Book Reviews of The Murder Book (Alex Delaware, Bk 16)

The Murder Book (Alex Delaware, Bk 16)
The Murder Book - Alex Delaware, Bk 16
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
ISBN-13: 9780345413901
ISBN-10: 0345413903
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 315 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This was the first Kellerman I came across and was extremely impressed by it. Unlike his wife, Faye, Jonathan Kellerman writes from a very dark place, and it pays off, especially against the glitz of LA.

Alex Delaware has received a book that opens up a lot of wounds for his cop friend Milo. They set to work unravelling a decades-old murder... only it's not quite so simple. But then again, is it ever?
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Slow starting, but a great middle and finish. Exciting stuff.
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This is not my favorite Kellerman book. It seemed to be rather slow moving and was about a "cold" case 20 years old.
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love the whole series
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Another great book by Kellerman. I like this type of Series that always features the same main character... in this case Alex Delaware. I am now enjoying my third book by this author.
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This is the best Kellerman in years.
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one of the better of this type
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Alex recieves a strange anonymous package in the mail. Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime-scene photos. This one is a real page turner.
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typical Kellerman
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L.A psychologist-detective Alex Delaware has received a strange, anlonymous package in the mail. Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime-scene photos. When his old friend and colleague, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, views the compendium of death, he is immediately shaken by one of the images: a youn woman tortured, strangled, adnd dumped near a freeway ramp. The murder was one of Milo's first cases as a rookie homicide cop: a vicious killing that he failed to solve-and has haunted him ever since. 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 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.
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As always, well drawn characters and plot.
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A classic murder mystery and a story of good and evil, sacrifice and sin.
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This was a great read.
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solid plot. revenge and justice make for really good reading. one of his best.
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I could not put this book down. It was constantly making me think one person was responsible and then showed me i was soo wrong. excellent read.
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I love Jonathan Kellerman. His psychological analysis of his characters is most thought provoking.
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Alex Delaware is the kind of guy that you'd like to have as a friend.
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I have read the first twenty Alex Delaware books and often wondered about Milo Sturgis' backstory. In Book #16, we hear Milo's narrative about the beginning of his law enforcement career. Kellerman does a great job of unraveling the cold case with revelations that impact Milo's future in the LAPD. One of my favorites in this series.
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Very well written, I have now read 3 of Kellerman's books and will continue to read more.
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I thought this one of the best of the Alex Delaware series. This one is told in the voice of Dr Delaware's best friend, LAPD cop Milo Sturgis. If you've enjoyed the other Kellerman novels, be sure to read this one, because it is intriguing to have another character's perspective.
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For fans of this series Milo is the primary focus in this one.
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I found this to be a very good read. This one really surprised me!!!!!!!!!
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The Murder book--very good
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Very good read more political then i usually read
but loved it.
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Another good Alex Delaware novel from Kellerman
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This is an Alex Delaware book
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another good book from Kellerman. Intensive action to the end.
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Great story. Keeps your interest. A definite +
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Another Alex Delaware Mystery...Kellerman's 17th novel.
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Another good story in the Alex Delaware series. In this one, Milo and Alex tackle a convoluted 20-year-old cold case, peeling away layer after layer of coverup until they discover what really happened. It's good listening.
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One of his best. ALex Delaware is up against ghosts from his own past.
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Kellerman at his finest.
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Excellent Alex Delaware series book.
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Another great read from Kellerman.
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I am sure this book is a very good one, but It was hard to get into. I was very distracted with all the detail and began to read more into everything when it was irrelivent to the story. Maybe it was because I was sick while reading it
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Every Murder has a Murder book...but this one makes all the characters pay attention page by page.
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This is a great suspense novel of "whodunit." The outcome is one of perfect justice. Great book!
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Another in the series with Alex Delaware ... good mystery read.
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Alex Delaware stricks again. Great read.
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Dr. Delaware has received a strange, anonymous package in the mail Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime-scene phots.
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Mr.Kellerman keeps getting better and better! LA psychologist-detective Alex Delaware receives a strange anonymous package in the mail. It is an album of gruesome crime scenes of unsolved murders. Someone has decided to stir up the past......whodunit??
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L.A. psychologist detective Alex Delaware has recieved a strange, anonymours package in the mail. Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime scene photos. With the help of his friend homicide detective Milo Sturgis they find the answer to a long unsolved case.
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Another great Alex Delaware novel. This one gives a lot of insight into the character of Milo Sturgis. I really enjoyed this one.
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Murder mysteries with lots of twists. I never read this author before but I am going to read his stuff from now on!
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Alex and Milo set out to find out what really happened 20 years ago in one of Milo's first cases.
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I usually like Kellerman, but I had a hard time staying interested in this book. It had a lot of slow spots, then it picked up the pace for a while. While the storyline is pretty good, he used too many pages describing in laborious detail, the scenery, down to the names of each street Dr. Alex and Milo traveled (and they traveled a lot!). I'm a fast reader and when I get bogged down with unrelated details, I forget some of the important things.
