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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780739369005
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#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 couple—murdered in flagrante and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. Though he’s cracked some of the city’s worst slayings, veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis is still shocked at the grisly sight: a twisted crime that only Milo’s killer instincts—and psychologist Alex Delaware’s keen insights—can hope to solve.

While the female victim’s identity remains a question mark, her companion is identified as eco-friendly architect Desmond Backer, who disdains the sort of grandiose superstructure he’s found dead in. And the late Mr. Backer, it’s revealed, was also notorious for his power to seduce women.

The rare exception is his ex-boss, Helga Gemein, who’s as indifferent to Desmond’s 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 Desmond’s restless ex-lovers and her cuckolded husband—all 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, it’s the investigators who may wind up on the wrong end of a cornered predator’s final fury.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zada | 1/26/2014

    " A real strange twist at the end....my favorite kind of mystery! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Moore | 1/24/2014

    " Most uncreative name for a crime novel ever "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suevw | 1/19/2014

    " listened to this and it was so like others I must admit I did not like as well. Seems to offer no new "learnings" or "fun". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/7/2014

    " Good story. Very enjoyable. Easy reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Calli | 1/6/2014

    " sidekick uses strong language "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corrie | 12/30/2013

    " I like the characters in this series, but this book's plot was just a bit too far fetched and stupid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ferris | 12/24/2013

    " Audiobook.......I normally am a fan of the Alex Delaware series, but this one was difficult to stick with. And frankly, this was more of a Milo Sturgis story than an Alex Delaware story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pixfixtony | 12/17/2013

    " My man Lieutenant Detective Milo Sturgis gets the limelight in this fairly fast paced "Police Procedural". Even the narrator John Rubenstein is able to add new dimension to his characters voices, for a while there I thought all the male characters over the age of 50 ate or drank dairy products to get their voice that way.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 12/15/2013

    " This one was difficult to follow at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 shoelake | 12/15/2013

    " another good mystery series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 12/4/2013

    " c2009. "She is a criminal, catch the bitch before she braids her hair and puts on lederhosen and disappears into the land of cuckoos and chocolate." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janel Tortorice | 11/13/2013

    " I like this series, enjoyable in general. A little predictable though, this one I mean. Maybe when you're on the 20-something book it gets hard to be fresh and original. Not much personal story lines going on, which I like better (meaning stuff in Alex's personal life). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchen | 8/23/2013

    " One of the better Alex Delaware, Milo Sturgis opuses in a while. The usual LA setting. This time Holmby Hills. An abandoned half-built house, a far-away Pacific kingdom combine to make a good mystery. If you like Kellerman, you'll probably like this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 8/9/2013

    " HB -- A crime of passion/revenge or a crime by an eco terrorist group? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 8/7/2013

    " very reliable writer. good mystery with some interesting twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Fautley | 6/13/2013

    " Couple found dead in flagrante. Complex plot involving Swiss/Austrian Architect, and revenge killings. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jan | 6/5/2013

    " Never finished. It is the worst, most boring book Kellerman ever wrote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony Ranieri | 4/24/2013

    " Homicide detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware enter a world of a double homicide with suspects who use blackmail, conspiracy and a long running vendetta to further their own agenda. As usual its an exciting tale with many suspects. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Chabrol- | 4/16/2013

    " this is my first Jonathan Kellerman book i have read, it was well written and i give it a 4.5, it certainly does give you alot of candidates to figure out who've done it and why. it is something that will really intrigue you, can't believe it took me 2.5 days. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nanosynergy | 3/22/2013

    " Sadly, rather boring and rambling. Stilted dialogue. Whole thing could have been done in a TV CSI one-hour episode with breaks for commercials. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Rose | 11/26/2012

    " Good plotting. Milo's character keeps getting stronger and more interesting and so do the cops who work with him. But it seems that Alex is slipping further into the background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 10/19/2012

    " Alex and Milo are investigating the deaths of a couple found in set up compromising position in a framed, but not completed house. There are a plethora of interesting and colorful characters, more deaths, arson and eco-terrorists. Perfect reading for a rainy weekend! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reena | 4/9/2012

    " Good story with several interesting twists. if it was 50 pages shorter - much of the nonessential content which dragged the book down would have been removed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kat Palmore | 2/29/2012

    " I love the Alex Delaware series, but lately it's really went downhill. The whole environmental group seemed ludicrous, not scary. And the ending didn't feel complete at all. Very disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 12/24/2011

    " Good book . Not so much blood and gore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 8/3/2011

    " I know the whole prmeise is far-fetched--a detective that has a psychologist who accompanies him nearly everywhere. Yet it was somewhat entertaining in a "I wonder who did?" it kind of way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 4/29/2011

    " Sadly, Kellerman has gone the way of the formulaic. While still compelling, this was nowhere near the level of suspense his early Alex Delaware novels had. I'm hopeful that "Deception" will return some of that old tension. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 4/12/2011

    " Dead couple embrace.
    Abandoned, half-built mansion.
    Motive mystery.

    Two different crimes.
    How do they tie together?
    Who connects the two? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tammy | 2/27/2011

    " The book started out interesting and then just lost my interest in the middle. Just couldn't finish. I do want to know about the couple that was murdered, but just can't finish to get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/24/2011

    " I love Alex Delaware books, but I found this one to be just a bit convoluted. There were a few too many sub-plots going on, and it made it hard to follow the story at times.
    It was still an enjoyable read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cornmaven | 2/17/2011

    " The duo of Delaware and Sturgis are a great pair. I am surprised they haven't made a movie out of this series yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/16/2011

    " Alex Delaware appeared to have more of a bit part in this novel. I enjoyed the book, but it is not up to other Kellerman novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keith | 1/16/2011

    " I like Kellerman's books a lot. But he writes a simple story that barely keeps your interest. Not his normal high level work. He has written many better books and mysteries. Still his main characters Milo and Alex are always fun to follow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin | 1/8/2011

    " Couple found dead in flagrante. Complex plot involving Swiss/Austrian Architect, and revenge killings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn J. | 1/7/2011

    " Good plotting. Milo's character keeps getting stronger and more interesting and so do the cops who work with him. But it seems that Alex is slipping further into the background. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenna | 12/18/2010

    " Reads exactly like an episode of CSI. Interesting enough story but the writing style was unusual and the terminology was very specialized, which made it a bit of a challenging read. I wouldn't recommend this book, but I don't feel like I wasted my time reading it either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 12/5/2010

    " Good book . Not so much blood and gore. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 james | 12/4/2010

    " This is another fine police procedural featuring psychologist Alex Delaware and his buddy Detective Milo Sturgis. This book's plot takes many twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 11/24/2010

    " The watchman at a large unfinished mansion finds a pair of bodies inside the house. Alex goes with Milo to analyze the scene. First they need to find the name of the female victim and why they are there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heinlec | 11/10/2010

    " Readable, but not as interesting as all the earlier Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis novels. "

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About the Author
Author Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he coauthored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. He and Faye live in California, New Mexico, and New York.

About the Narrator

John Rubinstein is an actor, composer, and director who won a Tony Award for his starring role in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards and being named a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2013.