is alone and missing Rina, who is all the way across country from him. His way of dealing with insomnia is to go for a drive.

This night, he finds a tiny child covered with blood, not her own, who nobody steps forward to claim.

Who is she? Why was she out running around alone at 1 AM? As Decker looks for the answers, he finds more questions, and danger.
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Peter Decker finds a small child abandoned and covered with blood that is not hers. His trail leads him to a killing ground in a world where intense sweetness is accompanied by a deadly sting
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Interesting story, great characters, a bit of mystery. The story dragged a bit for me in some parts, but overall another great story from Faye Kellerman.
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In the predawn hours -alone with his thoughts , LAPD detective Peter Decker finds a small child abandoned and covered with blood that is not hers. It is a sobering discovery, and a perllexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to clam the little girl. It is a sticky mass of hatred, passion and murder--in a world where intense sweetness is accompanied by a deadly sting.
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In this third book of the series, Detective Decker's character is further developed and we learn more about his past. I'm not usually a reader of detective stories, but between the romance between Decker & Rina and the elements of orthodox Judaism, this series has won me over. Much of the action in this story was set on bee farms which I found to be original on the part of the author.
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As a Decker/Lazarus mystery, it's not bad. But the plot largely surrounds bees, and the author clearly didn't do much of anything in the way of research. As a beekeeper, I found myself rolling around in hysterical laughter at, say, her description of the beekeeper herding all the individual bees back to their little hives, like they were itty bitty cattle or something. It was simply too distracting (if lots of unintentional fun.)
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Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus. Decker finds a small child in New York, abandoned and covered with blood that is not hers. Nobody in the complex where she was found claims her. Decker's trail leads him to a killing ground where four bodies lie.
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Decker and Lazarus make a great combination, not like other couples, their differing backgrounds broaden the interesting aspects of the story.
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When a small child is found wondering around, covered with someone else's blood, it leads to a great mystery.
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A good,easy, mystery author without as much graphic imagery and profanity as others in the genre'.
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In the silent pre-dawn city hours-alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, the woman he loves, three thousand miles away in New York - LAPD Detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered with blood that is not hers. Obsessed by this case more than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer. But the trail is leading him to a killing ground where four bodies lie still and lifeless.
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With his Orthodox Jewish girlfriend, Rina Lazarus, thousands of miles away in New York wrestling with his marriage proposal, LAPD detective Pete Decker is lonelier than usual on his morning drive. Until he sees a two-year-old child covered in blood and bee stings.The child doesnt belong to anyone in the housing complex she's found near, but Decker assumes she must have a family. By the time Rina comes back to town, Decker is obsessed with the case--especially when he stumbles onto a grisly quadruple murder scene and learns what can happen when passion turns into a fatal blood feud. . . .
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As usual several plot lines running at once both personal and professional with the lines blurring a bit in this one.
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In the silent pre-dawn city hours-alone with his thoughts about Rina, the woman he loves, three thousand miles away in New Youk-dective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered with blood that is not hers. Nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl.
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This is a terrific book. It's hard to put it down.
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This the third book in the Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. She is a devout Jew, he is a policeman who decided to go back to his Jewish roots when they met & fell in love. In this book, she has moved to NYC. He finds a toddler wandering the streets with blood on her PJ's & he's trying to find out who her parents are. I really enjoyed the book.
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I like this series very much.
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Decker & Rina on one more of their mysteries, in my opinion one of the best so far in this series
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Great series...make sure you read it in order... better that way... first one is Ritual Bath