THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND OTHER CRIMINAL DELIGHTS
A strong family theme runs throughout this collection, which features only two new stories (out of 17), both starring Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, Kellerman's detective husband and Orthodox wife. Most of the stories barely rise above vignette or character sketch, and the short length of many results in hasty, unbelievable conclusions. Kellerman fans will enjoy the visit with the Lazarus–Deckers, though, and get into the author's mind a bit with the two memory pieces, one about her mother being mugged and the other
about working with her father in his deli.