Pattern crimes: a novel

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Villard Books, May 1, 1987 - Fiction - 329 pages
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When a young prostitute, an Arab boy, and a nun are slashed and murdered exactly the same way, David Bav-Lev, the head of Jerusalem's Pattern Crime Unit, must solve the case to attain peace

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A series of murder victims marked with double slashes galvanizes the Jerusalem police into action. Staunch, sensitive, and handsome David Bar-Lev, 36-year-old commanding officer of the Pattern Crimes ... Read full review


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William Bayer is the author of the Edgar Award?winning novel "Peregrine, " which introduced NYPD detective Frank Janek, the central character of four subsequent thrillers, among them the New York Times bestseller Switch. Pattern Crimes was also a "New York Times" bestseller. More recently, under the pen name David Hunt, Bayer wrote two thrillers featuring color-blind photographer Kay Farrow: "The Magician's Tale, " which was a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year and won the Lambda Literary Award for Best Mystery, and "Trick of Light." Bayer lives in San Francisco with his wife, cookbook author Paula Wolfert. Visit his Web site at

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