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Jonathan Kellerman - Author

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher's Theatre, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored the bestsellers Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is the author of numerous essays, short stories, scientific articles, two children's books, and three volumes of psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.

Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico. Their four children include the novelists Jesse Kellerman and Aliza Kellerman.

Featured books by Jonathan Kellerman

Killer

Killer

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

The latest addictive thriller from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense, in his acclaimed series featuring Doctor Alex Delaware. Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverley Hills doctor, for Connie is soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers leads him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peel away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares...or worse.

Guilt

Guilt

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2013

A couple find the skeleton of a baby as they are renovating their house. It appears to date from World War II. Then another is found in a nearby park which is only a couple of months old. This is Alex Delaware’s 28th mystery. He is a psychologist and is frequently called to help homicide Detective Milo Sturgis. They make an interesting pair, each bringing something different to the table. Here they wonder if they have a copy cat killer, then they come up with some crazy ideas and we have great fun following them in a slow moving tale that is not one of this best, but well worth a read.

Victims

Victims

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Not since Jack the Ripper terrorised London has there been such a gruesome crime scene. By all accounts acid-tongued Vita Berlin had not a friend in the world, but who did she cross so badly to end up arranged in such a grotesque tableau? One look at her apartment turned charnel house is enough for hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon The Crime Reader. But even Alex Delaware's finely honed skills may be stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion ...yet with no apparent connection between the victims. And the only clue left behind--a blank page bearing a question mark. Milo is under pressure to end the bloody spree and prevent a citywide panic when he discovers a link between the victims. Meanwhile, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once honed his craft; and where an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous may have been sealed in blood. As each jagged piece of the puzzle fits into place, an ever more horrific portrait emerges of a sinister mind at its most unimaginable - and an evil soul at its most unspeakable. 'This one was different,' Alex observes at the start. This one will haunt The Crime Reader's waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.

Other books by Jonathan Kellerman

Night Moves (Alex Delaware series, Book 33)

Night Moves (Alex Delaware series, Book 33)

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/12/2018

The new novel from Jonathan Kellerman, 'MASTER OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER', perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and David Baldacci. ALEX DELAWARE RETURNS . . . A brilliant criminal psychologist, Dr Alex Delaware works with the police to help solve the most complex of crimes in Los Angeles, city of illusions, glamour and infamy. LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes he cannot solve alone. And in this case, where the scene of the murder is as baffling as it is brutal, the good doctor's insight is crucial. There's no spilled blood and no evidence of a struggle. And without hands and a face, the body can't be identified immediately. Alex and Milo must find out how and why this disfigured corpse has appeared in Chet Corvin's upscale home when the family are certain they don't know the victim. But for some unknown reason, their cooperation remains guarded. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, Alex and Milo both know there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins . . . even the deadliest of all.

Flesh and Blood (Alex Delaware series, Book 15) A riveting psychological thriller

Flesh and Blood (Alex Delaware series, Book 15) A riveting psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2018

For Alex Delaware, this crime is personal: if he couldn't help his former patient in life, he will in death. FLESH AND BLOOD is a fast-paced and complex thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, and is perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and David Baldacci. '[Kellerman] has shaped the psychological mystery novel into an art form' Lost Angeles Times Book Review When Alex Delaware first saw Lauren Teague she was a sullen teenager with the usual problems: bad grades at school, moody, uncommunicative with her parents - which is why they thought she needed to see a psychologist. Then years later, a shock: at a batchelor party for a fellow doctor, Delaware finds himself uncomfortably watching two strippers going through a degrading display - and one of them is Lauren Teague. And now her mother is pleading for help once again: Lauren has disappeared - and she thinks Delaware can find her. He's not so sure - but when her disappearance turns into a murder investigation, he knows he owes it to the dead girl to find out what demons drove her to such a horrifying end . . .

Self-Defence (Alex Delaware series, Book 9) A powerful and dramatic thriller

Self-Defence (Alex Delaware series, Book 9) A powerful and dramatic thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2018

An ingenious and terrifying thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. An 'absorbing thriller in which Kellerman steers deftly round blind alleys and false clues to arrive at intolerable truths' (Literary Review), perfect for fans of James Patterson and Harlan Coben. Lucy Lowell is traumatised after serving jury duty on the trial of a depraved killer. Horrific images haunt her waking life and at night she's terrorised by the recurring nightmare of a small child watching a terrible scene unfold in a darken wood. Lucy's terrified that she's losing her grip on reality. Her psychologist, Alex Delaware, thinks her dreams are repressed memories of something very real - a very real murder. Alex knows that delving into Lucy's mind might awaken past terrors but nothing could have prepared him for the horrors about to be unleashed.

Bad Love (Alex Delaware series, Book 8) A taut, terrifying psychological thriller

Bad Love (Alex Delaware series, Book 8) A taut, terrifying psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2018

BAD LOVE turns murderous in this gripping novel from No. 1 internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER, MOTIVE and BREAKDOWN. 'Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning' (The New York Times Book Review) and the tension of his nail-biting writing is perfect for those who love Harlan Coben and Patricia Cornwell. It starts with a tape delivered to psychologist Alex Delaware's house - a recording of a soul-sickening scream followed by a twisted, childlike voice chanting 'Bad love. Bad love. Don't give me the bad love . . .' Alex heard that phrase a decade ago, at a symposium for Dr Andres de Bosch and his work with troubled teens, why is he hearing it now? Then there are strange phone calls, a horrific act of vandalism and the discovery that other symposium delegates have been murdered. Unless Alex can make sense of the mind games being played he will be next . . .

A Measure of Darkness

A Measure of Darkness

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2018

The fantastic follow-up to CRIME SCENE by masters of the psychological thriller genre Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. A MEASURE OF DARKNESS features deputy coroner Clay Edison in another gripping case . . . A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighbourhood. A heated argument that spills into the street. Gunshots. Chaos. When the smoke clears, the mystery reveals itself: there is one victim whose death doesn't match the others. She has been brutalized and abandoned, stripped of ID and left to die: it falls to Deputy Coroner Clay Edison to give her a name and a voice. Clay embarks upon a journey into a hidden world where innocence and perversity mingle . . . and before long, his relentless pursuit of the truth will lead him right into the line of fire. If you love the Alex Delaware series, and are a fan of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly, you will be hooked by A MEASURE OF DARKNESS.

A Measure of Darkness

A Measure of Darkness

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2018

The fantastic follow-up to CRIME SCENE by masters of the psychological thriller genre Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. A MEASURE OF DARKNESS features deputy coroner Clay Edison in another gripping case . . . Clay Edison gets the call in the middle of the night and it's a bad one. A party in Oakland, feuding neighbours, a wild crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. It's going to be a long night for Clay - longer than he ever could have imagined. Because when the dust settles, there's a victim who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all. Clay's journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into a bizarre world where right and wrong begin to blur. If you love the Alex Delaware series, and are a fan of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly, you will be hooked by A MEASURE OF DARKNESS.

Measure of Darkness

Measure of Darkness

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2018

Deputy coroner Clay Edison goes to extreme lengths for a forgotten Jane Doe in the new thriller from a father-son team of bestselling authors who write ';brilliant, page-turning fiction' (Stephen King).';As for the keen sense of drama, it must be a genetic trait. . . . The Kellermans show compassion for the survivors, including conscientious officials like Edison.'The New York Times Book ReviewFormer star basketball playerClay Edison is busy. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man, earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. Plus his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a whole new set of complications. Then the phone rings in the dead of night. A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood. A heated argument that spills into the street. Gunshots. Chaos. For Clay and his fellow coroners, it's the start of a long night and the first of many to come. The victims keep piling up. What begins as a community tragedy soon becomes lurid fodder for social media. Then the smoke clears and the real mystery emergesone victim's death doesn't match the others. Brutalized and abandoned, stripped of ID, and left to die: She is Jane Doe, a human question mark. And it falls to Clay to give her a name and a voice. Haunted by the cruelty of her death, he embarks upon a journey into the bizarre, entering a hidden world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle. There, his relentless pursuit of the truth opens the gateway to a dark and baffling pastand brings him right into the line of fire.Praise for A Measure of Darkness';Edison is an interesting protagonist, a good man for whom finding the truth is more important than anything else, including his own safety. He's gentle and strong, compassionate and ruthless, methodical and impulsive. A strong sequel to Crime Scene that will leave readers wanting to see more of Edison.'Booklist

Crime Scene

Crime Scene

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Crime Scene is the next enthralling psychological thriller from Number One bestsellers and masters of the genre, Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. Natural causes or foul play? That's the question deputy coroner Clay Edison must answer each time he examines a body. Figuring out motives and chasing down suspects aren't part of his beat - until a seemingly open-and-shut case proves to be more than meets his highly trained eye. Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that he has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert's life. When Clay learns that Rennert's colleague died in a nearly identical manner, he becomes even more determined to discover the truth behind the man's death. The twisting trail Clay follows will lead him into the darkest corners of the human soul. It's his job to listen to the tales told by the dead. But this time, he's part of a story that makes his blood run cold.

Crime Scene

Crime Scene

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Crime Scene is the next enthralling psychological thriller from Number One bestsellers and masters of the genre, Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. Natural causes or foul play? That's the question deputy coroner Clay Edison must answer each time he examines a body. Figuring out motives and chasing down suspects aren't part of his beat - until a seemingly open-and-shut case proves to be more than meets his highly trained eye. Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that he has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert's life. When Clay learns that Rennert's colleague died in a nearly identical manner, he becomes even more determined to discover the truth behind the man's death. The twisting trail Clay follows will lead him into the darkest corners of the human soul. It's his job to listen to the tales told by the dead. But this time, he's part of a story that makes his blood run cold.

Night Moves (Alex Delaware series, Book 33)

Night Moves (Alex Delaware series, Book 33)

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2018

The new novel from Jonathan Kellerman, 'MASTER OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER', perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and David Baldacci. ALEX DELAWARE . . . A brilliant criminal psychologist, Dr Alex Delaware works with the police to help solve the most complex of crimes in Los Angeles, city of illusions, glamour and infamy. LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes he cannot solve alone. And in this case, where the scene of the murder is as baffling as it is brutal, the good doctor's insight is crucial.There's no spilled blood and no evidence of a struggle. And without hands and a face, the body can't be identified immediately. Alex and Milo must find out how and why this disfigured corpse has appeared in Chet Corvin's upscale home when the family are certain they don't know the victim. But for some unknown reason, their cooperation remains guarded. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, Alex and Milo both know there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins . . . even the deadliest of all. PRAISE FOR JONATHAN KELLERMAN: 'A thriller which gives your wits a work-out. Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review 'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying psychodrama' Sunday Telegraph 'Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix' Los Angeles Times OVER FORTY BESTSELLERS. HUNDREDS OF CASES SOLVED.

Night Moves (Alex Delaware series, Book 33)

Night Moves (Alex Delaware series, Book 33)

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2018

The new novel from Jonathan Kellerman, 'MASTER OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER', perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and David Baldacci. ALEX DELAWARE RETURNS . . . A brilliant criminal psychologist, Dr Alex Delaware works with the police to help solve the most complex of crimes in Los Angeles, city of illusions, glamour and infamy. LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes he cannot solve alone. And in this case, where the scene of the murder is as baffling as it is brutal, the good doctor's insight is crucial.There's no spilled blood and no evidence of a struggle. And without hands and a face, the body can't be identified immediately. Alex and Milo must find out how and why this disfigured corpse has appeared in Chet Corvin's upscale home when the family are certain they don't know the victim. But for some unknown reason, their cooperation remains guarded. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, Alex and Milo both know there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins . . . even the deadliest of all. PRAISE FOR JONATHAN KELLERMAN: 'A thriller which gives your wits a work-out. Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review 'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying psychodrama' Sunday Telegraph 'Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix' Los Angeles Times OVER FORTY BESTSELLERS. HUNDREDS OF CASES SOLVED.

