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Mystery : an Alex Delaware novel
Jonathan Kellerman
Adult Fiction KELLERM

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From Publishers' Weekly:

When Lt. Milo Sturgis of LAPD homicide asks psychologist Alex Delaware to view the faceless corpse of a young woman in Kellerman's enjoyable if only average 26th Alex Delaware novel (after Deception), Alex is shocked to recognize the gunshot victim as someone he and wife, Robin, saw the night before in a restaurant bar. A link turns out to exist between the dead woman and a sinister-looking man Alex and Robin observed outside the bar that night. An anonymous tip leads to an online service that matches "sugar daddies" with "star-quality sweeties." The victim, who called herself "Mystery," had a "daddy," Markham McReynolds, whose wealthy, anything-goes family offers plenty of suspects, including McReynolds's wife, two sons, and two daughters-in-law. Kellerman's bantering detectives make it look almost too easy as they put together the clues and possible scenarios, despite the unusual solution to the crime. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

From Library Journal:

New Hollywood meets old when Kellerman pairs his most popular investigative duo (True Detectives) again in this fast and fun crime drama. Psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis search for the killer of a Jane Doe who just happened to be seen by Delaware and his wife the night of the murder. Anonymous leads send them searching online dating websites and digging through the lives of one of the richest families in California. A secondary story line concerning a former patient, an ex-Hollywood madam on her deathbed, proves vital in making headway in the investigation. Although the reveal of the whodunit is a little cliched, getting there is no less fun. VERDICT Although exposing no significant changes in the personal narratives of Delaware or Sturgis, Kellerman offers a solid and entertaining mystery that series fans will enjoy, along with anyone seeking a glimpse inside the seedy and hedonistic side of L.A. [Library marketing; see Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/10.]-Amanda Scott, Cambridge Springs P.L., PA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Alex Delaware
Age: 30's
Gathered one last time at his favorite hotel before it shut down; saw a mysterious woman at the hotel whose body is discovered two days later with two separate gunshot wounds.

Milo Sturgis
Alex's best friend; works for the Special Case department; investigating the murder of a woman who was shot at the same time by two different guns.
Police lieutenant

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