Hangman: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)

By Faye Kellerman

“No one operating within the crime style is better.”
Baltimore Sun


L.A.P.D. murder Detective Peter Decker and his spouse Rina Lazarus are again on a case in Hangman—an electrifying new novel of suspense from Faye Kellerman, New York Times bestselling writer of Blindman’s Bluff, The Mercedes Coffin, The Burnt House, and plenty of different masterful thrillers. a beautiful story of crime and detection that includes the brutal dying of a “party lady” healthiness care employee, a mysterious disappearance, and the chilling go back of an all-too-familiar sociopath, Hangman is Kellerman’s twenty first bestseller to add Decker and Lazarus, “Hands down, the main fresh secret couple around.” (People)


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Is there an individual else you will want me to touch? ” Decker requested her. “I can’t even imagine. ” Decker nodded. “I are looking to inform you that we’ll do no matter what has to be performed to determine what occurred. We’ve acquired lots of people engaged on this. Are you as much as my asking you a number of questions? ” “I don’t…” The tears began anew, yet she nodded for Decker to head forward. “Was Adrianna having issues of someone? ” Kathy shook her head no. “How a couple of boyfriend? You advised my detective that there has been one. ” “Garth Hammerling. ” “Any issues of him? ” “Not that i do know. ” “I don’t suggest to sound intrusive, Mrs. Blanc, yet did you and Adrianna have the kind of dating the place she might seek advice from you approximately own issues? ” Kathy dabbed her smeary eyes with the towel. whilst she observed that her make-up used to be coming off, she whispered an “oh pricey. ” “Adrianna didn’t whinge much. ” She rubbed her face vigorously to get off the entire streaked make-up. “But if anything used to be mistaken, i feel she’d inform me. ” “What do you consider Garth? ” She persisted wiping her face. “He appeared alright. I don’t imagine Adrianna used to be all that desirous about him. ” “Where’d she meet him? ” “He’s a tech at St. Tim’s. ” Kathy appeared up. “Why are you asking questions about Garth? ” Her eyes jam-packed with moisture back. “Was she…violated? ” “I don’t know—” “I don’t believe good. ” She stood up. “I have to use the restroom. ” “Detective Bontemps will take you. ” “I recognize the place it's. ” She acquired up and left. Bontemps stepped into the workplace. “Garth Hammerling used to be Adrianna’s boyfriend. ” Decker wrote the identify on a bit of paper and gave it to her. “Check him out…although i believe Marge stated anything approximately his being out of city. Did you touch Mrs. Blanc’s husband? ” “Yes, I did. I didn’t inform him what was once occurring, yet he knew it involved Adrianna simply because Kathy had known as him a number of instances. ” “Where does he paintings? ” “Law places of work of Rosehoff, Allens, Blanc, and Bellows. Mack Blanc is a senior accomplice. He’s on his manner right here from downtown L. A. ” “We should still ship a motor vehicle to choose him up. He shouldn’t be using. ” “Didn’t get an opportunity to inform him an excessive amount of of something. He hung up on me once I informed him his spouse used to be the following. ” “Give me the quantity. I’ll see if i will achieve him. You cross into the restroom and confirm that Mrs. Blanc is ok. good, she’s no longer ok, yet confirm she doesn’t want remedy. If she does desire care, name an ambulance. Have them take her anyplace yet St. Tim’s. ” “THE mom MADE an identification with the pictures,” Decker informed Marge over the telephone. “That potential the auto is a part of an professional crime scene. Are the crime techs there but? ” “Any second now. Are you coming down? ” “I’m ready to speak to Adrianna’s father. I’ll come down after that. have you ever talked to an individual at St. Tim’s approximately Adrianna? ” “Oliver’s attempting to get a time-frame. apparently she accomplished her shift. that will suggest she left the construction round 8 within the morning. issues move clean after that. We did discover a nurse named Mandy Kowalski who knew Adrianna Blanc for 6 years.

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