Night Moves

Night Moves

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 13/02/2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;The master of the psychological thriller makes all the right moves in this new novel of spellbinding suspense. Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That's when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor's insight is needed, it's at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. There's no spilled blood, no evidence of a struggle, and, thanks to the victim's missing face and hands, no immediate means of identification. And no telling why the disfigured corpse of a stranger has appeared in an upscale L.A. family's home. Chet Corvin, his wife, and their two teenage children are certain the John Doe is unknown to them.Despite that, their cooperation seems guarded. And that's more than Milo and Alex can elicit from the Corvins' creepy next-door neighbora notorious cartoonist with a warped sense of humor and a seriously antisocial attitude. As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that this well-to-do suburban enclave has its share of curious eyes, suspicious minds, and loose lips. And as Milo tightens the screws on potential persons of interestand Alex tries to breach the barriers that guard their deepest secretsa strangling web of corrupted love, cold-blooded greed, and shattered trust is exposed. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins. Including the deadliest.Praise for Night Moves ';Exceptionally well-plotted . . . Newcomers will find this an easy entry point into this long-running series.'Publishers Weekly (starred review) ';A taut, procedural thriller . . .One of the most tightly plotted, tightly written of the Alex Delaware series . . . a real puzzler . . . Fans of the long-running Delaware series will be thrilled with this one, and because each book functions just fine as a stand-alone, there's nothing keeping new readers from diving in.'Booklist ';Jonathan Kellerman continues to amaze, dazzle, delight and entertain. . . . Night Moves is simply the best.'Bookreporter

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware series, Book 32) A twisting psychological thriller

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware series, Book 32) A twisting psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

In Heartbreak Hotel by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware investigates the death of his most mysterious patient to date. Fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben will revel in this knife-sharp storytelling from the master of psychological suspense. At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at The Aventura - a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions - about guilt, patterns of criminal behaviour, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he returns the following morning, his question goes unanswered, and new ones arise... In their most puzzling investigation to date, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harboured nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence. FORTY BESTSELLERS. HUNDREDS OF CASES SOLVED.

Crime Scene

Crime Scene

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Crime Scene is the next enthralling psychological thriller from Number One bestsellers and masters of the genre, Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. Natural causes or foul play? That's the question deputy coroner Clay Edison must answer each time he examines a body. Figuring out motives and chasing down suspects aren't part of his beat - until a seemingly open-and-shut case proves to be more than meets his highly trained eye. Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that he has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert's life. When Clay learns that Rennert's colleague died in a nearly identical manner, he becomes even more determined to discover the truth behind the man's death. The twisting trail Clay follows will lead him into the darkest corners of the human soul. It's his job to listen to the tales told by the dead. But this time, he's part of a story that makes his blood run cold.

Crime Scene

Crime Scene

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; A former star athlete turned deputy coroner is drawn into a brutal, complicated murder in this psychological thriller from a father-son writing team that delivers ';brilliant, page-turning fiction' (Stephen King). Natural causes or foul play? That's the question Clay Edison must answer each time he examines a body. Figuring out motives and chasing down suspects aren't part of his beatnot until a seemingly open-and-shut case proves to be more than meets his highly trained eye. Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor, done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that her father has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert's life. What emerges is a history of scandal and violence, and an experiment gone horribly wrong that ended in the brutal murder of a coed. Walter Rennert, it appears, was a broken manand maybe a marked one. And when Clay learns that a colleague of Rennert's died in a nearly identical manner, he begins to question everything in the official record. All the while, his relationship with Tatiana is evolving into something forbidden. The closer they grow, the more determined he becomes to catch her father's killereven if he has to overstep his bounds to do it. The twisting trail Clay follows will lead him into the darkest corners of the human soul. It's his job to listen to the tales the dead tell. But this time, he's part of a story that makes his blood run cold.Praise for Crime Scene';You could drive yourself crazy trying to figure out who wrote what. . . . But whoever came up with the fine line, ';When I meet new people, they're usually dead,' should pat himself on the back.'The New York Times Book Review';A terrific book . . . Put Crime Scene at the top of your reading pile.'Bookreporter ';A character-driven, intricately plotted whodunit . . . Mystery readers will devour the book and look forward to the next father and son collaboration.'Press Republican

Breakdown (Alex Delaware series, Book 31) A thrillingly suspenseful psychological crime novel

Breakdown (Alex Delaware series, Book 31) A thrillingly suspenseful psychological crime novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware is pushed to his limit like never before in Breakdown by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben will love this sabre-sharp storytelling from the master of psychological suspense. Dr. Alex Delaware first meets beautiful and emotionally fragile actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her young son. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. But tragedy strikes and after her release, Zelda is discovered dead in the grounds of a palatial L.A. Estate, and her son missing. Having experienced more than enough of the city's dark side to recognise the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend, LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis, for help in finding the perpetrator. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex and Milo unveil each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never before - and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware series, Book 32) A twisting psychological thriller

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware series, Book 32) A twisting psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/02/2017

In Heartbreak Hotel by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware investigates the death of his most mysterious patient to date. Fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben will revel in this knife-sharp storytelling from the master of psychological suspense. At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at The Aventura - a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions - about guilt, patterns of criminal behaviour, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he returns the following morning, his question goes unanswered, and new ones arise... In their most puzzling investigation to date, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harboured nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence. OVER THIRTY BESTSELLERS. HUNDREDS OF CASES SOLVED.

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware series, Book 32) A twisting psychological thriller

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware series, Book 32) A twisting psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2017

In Heartbreak Hotel by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware investigates the death of his most mysterious patient to date. Fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben will revel in this knife-sharp storytelling from the master of psychological suspense. At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients child psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at The Aventura - a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions - about guilt, patterns of criminal behaviour, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he returns the following morning, his question goes unanswered, and new ones arise... In their most puzzling investigation to date, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harboured nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence. OVER THIRTY BESTSELLERS. HUNDREDS OF CASES SOLVED.

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *; Alex Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex's most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman.At nearly one hundred years old, Thalia Mars is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats. But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history. What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questionsabout guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection. When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session. But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room.When questions arise about how Thalia perished, Alex and homicide detective Milo Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced. For Thalia Mars is a victim like no other, an enigma who harbored nearly a century of secrets and whose life and death draw those around her into a vortex of violence.Heartbreak Hotel is classic Delaware and classic Kellerman.Praise for Heartbreak Hotel';Easy to dive into for mystery fans unfamiliar with the series, and a welcome treat for readers who have been with Officer Sturgis and Dr. Delaware since the beginning.'BooklistPraise for Jonathan Kellerman';Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.'Los Angeles Times ';Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillershe owns the genre.'Detroit Free Press ';A master of the psychological thriller.'People

The Golem of Paris A gripping, unputdownable thriller

The Golem of Paris A gripping, unputdownable thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

THE GOLEM OF PARIS by No. 1 New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman is an extraordinary thriller about secrets that refuse to stay buried, sure to appeal to fans of The Stranger by Harlan Coben and James Patterson's Alex Cross series. 'Brilliant, page-turning fiction' ( Stephen King). It's been over a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well. He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night. And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome, unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris - the city of romance, but also its gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. For Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening. Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology, and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level.

The Golem of Paris A gripping, unputdownable thriller

The Golem of Paris A gripping, unputdownable thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2016

The Golem of Paris by No. 1 New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman is an extraordinary thriller about secrets that refuse to stay buried, sure to appeal to fans of The Stranger by Harlan Coben and James Patterson's Alex Cross series. 'Brilliant, page-turning fiction' - Stephen King. It's been over a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well. He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night. And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome, unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris - the city of romance, but also its gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. For Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening. Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology, and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level.

Breakdown (Alex Delaware series, Book 31) A thrillingly suspenseful psychological crime novel

Breakdown (Alex Delaware series, Book 31) A thrillingly suspenseful psychological crime novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware is pushed to his limit like never before in Breakdown by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben will love this sabre-sharp storytelling from the master of psychological suspense. Dr. Alex Delaware first meets beautiful and emotionally fragile actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. But tragedy strikes and shortly after her release, Zelda is discovered dead in the grounds of a palatial L.A. estate. Having experienced more than enough of the city's dark side to recognise the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend, LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis, for help in finding the perpetrator. Meanwhile, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never before - and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.

The Murderer's Daughter

The Murderer's Daughter

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

THE MURDERER'S DAUGHTER is a fast-paced psychological thriller filled with nail-biting suspense, deft plotting and featuring a stunning femme fatale in Grace Blades, former student of Alex Delaware. [A] taut thriller . . . with the richness and resonance of literary fiction' (Washington Independent Review of Books) from New York Times No. 1 bestselling Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. Jonathan's compelling, potent storytelling will appeal to all fans of Patricia Cornwell and Michael Connelly. A brilliant and dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches - because she bears her own invisible scars. Only five years old when she watched her parents die in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But her now-accomplished life has a secret side, ruled by an insatiable desire; by night she pursues the addictive thrills of sexual trysts with strangers. And when her two worlds unexpectedly converge, Grace's past returns with a vengeance, threatening to destroy everything she's fought for - including her life. Shaken by the murder of her newest patient and fearful that an investigation will expose her double life, Grace sets out to probe the crime herself. But when she stumbles on the dead man's true identity, a horrifying chapter from her childhood is violently reawakened, forcing Grace to confront a decades-old act of evil crying out to be avenged. Suddenly stalked by dangerous men, Grace must turn to the talent for survival she's depended on all her life in order to face down the darkest personal demon she's ever battled: her own.

Breakdown

Breakdown

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today's preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling. Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda's release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.'s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda's broken life. At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never beforeand his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.Praise for Breakdown ';This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date.'Bookreporter ';Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games.'Blackpool Gazette Praise for Jonathan Kellerman ';Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.'Los Angeles Times ';Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillershe owns the genre.'Detroit Free Press

Breakdown

Breakdown

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today's preeminent practitioner of saber-sharp storytelling. Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware meets beautiful and emotionally fragile TV actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son, Ovid. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. Shortly after Zelda's release, an already sad situation turns tragic when she is discovered dead on the grounds of a palatial Bel Air estate. Having experienced more than enough of L.A.'s dark side to recognize the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis for help in finding out who ended Zelda's broken life. At the same time, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never beforeand his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.Praise for Breakdown ';This is a book you should not miss. . . . A master craftsman at the top of his game . . . one of his best to date.'Bookreporter ';Gripping . . . an exhilarating masterclass in the art of plotting, suspense, characterization and brilliant mind games.'Blackpool Gazette Praise for Jonathan Kellerman ';Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.'Los Angeles Times ';Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillershe owns the genre.'Detroit Free Press

Breakdown (Alex Delaware series, Book 31) A thrillingly suspenseful psychological crime novel

Breakdown (Alex Delaware series, Book 31) A thrillingly suspenseful psychological crime novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2016

Criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware is pushed to his limit like never before in Breakdown by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben will love this sabre-sharp storytelling from the master of psychological suspense. Dr. Alex Delaware first meets beautiful and emotionally fragile actress Zelda Chase when called upon to evaluate her five-year-old son. Years later, Alex is unexpectedly reunited with Zelda when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. But tragedy strikes and shortly after her release, Zelda is discovered dead in the grounds of a palatial L.A. estate. Having experienced more than enough of the city's dark side to recognise the scent of evil, Alex turns to his friend, LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis, for help in finding the perpetrator. Meanwhile, Alex is caught up in another quest: the search for Zelda's missing son. And when other victims vanish from the same upscale neighborhood, worry turns to terror. As Alex struggles to piece together the brief rise and steep fall of a gorgeous, talented actress, he and Milo unveil shattered dreams, the corruption of a family, and a grotesque betrayal of innocence. With each devastating revelation and damning clue, Alex's brilliant mind is challenged as never before - and his determination grows to see a killer caged and the truth set free.

