The Garden of Eden

and Other Criminal Delights is a compilation of short stories by Faye Kellerman.

gardenofedenbook.jpgThis has been my reading for the past week. It has been a very successful choice because the stories are short and the writing is engaging.

For the most part the prose is all easy reading and the story lines are nice little vignettes. There is one truly dark and disturbing tale called Bonding about pseudo-incest and murder, but this is balanced out by the humourous and dark story Mummy and Jack and the tongue-in-cheek take on corporate shenanigans in Holy Water. While the personal tale Free Parking shows the quirks of family life, as seen in the Kellerman household.

This is the first book by Faye Kellerman that I have read and I will now seek out her series featuring Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus to see if the writing style still appeals in the longer form of her work.

If you are looking for a light summertime read, then this could be your book. It is about the darker side of humans, but there is plenty of good in the stories to balance this out. I would recommend putting this on your shopping list for your next trip to the library.

My Rating: 3 out of 5

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