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Alex Delaware novels

Author:
Kellerman, Jonathan
 
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Star rating for When the bough breaks
Series Volume:
1.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
A child psychologist investigates a case of child sexual abuse.
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Star rating for Blood test
Series Volume:
2.
Description:
When a cancer patient Dr. Delaware was called in to evaluate disappears, he searches for answers in this thrilling second novel in the New York Times bestselling Alex Delaware series.
Dr. Alexander Delaware, a child psychologist in Los Angeles, is called in to evaluate the case of a leukemia patient whose parents want to discontinue chemotherapy. When the boy disappears from the hospital and his parents are found dead, the only leads...
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Star rating for Over the edge
Series Volume:
3.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
A Delaware psychologist's attempts to trace the origins of a former patient's breakdown place him at the hub of the investigation into a string of vicious serial murders.
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Star rating for Silent partner
Series Volume:
4.
Description:
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past—Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that she desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an...
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Star rating for Time bomb
Series Volume:
5.
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
By the time psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the school the damage was done: A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground, but was gunned down before any children were hurt.

“Virtually impossible to put aside until the final horrifying showdown.”—People
 
While the TV news crews feasted on the scene and Alex began his therapy...
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Star rating for Private eyes
Series Volume:
6.
Description:
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
The voice belongs to a woman, but Dr. Alex Delaware remembers a little girl. It is eleven years since seven-year-old Melissa Dickinson dialed the hospital help line for comfort—and found it in therapy with Alex Delaware. Now the lovely young heiress is desperately calling for the psychologist’s...
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Star rating for Devil's waltz
Series Volume:
7.
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
In one of the most frightening and challenging cases of his career, Dr. Alex Delaware must confront a strange medical mystery involving a child.
 
“Reads like wildfire . . . harrowing suspense.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones is the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room...
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Star rating for Bad love
Series Volume:
8.
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
It came in a plain brown wrapper, no return address—an audiocassette recording of a horrifying, soul-lacerating scream, followed by the sound of a childlike voice chanting: “Bad love. Bad love. Don’t give me the bad love.” For Alex Delaware the tape is the first intimation that he is about to enter a living nightmare. Others soon follow: disquieting laughter echoing...
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Star rating for Self-defense
Series Volume:
9.
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Dr. Alex Delaware doesn’t 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...

10. The web

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Star rating for The web
Series Volume:
10.
Description:
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...
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Star rating for The clinic
Series Volume:
11.
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Professor Hope Devane’s male-bashing pop-psych bestseller created a storm of controversy on the talk-show circuit. Now she is dead, brutally slashed on a quiet street in one of L.A.’s safest neighborhoods. The LAPD’s investigation has gone cold, and homicide detective Milo Sturgis turns to his friend Dr. Alex Delaware for a psychological profile of the victim—and...
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Star rating for Survival of the fittest
Series Volume:
12.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware confronts an almost unimaginably cruel, arrogant and obsessed killer after the slightly retarded daughter of a diplomat is murdered on a school field trip.
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Star rating for Monster
Series Volume:
13.
Description:
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims.
A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make chilling sense—they are, in fact, horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic...

14.  Dr. Death

 
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Series Volume:
14.
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Star rating for Flesh and blood
Series Volume:
15.
Description:
Psychologist-detective Alex Delaware probes into the dark life of Lauren Teague, a young woman he treated years earlier when she was a troubled teenager, whose corpse has been found dumped in an alley.
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Star rating for The murder book
Series Volume:
16.
Average Rating:
5 stars
Description:
Jonathan Kellerman has distinguished himself as the master of the psychological thriller. Now L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware confronts a long-unsolved murder of unspeakable brutality—an ice-cold case whose resolution threatens his survival, and that of longtime friend, homicide detective, Milo Sturgis.
The nightmare begins when Alex receives a strange package in the mail with no return address. Inside is an ornate album filled...
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Star rating for A cold heart
Series Volume:
17.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. The details of the murder scene immediately suggest to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion but...

18. Therapy

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Star rating for Therapy
Series Volume:
18.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Behind the yellow crime-scene tape, a brutal tableau awaits. On a lonely lovers’ lane in the hills of Los Angeles, a young couple lies murdered in a car. Each victim bears a single gunshot wound to the head. Though the female remains unidentified, her male companion has a name—Gavin Quick—and a troubled past that had landed him on a therapist’s couch.
 
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Star rating for Rage
Series Volume:
19.
Description:
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, he's emerged a haunted, rootless young man with a pressing need to talk once again with psychologist Alex Delaware. But the young killer comes to a brutal end, that conversation never takes place. Or has...
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Star rating for Gone
Series Volume:
20.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Missing acting students Dylan and Michaela are found in the remote mountains of Malibu, battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. But forensic evidence soon exposes the incident as a hoax, and the kids are charged as criminals themselves.
 
