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Evidence: An Alex Delaware Novel (edition 2010)

by Jonathan Kellerman

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Title:Evidence: An Alex Delaware Novel
Authors:Jonathan Kellerman
Info:Ballantine Books (2010), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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Rating:**1/2
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  NHreader | Sep 6, 2016 |
Psychologist Delaware is certainly a presence throughout, and the first-person narration that tells the tale is in Delaware's voice. But the real focus of the novel is on LAPD Homicide Detective Milo Sturgis, who doggedly pursues a solution to a mysterious double homicide.

From the very beginning, there is nothing ordinary about EVIDENCE. The story commences with the discovery of two bodies in a half-finished house, which, even in its incomplete state, is a monument to ostentatiousness. The corpses are in carnal embrace, the man shot and the woman strangled. The identity of the female is unknown, but the male is Desmond E. Backer, a principal with a local architectural firm that has recently gone belly up. Backer, as it turns out, is quite the ladies' man, having dipped his pen in the company ink (among other places). Sturgis has no lack for suspects, as one of Backer's jealous lovers or one of their spouses possibly could have had the motivation to commit the dastardly deed. But the "who" isn't the only intriguing aspect of this case for Sturgis; he is also puzzled by the fact that the house where Backer and his ill-fortuned friend were found has sat unfinished for two years and that the identity of the owner seems to be a state secret.

Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis have been an unbeatable team. Over the years, this series has lost none of its freshness and attention to the details of psychological profiling and police investigation, and the mystery plots themselves are always solid and surprising. "Evidence" is perfect (forgive me) evidence of Kellerman's long-lasting mastery of his craft. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman writes unforgettable tales of crime and detection that expose the shadowy side of glittering Los Angeles. And in Evidence, readers are once again in the dexterous grip of a master storyteller and stylist equally skilled at teasing your brain and taking your breath away.In the half-built skeleton of a monstrously vulgar mansion in one of L.A.’s toniest neighborhoods, a watchman stumbles on the... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 27, 2015 |
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman writes unforgettable tales of crime and detection that expose the shadowy side of glittering Los Angeles. And in Evidence, readers are once again in the dexterous grip of a master storyteller and stylist equally skilled at teasing your brain and taking your breath away. In the half-built skeleton of a monstrously vulgar mansion in one of L.A. 's toniest neighborhoods, a watchman stumbles on the bodies of a young couple-murdered in flagrante and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. Though he's cracked some of the city's worst slayings, veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis is still shocked at the grisly sight: a twisted crime that only Milo 's killer instincts-and psychologist Alex Delaware's keen insights-can hope to solve. While the female victim's identity remains a question mark, her companion is ID'd as eco-friendly architect Desmond Backer, who disdains the sort of grandiose superstructure he's found dead in. And the late Mr. Backer, it's revealed was also notorious for his power to seduce women. The rare exception is his ex-boss, Helga Gemein, who's as indifferent to Desmond's death as she apparently was to his advances. Though Milo and Alex place her on their short list of suspects, the deeper they dig for clues the longer the list grows. An elusive prince who appears to harbor decidedly American appetites, an eccentric blueblood with an ax to grind, one of Desmond's restless ex-lovers and her cuckolded husband-all are in the homicidal mix spiced with eco-terrorism, arson, blackmail, conspiracy, and a vendetta that runs deep. But when the investigation veers suddenly in a startling direction, it's the investigators who may wind up on the wrong end of a cornered predator's final fury.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Umm...not impressed. Plodding. But, on the good side, no "roll-eye" sex stuck in just for the sake of having it in there. It is a book you could safely let your grandmother read, though I don't suggest it unless she's in a vegetative state. While the book did pick up after awhile, this "who-dun-it" certainly wasn't a riveting read. On the contrary, it was pretty blah. ( )
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In een half afgebouwde villa in een rijke buurt van Los Angeles stuit een bewaker op de lichamen van een jong stel. Ze liggen verstrengeld in een levenloze omhelzing. Rechercheur Moordzaken Milo Sturgis " door de wol geverfd " is toch geschokt bij de aanblik van de twee doden. Hij ziet het werk van een verknipte moordenaar. Met de hulp van psycholoog Alex Delaware gaat Milo vastberaden achter iedere aanwijzing aan, maar plotseling gaat het onderzoek een heel andere richting uit Schrijver en kinderpsycholoog Jonathan Kellerman behoort tot de top van het misdaadgenre. Zijn thrillers, met hoofdpersoon psycholoog Alex Delaware, worden wereldwijd uitgegeven. SLUITEND BEWIJS is zijn eenendertigste thriller in het Nederlands..
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Veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware expose the shadowy side of glittering Los Angeles as they investigate the gruesome death of a young couple-murdered in flagrante--the man identified as a notorious womanizer and eco-friendly architect, the woman unidentified--in this unforgettable tale spiced with eco-terrorism, arson, blackmail, conspiracy, and a vendetta that runs deep.… (more)

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