Jamey Cadmus is clearly a deeply troubled young man. Found clutching a bloodied knife at the scene of a brutal double homicide, surely he must be the vicious serial killer who’s been terrorising LA. What other explanation can there be? The public are demanding the death penalty but his lawyer is pleading diminished responsibility. Psychologist Alex Delaware is asked to make an assessment of Jamey’s mental health but to do that he needs to look into Jamey’s past and no one wants Alex digging there . . .
People are voluntarily dying before their time in California. Some call it assisted suicide when cancer, heart disease or painful old age make the quality of life unbearable. Others say it is murder, that no-one has the right to help others take their own life. As the debate rages over whether euthanasia should be legalised or not, the man at the centre of the row, nicknamed Doctor Death, continues his work. Dr Alex Delaware joins in the argument, but when Detective Milo Sturgis comes to him with the suspicion that some of Doctor Death’s patients are not willing collaborators, Delaware finds himself on the frontline of the affair, and increasingly believes that euthanasia is not the prime motivation. So what is driving Doctor Death to kill so many?
Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five-year-old cancer patient, Woody Swope. But Woody’s parents, members of a cult called ‘The Touchers’, are not only refusing the treatment, they’re also threatening to remove him from the hospital. Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly sinister case to solve..
Murder is never clear-cut.In the ’60s Jerusalem was dubbed ‘The Butcher’s Theatre’. Decades later and the City of Peace is about to regain that title. The corpse of a young Arab girl has been found — her body violated and then carved up with chilling precision. Sexual murders are virtually unheard of in Jerusalem and the killing throws an already unstable city into turmoil.Chief Inspector Daniel Shalom Sharavi, himself a Yemenite Jew, takes charge of the case. But with political and religious tensions in the city muddying the murder trail, could he be about to lose the killer in the confusion?
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAfter thirty-five riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. Killer is a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes. The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he’s been snared in a toxic web of pathology. Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life. Killer is Kellermanand Delawareat their finest.Praise for Killer ‘;Killeris well plotted and paced. . . . One of [Kellerman’s] best.’Bookreporter’;As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex’s professional past.’Booklist ‘;Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level.’RT Book ReviewsPraise for Jonathan Kellerman ‘;Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.’People ‘;Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.’The New York Times Book Review
For decades, thriller master Jonathan Kellerman has been keeping readers in suspense, putting to the test the razor-sharp insights of Dr. Alex Delaware. Alongside friend and partner, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, the psychologist sleuth confronts mystery, deception, and danger. Now four of Delaware’s most exhilarating adventuresSilent Partner, Devil’s Waltz, Bad Love, and Self-Defenseare packaged together in one gripping eBook bundle perfect for stay-up-late entertainment. Contains an exciting preview of Jonathan Kellerman’s upcoming novel Guilt! SILENT PARTNER ‘;A complex and haunting story of tangled personalities, deeply buried family secrets, and of violence lying thinly under the surface . . . hits the reader right between the eyes.’Los Angles Times Book Review At a party for a controversial sex therapist, Alex encounters Sharon Ransom, an alluring lover who, more than a decade earlier, abruptly left him. The following day Sharon is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the labyrinthine maze of her lifea journey taking him to the pleasure palaces of California’s ultrarich, and deep into the dark alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway. DEVIL’S WALTZ ‘;I double dare you to start reading Devil’s Waltz and put it down.’Larry King Toddler Cassie Jones is rushed to the hospital with symptoms no doctor can explain. When Alex is called to investigate, instinct tells him that someoneCassie’s parents or the child’s devoted nursecould be a monster. Then a physician is brutally killed, and a shadowy death revealed. Alex and Milo have only a few hours to discover the link between these shocking events and baby Carrie’s terrifying condition. BAD LOVE ‘;Bad Love will have you looking over your shoulder before you turn out the lights.’Detroit Free Press Arriving in an unmarked brown wrapper is an audiocassette recording of a horrifying scream, followed by the chanting of a childlike voice. The tape is an early intimation that Alex is entering a living nightmare. With Milo’s help, Alex uncovers a diabolical pattern of violent murder. And if they do not quickly decipher the twisted logic of a stalker’s mind game, Alex will be the next to die. SELF-DEFENSE ‘;Exciting . . . loaded with tension and packed with titillating insights.’The New York Times Book Review Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex for help with a recurring nightmare of a child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act. Now Lucy’s dream is disrupting her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The dream’s grip on her emotions suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It could be Lucy’s repressed childhood memory of something chillingly real. Something like murder.