The Murderer's Daughter

The Murderer's Daughter

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2015

The new masterfully plotted, stand-alone pyschological thriller from No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, featuring tough, brilliant young pyschologist Grace Blades, a former student of Alex Delaware. A brilliant and dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches - because she bears her own invisible scars. Only five years old when she watched her parents die in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But her now-accomplished life has a secret side, ruled by an insatiable desire; by night she pursues the addictive thrills of sexual trysts with strangers. And when her two worlds unexpectedly converge, Grace's past returns with a vengeance, threatening to destroy everything she's fought for - including her life. Shaken by the murder of her newest patient and fearful that an investigation will expose her double life, Grace sets out to probe the crime herself. But when she stumbles on the dead man's true identity, a horrifying chapter from her childhood is violently reawakened, forcing Grace to confront a decades-old act of evil crying out to be avenged. Suddenly stalked by dangerous men, Grace must turn to the talent for survival she's depended on all her life in order to face down the darkest personal demon she's ever battled: her own.

The Golem of Paris A gripping, unputdownable thriller

The Golem of Paris A gripping, unputdownable thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2015

The Golem of Paris by No. 1 New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman is an extraordinary thriller about secrets that refuse to stay buried, sure to appeal to fans of The Stranger by Harlan Coben and James Patterson's Alex Cross series. 'Brilliant, page-turning fiction' - Stephen King. It's been over a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well. He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night. And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome, unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris - the city of romance, but also its gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. For Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening. Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology, and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level.

Golem of Paris

Golem of Paris

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2015

From two #1 bestselling masters of crime fiction comes an extraordinary thriller about family, murder, and the secrets that refuse to stay buried.It's been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well. He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night.And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind.Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paristhe city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past.And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening.Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level.From the Hardcover edition.

Motive (Alex Delaware series, Book 30) A twisting, unforgettable psychological thriller

Motive (Alex Delaware series, Book 30) A twisting, unforgettable psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Alex Delaware returns in a thrilling new case, featuring one of the most devious murderers ever conceived by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. This twisting, unforgettable story is ideal for fans of Lee Child and David Baldacci. '[ Motive ] will even keep genre veterans guessing. . . . The twists are both shocking and logical, and the byplay between the leads entertaining' (Publishers Weekly) Even hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonising over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even psychologist Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there is always a next one. This time the victim is Ursula Corey, a successful, attractive divorcee who's been gunned down - not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of suspect: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the killer, a bizarre new clue stirs up echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the spectre of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.

Motive (Alex Delaware series, Book 30) A twisting, unforgettable psychological thriller

Motive (Alex Delaware series, Book 30) A twisting, unforgettable psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Alex Delaware returns in a thrilling new case, featuring one of the most devious murderers ever conceived by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Even hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonising over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even psychologist Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there is always a next one. This time the victim is Ursula Corey, a successful, attractive divorcee who's been gunned down - not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of suspect: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the killer, a bizarre new clue stirs up echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the spectre of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.

Murderer's Daughter

Murderer's Daughter

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 18/08/2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom thecreator of the acclaimed Alex Delaware series comes a tour de force standalone novel that illustrates perfectly why ';Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller' (People). A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psychesperhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents' deaths in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace's harrowing past returns with a vengeance. Both Grace and her newest patient are stunned when they recognize each other from a recent encounter. Haunted by his bleak past, mild-mannered Andrew Toner is desperate for Grace's renowned therapeutic expertise and more than willing to ignore their connection. And while Grace is tempted to explore his case, which seems to eerily echo her grim early years, she refusesa decision she regrets when a homicide detective appears on her doorstep. An evil she thought she'd outrun has reared its head again, but Grace fears that a police inquiry will expose her double life. Launching her own personal investigation leads her to a murderously manipulative foe, one whose warped craving for power forces Grace back into the chaos and madness she'd long ago fled.Praise for The Murderer's Daughter ';[A] taut thriller . . . with the richness and resonance of literary fiction.'Washington Independent Review of Books ';A stunning page-turner with a truly fascinating femme fatale at its fast-beating heart . . . packed with ingenious, razor-sharp plotting, mesmerizing mind games and nail-biting suspense.'Yorkshire Evening Post ';A tight, fast-paced narrative [with] a brilliant, kick-ass heroine.'Library Journal';Kellerman doesn't let off-the-charts genius Grace become one-dimensional. Her backstory and challenge to fit in, even into adulthood, are an engaging part of this satisfying mystery, which, though billed as a stand-alone, could certainly make a spin-off series.'Booklist ';An amazing tale of survival and adaptability in the face of neglect and murder.'RT Book Reviews Praise for Jonathan Kellerman ';Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.'Los Angeles Times ';Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillershe owns the genre.'Detroit Free Press

The Murderer's Daughter

The Murderer's Daughter

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

The masterfully plotted, stand-alone pyschological thriller from No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, featuring tough, brilliant young pyschologist Grace Blades, a former student of Alex Delaware. A brilliant and dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches - because she bears her own invisible scars. Only five years old when she watched her parents die in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But her now-accomplished life has a secret side, ruled by an insatiable desire; by night she pursues the addictive thrills of sexual trysts with strangers. And when her two worlds unexpectedly converge, Grace's past returns with a vengeance, threatening to destroy everything she's fought for - including her life. Shaken by the murder of her newest patient and fearful that an investigation will expose her double life, Grace sets out to probe the crime herself. But when she stumbles on the dead man's true identity, a horrifying chapter from her childhood is violently reawakened, forcing Grace to confront a decades-old act of evil crying out to be avenged. Suddenly stalked by dangerous men, Grace must turn to the talent for survival she's depended on all her life in order to face down the darkest personal demon she's ever battled: her own.

Right Thing to Do (Short Story)

Right Thing to Do (Short Story)

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2015

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman heralds the arrival of his thrilling new stand-alone novel, The Murderer's Daughter, with this eBook original prequel short storya powerful portrait of a young man seeking his destiny, who will ultimately play a key role in the life of an unforgettable new Kellerman heroine. It's the summer of 1965, and Malcolm Bluestone, fresh out of Harvard and bound for law school, is taking a breakfrom the books and Brooklynto soak in the sun and sights of California. Free from his doting parents, he's enjoying a whirlwind tour of his older brother Steve's glamorous movie-star lifestyle. Yet all the excitement only seems to leave Malcolm feeling haunted by the sheltered, studious life he leadsand trapped by the secure but predictable future that awaits him. It is a future he has the power to change, if he's brave enough to dare and wise enough, like his brother, to listen to his heart. But it will take a shocking incident on a movie set to finally spur Malcolm to actionand free him to walk the path he knows he was meant to. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman and his Alex Delaware mysteries ';Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.'Los Angeles Times ';A master of the psychological thriller.'People ';Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.'The New York Times Book Review ';The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis . . . makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes.'Forbes ';Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillershe owns the genre.'Detroit Free Press

Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware Collection

Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware Collection

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/06/2015

The Alex Delaware Collection contains the highly praised and popular first three Alex Delaware thrillers in an unmissable ebook omnibus edition, from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben.When the Bough Breaks Seven-year-old Melody Quinn is the only witness of a horrific double murder but she can't or won't talk about what she saw. Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to try and get through to her and to the truth of what happened that night. But it soon becomes clear that Melody isn't just traumatised by the murders...Blood TestDoctors believe that they can successfully treat five-year-old cancer patient, Woody Swope. But Woody's parents are refusing the treatment. Alex Delaware is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly sinister case to solve...Over The EdgeJamey Cadmus is clearly a deeply troubled young man. Found clutching a bloodied knife at the scene of a brutal double homicide, surely he must be the vicious serial killer who's been terrorising LA. What other explanation can there be? Alex Delaware is asked to make an assessment of Jamey's mental health but to do that he needs to look into Jamey's past and no one wants Alex digging there...

The Golem of Hollywood A terrifying mystery of the supernatural

The Golem of Hollywood A terrifying mystery of the supernatural

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

From Jonathan Kellerman, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international #1 bestselling author of The Genius, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year. A burned-out L.A. detective . . . a woman of mystery who is far more than she seems . . . a grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of retribution. When these three collide, a new standard of suspense is born. The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer. And for Detective Jacob Lev the mystery of how he spent last night pales in comparison the one he's about to be called upon to solve.

The Golem of Hollywood

The Golem of Hollywood

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

From Jonathan Kellerman, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international #1 bestselling author of The Genius, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year. A burned-out L.A. detective ...a woman of mystery who is far more than she seems ...a grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of retribution. When these three collide, a new standard of suspense is born. The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer. And for Detective Jacob Lev the mystery of how he spent last night pales in comparison the one he's about to be called upon to solve.

Motive (Alex Delaware series, Book 30) A twisting, unforgettable psychological thriller

Motive (Alex Delaware series, Book 30) A twisting, unforgettable psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2015

Alex Delaware returns in a thrilling case, featuring one of the most devious murderers ever conceived by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Even hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonising over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even psychologist Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there is always a next one. This time the victim is Ursula Corey, a successful, attractive divorcee who's been gunned down - not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of suspect: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the killer, a bizarre new clue stirs up echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the spectre of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.

Motive (Alex Delaware series, Book 30) A twisting, unforgettable psychological thriller

Motive (Alex Delaware series, Book 30) A twisting, unforgettable psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/02/2015

Alex Delaware returns in a thrilling case, featuring one of the most devious murderers ever conceived by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Even hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonising over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even psychologist Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there is always a next one. This time the victim is Ursula Corey, a successful, attractive divorcee who's been gunned down - not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of suspect: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the killer, a bizarre new clue stirs up echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the spectre of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.

Motive

Motive

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 10/02/2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJonathan Kellerman writes razor-sharp novels that cut to the quick. Now comes Motive, which pits psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis against a vicious criminal mindthe kind only Kellerman can bring to chilling life. Even having hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonizing over the crimes that don't get solvedand the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead endone even Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder casebecause there's always a next one. This time the victim is Ursula Corey: a successful, attractive divorcee who's been gunned downnot a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of perp: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the most likely suspect, a bizarre new clue stirs up eerie echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the specter of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.Praise for Motive ';Jonathan Kellerman has mastered the art of lean, evocative prose [in] a series that grows stronger with each volume.'New York Journal of Books ';One of [Kellerman's] best works to date . . . Motive is wonderfully made, equally well-driven by plot and character, and shouldn't be missed.'Bookreporter ';[Motive] will even keep genre veterans guessing. . . . The twists are both shocking and logical, and the byplay between the leads entertaining.'Publishers Weekly Praise for Jonathan Kellerman ';Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.'Los Angeles Times ';A master of the psychological thriller.'People ';The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis . . . makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes.'Forbes

Killer (Alex Delaware series, Book 29) A riveting, suspenseful psychological thriller

Killer (Alex Delaware series, Book 29) A riveting, suspenseful psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Well used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverley Hills doctor, for Connie is soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers leads him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peel away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares . . . or worse.

Killer

Killer

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

The latest addictive thriller from No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense, in his acclaimed series featuring Doctor Alex Delaware. Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverley Hills doctor, for Connie is soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers leads him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peel away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares...or worse.

