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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Pattern Crimes by William Bayer Pattern Crimes is an interesting mix of an Israeli detectives hunt for a serial killer while delving into mysteries surrounding his own family. The Jerusalem of the ... Read full review

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Book Info: Genre: Mystery/Police Procedural Reading Level: Adult Recommended for: Fans of twisty mysteries, lots of red herrings, political intrique Trigger Warnings: murder, torture, conspiracy ... 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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