Dec 04, 2022
The Ritual Bath
Posted by Faye Kellerman Mitchell Greenberg

✓ The Ritual Bath ↠ Faye Kellerman Mitchell Greenberg, The Ritual Bath, Faye Kellerman Mitchell Greenberg, The Ritual Bath 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 relievedDetective P ✓ The Ritual Bath ↠ Faye Kellerman Mitchell Greenberg - The Ritual Bath, The Ritual Bath 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 wo

  • Title: The Ritual Bath
  • Author: Faye Kellerman Mitchell Greenberg
  • ISBN: 9780061441813
  • Page: 210
  • Format: Audio CD
✓ The Ritual Bath ↠ Faye Kellerman Mitchell Greenberg, The Ritual Bath, Faye Kellerman Mitchell Greenberg, The Ritual Bath 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 relievedDetective P

✓ The Ritual Bath ↠ Faye Kellerman Mitchell Greenberg - The Ritual Bath, The Ritual Bath 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 wo

Brina

I have been looking for that perfect detective series to get involved in since I have read every V I Warshawski book ever written The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman is the first book in the Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus series thank you Magpie67 for the recommendation We meet Rina, a widow of two years who still lives at her husband s yeshiva She is the Mikvah ritual bath attendant and math teacher while trying to be both mother and father to her two boys One night while at the Mikvah, her friend [...]


aPriL does feral sometimes

What to doFor me, an atheist, I am offended by the obvious purposeful crippling of being human by the rituals of ANY religion Since the beautiful widow and mother of two boys Rina Lazarus, love interest of the detective Peter Decker, is an Orthodox Jew, I am grinding my teeth even while I am admiring this interesting beach read of a novel.This is book one how they meet, so I knew I had to start here However, I m uncertain about continuing Usually I give a series at least three books reading time [...]


Mike (the Paladin)

Good book This is our introduction to the two characters that I know will go on through at least 8 books as I read the 8th book firstHere we see the introduction of the characters and the story line Many continuing mystery series have some kind of hook Here it s the fact of Judaism, maybe in the tradition Harry Kellerman s Rabbi By the way as far as I can find Harry Kellerman is no relation to this author or her husband.Anyway, the writer s orthodox faith is part of the story here and she incorp [...]


Matt Horowitz

I had gotten this book and 2 when a very old copy was being thrown out at the temple library I worked at and it promptly sat on my shelf for two or three years I can t finish one book without immediately starting another even if it s only the first couple of pages and I found myself late one night with a finished book and no idea what to read next So I picked this up and ended up reading almost half of it before going to bed.The next day and despite working at a bookstore I drove around tracking [...]


Tasha Turner

One of her better books Trying to describe orthodox Jewish concepts to non Jews is always hard Ms Kellerman does fairly well with this book.


SheriC (PM)

This book was clearly written to appeal to someone very different from myself Didn t get through enough to feel like it would be fair to give it a star rating, although I will say that the writing was uninspired enough to make the experience as interesting as performing the multitude of chores that the main character is engaged in during the first several paragraphs Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Audible Michael Greenberg sounds as bored reading it as I felt listening to it.


Krisi Keley

Closer to a 3.5, but a difficult one for me to rate as far as enjoyment because of some of the subject matter reading about rape and extreme prejudice is difficult to enjoy as such An interesting crime mystery with well developed characters though, and I did really enjoy learning about Torah Judaism and other varying Orthodox Jewish views and traditions I also thought the author did an excellent job of portraying some of the difficulties of trying to live one s faith in a culture that can be ve [...]


Marcia

This is the first book in a mystery series starring LAPD Detective Peter Decker and his romantic interest, Orthodox Jewish widow Rina Lazarus I absolutely loved this book Peter and Rina are both well developed, as is the description of life in a yeshiva The plot involving rape and murder in a place where Rina and other women feel most safe is disturbing, but the chemistry between Peter and Rina is light and natural in the most dark and unnatural of circumstances Highly recommended, and I m looki [...]


