Book Reviews of Monster (Alex Delaware, Bk 13)

Monster (Alex Delaware, Bk 13)
Monster - Alex Delaware, Bk 13
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780345413871
ISBN-10: 0345413873
Publication Date: 9/5/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 336 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
I love the Alex Delaware novels and this one is no exception. I couldn't put it down, as I had to know who did it. I love the scenes in the asylum for the criminally insane. Pyschology in general fascinates me, so any book that has a good portion spent talking with the staff and inmates in an asylum will get me hooked.
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Helpful Score: 2
I thought this was a great book. I really enjoyed reading it. If you like mysterys you'll like this one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Jonathan Kellerman delivers another thriller as only he can.Slow getting started. The final third is diffcult to put down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great detective story. People are being murdered in grisly fashion and it leads back to a gruesome murder from years past. I love this book because it is much gorier and twisted than the average detective thriller. I love Agatha Christie-type mysteries, but this is like a horror-mystery combo and it's excellently written. A great read!!!
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An Alex Delaware novel. Jonathan Kellerman writes another suspenseful, intriguing novel that will cause you to keep the pages turning.

Enjoyed this novel so much I read it in one weekend.
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Great mystery, kept you guessing right to the end.
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Really good read about a inmate's knowledge about a murder.
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Excellent Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis book
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The title says it all. Somewhat Hanibal Lecterish. With a psychologist acting as detective.. A little gruesome, but very exciting while being unsettling. Hopefully it is a work of fiction.
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great rean and i sure like dr delaware with his psy view. lots of time in a mental institution this time to find a killer.
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An actor then a psychologist are both found mutilated. An barely funtiioning psychotic prison of an asylum seems to have knowlege of the crimes. Dr. Delaware and Milo have to unravel the truth before the monster stricks again.
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This is one of Jonathan Kellerman's best books. I could hardly put it down. It holds your interest.
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excellent to follow this fellow thru his adventures! This one was great.
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This is a wonderful and fantastic book written by Jonathan Kellerman! It is totally worth your credit! (It's even worth 5 credits!)
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. The a psychologist at the Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly in incoherennt rambling of and inmate at the presumable secure institution begin to make chilling sense-- they are, in fact, horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? drawn into a labyrinth of secrets, revenge, sex and manipulation.Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put and end to the brutal killings--before the madman prdicts their own demise...
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It kept me guessing for quite awhile.
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Another book that was hard to put down. This is a really good author. Keeps you going right to the last page.
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Jonathon Kellerman - a psychological thriller- can 't put it down.
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Oh my goodness such a great book. It had creeped me out so much !!! Great read, highly recommended.
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It's hard to praise Jonathan Kellerman adequately without repeating oneself, especially when it comes to another great Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis novel like "Monster". The by-play of psychologist and homicide cop is always intellectually stimulating at the same time it's gut-wrenching. This one finds the pair battling not only the perpetrators but other psychologists who staff a maximum-security facility for the criminally insane with grave indifference (and a little culpability), and similarly indifferent "policing" groups. The bodies pile up and the mystery thickens as we jump from one suspect to another, and in the end despite the careful wrap-up one is invariably caught in a familiar pair of feelings: 'I wish I hadn't read that' battles with 'I'm glad I read that'. And yes, I'll go looking for another in the series.
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Way too graphic... let's say TOO well written!
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I'm just about to the middle of this book and I'm finding it a very quick enjoyable read. I didn't want to stop reading last night.
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Couldn't get into this one.
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Alex Delaware is the kind of guy that you'd like to have as a friend.
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Kellerman is excellent at pulling you in to a story so deeply that you can't put it down. This was my first book of his and I will definitely be reading more by him.

