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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 apartment-turned-charnel house prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2012
ISBN: 9780345532176
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Very interesting read. Some of his characterizations are annoyingly shallow but overall a captivating read.

cinseg1 Sep 28, 2015

I hadn't read a novel by J.Kellerman in awhile. I really enjoyed reading a murder mystery. Solid and engrossing, it had me hooked from the start.

Feb 22, 2013

Returned about 10 days ago at Milwood branch

Nov 26, 2012

Not Kellerman's best effort. The plot was too convoluted and far fetched. I kept loosing interest.

Aug 05, 2012

Just another thriller by Jonathan Kellerman – another grisly set of murders, another convoluted plot. No huge surprises here, but a pretty good plot twist and the enduring empathy for damaged children that Alex Delaware a decent character to follow.

Jun 23, 2012

A little gory, but a really good mystery. I really enjoy the Alex Delaware novels, although I think I prefer Milo to Alex! ;)

Apr 05, 2012

Another book in the popular series that pits L.A. detective Milo Sturgis and pyschologist Alex Delaware against the never-ending weirdness, that is Homicide in Los Angeles.
The books are getting farther "out-there" with the premises and circumstances that make the crimes unique.
Given the fact that real life crimes are getting more poplular on the internet, the rule is: The stranger, the better! In this respect, the dynamic duo are just solving murders, and a lot of the plots in a 15 to 20 book series have become mundane or worn-out, so it has to get stranger!
All in all, a good book, with seemingly unrelated serial murders of the nastiest kind, needing to be connected and solved.
My only beef is that there was very little mention of Alex's girlfriend, Robin, who is hardly mentioned at all.
A good book in a long running detective-series.

mikeyppl Mar 06, 2012

I really wasn't impressed with this book. The storyline never really cauught on with me. I think that his wife Faye Kellerman with her Lazarus series is the much better writer at this point.

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