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. noir—and vintage
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 habitués for cocktails in the gracious old venue makes for a
bittersweet evening. But even more poignant is a striking young woman—alone and
enigmatic among the revelers—waiting 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.
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