Golem of Hollywood

Golem of Hollywood

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2014

';An extraordinary work of detection, suspense, and supernatural mystery. I spent three days totally lost in the world Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman have created. This is brilliant, page-turning fiction with mythic underpinnings that give it a special resonance; a rare collaboration where the sum is truly greater than the parts. The book is like nothing I've ever read before. It sort of took my breath away.'Stephen KingFrom Jonathan Kellerman, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international #1 bestselling author of The Genius, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year.A burned-out L.A. detective . . . a woman of mystery who is far more than she seems . . . a grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of retribution. When these three collide, a new standard of suspense is born.The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer.Detective Jacob Lev wakes one morning, dazed and confused: He seems to have picked up a beautiful woman in a bar the night before, but he can't remember anything about the encounter, and before he knows it, she has gone. But this mystery pales in comparison to the one he's about to be called on to solve. Newly reassigned to a Special Projects squad he didn't even know existed, he's sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood Division. There is no body, only an unidentified head lying on the floor of a house. Seared into a kitchen counter nearby is a single word: the Hebrew for justice.Detective Lev is about to embark on an odysseythrough Los Angeles, through many parts of the United States, through London and Prague, but most of all, through himself. All that he has believed to be true will be upendedand not only his world, but the world itself, will be changed.

Butcher's Theater

Butcher's Theater

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2014

They call the ancient hills of Jerusalem thebutcher's theater. Here, upon this bloodstained stage,a faceless killer performs his violent specialty:The first to die brutally is a fifteen-year-oldgirl. She is drained of blood, then carefully bathedand shrouded in white. Precisely one week later, asecond victim is found. From the sacredWailing Wall to the monasteries where dark secretsare cloistered, from black-clad bedouin enclavesto labyrinthine midnight alleys, veteran policeinspector Daniel Sharavi and his crack team plungedeep into a city simmering with religious andpolitical passions to hunt for a murderer whosinsatiable taste for young women could destroy thedelicate balance on which Jerusalem's very survivaldepends. A brilliant novel by a master ofthe genre, a vivid look at the torturedcomplexities of a psychopath's mind, a rich evocation of acity steeped in history -- this, and more, isThe Butcher's Theater.

Devil's Waltz

Devil's Waltz

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2014

The doctors call it Munchausen by proxy, theterrifying disease that causes parents to induceillness in their own children. Now, in his mostfrightening case, Dr. Alex Delaware may have to provethat a child's own mother or father is making hersick. Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jonesis bright, energetic, the picture of health. Yether parents rush her to the emergency room nightafter night with medical symptoms no doctor canexplain. Cassie's parents seem sympathetic anddeeply concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model ofdevotion. Yet when child psychologist AlexDelaware is called in to investigate, instinct tells himthat one of them may be a monster. Thena physician at the hospital is brutally murdered.A shadowy death is revealed. And Alex and hisfriend LAPD detective Milo Sturgis have only hoursto uncover the link between these shocking eventsand the fate of an innocent child.

Private Eyes

Private Eyes

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2014

The voice belongs to a woman, but Dr. AlexDelaware remembers a little girl. It is elevenyears since seven-years-old Melissa Dickinson dialeda hospital help line for comfort--and found it intherapy with Alex Delaware. Now the lovely youngheiress is desperately calling for psychologist'shelp once more. Only this time it looks likeMelissa's deepest childhood nightmare is reallycoming true ...Twenty years ago, Gina Dickinson, Melissa'smother, suffered a grisly assault that left the buddingactress irreparably scarred and emotionallycrippled. Now her acid-wielding assailant is out ofprison and back in L.A.--and Melissa is terrifiedthat the monster has returned to hurt Gina again.But before Alex Delawarecan even begin to soothe his former patient'sfears, Gina, a recluse for twenty, disappears. Andnow, unless Delaware turns crack detective touncover the truth, Gina Dickinson will be just onemore victim of a cold fury that has already spawnedmadness--and murder.

Time Bomb

Time Bomb

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2014

Edgar Award winner Jonathan Kellerman once moreexplores the corruption of California's goldencoast and produces a novel of complexcharacterizations and nonstop suspense.By the time psychologist Dr. AlexDelaware reached the school the damage was done:A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground,but was gunned down before any children werehurt.Whilethe TV news crews feasted on the scene an Alexbegan his therapy sessions with the traumatizedchildren, he couldn't escape the image of a slightteenager clutching an oversized rifle. What was theidentity behind the name and face: a would-beassassin, or just another victim beneath anindifferent California sky? Intrigued by a request from the sniper's fatherto conduct a psychological autopsy ofhis child, Alex begins to uncover a strangepattern of innocence, neglect, and loss. Then suddenlyit is more than a pattern -- it is a trail ofblood. In the dead sniper's past was a dark andvicious plot. And in Alex Delaware's future is thestuff of grown-up nightmares: the face of realhuman evil.Also available on BDD Audio Cassette.

Monster

Monster

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2014

Alex Delaware is back! And in Jonathan Kellerman's riveting and ingenious new novel, Monster, he faces one of the most grisly and baffling mysteries of his career: How can a nonfunctional psychotic locked up in a supposedly secure institution for homicidal madmen predict brutal murders in the outside world? Delaware and his friend and partner Detective Milo Sturgis must penetrate this enigma in order to stop the horrific killings.A marginal actor is found dead in a car trunk, sawn in half. Months later, a psychologist at a hospital for the criminally insane is discovered murdered and mutilated in a tantalizingly similar way. When reports of an inmate's incoherent ramblings begin to make frightening sense as predictions of yet more slayings, Delaware and Sturgis are drawn into a web of family secrets, vengeance, and manipulation--both inside the asylum and on the streets of L.A., where death, drugs, and sex are marketed as commodities. The climactic discovery they make as they race to prevent more killings gives fresh and terrifying meaning to the concept of monstrosity.With Monster's incomparably deft characterizations and dazzlingly dark plot twists, Jonathan Kellerman further enhances his literary position as master of the psychological thriller.

Killer (Alex Delaware series, Book 29) A riveting, suspenseful psychological thriller

Killer (Alex Delaware series, Book 29) A riveting, suspenseful psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2014

Well used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverley Hills doctor, for Connie is soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers leads him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peel away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares . . . or worse.

Killer

Killer

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;Jonathan Kellerman returns with this stunning thrillera mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes. The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he's been snared in a toxic web of pathology. Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life. Killer is Kellermanand Delawareat their finest.Praise for Killer ';Killeris well plotted and paced. . . . One of [Kellerman's] best.'Bookreporter';As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex's professional past.'Booklist ';Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level.'RT Book ReviewsPraise for Jonathan Kellerman ';Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.'People ';Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.'The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the Hardcover edition.

Guilt

Guilt

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2013

A couple find the skeleton of a baby as they are renovating their house. It appears to date from World War II. Then another is found in a nearby park which is only a couple of months old. This is Alex Delaware’s 28th mystery. He is a psychologist and is frequently called to help homicide Detective Milo Sturgis. They make an interesting pair, each bringing something different to the table. Here they wonder if they have a copy cat killer, then they come up with some crazy ideas and we have great fun following them in a slow moving tale that is not one of this best, but well worth a read.

Guilt

Guilt

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 12/02/2013

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJonathan Kellerman's ';psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix' (Los Angeles Times), and this intensely thrilling blend has never been so powerful as in the acclaimed author's new novel of murder and madness among the beautiful dreamers, seductive predators, and doomed innocents adrift in the glare of Southern California's eternal sunshine. 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 caseand draw out the disturbing truth. Backtracking six decades into the past stirs 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 reputationall of them long gone, along with any records of a newborn, and destined for anonymity. But the specter of fame rears its head when the case unexpectedly twists in the direction of the highest echelons of celebrity privilege. Entering this sheltered world, Alex little imagines the macabre layer just below the surfacea decadent quagmire of unholy rituals and grisly sacrifice. Before their work is done, Alex and Milo, ';the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes' (Forbes), must confront a fanatically deranged mind of such monstrous cunning that even the most depraved madman would shudder.Praise for Jonathan Kellerman and Guilt ';A solid, poignant tale of violence against the innocent . . . cool, brisk and polished.'The Washington Post ';Action-packed . . . Kellerman proves he can keep readers entertained and engrossed in a story that keeps them on the edge of their seats to the final page.'Wichita Falls Times Record News';Certainly one of [Kellerman's] best offerings to date . . . Do not miss this one.'Bookreporter ';Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.'Los Angeles Times ';The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis . . . makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes.'Forbes ';Jonathan Kellerman's novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit.'Orlando Sentinel ';Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillershe owns the genre.'Detroit Free PressFrom the Hardcover edition.

Victims (Alex Delaware series, Book 27) An unforgettable, macabre psychological thriller

Victims (Alex Delaware series, Book 27) An unforgettable, macabre psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2012

The gruesome murders in VICTIMS bear witness to unspeakable evil in this unforgettable psychological thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. 'With his latest, [Jonathan Kellerman] not only brings his 'A' game but also ratchets it up a notch or three. . . . Victims will keep you up at night' Bookreporter. Recommended for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Harlan Coben. Not since Jack the Ripper has there been such a gruesome crime scene. One look at the victim's apartment turned charnel house is enough for Milo Sturgis to summon his friend psychologist Dr Alex Delaware for insights into the mind behind such carnage. But even Alex Delaware's skills may be stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion . . . with no apparent connection between them. The only clue left behind - a blank page bearing a question mark - seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. This one will haunt Alex's waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.

Four Classic Alex Delaware Thrillers 4-Book Bundle

Four Classic Alex Delaware Thrillers 4-Book Bundle

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2012

For decades, thriller master Jonathan Kellerman has been keeping readers in suspense, putting to the test the razor-sharp insights of Dr. Alex Delaware. Alongside friend and partner, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, the psychologist sleuth confronts mystery, deception, and danger. Now four of Delaware's most exhilarating adventuresSilent Partner, Devil's Waltz, Bad Love, and Self-Defenseare packaged together in one gripping eBook bundle perfect for stay-up-late entertainment. Contains an exciting preview of Jonathan Kellerman's upcoming novel Guilt! SILENT PARTNER ';A complex and haunting story of tangled personalities, deeply buried family secrets, and of violence lying thinly under the surface . . . hits the reader right between the eyes.'Los Angles Times Book Review At a party for a controversial sex therapist, Alex encounters Sharon Ransom, an alluring lover who, more than a decade earlier, abruptly left him. The following day Sharon is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the labyrinthine maze of her lifea journey taking him to the pleasure palaces of California's ultrarich, and deep into the dark alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway. DEVIL'S WALTZ ';I double dare you to start reading Devil's Waltz and put it down.'Larry King Toddler Cassie Jones is rushed to the hospital with symptoms no doctor can explain. When Alex is called to investigate, instinct tells him that someoneCassie's parents or the child's devoted nursecould be a monster. Then a physician is brutally killed, and a shadowy death revealed. Alex and Milo have only a few hours to discover the link between these shocking events and baby Carrie's terrifying condition. BAD LOVE ';Bad Love will have you looking over your shoulder before you turn out the lights.'Detroit Free Press Arriving in an unmarked brown wrapper is an audiocassette recording of a horrifying scream, followed by the chanting of a childlike voice. The tape is an early intimation that Alex is entering a living nightmare. With Milo's help, Alex uncovers a diabolical pattern of violent murder. And if they do not quickly decipher the twisted logic of a stalker's mind game, Alex will be the next to die. SELF-DEFENSE ';Exciting . . . loaded with tension and packed with titillating insights.'The New York Times Book Review Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex for help with a recurring nightmare of a child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act. Now Lucy's dream is disrupting her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The dream's grip on her emotions suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It could be Lucy's repressed childhood memory of something chillingly real. Something like murder.

Victims (Alex Delaware series, Book 27) An unforgettable, macabre psychological thriller

Victims (Alex Delaware series, Book 27) An unforgettable, macabre psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2012

Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware returns in this ingenious and breathtakingly good psychological thriller. Not since Jack the Ripper has there been such a gruesome crime scene. One look at the victim's apartment turned charnel house is enough for Milo Sturgis to summon The Crime Reader. But even Alex Delaware's skills may be stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion . . . with no apparent connection between them. The only clue left behind - a blank page bearing a question mark - seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. This one will haunt The Crime Reader's waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.

