Book Reviews of A Cold Heart (Alex Delaware, Bk 17)

A Cold Heart  (Alex Delaware, Bk 17)
A Cold Heart - Alex Delaware, Bk 17
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780345452559
ISBN-10: 0345452550
Publication Date: 4/29/2003
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Jonathon Kellerman's books are all enjoyable. This book was a little slower than some; but still a great read.
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An Alex Delaware Novel.
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I love this author and this series. Alex Delaware used to be a little on the dry side but the author is really starting to develop and explore his feelings and emotional depth. This installment moves things right along.
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Getting sick of Robbin, get her out of there
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If you like the Alex Delaware series-you will really enjoy this one.
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I enjoyed this book. I like how the author integrated music into the plot. It was my first "Alex Delaware" novel, but not my last.
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A little hard to follow, but a good read nonetheless.
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Excellent Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis book
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This particular book is full of twists and turns in every chapter. Very good read.
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Unrelenting action...intriguing plot twists, and penetrating insight into the criminal mind.
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Another puzzling, creepy murder case in the Alex Delaware series.
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Alex and Milo again are embroiled in a homicide. Very good.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
""I've got a weird one, so naturally I thought of you," says Milo Sturgis, summoning his friend Alex to the trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. What makes it "a weird one" is the lack of any obvious motive, and the luridly careful staging of the murder scene - which immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion...but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer." "The Hollywood cops are investigating the vicious death of Baby Boy Lee, a noted blues guitarist, fatally stabbed after a late-night set at a local club. What links Baby Boy's murder with that of painter Juliet Kipper is the shadowy presence of an abrasive fanzine writer. This alias-shrouded critic's love-the-art/disdain-the-artist philosophy and his morbid fascination with the murders leads Alex and the detectives to suspect they're facing a new breed of celebrity stalker: one with a fetish for snuffing out rising stars." Tracking down the killer proves to be maddening, with the twisting trail leading from halfway houses to palatial mansions and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected to end up: the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna. Since their breakup Alex and Robin have been haunted by doubts and old longings, and with the rising of Robin's own creative star, her role assumes a chilling new importance - as a prime target for the psychopath who's made coldblooded murder his chosen art form.
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Kellerman really knows how to keep you turning the pages.
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Another awesome book in the Alex Delaware series. This is definitely one of the best ones. I could barely put it down at night when I had to go to bed to get up for work the next day.
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Alex Delaware is the kind of guy that you'd like to have as a friend.
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This was a great read.
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This one took me by suprise. Wondered a little bit but i did not put it down. read it in one night.
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enjoyed it
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Alex and Milo work together once again. A simple homicide that has sexual overtones prompts Milo to ask Alex for his opinion. Alex feels it is the work of a serial killer and he proves to be right. Milo and Alex working with Petra and Eric (Petra's stoic, taciturn partner) to find the perpetrator. The hunt takes them to private ballet performances, soup kitchens and wealthy people. The killer seems to enjoy snuffing out the lives of those in the arts who are on the verge of getting famous. The book was good and the ending was one of the better ones of Mr. Kellerman. My only complaint about his books that he spends way too much time describing scenes and it ends up distracting me. The book is 413 pages and at least a 100 pages of it are not necessary.
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LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend, psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. The details of the murder scene immediately suggest to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion, but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Delaware's suspicions are borne out when he and Milo find there's a link between the artist's death and the murder of a noted blues guitarist. The twisting trail leads from halfway houses to palatial mansions, and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna. AS more killings are discovered, unraveling the maddening puzzle assumes a chilling new importance-stopping a vicious psychopath who's made cold-blood murder his chosen art form.
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The Alex Delaware novels are very interesting, both in the crime/thriller story and the personal knowledge of characters. I recommend any of J. Kellerman's books.
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Another Alex Delaware, Milo nad Petra mystery. Easy read, thoroughly enjoyable
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I always enjoy Alex Delaware
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Definitely a psychological suspense read!
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I've been reading Kellerman for years and he never disappoints!
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One of the Alex Delaware novels. They're all good!
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An artist is brutally murdered on the opening night of her first show. Alex Delaware helps his cop buddy Milo Sturgis solve the crime. Very good book
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Another Alex Delaware novel from the always wonderful Jonathan Kellerman!
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Loved it!
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Another great Delaware novel. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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"I've got a weird one, so naturally I thought of you," says Milo Sturgis, summoning his friend Alex to the trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. What makes it "a weird One" is the lack of any obvious motive, and the luridly careful staging of the murder scene-which immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion...but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Alex's suspicion is bourne out when he compares notes with Milo's associate, Petra Conner, and her new partner, a strange, taciturn detective with a past of his own named Eric Stahl. The Hollywood cops are investigating the vicious death of a Baby Boy Lee, a noted blues guitarist, fatally stabbed after a late-night set at a local club. What links Baby Boy's murder with that of painter Juliet Kipper is the shadowy presence of an abrasive fanzine writer. This alias-shrouded critic's love-the-art/disdain-the-artist philosophy and his morbid fascination with the murders leads Alex and the detectives to suspect they're facing a new breed of celebrity stalker:one with a fetish for snuffing out rising stars. Tracking down the killer proves to be maddening, with the twisting trail leading from halfway houses to palatial mansions and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected to end up:the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna. Since their breakup Alex and Robin have been haunted by doubts and old longings, and now her business association with two of the vitims casts her as an unavoidable player in the unfolding case. And with the rising of Robin's own creative star, her role assumes a chilling new importance-as a prime target for the psycopath who's made cold-blooded murder his chosen art form.
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Milo Sturgis summons his old friend Alex Deleware to the trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. What makes it a "weird one" is the lack of any obvious motive, and the luridly careful staging of the murder scene-which immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion.. but the meticlulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer.
Tracking down the killer proves to be maddening, with the twistng trail leading from halfway houses to palatial mansions and from college campus to the last place Alex ever expected to end up: the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna.
Another great read from Kellerman.
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Full of suspense. A really good book.
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Artists of various kinds are being murdered. Suspensful page turner.
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Psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware is summoned to a trendy gallery where a promising youg artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing.
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LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend, psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. The details of the murder scene immediately suggest to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion, but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial kiler. Delaware's suspicions are borne out when he and Milo find there's a link between the artist's death and the murder of a noted blues guitarist. The twisting trail leads from halfway houses to palatial mansions, and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna. As more killings are discovered, unraveling the maddening puzzle assumes a chilling new importance - stopping a vicious psychopath who's made cold-blood murder his chosen art form.
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Alex Delaware, psychologist-sleuth, and his gay cop sidekick, Milo Surgis strike again. Psycopath serial-killer, lots of plot twists, suspense, love interest
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What a great story! An easy listen!
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Satisfying mystery.
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Excellent book as is all Kellerman novels.
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I love Jonathan Kellerman, but I just couldn't seem to get into this book. It didn't get my attention until the last few pages.
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A classic whodunit, The people are as interesting as the crime solving.
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LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his griend, psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. The details of the murder scene immediately suggest, not an impulsive crime of passion, but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Note; the front cover corner is creased from a bend.
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Aspiring artists, ranging from a blues singer to a concert pianist, are the target in this serial murder mystery. Protagonist Alex's Delaware's ex-wife just happens to fit this killer's profile, adding a personal twist.
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great book
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A great book in the Alex Delaware series.
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A very good Alex Delaware novel.
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Jonathan Kellerman is a master at creating psychologically nuanced novels of suspensean author whose name is synonymous with unrelenting action, intriguing plot twists, and penetrating insight into the criminal mind. Now he ventures into bold, new territory with his biggest and best novel yet. A Cold Heart features Kellermans brilliant signature stylebut in this tour-de-force he mines even deeper the emotional landscape of his characters: psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, Milos colleague Petra Connor, and Alexs ex-lover, Robin Castagnabringing them all vividly to life as never before.

