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A Cold Heart - An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman is a master at creating psychologically nuanced novels of suspense-an author whose name is synonymous with unrelenting action, intriguing plot twists, and penetrating insight into the criminal mind. Now he ventures into bold, new territory with his biggest and best novel yet. A Cold Heart features Kellerman's brilliant signature style-but in this tour-de-force he mines even deeper the emotional landscape of his characters: psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, Milo's colleague Petra Connor, and Alex's ex-lover, Robin Castagna-bringing them all vividly to life as never before. "I've got a weird one, so naturally I thought of you," says Milo Sturgis, summoning his friend Alex to the trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. What makes it "a weird one" is the lack of any obvious motive, and the luridly careful staging of the murder scene-which immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion . . . but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Delaware's suspicion is borne out when he compares notes with Milo's associate, Petra Connor, and her new partner, a strange, taciturn detective with a past of his own named Eric Stahl. The Hollywood cops are investigating the vicious death of Baby Boy Lee, a noted blues guitarist, fatally stabbed after a late-night set at a local club. What links Baby Boy's murder with that of painter Juliet Kipper is the shadowy presence of an abrasive fanzine writer. This alias-shrouded critic's love-the-art/disdain-the-artist philosophy and his morbid fascination with the murders leads Alex and the detectives to suspect they're facing a new breed of celebrity stalker: one with a fetish for snuffing out rising stars. Tracking down the killer proves to be maddening, with the twisting trail leading from halfway houses to palatial mansions and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Ro

Jonathan Kellerman is a master at creating psychologically nuanced novels of suspense-an author whose name is synonymous with unrelenting action, intriguing plot twists, and penetrating insight into the criminal mind. Now he ventures into bold, new territory with his biggest and best novel yet. A Cold Heart features Kellerman's brilliant signature style-but in this tour-de-force he mines even deeper the emotional landscape of his characters: psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, Milo's colleague Petra Connor, and Alex's ex-lover, Robin Castagna-bringing them all vividly to life as never before. "I've got a weird one, so naturally I thought of you," says Milo Sturgis, summoning his friend Alex to the trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. What makes it "a weird one" is the lack of any obvious motive, and the luridly careful staging of the murder scene-which immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion . . . but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Delaware's suspicion is borne out when he compares notes with Milo's associate, Petra Connor, and her new partner, a strange, taciturn detective with a past of his own named Eric Stahl. The Hollywood cops are investigating the vicious death of Baby Boy Lee, a noted blues guitarist, fatally stabbed after a late-night set at a local club. What links Baby Boy's murder with that of painter Juliet Kipper is the shadowy presence of an abrasive fanzine writer. This alias-shrouded critic's love-the-art/disdain-the-artist philosophy and his morbid fascination with the murders leads Alex and the detectives to suspect they're facing a new breed of celebrity stalker: one with a fetish for snuffing out rising stars. Tracking down the killer proves to be maddening, with the twisting trail leading from halfway houses to palatial mansions and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Ro
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Jonathan Kellerman is a master at creating psychologically nuanced novels of suspense-an author whose name is synonymous with unrelenting action, intriguing plot twists, and penetrating insight into the criminal mind. Now he ventures into bold, new territory with his biggest and best novel yet. A Cold Heart features Kellerman's brilliant signature style-but in this tour-de-force he mines even deeper the emotional landscape of his characters: psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, Milo's colleague Petra Connor, and Alex's ex-lover, Robin Castagna-bringing them all vividly to life as never before. "I've got a weird one, so naturally I thought of you," says Milo Sturgis, summoning his friend Alex to the trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. What makes it "a weird one" is the lack of any obvious motive, and the luridly careful staging of the murder scene-which immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion . . . but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. Delaware's suspicion is borne out when he compares notes with Milo's associate, Petra Connor, and her new partner, a strange, taciturn detective with a past of his own named Eric Stahl. The Hollywood cops are investigating the vicious death of Baby Boy Lee, a noted blues guitarist, fatally stabbed after a late-night set at a local club. What links Baby Boy's murder with that of painter Juliet Kipper is the shadowy presence of an abrasive fanzine writer. This alias-shrouded critic's love-the-art/disdain-the-artist philosophy and his morbid fascination with the murders leads Alex and the detectives to suspect they're facing a new breed of celebrity stalker: one with a fetish for snuffing out rising stars. Tracking down the killer proves to be maddening, with the twisting trail leading from halfway houses to palatial mansions and from a college campus to the last place Alex ever expected: the doorstep of his ex-lover Ro

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

6h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:46


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:15


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:04


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:38


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:31


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:40


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:15


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:29


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:05