Over the Edge

Over the Edge

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2012

When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years beforeand who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer. Wooed by a high-powered attorney to build a defense, Alex will get a chance to do what he couldnt five years ago. And when he peers into a familys troubled history and Jameys brilliant, tormented mind, the psychologist puts himself at the heart of a high-profile case. Because Alex knows that in a realm of money, loss, and madness, something terrible pushed Jamie over the edgeor else someone is getting away with murder.

Silent Partner

Silent Partner

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

The bestselling author of When TheBough Breaks, Blood Test,and Over The Edge delivers themost stunning novel yet and featuringpsychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for acontroversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alexencounters a face from his own past--Sharon Ransom, anexquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly morethan a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that hedesperately needs help, but Alex evades her. Thenext day she is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven byguilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze ofSharon's life--a journey that will take him throughthe pleasure palaces of California's ultra-rich,into the dark closets of a family's disturbingpast, and finally into the alleyways of the mind,where childhood terrors still hold sway. Also available on BDD Audio Cassette.

Blood Test

Blood Test

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but the real problem is his parents. They refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save this boy's life.Alex sets out to convince Mr. and Mrs. Swope--only to find that the parents have left the hospital and taken their son with them. Worse, the sleazy motel room where the Swopes were staying is empty--except for the ominous bloodstain. The Swopes and their son have vanished into the sordid shadows of the city.Now Alex and his friend, homocide detective Milo Sturgis, have no choice but to push the law to the breaking point. They've entered an amoral underworld where drugs, dreams, and sex are all for sale...where fantasies are fulfilled at any price--even at the cost of a young boy's life.

When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

In the first Alex Delaware novel, Dr.Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry.Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, andsexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins whenhe was brutally murdered in his luxurious PacificPalisades apartment. The police have no leads, butthey do have one possible witness: seven-year-oldMelody Quinn.It's psychologist Dr. AlexDelaware's job to try to unlock the terrible secretburied in Melody's memory. But as the sinistershadows in the girl's mind begin to take shape, Alexdiscovers that the mystery touches a shockingincident in his own past. This connection isonly the beginning, a single link in aforty-year-old conspiracy. And behind it lies an unspeakableevil that Alex Delaware must expose before itclaims another innocent victim: Melody Quinn.

Victims

Victims

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2012

Unraveling the madness behind L.A.'s most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best. And putting the good doctor through his thrilling paces is what mystery fiction's #1 bestselling master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman does with incomparable brilliance. Kellerman's universally acclaimed novels blend the addictive rhythms of the classic police procedural with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition. For the compelling proof, look no further than VictimsKellerman at his razor-sharp, harrowing finest. Not since Jack the Ripper terrorized the London slums has there been such a gruesome crime scene. By all accounts, acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadn't a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up arranged in such a grotesque tableau? One look at her apartmentturnedcharnel house prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But despite his finely honed skills, even Alex is stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion . . . yet with no apparent connection among the victims. And the only clue left behinda blank page bearing a question markseems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. Under pressure to end the bloody spree and prevent a citywide panic, Milo redoubles his efforts to discover a link between the disparate victims. Meanwhile, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once honed his craftand where an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous may have been sealed in blood. As each jagged piece of the puzzle fits into place, an ever more horrific portrait emerges of a sinister mind at its most unimaginableand an evil soul at its most unspeakable. ';This one was different,' Alex observes at the start of the case. This one will haunt his waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.

Mystery

Mystery

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2011

Few know the city of Los Angeles the way #1 bestselling author and acclaimed suspense master Jonathan Kellerman does. His thrilling novels of psychological drama and criminal detection make the capital of dreams a living, breathing character in all its glamour and infamy. That storied history of fame, seduction, scandal, and murder looms large in Mystery, as Alex Delaware finds himself drawn into a twisting, shadowy whodunit that's pure L.A. noirand vintage Kellerman. The closing of their favorite romantic rendezvous, the Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills, is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna. And gathering one last time with their fellow faithful habitues for cocktails in the gracious old venue makes for a bittersweet evening. But even more poignant is a striking young womanalone and enigmatic among the revelerswaiting in vain in elegant attire and dark glasses that do nothing to conceal her melancholy. Alex can't help wondering what her story is, and whether she's connected to the silent, black-suited bodyguard lingering outside the hotel.Two days later, Alex has even more to contemplate when 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 with a mutilated body and no DNA match, she remains as mysterious in death as she seemed in life. And even when a tipster's sordid revelation finally cracks the case open, the dark secrets that spill out could make Alex and Milo's best efforts to close this horrific crime not just impossible but fatal.From the Hardcover edition.

Bad Love

Bad Love

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2010

It came in a plain brown wrapper, no returnaddress--an audiocassette recording of a horrifying,soul-lacerating scream, followed by the sound of achildlike voice chanting: Bad love. Bad love.Don't give me the bad love... . For AlexDelaware the tape is the first intimation that he isabout to enter a living nightmare. Others soonfollow: disquieting laughter echoing over a phoneline that suddenly goes dead, a chilling act oftrespass and vandalism. He has become the target of acarefully orchestrated campaign of vague threatsand intimidation rapidly building to a crescendo asharassment turns to terror, mischief to madness.With the help of his friend LAPD detective MiloSturgis, Alex uncovers a series of violent deathsthat may follow a diabolical pattern. And if he failsto decipher the twisted logic of the stalker'smind games, Alex will be the next to die. Taut,penetrating, terrifying, Bad Love isvintage Kellerman.Also available on BDD Audio Cassette.

Web

Web

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2010

Psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware finds terror in the heart of paradise in this relentlessly sinister novel by America's premier writer of psychological suspense. Three months in paradise, all expenses paid. It's an invitation Alex Delaware can't refuse. Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland, a revered scientist and philanthropist on the tiny Pacific island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his home to help him organize his papers for publication--a light workload leaving Alex plenty of time to enjoy a romantic interlude with Robin Castagna.Quickly, however, secretive houseguests, frightening nocturnal visitors, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the pleasures of deep blue water and whitesand.The cases Moreland chooses to share--a patient driven to madness by a cruel, unspeakable act; a man who succumbed forty years ago to radiation poisoning after a nuclear blast; a young woman, brutally murdered, whose mutilated body was found on the beach just six months before--seem unconnected. And yet Alex can't help wondering what the good doctor is trying to tell him... and what Moreland's real reason for inviting him to Aruk is.As Alex probes--with a little long-distance help from his friend LAPD detective Milo Sturgis--he comes to believe the answer lies hidden somewhere on Moreland's vast estate. Yet when he finally discovers the truth, the revelation will be more shocking than he could have imagined. And it will come too late to stem the tide of violence that threatens guilty and innocent alike on the lovely lost island of Aruk.With his brilliant characterizations and rapid-fire pace, Jonathan Kellerman has redefined the boundaries of suspense, probing real-life horrors and innermost fears in a novel that transfixes from first page to last.From the Paperback edition.

Self-Defense

Self-Defense

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2010

Dr. Alex Delaware doesnt see many private patients anymore, but the young woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror at the agonizing trial of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma only to be tormented by a recurring nightmare: a young child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act.Now Lucys dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The power of the dream, its grip on Lucys emotions, suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It may be the repressed childhood memory of something very real. Something like murder.

Clinic

Clinic

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2010

Upon his return to Los Angeles from a harrowing adventure in the South Pacific, Alex is called upon by his friend Milo Sturgis to help solve the murder of a celebrity author.For three months the police found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller about men. She was found stabbed to death on a quiet, shaded street in one of L.A.'s best neighborhoods. The evidence suggested not random slaughter, but cold, calculated stalking. And the list of potential suspects was as extensive as the audience for her book and her talk show appearances.Newly assigned to the cold case, homicide detective Milo Sturgis calls on his friend, Dr. Alex Delaware to seek out insights into the victim's high-profile life. What Alex uncovers is a series of troubling inconsistencies about Hope, including her contradictory personas: the sensational, anti-male bestselling author versus the low-key scholarly university professor.But it is when Alex delves into Hope's childhood that he begins to understand the forces that made her the formidable woman she was--and the ties that entangled her life until the horrifying act of betrayal that ended it.

Deception (Alex Delaware Series, Book 25) A masterfully suspenseful psychological thriller

Deception (Alex Delaware Series, Book 25) A masterfully suspenseful psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2010

DECEPTION is at the heart of this shockingly intriguing novel, showing that privilege can be a front for evil. New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman's books are a must-read for fans of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly. DECEPTION is 'all you could ask for in an LA thriller' (Daily Mail). On a DVD found near her lifeless body, Elise Freeman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at a prestigious LA prep school. If ever homicide detective Milo Sturgis could use Dr Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now. From the start, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down-and-dirty fight for justice. Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the dirty secrets and deadly sins festering amongst LA's elite. But power and position are not easily surrendered, and Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap . . .

Deception

Deception

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2010

Masterly storytelling and expert insight into the darkest of human compulsions make #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels as compelling as they are addictive. And just when you think he has taken his spellbinding tales of mystery and psychological suspense to the limit, with Deception he takes a bold leap into terrifying and uncharted new territory. Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for helpto whoever may be listeningcomes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at one of L.A.'s most prestigious prep schools. With Elise now dead by uncertain means, homicide detective Milo Sturgis is assigned to probe the hallowed halls of Windsor Prep Academy. And if ever he could use Dr. Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now.From the get-go, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down and dirty fight for justice. Allegations of rape, assault, and possibly murder at this esteemed institution renowned for molding Ivy Leaguers make for a social and political time bombespecially given that one of the students has connections high up in City Hall. As the scandal-conscious elite of L.A. close ranks around Windsor Prep, Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the hidden anguish, dirty secrets, and deadly sins festering among society's manor-born. But power and position are not easily surrendered, for that's when the best and the brightest turn brutal and ugly. Searching for predators among the privileged, Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap.

Evidence (Alex Delaware series, Book 24) A compulsive, intriguing and unputdownable thriller

Evidence (Alex Delaware series, Book 24) A compulsive, intriguing and unputdownable thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Intricate plotting leads to a stunning conclusion in EVIDENCE, a masterful thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. Recommended for fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben. 'It's always a pleasure to read Kellerman, who injects his fast-paced psychological thrillers with enough humour and authentic glimpses of LA life to leaven his often grisly themes' (Daily Mail). Early one morning a foreman shows up at the building site of a mega-mansion. Proceeding up unfinished plank steps, he arrives at the master bedroom. There, lying on a blanket, are a man and a woman, stabbed and bludgeoned to death. Who are the lovers? Why have they chosen a construction site for their late-night tryst. Is the double murder simply a horrific example of wrong-place, wrong-time? Or were the victims stalked? And will the outrage be repeated? Alex and Milo are called in but, as they struggle to make their way through the alternative universe that is the domain of the impossibly rich, they discover a scheme rooted in deception and evil beyond even their imaginations.

True Detectives

True Detectives

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2009

TRUE DETECTIVES follows Moe Reed and Aaron Fox on the twisted trail of a missing girl, a dark, baffling whodunit that forces the brothers to put aside their mutual animus - and to confront the unresolved family mystery that turned them into enemies. PIs can do things, legally, that cops can't. And cops have access to resources denied their private counterparts. Only by pooling their efforts - and by consulting a man both brothers respect, psychologist Alex Delaware, do Fox and Reed stand a chance of peeling back the secrets in high places that explain the fate of an outwardly innocent young woman. And, by doing so, the brothers learn about much more than murder ...

