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The Murder Book - An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman has distinguished himself as the master of the psychological thriller. Now L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware confronts a long-unsolved murder of unspeakable brutality-an ice-cold case whose resolution threatens his survival, and that of longtime friend, homicide detective, Milo Sturgis. The nightmare begins when Alex receives a strange package in the mail with no return address. Inside is an ornate album filled with gruesome crime scene photos-a homicide scrapbook entitled The Murder Book. Alex can find no reason for anyone to send him this compendium of death, but when Milo views the book, he is immediately shaken by one of the images: a young woman, tortured, strangled, and dumped near a freeway ramp. This was one of Milo's first cases as a rookie homicide cop: a vicious killing that he failed to solve, because just as he and his training partner began to make headway, the department closed them down. Being forced to abandon the young victim tormented Milo. But his fears prevented him from pursuing the truth, and over the years he managed to forget. Or so he thought. Now, two decades later, someone has chosen to stir up the past. As Alex and Milo set out to uncover what really happened twenty years ago, their every move is followed and their lives are placed in jeopardy. The relentless investigation reaches deep into L.A.'s nerve-centers of power and wealth-past and present. While peeling back layer after layer of ugly secrets, they discover that the murder of one forgotten girl has chilling ramifications that extend far beyond the tragic loss of a single life. A classic story of good and evil, sacrifice and sin, The Murder Book is a gripping page-turner that illuminates the darkest corridors of the human mind. It is a stunning tour de force. From the Hardcover edition.

Jonathan Kellerman has distinguished himself as the master of the psychological thriller. Now L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware confronts a long-unsolved murder of unspeakable brutality-an ice-cold case whose resolution threatens his survival, and that of longtime friend, homicide detective, Milo Sturgis. The nightmare begins when Alex receives a strange package in the mail with no return address. Inside is an ornate album filled with gruesome crime scene photos-a homicide scrapbook entitled The Murder Book. Alex can find no reason for anyone to send him this compendium of death, but when Milo views the book, he is immediately shaken by one of the images: a young woman, tortured, strangled, and dumped near a freeway ramp. This was one of Milo's first cases as a rookie homicide cop: a vicious killing that he failed to solve, because just as he and his training partner began to make headway, the department closed them down. Being forced to abandon the young victim tormented Milo. But his fears prevented him from pursuing the truth, and over the years he managed to forget. Or so he thought. Now, two decades later, someone has chosen to stir up the past. As Alex and Milo set out to uncover what really happened twenty years ago, their every move is followed and their lives are placed in jeopardy. The relentless investigation reaches deep into L.A.'s nerve-centers of power and wealth-past and present. While peeling back layer after layer of ugly secrets, they discover that the murder of one forgotten girl has chilling ramifications that extend far beyond the tragic loss of a single life. A classic story of good and evil, sacrifice and sin, The Murder Book is a gripping page-turner that illuminates the darkest corridors of the human mind. It is a stunning tour de force. From the Hardcover edition.
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Jonathan Kellerman has distinguished himself as the master of the psychological thriller. Now L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware confronts a long-unsolved murder of unspeakable brutality-an ice-cold case whose resolution threatens his survival, and that of longtime friend, homicide detective, Milo Sturgis. The nightmare begins when Alex receives a strange package in the mail with no return address. Inside is an ornate album filled with gruesome crime scene photos-a homicide scrapbook entitled The Murder Book. Alex can find no reason for anyone to send him this compendium of death, but when Milo views the book, he is immediately shaken by one of the images: a young woman, tortured, strangled, and dumped near a freeway ramp. This was one of Milo's first cases as a rookie homicide cop: a vicious killing that he failed to solve, because just as he and his training partner began to make headway, the department closed them down. Being forced to abandon the young victim tormented Milo. But his fears prevented him from pursuing the truth, and over the years he managed to forget. Or so he thought. Now, two decades later, someone has chosen to stir up the past. As Alex and Milo set out to uncover what really happened twenty years ago, their every move is followed and their lives are placed in jeopardy. The relentless investigation reaches deep into L.A.'s nerve-centers of power and wealth-past and present. While peeling back layer after layer of ugly secrets, they discover that the murder of one forgotten girl has chilling ramifications that extend far beyond the tragic loss of a single life. A classic story of good and evil, sacrifice and sin, The Murder Book is a gripping page-turner that illuminates the darkest corridors of the human mind. It is a stunning tour de force. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

6h 6m


Chapters

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04:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:18


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:53


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:29


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:10


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:39


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:40


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:58