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Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Kellerman
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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“Jonathan Kellerman’s novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit.”—Orlando Sentinel 
 
“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Kellerman doesn’t just write psychological thrillers—he owns the genre.”—Detroit Free Press

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims.

The closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails. But even more poignant—and curious—is a striking young woman in elegant attire and dark glasses, alone there and waiting in vain. Two days later, police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comrade’s insights about a grisly homicide. To Alex’s shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the Fauborg may have been her last. But when a sordid revelation finally cracks the case open, the secrets that spill out could make Alex and Milo’s best efforts to close this crime not just impossible but fatal.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1547 KB
  • Print Length: 402 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345527240
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (March 29 2011)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004IPP8TQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18,154 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
"And on her forehead a name was written:

MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT" -- Revelation 17:5 (NKJV)

An accidental encounter places Alex Delaware in the middle of a murder investigation, one that involves the ugly underbelly of the "beautiful life" in Southern California. As a result, he has a bigger role to play, there are more and more relevant psychological insights to share, and more realistic reasons for Alex to be involved with Milo Sturgis in the investigation into a brutal slaying.

I thought that most of this book was better plotted than many of the recent offerings in this series. The red herrings were more plausible and intriguing . . . and the resolution of the mystery was more unexpected than usual. A bit of the ending was hard to swallow, but I had enjoyed what led up to the resolution enough for that not to trouble me too much.

Some of the dialogue is extremely witty in making social commentary about the "culture" of those with the most toys. I also appreciated the heavy dose of irony that Jonathan Kellerman used to indicate his views about those who don't care who gets hurt . . . as long as they get what they want.

I also enjoyed the many images that were conjured up to provide atmosphere of the sort that used to make the noir detective and crime novels about Hollywood so appealing.

Nice work, Dr. Kellerman!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery by Johathan Kellerman Aug. 18 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This was a good book. It held my interest throughout. I enjoyed it more than some of his pervious books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty good read Nov. 15 2013
By Laraine
Format:Hardcover
This is the twentieth book in the Alex Delaware series and it was a pretty good read. The story was interesting enough to keep me turning pages and as yet, the series is not starting to become formulaic. I still like the characters..something that doesn't always happen in a long series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eldest's son's fave author April 27 2013
By J. Jago
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Part of his Christmas present 2012 - so he seemed delighted. When's the next one out? I'll get that next one for his birthday!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery Dec 6 2011
Format:Paperback
Product arrived in excellent shape. Easy to order and i am satisfied with the process. I will be ordering again soon, and hope it continues to be this easy. Thank you.
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