Evidence

Evidence

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2009

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman writes unforgettable tales of crime and detection that expose the shadowy side of glittering Los Angeles. And in Evidence, readers are once again in the dexterous grip of a master storyteller and stylist equally skilled at teasing your brain and taking your breath away.In the half-built skeleton of a monstrously vulgar mansion in one of L.A.s toniest neighborhoods, a watchman stumbles on the bodies of a young couplemurdered in flagrante and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. Though hes cracked some of the citys worst slayings, veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis is still shocked at the grisly sight: a twisted crime that only Milos killer instinctsand psychologist Alex Delawares keen insightscan hope to solve.While the female victims identity remains a question mark, her companion is IDd as eco-friendly architect Desmond Backer, who disdains the sort of grandiose superstructure hes found dead in. And the late Mr. Backer, its revealed was also notorious for his power to seduce women. The rare exception is his ex-boss, Helga Gemein, whos as indifferent to Desmonds death as she apparently was to his advances. Though Milo and Alex place her on their short list of suspects, the deeper they dig for clues the longer the list grows. An elusive prince who appears to harbor decidedly American appetites, an eccentric blueblood with an ax to grind, one of Desmonds restless ex-lovers and her cuckolded husbandall are in the homicidal mix spiced with eco-terrorism, arson, blackmail, conspiracy, and a vendetta that runs deep. But when the investigation veers suddenly in a startling direction, its the investigators who may wind up on the wrong end of a cornered predators final fury.From the Hardcover edition.

True Detectives

True Detectives

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

TRUE DETECTIVES follows Moe Reed and Aaron Fox on the twisted trail of a missing girl, a dark, baffling whodunit that forces the brothers to put aside their mutual animus - and to confront the unresolved family mystery that turned them into enemies. PIs can do things, legally, that cops can't. And cops have access to resources denied their private counterparts. Only by pooling their efforts - and by consulting a man both brothers respect, psychologist Alex Delaware, do Fox and Reed stand a chance of peeling back the secrets in high places that explain the fate of an outwardly innocent young woman. And, by doing so, the brothers learn about much more than murder.

Doctor Death (Alex Delaware series, Book 14) A psychological thriller taut with suspense

Doctor Death (Alex Delaware series, Book 14) A psychological thriller taut with suspense

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2009

In DOCTOR DEATH, New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman demonstrates once again his unique insights into the darkest corners of the human psyche. 'Kellerman is the acknowledged king of the psychological thriller' (Dallas Morning News) and his novels are perfect for fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben. People are voluntarily dying before their time in California. Some call it assisted suicide when cancer, heart disease or painful old age make the quality of life unbearable. Others say it is murder, that no-one has the right to help others take their own life. As the debate rages over whether euthanasia should be legalised or not, the man at the centre of the row, nicknamed Doctor Death, continues his work. Dr Alex Delaware joins in the argument, but when Detective Milo Sturgis comes to him with the suspicion that some of Doctor Death's patients are not willing collaborators, Delaware finds himself on the frontline of the affair, and increasingly believes that euthanasia is not the prime motivation. So what is driving Doctor Death to kill so many?

Monster (Alex Delaware series, Book 13) An engrossing psychological thriller

Monster (Alex Delaware series, Book 13) An engrossing psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2009

New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN, gives psychologist Alex Delaware a gruesome and twisting case to unravel in MONSTER. Kellerman's stories are 'ingenious and horrifying' (The Sunday Times), and are perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and David Baldacci. A corpse is found in a car trunk. The victim was a twenty-five-year-old would-be actor called Richard Dada. He had been sawn in half. Eight months later, the body of Claire Argent, a psychologist at a hospital for the criminally insane, is discovered. She was mutilated in the same horrific way. Detective Milo Sturgis is put on the case and, when the incoherent ramblings of a patient locked up in a mental hospital for the criminally insane begin to make terrifying sense, he calls on psychologist Alex Delaware to help him delve into the muddy waters of insanity. Can Alex and Milo unravel this dark web of family secrets, vengeance and manipulation in time to stop further killing?

True Detectives

True Detectives

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2009

In Jonathan Kellermans gripping novels, the city of Los Angeles is as much a living, breathing character as the heroes and villains who roam its labyrinthine streets. Sunny on the surface but shadowy beneath, this world of privilege and pleasure has a dark core and a dangerous edge. In True Detectives, Kellerman skillfully brings his renowned gifts for breathless suspense and sharp psychological insight to a tale that resonates on every level and satisfies at every turn.Bound by blood but divided by troubles as old as Cain and Abel, Moses Reed and Aaron Fox were first introduced in Kellermans bestselling Bones. They are sons of the same strong-willed mother, and their respective fathers were cops, partners, and friends. Their turbulent family history has set them at odds, despite their shared calling. Mosespart Boy Scout, part bulldog, man of few wordsis a no-frills LAPD detective. Aaron, sharp dresser and smooth operator, is an ex-cop turned high-end private eye. Usually they go their separate ways. But the disappearance of Caitlin Frostig isnt usual. For Moses, its an ice-cold mystery he just cant outrun, even with the help of psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis. For Aaron, its a billable-hours bonanza from his most lucrative client. Like it or not, Moses and Aaron are in this one togetherand the rivalry that rules them wont let either man quit till the case is cracked.A straight-arrow, straight-A student from Malibu, Caitlin has only two men in her life: her sullen single father and her wholesome college sweetheart, who even the battling brothers agree seems too downright upright to be true. Reluctantly tag-teaming in a desperate search for fresh leads, Moses and Aaron zero in on Caitlins white knight as their primary person of interest, hoping that, like most people in L.A., he has a secret side.But they uncover more than just a secret as they descend into the sinister, seamy side of the City of Angels after dark, populated by a Hollywood Babylon cast of the glamorous and the damned: a millionaire movie director turned hatemongering eccentric; a desperate Beverly Hills housewife looking for an exit from the fast lane; a heartthrob actor being eaten alive by personal demons; a hooker whos probably seen it all . . . and might just know too much. And at the center, a dead young woman whose downward spiral and brutal end loom over Moses and Aaron like an omen of what may come to be if the dark end of the street claims another lost soul.From the Hardcover edition.

Billy Straight An outstandingly forceful thriller

Billy Straight An outstandingly forceful thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2009

In BILLY STRAIGHT, detective Petra Connor must protect a young boy from a brutal killer. The compulsive thrillers of Jonathan Kellerman, bestselling author of KILLER, MOTIVE and BREAKDOWN, show 'a sense of humanity and justice' (Publishers Weekly), and are perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and David Baldacci. When beautiful Lisa Boehlinger Ramsey is found brutally stabbed to death in LA's Griffin Park, Detective Petra Connor and her partner Stu Bishop investigate. Lisa had publicly revealed that her ex-husband, millionaire TV star Cart Ramsey had beaten her, making him the prime suspect. Still, Petra and Stu must tread carefully; the top brass don't want a repeat of the OJ Simpson scenario on their hands. But there's a witness - twelve-year-old Billy Straight, too frightened to come forward. And when Lisa's parents put a reward out on Billy, only Petra realises the true extent of the danger he is in. She must act quickly if this little boy is not to be wiped out...

Survival of the Fittest (Alex Delaware series, Book 12) An unputdownable psychological crime novel

Survival of the Fittest (Alex Delaware series, Book 12) An unputdownable psychological crime novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Weaving together the threads of a mystery that lead from a child's murder to a young scientist's suicide, Kellerman draws one of the most chilling, frighteningly realistic portraits of evil you will ever experience in SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. New York Times No 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman is the author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN, and this thriller is perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly. The mentally disabled daughter of a diplomat is killed in cold blood in a deserted corner of the Santa Monica mountains. Her father adamantly denies the possibility of a political motive, which leaves LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his friend Alex Delaware to pose the question: why? The father is so intent on controlling the investigation that Alex and Milo start to wonder if he wants to find the truth - or keep it buried. Within days, and after another killing, Alex finds himself ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of his career. Driven to find answers, Alex goes undercover, alone, to expose the smug brutality of a murderous conspiracy and a terrifying contempt for human life.

The Clinic (Alex Delaware series, Book 11) A taut and suspenseful psychological thriller

The Clinic (Alex Delaware series, Book 11) A taut and suspenseful psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2009

THE CLINIC is a brilliantly plotted thriller that builds to a white-knuckle climax from internationally bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. Jonathan's complex and powerful storytelling is perfect for fans of Karen Slaughter and Harlan Coben. 'Quite possibly the best of the series - and that's saying quite a lot' Chicago Tribune For three months the police have found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller, an angry indictment of men. Now homicide detective Milo Sturgis, turns to his friend, psychologist Dr Alex Delaware, for help. One by one, they unlock the very private compartments of her life: her marriage, her shadowy work for a Beverly Hills clinic, and her baffling link to another murder victim. But when Alex delves into her childhood he begins to understand the formidable woman she was - and the ties that entangled her life until the horrifying act of betrayal that ended it.

The Web (Alex Delaware series, Book 10) A masterful psychological thriller

The Web (Alex Delaware series, Book 10) A masterful psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/12/2008

THE WEB is a dangerous trip into the unknown for psychologist Alex Delaware in this compulsive thriller from international bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. 'Loyal familiars and Kellerman newcomers alike will turn these pages compulsively' (Publishers Weekly). Perfect for all those who are fans of Michael Connelly and Lee Child. Dr William Moreland has spent much of his life attending to the physical and mental health of the inhabitants of Knife Island, a tiny Micronesian community. Feeling that his records should be analysed to ensure that the wealth of information contained within them should not be lost, he asks Alex Delaware for assistance. The timing is perfect for Alex and his partner Robin. Desperate to escape the violence of Los Angeles and recuperate from a terrible ordeal, they seize the opportunity for a sabbatical. But Knife Island is not the tropical paradise it first appears. The murder of a young woman has created an atmosphere of fear and division and Moreland himself is not quite what he seems. Surrounded by tarantulas and giant hissing cockroaches, Alex and Robin find themselves drawn into a grotesque web of intrigue that even Alex, with his deep knowledge of the human psyche, finds it hard to unravel.

Compulsion An Alex Delaware Thriller

Compulsion An Alex Delaware Thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2008

One night a young woman disappears . . .In broad daylight a retired teacher is stabbed to death . . .In a small-town beauty parlor two women are butchered . . .Three baffling cases, linked only by a lack of motive until psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis stumble upon a clue. A stolen luxury car is found undamaged and unblemished - except for a tiny, solitary bloodstain. Soon they uncover other expensive cars 'borrowed' before a killing. Soon the pair are hunting for a multiple killer, from LA high society to its desperate slums, even to New York and a forgotten cold case.However the killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification. To unmask him, Alex and Milo will have to understand his murderous compulsion . . .

Bones

Bones

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2008

When it comes to writing deftly layered, tightly coiled novels of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman reigns supreme as ';master of the psychological thriller' (People). Kellerman has worked his magic again in this chilling masterpiece.The anonymous caller has an ominous tone and an unnerving message about something ';real dead . . . buried in your marsh.' The eco-volunteer on the other end of the phone thinks it's a prank, but when a young woman's body turns up in L.A.'s Bird Marsh preserve no one's laughing. And when the bones of more victims surface, homicide detective Milo Sturgis realizes the city's under siege to an insidious killer. Milo's first move: calling in psychologist Alex Delaware. The murdered women are prostitutesexcept the most recent victim; a brilliant young musician from the East Coast, employed by a wealthy family to tutor a musical prodigy, Selena Bass seems out of place in the marsh's grim tableau. Convenientlyperhaps ominouslySelena's blueblood employers are nowhere to be found, and their estate' s jittery caretaker raises hackles. But Milo's instincts and Alex's insight are too well-honed to settle for easy answers, even given the dark secrets in this troubled man's past. Their investigation unearths disturbing layersabout victims, potential victims, and suspects alikeplunging even deeper into the murky marsh's enigmatic depths.Bizarre details of the crimes suggest a devilish serial killer prowling L.A.'s gritty streets. But when a new murder deviates from the pattern, derailing a possible profile, Alex and Milo must look beyond the suspicion of madness and consider an even more sinister mind at work. Answers don't come easy, but the darkest of drives and desires may fuel the most devious of foes.Bones is classic Kellermanrelentlessly peeling back the skin and psyches of its characters and revealing the shadows and sins of the souls beneath. With jolt after jolt of galvanizing suspense, it drives the reader through its twists and turns toward a climax as satisfying as it is shattering.From the Hardcover edition.

