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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (Oct. 13 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755374487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755374489
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 259 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #604,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 14 2011
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 By Linda J. Leclair on 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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By Laraine on Nov. 15 2013
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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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 By Jennifer Anderson on 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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