The Butcher's Theater

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The Butcher's Theater

By Jonathan Kellerman

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345540188, 720pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2013


They call the ancient hills of Jerusalem the butcher's theater. Here, upon this bloodstained stage, a faceless killer performs his violent specialty. The first to die brutally is a girl. She is drained of blood, then carefully bathed and shrouded in white. Precisely one week later, a second victim is found.
Crisp . . . suspenseful . . . intense. "The New York Times Book Review"
From the sacred Wailing Wall to monasteries where dark secrets are cloistered, from black-clad Bedouin enclaves to labyrinthine midnight alleys, veteran police inspector Daniel Sharavi and his crack team plunge deep into a city simmering with religious and political passions to hunt for a murderer whose insatiable taste for bloodshed could destroy the delicate balance on which Jerusalem's very survival depends.

About the Author
Jonathan Kellermanis the #1"New York Times"bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, "The Butcher s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, ""Twisted, "and"True Detectives." With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored"Double Homicide"and"Capital Crimes." With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored the first book of a new series, "The Golem of Hollywood." He is also the author of two children s books and numerous nonfiction works, including"Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children"and"With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars." He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York."

Praise For The Butcher's Theater

“Roller-coaster suspense . . . a beautifully rendered setting.”—Los Angeles Times
“Spellbinding . . . a vivid, fascinating tale.”—Time