Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman

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14 Critic Reviews

It was a nice pleasant read – like slipping into your favourite pair of pyjamas.
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Synopsis

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 poignant—and curious—is 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.
 

About Jonathan Kellerman

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Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.
 
Published March 29, 2011 by Ballantine Books. 402 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, War, Science & Math, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Apr 17 2011
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Critic reviews for Mystery
All: 14 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 7

Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Apr 04 2011

MYSTERY is one of his best works to date, full of phrases you will want to take with you and memorize, a dark mystery, and an unforgettable murderer.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Excellent
Reviewed by Theodore Feit on Jan 08 2011

One would think that an author would tire of characters and plots after so many novels, but they remain fresh and interesting, readable and enjoyable.

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Men Reading Books

Below average
Reviewed by Dave on Apr 24 2011

The plot development maybe uses a little too much coincidence to be totally believable...

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Chaotic Compendiums

Below average
Reviewed by Caitlin Martin on Jul 06 2011

Not great, but not bad and way better than the last few.

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Living in the Kitchen with Puppies

Good
Reviewed by Natashya KitchenPuppies on Mar 03 2011

They work well together with excellent repartee, and the book reads like a favourite mystery show. A very enjoyable whodunnit that will keep you reading, and guessing, til the very end.

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Onyx Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Onyx Reviews

The resolution of the murder mystery is long and complex, and hinges on evidence Alex gathers off-stage and a type of weird medical happenstance that seems drawn from the TV series House.

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Murder by Type

Above average
on Mar 30 2011

Kellerman writes what many people want to read. Any descriptions of psychopathy or violence are in service to the story. He doesn’t dwell on the dark side; he just lets readers peek into lives they wouldn’t want from a safe distance.

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Novel Reaction

Below average
Reviewed by Jessica on May 26 2011

Unfortunatley, it wasn’t my favorite book to read and I found it hard to finish it.

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Novel Heights

Good
Reviewed by suzigun on Oct 21 2011

I have to confess that I don’t think some of the recent Kellerman books have been quite up to the standards of the earlier ones, but this is one a great return to form.

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Brandywine Books

Good
Reviewed by Lars Walker on May 31 2012

I marvel at Kellerman's ability to keep his formula fresh.

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The Mystery Lady

Good
Reviewed by Marcia Applegate on Nov 13 2011

You can count on Jonathan Kellerman to serve up a well-plotted mystery, with a disparate cast of intriguing, usually troubled characters, a fast pace and a logical conclusion.

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Clover Hill Book Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Michelle on Nov 01 2011

I had high hopes for this, my expectations of a thrilling book with a complex mystery didn’t quite come up to scratch…the mystery was there, without the thrill and intrigue.

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Ceinwenn's Book Ramblings

Below average
Reviewed by Ceinwenn on Dec 18 2011

It was a nice pleasant read – like slipping into your favourite pair of pyjamas.

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Clover Hill Book Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Michelle on Nov 01 2011

...my expectations of a thrilling book with a complex mystery didn’t quite come up to scratch…the mystery was there, without the thrill and intrigue.

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