Ive got a weird one, so naturally I thought of you, says Milo Sturgis, summoning his friend Alex to the trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. What makes it a weird one is the lack of any obvious motive, and the luridly careful staging of the murder scenewhich immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion . . . but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer.

Delawares suspicion is borne out when he compares notes with Milos associate, Petra Connor, and her new partner, a strange, taciturn detective with a past of his own named Eric Stahl. The Hollywood cops are investigating the vicious death of Baby Boy Lee, a noted blues guitarist, fatally stabbed after a late-night set at a local club. What links Baby Boys murder with that of painter Juliet Kipper is the shadowy presence of an abrasive fanzine writer. This alias-shrouded critics love-the-art/disdain-the-artist philosophy and his morbid fascination with the murders leads Alex and the detectives to suspect theyre facing a new breed of celebrity stalker: one with a fetish for snuffing out rising stars.

Tracking down the killer proves to be maddening, with the twisting trail leading from halfway houses to palatial mansions and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna, whose business association with two of the victims casts her as an unavoidable player in the unfolding case. As more and more killings are discovered, unraveling the maddening puzzle assumes a chilling new importancestopping a vicious psychopath whos made cold-blood murder his chosen art form.
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LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. The details of the murder scene immediately suggest to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial keller. Delaware's suspicions are bourne out when he and Milo find a link between the artist's death and the murder of a noted blues guitarist. The twisting trail leads from halfway houses to palatial mansions, from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstip of his ex-lover Robin Castagna. As more killings are discovered, unraveling the maddening puzzle assumes a chilling new importance--stopping a vicious psychopath who's made cold-blooded murder his chosen art form.
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Great Kellerman as always!!
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If you like Kellerman, this is a good one.
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As always another excellent Jonathan Kellerman!
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Another good one from Jonathan Kellerman.
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!! THE BEST FROM ONE OF THE BEST !!
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If you haven' ever read Alex Delaware, go for it!
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Another good Delaware story by Kellerman.
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A WONDERFUL BOOK BY KELLERMAN. GRIOPS YOU FROM THE START
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Alex Delaware novel. Really good.
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Vintage Kellerman, an Alex Delaware novel.
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LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend, pscyhologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutually garroted on the night of her first major showing. The details of the murder scene immediately suggest to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Delaware's suspicions are borne out when he and Milo find there's a link between the artist's death and the murder of a noed blues guitarist. The twisting trail leads from halfway houses to palatial mansions, and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Robin Castagna. As more killings are discovered, unraveling the maddening puzzle assumes a chilling new importance - stopping a vicious psychopath who's made cold-blood murder his chosen art form.
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Cold Heart, the latest thriller from bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, Dr. Alex Delaware picks up on clues missed even by his closest friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis. Leave it to this canny shrink to figure out that the only thing two otherwise unconnected murder victims have in common (they're both artists making comebacks after early career burnouts) may hold the key to their deaths. Even for Alex, this unlikely link is a stretch, especially since Baby Boy Lee was stabbed outside a nightclub and Julie Kipper was bludgeoned in the bathroom of an art gallery. But when a concert pianist dies on the eve of his greatest triumph, Alex is sure that the murders are not only the work of the same killer but also connected to the unsolved slayings of a Boston ballerina and an L.A. rock singer. By an even greater coincidence, two of the victims were tangentially involved with Alex's former lover, Robin Castagna, which provides the good doctor a few well placed paragraphs to ruminate on what went wrong in their romance as well as rescue her from the serial murderer who's targeted her as his next victim.