An Alex Delaware Novel
Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel. Ballantine. Apr. 2011. c.336p. ISBN 9780345505699. $28. F
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 clichéd, 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.
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