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A 2002 and the eighteenth of many Alex Delaware mysteries by Kellerman. I read this book a couple years ago, during my Jonathan Kellerman phase, I forgot most of it.
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When L.A. psychologist Alex Delaware receives an elaborate album filled with gruesome crime-scene police photos of a series of apparently unconnected killings, he's stymied. He's also in the midst of a personal crisis--Robin, his long-suffering partner, has made it clear that it's up to Alex to heal the breach in their relationship that's been caused by his over-involvement in criminal investigations. The pictures mean nothing to him, but one image gets his policeman pal Milo Sturgis's immediate attention--the victim was one of his rookie cases, and her murder was never solved, perhaps because someone much higher up in the department didn't want it to be. Was the anonymous mailer attempting to reach Milo through Alex? If so, the package has the desired effect, as the two men team up to find the connection between the cases highlighted in the murder book and whoever sent it. The trail leads to a retired cop, an old mentor of Alex's, and a wealthy, powerful family that will stop at nothing to keep its secrets and its victims buried forever. Kellerman pays more attention to Alex's midlife blues than he needs to, but his focus on Milo's experiences as a gay cop in a homophobic department fits seamlessly into both plot and narrative.
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L.A. psychologist Alex Delaware has receiveda strange, anonymous package in the mail. Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime-scene photos. As he sets out to uncover a twenty-year old mystery, he uncovers layer after layer of ugly secrets, only to discover that the murder of one forgotten girl has chilling ramifications that extend far beyond the tragic loss of a single life...
Dense plotting keeps the pages turning...the outcome is one of perfect justice, which, like revenge, turns out to be a dish most delectable when served cold. The best Kellerman in years...
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Very detailed. Sometimes too much.
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Two men work on solving a 20 year old murder while their current relationships are in jeopardy. The story is engrossing but some of the details are disturbing. Takes place in L.A. and the finish is worthy of an action movie.
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Great book! Kellerman is a wonderful writer! Alex and Milo keep in wanting more and more after each book.
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Kellerman at his best
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I did not like this book at all. It was the first I've read by this author and it will probably be a while before I'll attempt another. Started out slow and never really picked up. The premise was good, but it wasn't very well fleshed out. It seemed the author concentrated more on the characters' sexual orientations than on the plot, which granted in some cases, can be important, but for this book, it really didn't make a difference in how the story carried out.
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good read, fast paced. i really enjoyed the way that the story unfolded and the clues fell out. there were a few good twists, as always.
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Excellent author.
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I love psychological thriller, Jonathqn Kellerman has done it again. A real page turner, hard to put down.Story of drugs, corruption, spoiled rich children and cover-ups .
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Keeps you on your toes while you try to solve the mystery. Can't put it down.
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L.A. psychologist Alex Delaware and his longtime friend, Homicide Detective Milo Sturgis, work to solve a compelling, but ice cold, case. Teenager Janie Ingalls was viciously murdered twenty years ago and is depicted in "The Murder Book" that is sent to Delaware anonymously
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Very good book....kept me on my toes trying to figure out who the killer was.
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I really enjoyed this book. Goes back to Milo's early career and shows the impact incidents can have 20 years later. Very good book
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A good phychological thriller.
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My favorite duo are up to their armpits in police procedure and duplicitous characters. Love the Ojai setting.
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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 reviews 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 20 years ago, their every move is followed and their lives are placed in jeopardy...
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Another good entry in the Alex Delaware series.
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I love this book. It is one of those books that you don't want to put down. Very intense.
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a great whodunit.
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Kellerman is a good writer, good plot, story, characters, holds my attention!
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The book is an easy read. Typical Kellerman.
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I love Jonathon Kellerman and have read most of his books. This one did not disappoint!
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A real good mystery
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Classic Jonathan Kellerman bestseller!
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another great book in the Delaware series
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Good fast reading
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another great alex delaware book
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Good book.
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all of johnathan kellerman's stories are good.
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L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware has received a strange, anonymous package in the mail. Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime-scene photos. When his old friend and colleague, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, views the compendium of death, he is immediately shaken by one of the images: a young woman tortured, strangled, and dumped near a freeway ramp. The murder was one of Milo's first cases as a rookie homicide cop: a vicious killing that he failed to solve - and has haunted him ever since. 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 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 ramification that extend far beyond the tragic loss of a single life. It's been a while since I read this book, but I do remember it to be very interesting, not the run of the mill type book.
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L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware has received a strange, anonymous package in the mail. Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime-scene photos. When his old friend and colleague, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, views the compendium of death, he is immediately shaken by one of the images: a young woman tortured, strangled, and dumped near a freeway ramp. The murder was one of Milo's first cases as a rookie homicide cop: a vicious killing that he failed to solve-and has haunted him ever since. 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 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.

The Alex Delaware novels are great to read. Pick one up and you'll be hooked no matter where you start with them. Jonathan Kellerman knows how to write a good whodunit that will make you want to know whodunit.
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An Alex Delaware mystery.