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Name: The Ritual Bath

Author: Faye Kellerman
Year: 1986
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Popularity: 3.2
Genres/categories: Mystery, Award winners, Thriller

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ISBN:
9780449213735
0449213730
Winner of the Macavity award for Best First Mystery Novel in 1987.

Detective Peter Decker of the LAPD is stunned when he gets the report.Someone has shattered the sanctuary of a remote yeshiva community in the California hills with an unimaginable crime. One of the women was brutally raped as she returned from the mikvah, the bathhouse where the cleansing ritual is performed.

The crime was called in by Rina Lazarus, and Decker is relieved to discover that she is a calm and intelligent witness. She is also the only one in the sheltered community willing to speak of this unspeakable violation. As Rina tries to steer Decker through the maze of religious laws, the two grow closer. But before they get to the bottom of the horrendous crime, revelations come to light that are so shocking that they threaten to come between the hard-nosed cop and the deeply religious woman with whom he has become irrevocably linked.


This book is part of the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series.
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First published 1994
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Sacred and Profane
First published 1987
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, Pop Rating:2.1/10
False Prophet
First published 1992
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, Pop Rating:1.8/10
Jupiter's Bones
First published 1999
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, Pop Rating:1.7/10
Serpent's Tooth
First published 1997
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, Pop Rating:1.8/10
Grievous Sin
First published 1993
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, Pop Rating:1.8/10
Milk and Honey
First published 1990
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, Pop Rating:2.1/10
Day of Atonement
First published 1991
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, Pop Rating:1.9/10
Prayers for the Dead
First published 1996
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, Pop Rating:1.8/10
The Mercedes Coffin
First published 2008
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, Pop Rating:2/10
The Forgotten
First published 2001
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, Pop Rating:1.7/10

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