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Bones: An Alex Delaware Novel

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When it comes to writing deftly layered, tightly coiled novels of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman reigns supreme as “master of the psychological thriller” (People). Now, Kellerman has worked his magic again in this chilling new masterpiece.

The anonymous caller has an ominous tone and an unnerving message about something “real dead . . . buried in your marsh.” The eco-volunteer on the other end of the phone thinks its a prank, but when a young womans body turns up in L.A.s Bird Marsh preserve no ones laughing. And when the bones of more victims surface, homicide detective Milo Sturgis realizes the citys under siege to an insidious killer. Milos first move: calling in psychologist Alex Delaware.

The murdered women are prostitutes–except the most recent victim; a brilliant young musician from the East Coast, employed by a wealthy family to tutor a musical prodigy, Selena Bass seems out of place in the marshs grim tableau.

Conveniently–perhaps ominously–Selenas blueblood employers are nowhere to be found, and their estates jittery caretaker raises hackles. But Milos instincts and Alexs insight are too well-honed to settle for easy answers, even given the dark secrets in this troubled mans past. Their investigation unearths disturbing layers–about victims, potential victims, and suspects alike–plunging even deeper into the murky marshs enigmatic depths.

Bizarre details of the crimes suggest a devilish serial killer prowling L.A.s gritty streets. But when a new murder deviates from the pattern, derailing a possible profile, Alex and Milo must look beyond the suspicion of madness and consider an even more sinister mind at work. Answers dont come easy, but the darkest of drives and desires may fuel the most devious of foes.

Bones is classic Kellerman–relentlessly peeling back the skin and psyches of its characters and revealing the shadows and sins of the souls beneath. With jolt after jolt of galvanizing suspense, it drives the reader through its twists and turns toward a climax as satisfying as it is shattering.

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Synopsis:

COMPULSION

“A genuine page-turner . . . The comfortable banter that has helped make Delaware and Sturgis such durable crime-story heroes is as rapid-fire, keen, and wryly funny as ever, and the mystery they aim to solve is certainly not routine.”

–Booklist

OBSESSION

“Jonathan Kellermans novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit.”

–Orlando Sentinel

“The characters are rich, the storys well-plotted and you wont stop reading.”

–Boston Herald

GONE

“The denouement accelerates to breathtaking, heart-pounding speed.”

–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Sharply written and well-paced.”

–Entertainment Weekly

RAGE

“[An] adrenaline-fueled read.”

–People

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the worlds most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to more than two dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butchers Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, and Twisted. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored the bestsellers Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is the author of numerous essays, short stories, scientific articles, two childrens books, and three volumes of psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico. Their four children include the novelist Jesse Kellerman.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345514349
Subtitle:
An Alex Delaware Novel
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Kellerman, Jonathan
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20090224
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.15 x 1 in .5375 lb

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Product details 448 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345514349 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , COMPULSION

“A genuine page-turner . . . The comfortable banter that has helped make Delaware and Sturgis such durable crime-story heroes is as rapid-fire, keen, and wryly funny as ever, and the mystery they aim to solve is certainly not routine.”

–Booklist

OBSESSION

“Jonathan Kellermans novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit.”

–Orlando Sentinel

“The characters are rich, the storys well-plotted and you wont stop reading.”

–Boston Herald

GONE

“The denouement accelerates to breathtaking, heart-pounding speed.”

–Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Sharply written and well-paced.”

–Entertainment Weekly

RAGE

“[An] adrenaline-fueled read.”

–People

From the Hardcover edition.

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