“Kellerman...
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Star rating for Obsession
Series Volume:
21.
Description:
#1 WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER • “Jonathan Kellerman’s novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit.”—Orlando Sentinel 
Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, Tanya returns with a curious request: that Delaware investigate her aunt’s deathbed confession of murder. While...
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Star rating for Compulsion
Series Volume:
22.
Description:
LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware must solve a series of murders involving the use of expensive black automobiles at the scene of the crimes. And what does a child missing for sixteen years have to do with their search for the perpetrator?
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Star rating for Bones
Series Volume:
23.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
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.
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Star rating for Evidence
Series Volume:
24.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
Veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware expose the shadowy side of glittering Los Angeles as they investigate the gruesome death of a young couple-murdered in flagrante--the man identified as a notorious womanizer and eco-friendly architect, the woman unidentified--in this unforgettable tale spiced with eco-terrorism, arson, blackmail, conspiracy, and a vendetta that runs deep.
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Star rating for Deception
Series Volume:
25.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
When a DVD discovered near Elise Freeman's decomposing corpse sheds insight on her yearlong torture and eventual murder, detective Milo Sturgis calls on the help of his longtime friend Dr. Alex Delaware. As they examine the evidence, Alex and Milo hone in on the prime suspects : three teachers from the prestigious Windsor Academy. However, as the investigation continues, Alex discovers that solving Elise's murder will barely crack the surface in the...
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Star rating for Mystery
Series Volume:
26.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
Psychologist Alex Delaware and his girlfriend Robin are making a farewell visit to an LA hotel bar when one patron in particular grabs their attention -- a beautiful but aloof young woman dressed all in white. Two days later, Alex is called in on a murder case and is shocked when he recognizes the victim as the woman in white.
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Star rating for Victims
Series Volume:
27.
Description:
When a killer who rivals Jack the Ripper cuts a bloody swath through the city, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis needs Alex Delaware's help in catching this homicidal maniac--a disturbing case that sends Alex back into the secretive world of mental health treatment.

28. Guilt

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Star rating for Guilt
Series Volume:
28.
Average Rating:
4.5 stars
Description:
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...
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Star rating for Killer
Series Volume:
29.
Description:
"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...

30. Motive

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Star rating for Motive
Series Volume:
30.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
"A much loved woman's dead body is found in her apartment, victim of horrendous overkill even as her dining room table is perfectly set for a romantic dinner. Turns out her devoted boyfriend has an alibi and, with few clues leading to a suspect, LAPD's Lieutenant Milo Sturgis calls in psychologist Alex Delaware for help. Then another woman's shot execution style; three bullets in the back of her head leave her husband with a profitable business. He's...
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Star rating for Breakdown
Series Volume:
31.
Average Rating:
2.5 stars
Description:
"Bestselling author 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...
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Star rating for Heartbreak Hotel
Series Volume:
32.
Average Rating:
3.5 stars
Description:
"Alex Delaware and 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...
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Star rating for Night moves
Series Volume:
33.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
"An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalized corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits"--
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Star rating for The wedding guest
Series Volume:
34.
Average Rating:
4.1 stars
Description:
"LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. While Sturgis has a knack for piecing together the details of a crime, Delaware can decipher the darkest intents driving the most vicious of perpetrators. And there's no better place for the doctor's analytical skills to shine than a rowdy hall full...
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Star rating for The museum of desire
Series Volume:
35.
Average Rating:
3.9 stars
Description:
"Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them--the ones he calls "different"--he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on...
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Star rating for Serpentine
Series Volume:
36.
Average Rating:
3.4 stars
Description:
LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis and brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware investigate a decades-unsolved case involving a rich and spoiled client, a mysterious birth mother and violent coincidences.
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Star rating for City of the dead
Series Volume:
37.
Average Rating:
4 stars
Description:
"Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis must uncover the connection between a brutally murdered psychologist and a victim they're unable to identify in this electrifying thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. Two burly movers are heading back into Los Angeles from the dusty wasteland of Ojai when they hit a man-a naked man who appears out of nowhere. Master detective Milo Sturgis is called to the scene and senses immediately...
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Star rating for Unnatural history
Series Volume:
38.
Average Rating:
3 stars
Description:
"The most enduring detectives in American crime fiction are back in this electrifying thriller of art and brutality from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. Los Angeles is a city of stark contrast, the palaces of the affluent coexisting uneasily with the hellholes of the mad and the needy. It is that shadow world and the violence it breeds that draw brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis into an unsettling...
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Star rating for The ghost orchid