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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,211 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 2002 ISBN: 9780739303177
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In seventeen consecutive bestselling novels, Jonathan Kellerman has distinguished himself as the master of the psychological thriller. Now in Kellerman’s most compelling and powerful novel yet, 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 with gruesome crime scene photos—a homicide scrapbook entitled The Murder Book. Alex can find no reason for anyone to send him this compendium of death, but when Milo views the book, he is immediately shaken by one of the images: a young woman, tortured, strangled, and dumped near a freeway ramp.

This was one of Milo’s first cases as a rookie homicide cop: a vicious killing that he failed to solve, because just as he and his training partner began to make headway, the department closed them down. Being forced to abandon the young victim tormented Milo. But his fears prevented him from pursuing the truth, and over the years he managed to forget. Or so he thought.

Now, two decades later, someone has chosen to stir up the past. As Alex and Milo set out to uncover what really happened twenty years ago, their every move is followed and their lives are placed in jeopardy. The relentless investigation reaches deep into L.A.’s nerve-centers of power and wealth—past and present. While peeling back layer after layer of ugly secrets, they discover that the murder of one forgotten girl has chilling ramifications that extend far beyond the tragic loss of a single life.

A classic story of good and evil, sacrifice and sin, The Murder Book is a gripping page-turner that illuminates the darkest corridors of the human mind. It is a stunning tour de force.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Antonia | 2/9/2014

    " Initially, I gave it three stars im March last year (2009) but as I cannot remember the book at all for some reason now (February 2010), I have to conclude it was not that good. Hence the reduction in stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/9/2014

    " Language! This is an Alex Delaware story and I usually enjoy these but not so much this one. Maybe because there were so many disfunctional families causing so much harm, even Alex's own relationship is going south. I need to read something happy!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gwen | 2/9/2014

    " Haven't read this author before and thought I would give him a try. Book was a bit long-winded and not all that interesting. A cold case comes back and found many rich people who were blocking the path to justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kite | 1/30/2014

    " Mmm, not one of his better books. The whole thing about the "Murder Book" was definitely interesting but it kind of turned out ehhh for me. I'm still a loyal Alex Delaware fan though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 1/24/2014

    " Pretty good as far as detective books go. I like how Kellerman avoids over-complicating the already twisted plot by assigning lesser characters funny names like "Sweatpants" or "Smiley." It added subtle humor and clarity as well. Good, light reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Peterson | 1/23/2014

    " Nice development, characters and resolution. Fun Book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirsten | 1/22/2014

    " This story may have had too many characters, but what made it so remarkable was the depth of Milo's story. Milo is perhaps the main reason I reach for Alex Delaware novels again and again. He is such a wonderful mix of grizzly bear and academic. My father was a police officer, and many of my friends are homosexual and I can see the struggles of both sides of life in his character. And the appearances, however brief, of Doctor Rick are gems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/17/2014

    " Alex and Milo set out to solve a 20-year-old murder of a 16-year-old girl. The rich boys, now men, are guilty, but how to prove it? Great mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Pearcy | 1/15/2014

    " If you haven't read any of his books you are missing out. Great author, great reads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 12/29/2013

    " There is a lot going on here. Lots of Milo, lots of characters, and lots of wordiness about 60% through. Stick with it, though; the wrapup doesn't disappoint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 12/14/2013

    " Good, but wasn't my favorite Alex Delaware... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 11/16/2013

    " I liked having a chance to hear some back story on Milo. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The other Sandy | 11/9/2013

    " This book has the biggest appearance by Milo Sturgis and the closest look at Milo's relationship with Rick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.W. Thompson | 10/24/2013

    " This was the first Kellerman novel I read----after I finished it---I went back and read the older ones-- "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shuli | 10/19/2013

    " Listened to the book-on-CD. It was interesting and kept my attention. Made the Hilton Head-Charleston-Hilton Head drive much shorter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sid | 10/14/2013

    " easy read, good for the beach or a long flight "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 7/7/2013

    " This was one of my favorites of the Alex Delaware series. I love how it gives a more in depth look at Milo Sturgis. I was also happy to see them bring back the very interesting Bert Hansen - I had liked reading about his interactions with Alex previously. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxie | 4/30/2013

    " GOOD READINGS....PAGE TURNER...LOVED IT!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Swiatkowski | 10/8/2012

    " Like it, a bit unfulfilled with the ending though. maybe I just had "good book" let down, after finishing three other really good books? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bart | 8/6/2012

    " An improvement over some of the immediately preceding Deleware books, which were getting a bit too hackneyed even for this genre. I liked this one. It left me willin to read the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anthony Messina | 6/1/2012

    " Pretty interesting murder mystery, though i wasn't really happy with the way it ended. I definitely got hooked early on though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynne | 5/31/2012

    " standard Kellerman, only somewhat less chaotic than usual. Should've skipped it but found it packed away in an old box. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlton Whatley | 4/17/2012

    " A bit long winded - but a pretty good finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Babete | 3/30/2012

    " Medianamente bom! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 10/22/2011

    " "Another in the series of Alex Delaware and his cop friend Milo. Enjoyable, suspensful, but a little annoying." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 5/22/2011

    " Like it, a bit unfulfilled with the ending though. maybe I just had "good book" let down, after finishing three other really good books? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Babete | 2/8/2011

    " Medianamente bom!
    ( O Livro dos Crimes ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dee | 1/30/2011

    " Decades-old murder
    Covered up by powerful.
    Who wants it solved now?

    Self analysis
    For both Alex and Milo.
    Each feels a failure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlton | 12/31/2010

    " A bit long winded - but a pretty good finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bart | 10/11/2010

    " An improvement over some of the immediately preceding Deleware books, which were getting a bit too hackneyed even for this genre. I liked this one. It left me willin to read the next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rima | 5/19/2010

    " Decent run of the mill mystery fare. A little hard to follow b/c I couldn't always figure out how the characters went from one piece of evidence to the conclusions they drew, but that might have been due to the audio-book. "

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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.