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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (347 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Faye Kellerman Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris, Nancy McKeon Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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From New York Times best-selling author Faye Kellerman comes an extraordinary anthology of her best short writing. Here the backdrop of contemporary California becomes fertile ground for Kellerman's riveting tales of murder, mystery, and family ties most sinister and deadly.

Among the first-rate short mysteries in this collection: the brand new Garden of Eden and Open House feature the famous sleuthing duo Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus; Bull's-Eye introduced Cindy Decker to the crime fiction world; and Mr. Barton's Head Case appears here for the very first time in English.

In addition, two rare personal essays allow listeners glimpses into Kellerman's private life, revealing her true grit in Small Miracles and childhood memories of working in her father's deli in the exquisite Summer of My Womanhood.

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.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 2/2/2014

    " The stories in the beginning of this were really good, crime stories. But, then, the stories at the end... well, I couldn't even tell you what the point was. A let-down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/29/2014

    " This is not her best book, but it was a nice break from Rina and Peter. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shuli | 1/14/2014

    " yeah I wish I wouldn't have wasted time on this one... another book on CD but silence would've been better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/12/2014

    " This is a great book to curl up with. You have the option to read just one story or the whole book. Each story is well written and entertaining. This is a page turner. It is a good read and light enough that you could enjoy it after a hectic day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonna Doughty | 1/9/2014

    " I am a great fan of Jonathan Kellerman, and my mother keeps telling me how great Faye's books are. After these light & delectable stories (perfect for summertime reading!), I believe her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bluma Schneider | 12/31/2013

    " Enjoyed her short stories. I liked when she wrote a personal story. I would like to see more of that-The Summer of my Womanhood selection was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 12/19/2013

    " I loved all the short stories in this book. Naturally, they were all about murder. Then at the very end as a delightful surprise there were several personal stories. All of the stories were terrific. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 11/7/2013

    " I enjoy short stories, and these were very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha J. | 11/2/2013

    " Short stories work well with my busy schedule and this book really delivers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 10/14/2013

    " Listened to this book in the car, and it was mildly entertaining and made the commute seem shorter. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marta | 10/12/2013

    " short story mysteries "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cmbeck | 8/10/2013

    " A nice compilation of short stories from this offer. I felt the Decker/Lazarus stories were a little rushed to completion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 2/22/2013

    " My first Faye Kellerman book. Enjoyed the short stories... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Jem | 10/19/2012

    " This book was recommended to me by my mom. I really enjoyed hearing all the different narrators on the stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 6/16/2012

    " Don't usually like short stories, but these were all good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Lonschein | 1/15/2012

    " a great short story collection from faye kellerman. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 BABAK | 12/31/2011

    " Absurd stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/15/2011

    " Quick, breezy short stories, mostly murder/crime but veer off into other formats at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hank | 9/29/2011

    " Mildly interesting but not very captivating. Listened to a few in the car but traded in for something more engaging. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindig | 7/31/2011

    " liked her 1st book but not much since "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 4/8/2011

    " most of the time I don't enjoy short stories, but this book I am having a good time reading the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 3/22/2011

    " The stories in the beginning of this were really good, crime stories. But, then, the stories at the end... well, I couldn't even tell you what the point was. A let-down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/6/2010

    " This book was recommended to me by my mom. I really enjoyed hearing all the different narrators on the stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonna | 7/14/2010

    " I am a great fan of Jonathan Kellerman, and my mother keeps telling me how great Faye's books are. After these light & delectable stories (perfect for summertime reading!), I believe her! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy (amyb2332) | 12/17/2009

    " I definitely liked more of these than others but overall, none of them really wowed me. I had to make myself keep listening to these, especially the last one which was not good in my opinion.

    On the positive side though, the narrators were excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/29/2009

    " Quick, breezy short stories, mostly murder/crime but veer off into other formats at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cmbeck | 1/18/2009

    " A nice compilation of short stories from this offer. I felt the Decker/Lazarus stories were a little rushed to completion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 7/17/2008

    " This is a great book to curl up with. You have the option to read just one story or the whole book. Each story is well written and entertaining. This is a page turner. It is a good read and light enough that you could enjoy it after a hectic day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 7/12/2008

    " most of the time I don't enjoy short stories, but this book I am having a good time reading the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jasmin | 2/5/2008

    " I just lllllllllllllloooooooooove Faye Kellerman's writing.
    I can't wait to read the next one (once it's available in paperback....).

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 1/26/2008

    " Short stories work well with my busy schedule and this book really delivers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shuli | 10/25/2007

    " yeah I wish I wouldn't have wasted time on this one... another book on CD but silence would've been better. "

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About the Author
Author Faye Kellerman

Faye Kellerman is the author of the bestselling Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels, the New York Times bestselling thriller Moon Music, and a historical novel, The Quality of Mercy. Her first novel, The Ritual Bath, won the Macavity Award for Best First Novel. There are more than twenty million copies of her books currently in circulation worldwide. She has also written widely acclaimed collections of short stories. She lives in Los Angeles and Santa Fe with her husband, Jonathan Kellerman, and their children.