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The Mercedes Coffin

(2008)
(A Cold Case)
(Book 17 in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series)
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Billionaire genius Genoa Greeves never got over the shocking death of her favorite teacher, Bennett "Dr. Ben" Alston Little, murdered execution-style and stuffed into the trunk of his Mercedes-Benz. No arrests were ever made, no killer charged for the brutal crime. Fifteen years later, the high-tech CEO reads about another execution-style murder; this time the victim is a Hollywood music producer named Primo Ekerling. There is no obvious connection, but the case is eerily similar to Little's and Genoa feels the time is right to close Dr. Ben's case once and for all - offering the L.A.P.D. a substantial financial "incentive" if justice is finally served for Little.

Lieutenant Peter Decker resents having to commit valuable manpower to a fifteen-year-old open case simply because a rich woman says "Jump!" Still, the recent murder of Primo Ekerling does bear a disturbing resemblance to Little's case, even though two thug suspects are currently behind bars for the Ekerling murder. Decker can't help but wonder about a connection. His first phone calls are to the two primary investigators in the Little case, retired detectives Calvin Vitton and Arnie Lamar. Lamar is cooperative, but Vitton is not only reluctant to talk, he winds up dead of a suspicious suicide twelve hours later. Plunging into this long-buried murder, Decker discovers that even though the two slayings are separated by a decade and a half, there is still plenty of greed, lust, and evil to connect the dots.

Decker's team of top investigators not only includes his favorite homicide detectives, Scott Oliver and Marge Dunn, but also his newly minted Hollywood detective daughter, Cindy Kutiel, whose help proves to be invaluable. His wife, Rina Lazarus, continues to be his backbone of support, offering a cool, rational outlook despite her growing concern for her husband's welfare and safety. Rina's worries and fears begin to build at a fevered pitch as past and present collide with a vengeance, catapulting an unsuspecting Peter Decker closer and closer to the edge of an infinite dark abyss.

A relentlessly gripping tale spun by a master, Faye Kellerman's The Mercedes Coffin races through a dangerous urban world of fleeting fame and false dreams, making heart-pumping hairpin turns at each step of a terrifying journey, where truth and justice are fine lines between life and death.

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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: Cold Case
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 1-4448-0156-2 / 978-1-4448-0156-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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September 2008 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Cold Case (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-00-724323-5 / 978-0-00-724323-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   

August 2008 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin: A Decker and Lazarus Book
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-122733-1 / 978-0-06-122733-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-208820-3 / 978-0-06-208820-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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July 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin (Decker and Lazarus, No. 19)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-122737-4 / 978-0-06-122737-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Cold Case (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-00-724325-1 / 978-0-00-724325-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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February 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Mercedes Coffin (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-180793-1 / 978-0-06-180793-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin: A Decker and Lazarus Book (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-156264-5 / 978-0-06-156264-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperLuxe
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September 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Cold Case (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-00-724324-3 / 978-0-00-724324-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-168597-6 / 978-0-06-168597-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

November 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Cold Case (also known as The Mercedes Coffin): Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   

November 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Cold Case (also known as The Mercedes Coffin): Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Cold Case
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-7531-4096-9 / 978-0-7531-4096-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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January 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: Cold Case
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-7531-4097-7 / 978-0-7531-4097-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin CD (Decker/Lazarus Novels)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
ISBN: 0-06-155586-X / 978-0-06-155586-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperAudio
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August 2008 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin: Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Book 17
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Mercedes Coffin: A Decker/Lazarus Novel (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Series)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: William Morrow
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January 2009 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Cold Case (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Crime Thrillers) (Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series)
Author(s): Faye Kellerman
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   


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