The Garden of Eden Faye Kellerman sidesteps the trap of compilations that mishmash stories together by turning The Garden of Eden into a family affair. Five of these 17… The Garden of Eden Faye Kellerman sidesteps the trap of compilations that mishmash stories together by turning The Garden of Eden into a family affair. Five of these 17… 2006-08-21 Fiction Short Stories Warner Books
Book Review

The Garden of Eden (2006)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Aug 21, 2006; Writer: Faye Kellerman; Genres: Fiction, Short Stories; Publisher: Warner Books

Faye Kellerman sidesteps the trap of compilations that mishmash stories together by turning The Garden of Eden into a family affair. Five of these 17 tales involve Kellerman's family (two were co- written with her kids), and a pair of new pieces featuring the crime-solving husband-wife team of Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker is a welcome gift to fans. She's best at capturing bits of humor amid the bloodshed: In ''Discards,'' a female PI seeking a missing ring finds her elderly client's smile ''seemed genuine even if her teeth weren't.'' With her smart ear for dialogue, Kellerman proves as able in the short form as she does in novels.

Originally posted Aug 18, 2006 Published in issue #893 Aug 25, 2006 Order article reprints