An Alex Delaware Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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A series of horrifying events occur in quick succession in the same upscale L.A. neighborhood. A backyard renovation unearths an infant's body, buried sixty years ago. And soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor's vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case and draw out the disturbing truth
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780449808153
Branch Call Number: eAudio
Characteristics: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Rubinstein, John 1946-

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May 09, 2014

Great story....

Jul 07, 2013

*** 1/2 stars. I have been reading Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware mysteries for 28 years. By this time Alex, and his curmudgeonly police partner Milo Sturgis, are old friends. A young couple purchase their dream home in a wealthy LA suburb. The last thing they expect to find has they renovate the grounds is the long dead body of in infant in a blue box The most likely culprit is a mysterious woman, employed as a private nurse to wealthy L.A. families during the Second World War. Before Alex can properly get to work on the case,however, a young woman is found in a park near the home. She has been shot in the head at close range in an execution-style killing, but even more chilling is the discovery in the same park of another baby?s skeleton... and this one died more recently, its bones scrubbed clean and polished. As Milo and Alex delve into the past, they stir up tales of a beautiful nurse with a mystery lover, a handsome, wealthy doctor who seems too good to be true, and a hospital with a notorious reputation. The problem is that all of them are long gone, along with any records. The investigation of the more recent deaths leads in the direction of the highest echelons of celebrity privilege. Milo and Alex are shaken by the depravity they find beneath the gloss of wealth and fame. Mr. Kellerman never disappoints. Recommend!

Jun 01, 2013

I like this author a lot, even though some of the crimes he sometimes describes are hard to listen to. I think I like his characters, actually. This book is as good as any, and less gory than some. Highly recommended to people who like this type of hardish-boiled mystery.


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