Shivers down the spine!!!
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good book
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make chilling sense - they are, in fact, horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? Drawn into a labyrinth of secrets, revenge, sex, and manipulation, Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings - before the madman predicts their own demise...
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All of the books that I've read by Kellerman seem to take a while to take off for me. But if I try to skip ahead I always end up having to turn back to find the key clues I missed in the process. Another great book in his Alex Delaware series!
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Very Good pschological thriller
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good book
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Kellerman's done it again - lot's of twists and turns - and then brings it all together at the end. I enjoyed.
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THIS TRULY IS A MONSTER......A MUST LISTEN TO A+A+A++A+
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Another great book by Kellerman...
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abridged. 3 tapes, approx. 5 hrs. Read by John Rubenstein.
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Alex Delaware returns.He and his partner try to stop the brutal murders from continuing.
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a typical alex delaware novel--good
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Another AWESOME Alex Delaware novel. I am so hooked on this series.
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Jonathan Kellerman never disappoints. He's an awesome author, and this main character is truly A MONSTER!
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Never a bad Alex Delaware book.
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospotal for the criminally insane is murdered in a simiar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institutionbegin to make chilling sense-they are,in fact horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? Drawn into a labyrinth of secrets,revenge,sex and manipulation, Dr, Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings-before the madman predicts their own demise....
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Consulting psychologist Alex Delaware has a novel approach to crime-solving: he uses his training to unlock the secrets in the minds of the victims and jiggles the clues he finds there until the right scenario emerges. So when Alex's LAPD buddy Milo finds the hacked-up body of a woman psychologist named Claire Argent in an abandoned car trunk--the second such murder in eight months--Alex heads for her place of employment: the Starkweather State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.
One of Argent's patients at Starkweather is Ardis "Monster" Peake, imprisoned for the unbelievably brutal murders of his mother and the family she worked for, including a small child and a baby. There's at least one eerie similarity between the mutilation of their bodies and Argent's: in all the bodies, the eyes were taken or destroyed. But Peake, diagnosed as schizophrenic and psychotic, is a well-behaved vegetable due to a steady diet of Thorazine, and he hasn't left the hospital since his incarceration 15 years before. How is it, then, that Claire Argent's assistant, Heidi Ott, swears she heard Peake say, "Dr. A. Bad eyes in a box" soon after he hears only the bare fact of her death? And why does Alex find Peake so empathetic, in spite of his violent past and chillingly vacant mind? When other mutilated bodies turn up, Alex and Milo begin to suspect that the real monster is very much at large.
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make chilling sense - they are, in fact horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? Drawn into a labyrinth of secrets, revenge, sex and manipulation, Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings - before the madman predicts their own demise .....
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Alex and Milo have amother serial killer to deal with. Excellent book, keeps you guessing right to the end.
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Kellerman at his best. A really good read!
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Jonathan Kellerman does it again. An ingeniously twisting plot, great characters, and an intro that will leave you afraid to look away - and afraid not to.
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A must read for Alex Delaware fans.
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A good mystery with several twists and turns.
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I didn't find it as good as Kellerman's other books I've read, but it was an interesting read. The end provides a twist that quite honestly I felt was predictable. However, I still enjoyed the story that was told.
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Good book if you like Kellerman.
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If you're a fan of Kellerman and his Alex Delaware series then this one won't dissapoint. A bit gruesome but a real page turner with a few surprises.
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a LA hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Dr. Delaware sets out to unlock this enigma..
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Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis tracking a vicious killer, who is supposedly behind the bars of a high security mental hospital.
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From the back of the book:
A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make shilling sense - they are, in fact, horrifying predictiions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? Drawn into a labyrinth of secrets, revenge, sex and manipulation, Dr Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlcok this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings - before the madman predicts their own demise...
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The 13th book in the Alex Delaware series set in Los Angeles, California.
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Jonathan Kellerman's writing style reminds me alot of Dean Koontz. There is some bloody graphic violence in this one but the book was a good read and kept me guessing.
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Another great Alex Delaware thriller! Kellerman delivers once again !
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make chilling sense...they are, in fact, horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? Drawn into a labryinth of secrets, revenge, sex, and manipulation, Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings...before the madman predicts their own demise....
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Another great read from Kellerman, I thoroughly enjoyed this Alex Delaware novel.
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Dr. Alex Delaware and Det. Milo Sturgis investigate brutal murders predicted by a patient in a mental institution. Evil, thrilling and unsettling.
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psycologist at a L.A. hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make chilling sense-they are, in fact, horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psycotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? Drawn into a labyrinth of secrets, revenge, sex, and manipulation, Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings-before the madman predicts their own demise...
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A second-rate actor is found multilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similiar grisly fashion. Suddenly the inchoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make chilling sense-they are, in fact, horrifying predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world! Drawn into a labryinth of secrets, revenge, sex, and manipulation, Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings-before the madman predicts their own demise.

I found this book to be totally mesmerizing and very difficult to put down. Jonathan Kellerman knows how to keep the reader between the pages and this is another Alex Delaware book that just hits the spot. If you like murder mysteries, this one is for you.
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Great Read
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ow can a nonfunctional psychotic locked up in a supposedly secure institution for homicidal madmen predict brutal murders in the outside world? This is the enigma that Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis must penetrate in order to stop these horrific killings. First, a marginal actor is found dead in a car trunk, sawn in half. Months later, a psychologist at Starkweather Hospital for the Criminally Insane is discovered murdered and mutilated in a tantalizingly similar way. Dr. Claire Argent had been working caringly with Ardis Peake, a subnormal mental patient locked up for decades after annihilating his mother and the ranching family that rescued him from homelessness. When reports of Peake's incoherent rambling begin to make frightening sense as predictions of yet more murders, Alex and Milo are drawn into a web of family secrets, vengeance, and manipulation--both inside Starkweather and on the L.A. streets, where death, drugs, and sex are marketed as commodities. The climactic discovery they make as they race to save new victims gives fresh and terrifying meaning to the concept of true monstrosity.
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Another incredible murder mystery starring Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis. An entertaining and fear-finding story.
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Another great Dr. Alex Delaware and Det. Milo Sturgis mystery. Like all of Jonathan Kellerman's books I don't even try to figure out who done it I let him show me.
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I enjoy all the Delaware/Sturgis stories.
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excellent!!
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Haven't read it as yet; ended up with two copies.
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Another fascinating installment of the adventures of Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis, solving murders in Los Angeles and its surrounds. Actually makes Los Angeles seem like an interesting place!
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Psychological thriller that keeps you guessing right to the end ~ chilling and a bit gruesome in parts ~ a real page turner. Kellerman evokes mind-bending characters and drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to tear your eyes from his riveting descriptions.
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure instituion begin to make chilling sense--they are, in fact, horrifying prediction. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid details of crimes committed in the outside world? Drawn into a labyrinth of secrets, revenge, sex, and manipulation, Dr. Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis set out to unlock this enigma and put an end to the brutal killings--before the madman predicts their own demise....
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excellent, if you like mysteries
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THIS IS A GOOD ONE! I LIKE ALL ALEX DELAWARE BOOKS.
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A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car truck. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similiar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution being to make chilling sense -- they are, in fact, horrifying predictions.
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A second rate actor is found mutilated in a care truck. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure instritution begin to make chilling sense - They are, in fact, horrifing predictions. Yet how can a barely functional psychotic locked behind asylum walls possibly know such vivid detail of crimes committed in the outside world?
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A second rate actor is fould mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institution begin to make chilling sense - they are, in fact, horrifying predictions.
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Alex Delaware helps to solve multiple murders of a sick serial killer whom has been dubbed the "Monster." Several twists and turns keep the reader guessing who dun it. While this wasn't my most favorite Jonathan Kellerman novel, it's still Jonathan Kellerman so you can't go wrong.