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Bones: An Alex Delaware Novel (Alex Delaware Novels) Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook, CD
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Then a man who goes to auctions for the contents of storage units finds a carved box containing small bones. Polished bones, like a treasure. The bones turn out to be human hands.
Detective Milo Sturgis and his sidekicks, along with Dr. Alex Delaware, the psychologist who frequently consults for the LAPD, all team up to search for what now appears to be a very disturbed killer.
Almost immediately, the first victim's connection to a wealthy family, whose musical prodigy child is a student of hers, leads to the pursuit of the caretaker, who has gone missing. Or is he hiding?
Most of the fun in the story is following the clues as the assorted team of "detectives" pursues the connections and where they lead.
Like most of Kellerman's Alex Delaware stories, this one is told with Alex as the first-person narrator - this technique lends itself to understanding how his clever mind works, as he sorts through the clues and speculates about the possibilities. We also are privy to a bird's eye view of his personal life, including his long term relationship with Robin.
These segues into the lighter moments of Alex's life, including his friendship with Milo Sturgis, help to lighten what could otherwise be a very grim tale.
And not at all surprising is the final revelation as to the motives and nature of the perpetrator/s - after all, the art of misdirection has been at play throughout the circuitous path to resolution.
Bones (Alex Delaware, No. 23) is a must-read for Kellerman fans.
However, in Bones, Kellerman's newest book, I finally found the "old" Alex. Witty, genuine, interesting. The story of murder of prostitutes and of a music prodigy is the center plot, but for me, what worked best in this novel was the strength of the Alex character (something that had been missing in the last few books) he felt present in this storyline.
Of course, Milo is back and the banter and relationship between these two is always priceless.
The story moves at a rapid pace and was intriguing enough to keep me reading throughout with an ending that was a tad predictable, but nonetheless satisfying.
Finally, Alex is back.
Now, Alex might as well be a cop. He goes along with Milo on every interview and every meeting, sits by while he does on-line research, and only seems to go home when Milo is going to type his report. Also, in earlier novels only Alex talked like a psychologist (Witness: "I didn't really get what was going on." Alex: "You had a hard time understanding the situation.") In this book, both Milo and Reed talk that way too. Sometimes I had to go back and really figure out who was speaking as they all sounded like Alex.
This book was OK, but I'd like Alex to go back to his career and leave the cop work to Milo.
Thank God! That was boring beyond tears.
We are now back to the essential Alex: a tough crime with psychological overtones; the witty banter with Milo; the quirky and unique "only in LA" characters and suspects; all revealing the weird wonder that is Los Angeles.
I live in LA County and can attest to his skill at portraying how strange this place is, rightfully earning the sobriquet "LaLa Land". Sun-washed weirdness, which Kellerman portrays so well.
A fast-paced, highly entertaining book. If you're a classic Delaware fan, don't miss it!
Alex Delaware also has a bigger role to play than in several of the recent books in the series, especially in acting like a good guy.
The book's main weakness is that much of the plot hinges on the police having not done enough investigation to find out what all of the related parties look like. That seemed like a big miss. As a result, I was left feeling dissatisfied with the book at the end . . . especially after the motive for murder became clear, despite its strong beginning.
Unless you feel like you need to read every word that Jonathan Kellerman wrote about Alex Delaware, you could skip this book and not miss any important developments in the on-going characters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bones is a very good book, though Kellerman's best book is "THERAPY". Still - "BONES" is a good read, and I enjoyed it.Published 2 months ago by Brian Newberry
Author has done much better work. Story failed to keep my attention like past Kellerman stories. I'm disappointed but will look forward to next book.Published 4 months ago by Robert Browne
...but certainly readable. An enjoyably predictable detective story with the unique psychologist's perspective.Published 5 months ago by ogenmatic
Not finished reading, but enjoying the weaving of Paris pre 1929 crash into a mystery novel. The writing is not sophomoric nor do I need to use the Kindle dictionary to learn new... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nancie C Reherman
Prolific use of the f bomb and other bad language. I've read other Kellerman books but this one has excessive offensive language. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JMF