Devil's Waltz (Alex Delaware series, Book 7) A suspenseful psychological thriller

Devil's Waltz (Alex Delaware series, Book 7) A suspenseful psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Ideal for fans of Michael Connelly and Karin Slaughter, DEVIL'S WALTZ is a harrowing case for psychologist Alex Delaware and he must summon up every bit of his knowledge and skill to solve it. A riveting read from Jonathan Kellerman, bestselling author of KILLER AND BREAKDOWN, exhibiting 'strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviour' (Guardian). It's a living hell . . . Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones has spent most of her short life in and out of Paediatrics Hospital. Cassie is persistently, seriously ill and when no amount of testing can identify the cause, her doctor is lead to a disturbing diagnosis - Cassie's mother could be making her daughter deliberately sick. Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to make an independent assessment of the Jones family. But Alex's attempts to find the answers and save a young girl's life will reveal a terrifying circle of corruption, abuse and murderous hatred.

Private Eyes (Alex Delaware series, Book 6) An engrossing psychological thriller

Private Eyes (Alex Delaware series, Book 6) An engrossing psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

Complex and compelling, PRIVATE EYES is a formidable thriller from the internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN, and perfect for fans of Harland Coben and Patricia Cornwell. 'A thriller which gives your wits a work-out. Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' (Literary Review) Psychologist Alex Delaware regards Melissa Dickinson as one of his greatest achievements. A tormented seven year old when she first appeared in his LA surgery, two years on she was fully recovered. Years later, Melissa contacts Alex, desperate for him to help her mother, Gina. Gina was a budding Hollywood starlet until a vicious acid attack left her disfigured. Crippled with fear, Gina has hidden from the world for two decades. But before Alex can help, she disappears. Now Alex is locked in a search leading him into a grotesque labyrinth of hidden histories and desires . . .

Time Bomb (Alex Delaware series, Book 5) A tense and gripping psychological thriller

Time Bomb (Alex Delaware series, Book 5) A tense and gripping psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2008

Psychologist Alex Delaware is confronted with a dark and vicious plot of violence and murder in TIME BOMB, an enthralling thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestselling Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. Fans of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly will love the compulsive writing of Jonathan Kellerman. 'Though a time bomb is ticking away at the heart of this novel, readers will forget to watch the clock once they start it' (Chicago Sun Times). You're living on borrowed time . . . A sniper opens fire on a crowded Californian schoolyard but is killed before any children are harmed. When the sniper's identity is revealed, a media frenzy erupts. Why would they want to take innocent lives? Psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to help the kids cope with the ordeal but is drawn into investigating the motives of the would-be assassin. Alex soon finds himself on a bloody and twisted trail into the world of political extremism from which there may be no way back . . .

Silent Partner (Alex Delaware series, Book 4) A dangerously exciting psychological thriller

Silent Partner (Alex Delaware series, Book 4) A dangerously exciting psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2008

SILENT PARTNER is a sophisticated, multi-layered and absorbing thriller from international bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN, perfect for fans of Harlan Coben and James Patterson. 'A complex and haunting story of tangled personalities, deeply buried family secrets, and of violence lying thinly under the surface . . . hits the reader right between the eyes' (Los Angeles Times Book Review) Dr Sharon Ransom is the most beautiful woman in the room; she's also the most troubled. So when former lover, psychologist Alex Delaware, bumps into her at a lavish LA cocktail party, though still attracted to her, fear of reviving unhappy memories prevents him from offering the help she seems so desperate for. Hours later, Sharon's body is discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Tortured by guilt, Alex wants answers. As his investigation begins, dark memories of his past with Sharon emerge, and a present full of madness, murder and sexual violence unfolds.

The Butcher's Theatre An engrossing psychological crime thriller

The Butcher's Theatre An engrossing psychological crime thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

From the New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN, comes THE BUTCHER'S THEATRE, a thriller filled with tension and terror. 'A psychopathological blockbuster' (Observer), recommended for fans of Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben. Murder is never clear-cut. In the '60s Jerusalem was dubbed 'The Butcher's Theatre'. Decades later and the City of Peace is about to regain that title. The corpse of a young Arab girl has been found - her body violated and then carved up with chilling precision. Sexual murders are virtually unheard of in Jerusalem and the killing throws an already unstable city into turmoil. Chief Inspector Daniel Shalom Sharavi, himself a Yemenite Jew, takes charge of the case. But with political and religious tensions in the city muddying the murder trail, could he be about to lose the killer in the confusion?

Compulsion

Compulsion

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2008

Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellermans brilliant storytelling. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. Alex Delaware. A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killers use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware.What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spirals outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L. A. society to its desperate edges; across the paths of commodities brokers and transvestite hookers; and as far away as New York City, where the search thaws out a long-cold case and exposes a grotesque homicidal crusade. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and deathand compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.From the Compact Disc edition.

Over the Edge (Alex Delaware series, Book 3) A compulsive psychological thriller

Over the Edge (Alex Delaware series, Book 3) A compulsive psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2008

A dark and twisting thriller from the master of psychological suspense, New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN. Perfect for fans of the thrillers of Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly, 'OVER THE EDGE is a compulsive page-turner . . . filled with insight, charged with suspense, and laced with just enough humour to make the whole thing sparkle. This one is simply too good to miss' (Stephen King). Jamey Cadmus is clearly a deeply troubled young man. Found clutching a bloodied knife at the scene of a brutal double homicide, surely he must be the vicious serial killer who's been terrorising LA. What other explanation can there be? The public are demanding the death penalty but his lawyer is pleading diminished responsibility. Psychologist Alex Delaware is asked to make an assessment of Jamey's mental health but to do that he needs to look into Jamey's past and no one wants Alex digging there . . .

Blood Test (Alex Delaware series, Book 2) A spellbinding psychological crime novel

Blood Test (Alex Delaware series, Book 2) A spellbinding psychological crime novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

Families can be pressure cookers of secrets and tensions, as psychologist Alex Delaware knows all too well. When the lid blows, violence is the result in BLOOD TEST, a taut thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER, MOTIVE and BREAKDOWN. 'A tour de force' (New York Times) perfect for fans of David Baldacci and Harlan Coben. Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five-year-old cancer patient, Woody Swope. But Woody's parents, members of a cult called 'The Touchers', are not only refusing the treatment, they're also threatening to remove him from the hospital. Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly sinister case to solve.

When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware series, Book 1) A tensely suspenseful psychological crime novel

When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware series, Book 1) A tensely suspenseful psychological crime novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2008

WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS is the outstandingly original first novel in Jonathan Kellerman's bestselling Alex Delaware series. 'An engrossing thriller . . . This knockout of an entertainment is the kind of book which establishes a career in one stroke' (Newsday). From the New York Times No. 1 author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN, this gripping thriller is perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Michael Connelly. Seven-year-old Melody Quinn is the only witness of a horrific double murder but she can't or won't talk about what she saw. Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to try and get through to her and to the truth of what happened that night. But it soon becomes clear that Melody isn't just traumatised by the murders. Alex is only too aware that LA is a city which spawns ugliness. But is he prepared for the seemingly bottomless pit of perversion and violence that he's about to uncover?

Conspiracy Club

Conspiracy Club

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2008

When his brief, passionate romance with nurse Jocelyn Banks is cut short by her kidnapping and brutal murder, young psychologist Dr. Jeremy Carrier is left emotionally devastated, haunted by his lovers grisly demise and warily eyed by police still seeking a prime suspect in the unsolved slaying. To escape the pain, he buries himself in his work at City Central Hospitalonly to be drawn deeper into a waking nightmare when more women turn up murdered in the same gruesome fashion as Jocelyn . . . and the suspicion surrounding Jeremy intensifies. Now, the only way to prove his innocence and put his torment to rest is to follow the deadly trail of a modern-day Jack the Ripper.

Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2008

Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility. Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resistsangrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are sticken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry, and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California. Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest.From the Hardcover edition.

Murder Book

Murder Book

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware has received a strange, anonymous package in the mail. Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime-scene photos. When his old friend and colleague, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, views the compendium of death, he is immediately shaken by one of the images: a young woman tortured, strangled, and dumped near a freeway ramp. The murder was one of Milos first cases as a rookie homicide cop: a vicious killing that he failed to solveand has haunted him ever since. Now, two decades later, someone has chosen to stir up the past. As Alex and Milo set out to uncover what really happened twenty years ago, their relentless investigation reaches deep into L.A.s nerve centers of power and wealthpast and present. While peeling back layer after layer of ugly secrets, they discover that the murder of one forgotten girl has chilling ramifications that extend far beyond the tragic loss of a single life.From the Paperback edition.

Cold Heart

Cold Heart

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

Jonathan Kellerman is a master at creating psychologically nuanced novels of suspensean author whose name is synonymous with unrelenting action, intriguing plot twists, and penetrating insight into the criminal mind. Now he ventures into bold, new territory with his biggest and best novel yet. A Cold Heart features Kellermans brilliant signature stylebut in this tour-de-force he mines even deeper the emotional landscape of his characters: psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, Milos colleague Petra Connor, and Alexs ex-lover, Robin Castagnabringing them all vividly to life as never before.Ive got a weird one, so naturally I thought of you, says Milo Sturgis, summoning his friend Alex to the trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. What makes it a weird one is the lack of any obvious motive, and the luridly careful staging of the murder scenewhich immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion . . . but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Delawares suspicion is borne out when he compares notes with Milos associate, Petra Connor, and her new partner, a strange, taciturn detective with a past of his own named Eric Stahl. The Hollywood cops are investigating the vicious death of Baby Boy Lee, a noted blues guitarist, fatally stabbed after a late-night set at a local club. What links Baby Boys murder with that of painter Juliet Kipper is the shadowy presence of an abrasive fanzine writer. This alias-shrouded critics love-the-art/disdain-the-artist philosophy and his morbid fascination with the murders leads Alex and the detectives to suspect theyre facing a new breed of celebrity stalker: one with a fetish for snuffing out rising stars.Tracking down the killer proves to be maddening, with the twisting trail leading from halfway houses to palatial mansions and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna, whose business association with two of the victims casts her as an unavoidable player in the unfolding case. As more and more killings are discovered, unraveling the maddening puzzle assumes a chilling new importancestopping a vicious psychopath whos made cold-blood murder his chosen art form.

Dr. Death

Dr. Death

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/11/2007

Who killed the killer? In his brilliant and startling new novel, Jonathan Kellerman, perennial bestselling author and premier proprietor of the psychological thriller, gives a sharp and timely twist to homicide's central question.Someone has murdered euthanasia champion Dr. Eldon Mate--a self-styled Dr. Death responsible for scores of assisted suicides. In a burst of bloody irony, the killer chooses to dispatch the doctor in the back of Mate's own suicide van, hooking him up to the killing apparatus dubbed the Humanitron--and adding some butchering touches of his own. The case is assigned to veteran LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, who turns, once again, to his friend Dr. Alex Delaware. But working this case raises a conflict of interest for Alex so profound that he can't even discuss it with Milo. The tension that develops between cop and psychologist further complicates an already baffling and complex murder investigation--one whose suspects include the families of Dr. Mate's travelers, Mate's own son, and a psychopathic killer who relishes the geometry of death. Dr. Death is a rich brew of unforgettable characters, labyrinthine plotting, page-turning prose, and the unique insights into the darkest corners of the human mind that have earned Jonathan Kellerman international accolades as the master of psychological suspense.

