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Killer by Jonathan Kellerman

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Kellerman is one of the best and most prolific crime thriller writers alive (and pater familias of dynasty including his wife and two of his daughters who are bestselling writers). This is the 28th in his Alex Delaware series begun way back in 1985, regular readers know what they’re getting: a snappy, fun, cleverly plotted suspense novel and new readers would be fine to start here. In Killer Delaware isn’t just catching criminals, he’s trying to evade them as he himself becomes a possible victim. There are twists but also quite a bit of exposition of the whys and wherefores rather than just the hows.

If you like Jonathan Kellerman you might also like to read books by Andrew Pyper, John Connolly and Harlan Coben.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The author’s Alex Delaware thrillers have amassed a keen following, in them he has used his background as a paediatric psychologist to create a profession for his hero (who is a crack practitioner) of total verisimilitude. In the first books, Alex, though officially retired, took on cases referred to him by Milo Sturgis of the LAPD, and a recurrent theme was that of damaged children. Killer tackles somewhat different territory, but all of Kellerman’s customary command of the thriller idiom is firmly in place.
~ The Good Book Guide


Killer by Jonathan Kellerman

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.


'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying'
-Sunday Telegraph

'High-octane entertainment'
-The Times

'Exceptionally exciting'
-New York Times

'Ingenious and horrifying'
-The Sunday Times

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman

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.

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25th September 2014


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Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


400 pages


Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense



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