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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:

10h 9m


Chapters

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04:35

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:11


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:04


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:53


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:44


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:15


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:26


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:10


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:58


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:17


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:00


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:54


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:02


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:26


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:34


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:30


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:17


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:27


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:22


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:23


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:12


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:13


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:10


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:26


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:01


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:17


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:59


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:29


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:05


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:58


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:19


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:48


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:51


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:43


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:12


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:35


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:09


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:05


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:41


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:55


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:38


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:52


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:56


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:06


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:02


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:40


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:42


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:55


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

03:52


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:26


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:28


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:13


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:48


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:54


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:44


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:04


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:40


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:58


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

03:18


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:00


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:18


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:27


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:47


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:33


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:18


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:01


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:06


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:05


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:15


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:40


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:25


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:56


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:04


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:56


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:17


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:24


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:58


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

04:50


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:05


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

04:28


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:56


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

00:42