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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,656 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Kellerman Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delaware Series Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780739369074
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The closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails. But even more poignant—and curious—is a striking young woman in elegant attire and dark glasses, alone there and waiting in vain. Two days later, 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 when a sordid revelation finally cracks the case open, the secrets that spill out could make Alex and Milo’s best efforts to close this crime not just impossible but fatal.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Kellerman doesn’t just write psychological thrillers—he owns the genre. Detroit Free Press

  • “Jonathan Kellerman’s novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit. Orlando Sentinel 

  • Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning. The New York Times Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roberta | 2/18/2014

    " I have to stop reading these, they are all the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Georgiann Hennelly | 2/16/2014

    " Alex and his girlfriend Robin are having a drink at the Faubourg Hotel which is soon to be demolished when they notice a beautiful women and her bodyguard.The next day they hear she was killed and Alex offers to help Milo Sturgis find the killer. Alex isa child Psychologist and has been working with the LAPDfor quite awhile as a consultant.Alex is more front and center as a sleuth While Milo and his LAPD buddies seem baffled by the womens murder The women is know as Mystery. Regardless it was a pretty good story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Sherer | 1/27/2014

    " Curling up with an Alex Delaware novel is as good as a few hours of therapy. The writing is always crisp and descriptive, the dialog sharp, and the company excellent. Kellerman always keeps me guessing who done it among the handful of likely suspects, and always surprises me with the new and ingenious ways he has of describing people and places. Has he ever written a bad book? I think not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara B. | 1/26/2014

    " Love those Kellermans (both Jonathan and Faye), and (as usual), love his characters of Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis. They are such opposites, but as a team and as friends they really click. Am always waiting anxiously for his next book. "

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

    " Another wonderful Milo and Alex story. Keeps you guessing and never a dull moment. "

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

    " Around, and around, and around, she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows. This is not a real detective story, but it has an interesting cast of characters, and the detectives spin one creative theory after another as facts are slowly revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kite | 12/28/2013

    " Riveting! I think Alex developed more as a character in this book. I didn't feel like he was emotionless, unlike some of the earlier books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Darragh | 12/21/2013

    " Not one of Kellerman's better efforts- found it stale, boring and basically uninteresting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun | 12/16/2013

    " Not the best Alex Delaware, and the story was a bit far fetched. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Johnson | 12/8/2013

    " Pretty decent read! I just love his books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 12/1/2013

    " An average outing for Alex Delaware & Milo Sturgis "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 11/26/2013

    " if you have read him before and like him you will like this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 11/18/2013

    " I love Alex Delaware but this one just dragged on and Milo's and Alex relationship didn't come through at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 10/23/2013

    " Dave and I listened to this book on a car trip. It kept us awake and amuzed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 10/21/2013

    " Got about 2 chapters in and realized I had already read this one. I thought this was a quick, fairly interesting read. I've read all of Mr. Kellerman's Alex Delaware series, and enjoyed this one as much as any of them. It's not outstanding, but not a bad example of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci Haley | 6/3/2013

    " Alex Delaware is still one of my favorite mystery characters of all time. Nothing really new and amazing in this latest installment... just a good mystery with old favorite characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Helfrich | 3/11/2013

    " It was great to catch up with Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis as they solved another crime in LA. Kellerman can always be counted on for great characters and twists you don't see coming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 2/18/2013

    " I always enjoy an Alex Delaware novel but this seemed to wrap up a little quickly at the end and seemed a bit too formula. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 BJ | 1/22/2013

    " Always enjoy Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware. As usual, this one held my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Drewes | 10/16/2012

    " I love the Alex Delaware series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracey O'rourke | 9/5/2012

    " This one was better than the last, but slow moving and a not very interesting main mystery. Disappointed, again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 2/6/2012

    " Tough-guy style of writing---ok mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 11/24/2011

    " Not bad. Alex Delaware is a psychologist who works for the police department. In this book we get to see a little more of the psychologist than just the guy who hangs along with Milo to solve crimes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malwes | 11/21/2011

    " This was a very typicl Alex Delaware novel--pure enjoyment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sbennett | 9/17/2011

    " Typical Kellerman book with a twist at the end. Still a good series after all these years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Poling | 8/7/2011

    " Not as good as some of his others. Then ending was satisfying, however. How many ahs he done anyway? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terrie Purkey | 6/16/2011

    " A standard in the Alex Delaware series. This one is set in Hollywood, the murder occurs in an old landmark hotel that's closing, and Alex and Milo Sturgis are on the case which takes the usual twists and turns as they try to determine who's lying. Nothing new here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 5/19/2011

    " Jonathan Kellerman has yet to disappoint. Good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 5/19/2011

    " Not one of my favorite JK books. The ending seemed a little too "formula." I think JK was a bit lazy putting this one together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 5/18/2011

    " I did like the book, but I think the author is tiring of his character and/or his writing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 5/17/2011

    " Kellerman, like Patterson, just keeps turning them out--but now they follow a formula--no depth--good for a quick read but not thought-provoking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 5/15/2011

    " Odd ending - it was just okay
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 5/12/2011

    " pretty good mystery, pun intended. the dynamic between delaware and sturgis is very believeable and natural. they have the feel of old friends. the story is just the vehicle for their give and take. "

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

    " Another great read from Mr Kellerman. Alex and Milo clearly outdo themselves, but Milo takes a backseat this time. Hard to believe I have read all 26 of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fpentlin | 5/11/2011

    " I have been in love with this series for a long time. I'm sad to say that this was tired. It was okay but definitely felt like a retread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misti | 5/9/2011

    " This was a pretty good one:) "

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

    " Not as good as his books usually are...a little boring and dragged in some places. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 5/8/2011

    " All about $$$$ and whores. Lots of leads but a long trip to the killer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dee | 5/5/2011

    " Two-haiku review:

    Girl gets face shot off
    By two different weapons.
    Strange... how can that be?

    Milo and Alex
    Track family connections.
    Even Robin helps. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/5/2011

    " Entertaining yarn that takes on a film noir quality. A few interesting female characters thrown in with the usual Alex and Milo.

    The end was definitely over-the-top but isn't that how film noirs always end? "

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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.