Rage

Rage

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2007

In a host of consecutive bestsellers, Jonathan Kellerman has kept readers spellbound with the intense, psychologically acute adventures of Dr. Alex Delawareand with excursions through the raw underside of L.A. and the coldest alleys of the criminal mind. Rage offers a powerful new case in point, as Delaware and LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis revisit a horrifying crime from the past that has taken on shocking and deadly new dimensions. Troy Turner and Rand Duchay were barely teenagers when they kidnapped and murdered a younger child. Troy, a remorseless sociopath, died violently behind bars. But the hulking, slow-witted Rand managed to survive his stretch. Now, at age twenty-one, hes emerged a haunted, rootless young man with a pressing need: to talkonce againwith psychologist Alex Delaware. But the young killer comes to a brutal end, that conversation never takes place. Has karma caught up with Rand? Or has someone waited for eight patient years to dine on ice-cold revenge? Both seem strong possibilities to Sturgis, but Delawares suspicions run deeper . . . and darker. Because fear in the voice of the grownup Rand Duchayand his eerie final words to Alex: Im not a bad personbetray untold secrets. Buried revelations so horrendous, and so damning, theyre worth killing for.As Delaware and Sturgis retrace their steps through a grisly murder case that devastated a community, they discover a chilling legacy of madness, suicide, and multiple killings left in its wakeand even uglier truths waiting to be unearthed. And the nearer they come to understanding an unspeakable crime, the more harrowingly close they get to unmasking a monster hiding in plain sight.Rage finds Jonathan Kellerman in phenomenal formorchestrating a relentlessly suspenseful, devilishly unpredictable plot to a finale as stunning and thought-provoking as it is satisfying.

Obsession

Obsession

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2007

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman is the unequivocal master of the psychological thriller (People). Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, Patty Bigelow, Tanyas aunt and adoptive mother, has made a deathbed confession of murder and urged the young woman to seek Delawares help. Armed with only the vaguest details, Delaware follows a trail twisting from L.A.s sleaziest low-rent districts to its overblown mansions, retracing Patty and Tanyas nomadic and increasingly puzzling life. Then a very real murder tears open a terrifying tunnel into the past, where secretsand bodiesare buried. Dramatic, action-packed, and filled with the psychological detail that only Jonathan Kellerman can provide, OBSESSION is a whodunit, a whydunitand something unique: a did-it-even-happen? This is Kellerman at his heart-racing best.From the Compact Disc edition.

Capital Crimes

Capital Crimes

Author: Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2006

Internationally bestselling husband and wife Jonathan and Faye Kellerman team up for a powerful one-two punch with CAPITAL CRIMES, a gripping pair of original crime thrillers.MY SISTERS KEEPER: BERKELEYSome of progressive state representative Davida Graysons views have made her unpopular. Although her foes are numerous no one suspects that any buttons Davida might push could evoke deadly force. But now Davida lies brutally murdered in her office, and Berkeley homicide detectives Will Barnes and Amanda Isis must unravel Davidas complex, before the killer pulls off a repeat performance.MUSIC CITY BREAKDOWN: NASHVILLEBaker Southerby was a child prodigy performer. But something leads him to become a Nashville cop. His partner, Lamar Van Gundy, is a would-be studio bassist who earned himself a detectives badge. As part of Nashville PDs elite Murder Squad, they catch a homicide thats high-profile even for a city where musical celebrity is routine.CAPITAL CRIMES is page-turning, psychologically resonant suspensejust what weve come to expect from two of the worlds most successful crime writers.From the Compact Disc edition.

Gone

Gone

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

No one conducts a more chilling, suspenseful, thoroughly engrossing tour through the winding corridors of criminal behavior and the secret chambers of psychopathology than Jonathan Kellerman, the bestselling master of the psychological thriller (People). Now the incomparable team of psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, into the dark places where risk runs high and blood runs cold.Its a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu -battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. The details of the nightmarish event are shocking and brutal: The couple was carjacked at gunpoint by a masked assailant and subjected to a horrific regimen of confinement, starvation and assault. But before long, doubts arise about the couples story, and as forensic details unfold, the abduction is exposed as a hoax. Charged as criminals themselves, the aspiring actors claim emotional problems, and the court orders psychological evaluation for both. Michaela is examined by Alex Delaware, who finds that her claims of depression and stress ring true enough. But they dont explain her lies, and Alex is certain that there are hidden layers in this sordid psychodrama that even he hasnt been able to penetrate.Nevertheless, the case is closedonly to be violently reopened when Michaela is savagely murdered. When the police look for Dylan, they find that hes gone. Is he the killer or a victim himself? Casting their dragnet into the murkiest corners of L.A., Delaware and Sturgis unearth more questions than answersincluding a host of eerily identical killings. What really happened to the couple who cried wolf? And what bizarre and brutal epidemic is infecting the city with terror, madness, and sudden, twisted death?

Therapy

Therapy

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Jonathan Kellerman has made the psychological thriller his own gripping province with his bestselling series of Alex Delaware novels. Now, Delawares new adventure leads the sleuthing psychologist on a harrowing exploration into the realm he knows best: the human psyche, in all its complexity, mystery, and terrifying propensity for darkness.Been a while since I had me a nice little whodunit, homicide detective Milo Sturgis tells Alex Delaware. But theres definitely nothing nice about the brutal tableau behind the yellow crime-scene tape. On a lonely lovers lane in the hills of Los Angeles, a young couple lies murdered in a car. Each bears a single gunshot wound to the head. The female victim has also been impaled by a metal spike. And that savage stroke of psychopathic fury tells Milo this case will call for more than standard police procedure. As he explains to Delaware, Now were veering into your territory.It is dark territory, indeed. The dead woman remains unidentified and seemingly unknown to everyone. But her companion has a name: Gavin Quickand his troubled past eventually landed him on a therapists couch. Its there, on familiar turf, that Delaware hopes to find vital clues. And that means going head-to-head with Dr. Mary Lou Koppel, a popular celebrity psychologist who fiercely guards the privacy of her clients . . . dead or alive. But when theres another gruesomely familiar murder, Delaware surmises that his investigation has struck a nerve. As he trolls the twisted wreckage of Quicks tormented last days, what he finds isnt madness, but the cold-blooded method behind it. And as he follows a chain of greed, corruption, and betrayal snaking hideously through the profession he thought he knew, hell discover territory where even he never dreamed of treading.As provocative as it is suspenseful, Therapy is premier Kellerman that finds the award-winning author firing on all creative cylindersand carrying readers on an electrifying ride to a place only he can take them, for an experience they wont soon forget.

Twisted

Twisted

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor has helped psychologist Alex Delaware crack tough cases in the past. And in Jonathan Kellermans New York Times bestseller Billy Straight she took the lead in the desperate hunt for a teenage runaway stalked by a vengeful murderer. Now the complex and wryly compassionate Petra is once again at the center of the action, in a novel of cunning twists and page-turning suspense.Lifeless bodies sprawl in a dance-club parking lot after a brutal L.A. drive-by. Of the four seemingly random victims, one stands out: a girl with pink shoes who cannot be identifiedand who, days later, remains a Jane Doe. With zero leads and no apparent motive, its another case destined for the cold fileuntil Petra decides to follow her instincts and descends into a world of traveling grifters and bloodthirsty killers, pursuing a possible eyewitness whose life is in mortal danger.Finding her elusive quarryaliveisnt all Petra has on her plate: departmental politics threatens to sabotage her case, and her personal life isnt doing much better. If all that wasnt enough, Isaac Gomez, a whiz-kid grad student researching homicide statistics at the station house, is convinced hes stumbled upon a bizarre connection between several unsolved murders. The victims had nothing in common, yet each died by the same method, on the same datea date thats rapidly approaching again. And that leaves Petra with little time to unravel the twisted logic of a cunning predator whos evaded detection for yearsand whose terrible hour is once more at hand.Why is it so hard to put down a Kellerman thriller? asks Publishers Weekly. Its simple: the nonstop action leaves you breathless; the plot twists keep you guessing; the themes . . . are provocative. Those in need of still further proof that Kellerman has shaped the psychological mystery novel into an art form (Los Angeles Times Book Review) need look no further than Twisted.

Therapy (Alex Delaware series, Book 18) A compulsive psychological thriller

Therapy (Alex Delaware series, Book 18) A compulsive psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2004

THERAPY is a harrowing exploration of the human psyche from the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN, filled with 'labyrinthine twists, excellent pacing, and hard-boiled, swaggering dialogue' (The Washington Post) Investigating the case of a lovers' lane murder of a pair of college students, Homicide Lieutenant Milo Sturgis enlists the help of Alex Delaware. As the two peel back layer upon layer of deception, they encounter shocking truths that extend way beyond the slaughter of two young lovers. Something other than therapy has been taking place within the plush, soundproof chambers of the young man's therapist . . .

The Conspiracy Club A twisting, suspenseful crime novel

The Conspiracy Club A twisting, suspenseful crime novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2004

From the internationally bestselling author of the Alex Delaware novels comes THE CONSPIRACY CLUB, a superbly plotted thriller that twists and turns through a series of grisly murders. 'An unnerving, highly cinematic plot . . . [Kellerman has] headed off into different terrain . . . with striking success in this . . . quick-witted outing' Janet Maslin, The New York Times. Jonathan Kellerman's bestselling thrillers are perfect for fans of David Baldacci and Michael Connelly. When psychologist Dr Jeremy Carrier's romance with nurse Jocelyn Banks is cut short by her kidnapping and brutal murder, he is left emotionally devastated and being watched by police seeking a prime suspect in the unsolved killing. When more women turn up murdered in the same gruesome fashion, the only way for Jeremy to prove his innocence is to follow the trail of a cunning psychopath. Spurring on Jeremy's investigation is Dr Arthur Chess, an enigmatic pathologist who draws Jeremy into the confidence of a cryptic society. But when Arthur suddenly slips away, Jeremy is left to contend with an onslaught of anonymous clues - and the growing realisation that a harrowing game of cat and mouse has been started.

A Cold Heart (Alex Delaware series, Book 17) A riveting psychological crime novel

A Cold Heart (Alex Delaware series, Book 17) A riveting psychological crime novel

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2003

Murder stalks the LA art world in A COLD HEART, a page-turning and perturbing novels from No. 1 international bestselling Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER, MOTIVE and BREAKDOWN. 'Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of psychological thriller' (People), and his powerful stories will appeal to all those who love John Grisham and David Baldacci. Juliet Kipper, a gifted painter, is strangled in the LA gallery where her first solo show has opened to critical acclaim, and Milo Sturgis takes on the murder investigation as a favour to an old friend. He consults Alex Delaware, who, researching parallels with other deaths, looks for artists killed when on the verge of a breakthrough or comeback. And he finds two others. The investigation points to a gruesome, sadistic pattern of death, taking Milo and Alex into the dark side of the art world, and Alex's ex-lover Robin into terrible danger.

The Murder Book (Alex Delaware series, Book 16) An unmissable psychological thriller

The Murder Book (Alex Delaware series, Book 16) An unmissable psychological thriller

Author: Jonathan Kellerman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2003

Twisting, brutal and terrifying but ultimately redemptive, THE MURDER BOOK by New York Times No. 1 bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, author of KILLER and BREAKDOWN, is recommended for fans of David Baldacci and Harland Coben. 'Optimism is a feature of The Murder Book although the premise is macabre . . . Kellerman ameliorates the horror with a surprising number of generous characters' (Telegraph) Alex Delaware's relationship with his long-term partner is on the rocks. He is floored when Robin announces she's heading off on a three-month music tour. But he soon has other things to think about. He is sent an envelope with no return address. Inside, he finds an album with gold letters on it - THE MURDER BOOK. It's full of macabre pictures of murders, with brief descriptions of how, and why, the victims died. One picture - marked 'Not solved' - shows the horrifically mutilated body of a young woman. Unsettled, Alex calls his friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, who seems strangely familiar with the case. What connects the photograph with Milo's past? What's more, why has it been sent to Alex - and by whom?

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