Felix

As a thriller or police procedural, it just about passes muster However, the characters were sufficiently interesting for me to order the next book in the series to find out about their further adventures.


Cyberpope

This is my review of all the Rina Peter Decker series.They can be read in any order, but I recommend reading this one first.This series I contrast to Faye Kellerman s husband writing by noting that Faye s are about character development than hardcore procedural details.I like both, in their place, but probably prefer this series of the two.Rina is an orthodox Jew who meets Peter during a very painful investigation that clashes strictly practiced Orthodox Judaism with Peter s prosaic lapsed Cat [...]


Sharon

I m very torn about how to rate and review The Ritual Bath What usually pushes me to rate a book is how well it is written.In that respect, I will go with 4 stars, because this book is very well written What I find unusual is the amount of Orthodox Jewish life represented in what I thought would be a mainstream book To someone unfamiliar with Orthodox Judaism, that may be a huge turn off.A portion of the story hit me on a personal level, in an irritating way that included an all too convenient p [...]


Kim Galla

My first Faye Kellerman read, another author recommended to me I ve read several of her husband s Jonathan Kellerman books and decided it was time to try her s This is the first book in the Peter Decker detective series by Faye Kellerman Definitely enjoyed it and will read the others as I find them I liked that she added a little about the Jewish traditions of a yeshiva I enjoy learning about other religions and cultures Was a mover and kept my interest I pictured David Caruso as Decker.


Shannon

A decent thriller with a great setting I wish there were books about orthodox Jews as I find them fascinating It s like if Yentl were a thriller My only complaint was that at times it felt like a romance than a thriller I could have done with a bit thrilling and a bit less romance But still good.


Ken Smith

This was a fun mystery story, set in Los Angeles, revolving around violence at an Orthodox Jew yeshiva The main character is a gruff of course LA detective, Peter Decker, who is also trying to hunt down the Hillside Rapist, while solving a rape at the school In his investigations at the yeshiva, Peter works with a young widow Rina Lazarus, a devout teacher who struggles with her attractions to the rough detective The cultural conflicts Jewish orthodoxy, LA street cop is as interesting as the cri [...]


Gwen

I didn t care for this book at all It s not the worst thing I ve read for mystery book club, but the easily solved mystery with absolutely no real logic behind the crime and the ridiculous characterization made me toss the book aside once I finished, thinking that it was a waste of time.I disliked Decker misogynistic both in the belittling and sexual predatory meanings , patronizing toward women, a sympathetic backstory view spoiler now with Jewishness hide spoiler to give him depth, I assume , [...]


Elizabeth

This book had a lot of promise in the beginning and I felt connected, drawn to, and cared about the main characters One of the reasons I m feeling much disappointment and sadness is because the author was adept at getting me at least emotionally involved with her characters I was also excited about reading this book for personal reasons The novel explores and does a good job of explaining many unknowns about one of the many types of Judaism The author did this in an interesting and engaging way [...]


Denise

Who doesn t like a mysterious crime Especially one filled with intrigue, suspense and served up with a little romance on the side That is what The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman has to offer This is the first book of the Decker Lazarus series The story takes place in a yeshiva community in the California hills in Los Angeles The people of this small, remote community keep to themselves however their peace is disturbed by a violent rape Detective Decker is sent to solve this case While doing so, h [...]


Andrea Stoeckel

A bit predictable I knew part of the ending in a few pages but a great story set in an incredible place Why would someone attack women at a yeshiva And will they do it again Peter Decker catches the case, and falls for the mikvah ritual bath helper Not only must they figure out who and why but how come they are attracted to one another, impossible as it may seem This is a good mystery and fascinating setting Will look for others in the series


Mark

I fell in love with the Peter Decker Rina Lazarus series well into the series with Grievous Sin love the characters religious overtones a Roman Catholic, I appreciate the traditions of religion thus enjoy the many side journeys into the traditions of Judaism, I went to the beginning where they met certainly isn t a meet cute as Decker arrives at Rina s late husband s yeshiva to investigate a rape on its grounds stuff


Wendy

I love this series There are at least 10 to 12 books in the series You can read the series out of sequence, but then you do not get to enjoy parts of the books that depict the domestic side of Detective Decker and his lovely wife and family They are Orthodox Jews but that is only a slight and interesting sideline to the books All of the characters are real and enjoyable Most of the novels are intriguing, well thought out and just good reads.


