Mandolin by John D’Angelico (American, 1905–1964) Mandolin, ca. 1925 Spruce, Brazilian rosewood, celluloid, tortoiseshell; 8 1/4 x 6 x 24 1/2 in. (21 x 15.2 x 62.2 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, The Jonathan & Faye Kellerman Foundation Gift, 2007 (2007.456)
Faye Marder Kellerman (b. 1952) is an American author and writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series, as well as three non-series books, The Quality of Mercy, Moon Music and Straight into Darkness. As an Orthodox Jew her writing frequently deals with Jewish themes and characters, incorporating them into the framework of the traditional mystery.
Now living in upstate New York, former LAPD lieutenant Peter Decker is plunged into a bizarre web involving academia, underworld crime, and calculating killers in this next compulsive novel in bestselling author Faye Kellerman's beloved Decker and Lazarus series.