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn an upscale L.A. neighborhood, a backyard renovation unearths an infant’s body, buried sixty years ago. Soon thereafter, in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor’s vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case. Backtracking six decades into the past stirs up tales of a beautiful nurse with a mystery lover, a handsome, wealthy doctor who seems too good to be true, and a hospital with a notorious reputationall of them long gone, along with any records of a newborn, and destined for anonymity. But the specter of fame rears its head when the case unexpectedly twists in the direction of the highest echelons of celebrity privilege. Entering this sheltered world, Alex little imagines the macabre layer just below the surfacea decadent quagmire of unholy rituals and grisly sacrifice. Don’t miss the excerpt of Jonathan Kellerman’s Killer in the back of the book!Praise for Jonathan Kellerman and Guilt ‘;A solid, poignant tale of violence against the innocent . . . cool, brisk and polished.’The Washington Post ‘;Action-packed . . . Kellerman proves he can keep readers entertained and engrossed in a story that keeps them on the edge of their seats to the final page.’Wichita Falls Times Record News’;Certainly one of [Kellerman’s] best offerings to date . . . Do not miss this one.’Bookreporter ‘;Jonathan Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.’Los Angeles Times ‘;The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis . . . makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes.’Forbes ‘;Jonathan Kellerman’s novels are an obsession; once started it is hard to quit.’Orlando Sentinel ‘;Kellerman doesn’t just write psychological thrillershe owns the genre.’Detroit Free Press
‘;With his latest, [Jonathan Kellerman] not only brings his ‘;A’ game but also ratchets it up a notch or three. . . . Victims will keep you up at night.’Bookreporter Acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadn’t a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up meticulously arranged in such a gruesome murder scene? One look prompts LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his expert in homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But even Alex is stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashionwith no apparent connection among the victims. And the only clue left behinda blank page bearing a question markseems to be both a menacing taunt and a chilling cry for help from a tortured, savage soul. To end the bloody spree and prevent citywide panic, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once learned his craft. As each jagged piece of the puzzle fits into place, a portrait emerges of a sinister mind at its most unimaginableand an evil soul at its most unspeakable.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman’s Guilt. ‘;Expertly crafted, judiciously paced and echoing with larger social concerns.’The Star-Ledger ‘;The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis . . . makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes.’ForbesIncludes an excerpt of Jonathan Kellerman’s Guilt.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman’s Victims.The closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails. But even more poignantand curiousis a striking young woman in elegant attire and dark glasses, alone there and waiting in vain. Two days later, police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comrade’s insights about a grisly homicide. To Alex’s shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the Fauborg may have been her last. But when a sordid revelation finally cracks the case open, the secrets that spill out could make Alex and Milo’s best efforts to close this crime not just impossible but fatal.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When his passionate romance with nurse Jocelyn Banks is cut short by her kidnapping and brutal murder, young psychologist Jeremy Carrier is left emotionally devastated, haunted by his lover’s grisly demiseand eyed warily by police still seeking a prime suspect in the slaying. ‘;An unnerving, highly cinematic plot . . . [Kellerman has] headed off into different terrain . . . with striking success in this . . . quick-witted outing.’Janet Maslin, The New York Times To escape the pain, he buries himself in his work at City Central Hospitalonly to be drawn deeper into a walking nightmare when more women are murdered in the same gruesome fashion as Jocelyn. As the suspicion surrounding Jeremy intensifies, the only way for him to prove his innocence and put his torment to rest is to follow the deadly trail of a modern-day Jack the Ripper.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman’s Guilt.