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Compulsion - An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's brilliant storytelling. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. Alex Delaware. A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killer's use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware. What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spirals outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L.A. society to its desperate edges; across the paths of commodities brokers and transvestite hookers; and as far away as New York City, where the search thaws out a long-cold case and exposes a grotesque homicidal crusade. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death-and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.

Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's brilliant storytelling. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. Alex Delaware. A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killer's use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware. What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spirals outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L.A. society to its desperate edges; across the paths of commodities brokers and transvestite hookers; and as far away as New York City, where the search thaws out a long-cold case and exposes a grotesque homicidal crusade. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death-and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.
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Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's brilliant storytelling. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. Alex Delaware. A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killer's use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware. What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spirals outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L.A. society to its desperate edges; across the paths of commodities brokers and transvestite hookers; and as far away as New York City, where the search thaws out a long-cold case and exposes a grotesque homicidal crusade. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death-and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

6h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:09


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:56


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:30


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:35


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:52


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:59


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:20


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:54


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:59


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:16


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:36


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:07


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:28


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:01


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:03


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:07


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:51


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:20


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:45


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

00:41