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Kellerman, Faye. SERPENT'S TOOTH: A PETER DECKER/RINA LAZARUS NOVEL. New York City, NY: William Morrow & Company, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 400 pages. As New/As New.

The author's tenth "Peter Dexter/Rina Lazarus" novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. LAPD detective Peter Decker's latest case is a shocker. Estelle's, the watering hole favored by L. A 's Rich and Famous, is the scene of a mass shooting that leaves a dozen dead and scores wounded. There is no need to look for the murderer, who shot himself following his killing spree. But Pete does have to figure out the killer's motive, wrap up loose ends, and make the LAPD come out looking good. Then Pete and his team turn up evidence to suggest that the killer may not have acted alone. But Pete has other troubles: A key witness has filed a sexual harassment suit against him, his wife is balking at his inattention, his kids want to move closer to town, and his grown daughter has decided to become a cop. It's no surprise that the phenomenally popular Kellerman has produced another sure winner. As did the earlier novels, this one offers a bang-up whodunit with gentle humor, a clever and convincing plot, well-drawn characters, and a warm portrait of family life" (Emily Melton). A "must-have" title for Faye Kellerman collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Faye Kellerman. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American mystery writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER FAYE KELLERMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0688143687. $40.00

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