Lesli

Good read Only problem I had was all the Hebrew words Would have liked a glossary instead of having to search Google or via my Nook app For a book written in the eighties, it is surprising currentminus the ghetto blaster references and a few other iconic elements Definitely someone I would read agian Definitely a series I would continue with.


Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)

3.5 Not GREAT but very good Good story with likable key players I will continue with the series for sure.


Stephanie Benoit

I like a book in this series so I decided to start at the beginning of the set I was a tad surprised it went back all the way to before Peter and Rina were married I look forward to seeing how this relationship develops among the murder, mystery and rape I know where the couple end up but it will be fun to see Rina s reaction when the man who has captured her attention can be a viable option for her after all.


Sep

Pete Decker and Rina Lazarus meet She, an Orthodox Jew, is a widow with two boys He is a divorced father raised Southern Baptist with a teen aged daughter Still sparks fly The ritual bath is the bath taken in a Mikva by Jewish women to purify themselves after their period Rina has volunteered for the job of cleaning the bath after each visit which means that she is going home late, alone, and in the dark I enjoyed the mystery and had no idea who the suspect was but the most interesting part of t [...]


Anne Trinkle

If this book didn t have such awful language and male characters policemen at that who leered at women and said suggestive and crude things about these women, it would have been a good book The narration was very good, although he never really changed his voice, you knew who was speaking bc of context or bc the author made it clear I am not a PG reader but the f word was everywhere and where I draw the line is the c word, used about women I ll leave it at that If you don t mind foul language all [...]


Vera VB

LA wordt geteisterd door aanrandingen Wanneer er dan een verkrachting gebeurt binnen de streng religieuze gemeenschap van de joden is zelfs de rechercheur van dienst, Peter Decker geschokt Ter plaatse wordt hij eigenlijk al van in het begin aangetrokken tot de vrouw die het slachtoffer in eerste instantie bijgestaan heeft Een spel van aantrekking en afstoting begint want alhoewel Rina weduwe is, kan en wil ze geen relatie met een niet jood Ik heb dit boek als ebook gelezen en de eerste 3 pagina [...]


Ed

1 in the Peter Decker Rina Lazarus mystery series 1987 Macavity Award for Best First Novel Finalist 1987 Anthony Award for Best First Novel Finalist 1987 New Blood Dagger Award Brilliant debut to a series that now has over 20 entries.Peter Decker Rina Lazarus mystery 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 re [...]


Syl

this is of a romance than a mystery novel I loved listening to the audiobook The story focuses upon a rape committed in a closeted jewish community living in the outskirts of LA, when a Jewish woman returning home from her ritual bath is raped and left with multiple injuries, and she is discovered by another Jewish woman, a widow with two small boys This is in the background of a serial rape occurring in the city outskirts The story then unfolds to show the budding romance between the chief det [...]


Simone

Having started reading the Peter Decker series at book 5, I was really interested to make my way back to book one and find out how it all began Although quite short by comparison to the further titles in the series, this is a great book It really sets the scene for what it ultimately a love story between the cynical homicide detective Peter and the sweet much younger Jewish widow Rina Yet it is also a gripping page turner, as Rina is stalked by a crazed rapist, who is terrorising the small Jewis [...]


michelle

I am not a huge mystery fan, but every once in a while one strikes my fancy This book and series was recommended to me by my father He enjoyed it because of the Jewish back story, and I have to say, that made the book interesting up me as well The mystery was well formed, the details to orthodox Jewry well researched and the characters likable I think I could have done without the romantic undertones, which I am sure will continue in the series, but overall it was a very good read and I will re [...]



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