American author Faye Kellerman is best known for her Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series which has spanned nearly 20 novels. She also has several standalone novels on her resume.

Faye is married to fellow author Jonathan Kellerman, whom she has co-authored multiple books with (Double Homicide and Capital Crimes). She has also co-authored Prism with her daughter Aliza Kellerman. Faye and Jonathan’s son Jesse is also an author, although they have yet to work together on a novel. Below is a list of Faye Kellerman’s works in order in which they were written:

Publication Order of Decker & Lazarus Books


The Ritual Bath(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sacred and Profane(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Milk and Honey(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Day of Atonement(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
False Prophet(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grievous Sin(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sanctuary(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Justice(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prayers for the Dead(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serpent's Tooth(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jupiter's Bones(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stalker(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Forgotten(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stone Kiss(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Street Dreams(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burnt House(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mercedes Coffin(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blindman's Bluff(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hangman(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gun Games(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beast(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder 101(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Quality of Mercy(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moon Music(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Came the Phoenix(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Homicide(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Straight Into Darkness(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capital Crimes(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Prism(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Rest for the Dead(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Women of Mystery(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Faye Kellerman Books, You’ll Love…

Faye Kellerman Synopses: In Ritual Bath, LAPD detective Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are brought together by the rape of a bride-to-be at a ritual bath that Rina is managing. The book expertly explains the Jewish customs and beliefs.

In Day of Atonement, Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are in the middle of their honeymoon at an Orthodox Jewish enclave when a boy has vanished from the community. Who has taken the boy and for what reason?

In Blindman’s Bluff, Detective Decker receives a call at 3am. Upon arriving at the scene, he finds a billionaire, his wife and four employees murdered. Could it have been an inside job?

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  • Elana Fligg

    Could you please let me know where ‘Cold Case’ fits into the Decker/Lazarus series? Thank you.

    • Brandon

      It was also published as The Mercedes Coffin.

      • Elana Fligg

        Thank you.