Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor has helped psychologist Alex Delaware crack tough cases in the past. And in Jonathan Kellerman’s New York Times bestseller Billy Straight she took the lead in the desperate hunt for a teenage runaway stalked by a vengeful murderer. Now the complex and wryly compassionate Petra is once [...]
Jonathan Kellerman has made the psychological thriller his own gripping province with his bestselling series of Alex Delaware novels. Now, Delaware’s new adventure leads the sleuthing psychologist on a harrowing exploration into the realm he knows best: the human psyche, in all its complexity, mystery, and terrifying propensity for darkness.
“Been a [...]
When I’m not writing, I’m often playing guitar and painting. The world of art and performance fascinates me. The people who make it to the top garner all the attention. But what happens to the artists, equally or more talented than their famous peers, who never achieve celebrity status? In the art world, [...]
Long before network t.v. discovered cold cases, I wondered about the possibility of solving a decade old crime with minimal evidence. Kind of like a locked-room mystery using time passage as the impediment. This novel represented another creative stretch, in that I alternated Alex and Milo’s perspectives, using first person narrative for [...]
This may be the quintessential Delaware novel, very much in the tradition of the Southern California hardboiled master I admire most – Ross McDonald. L.A. highs and lows, the skin trade, fabulous wealth, shattered intimacy. The past coming back to haunt those who dare ignore it. From time to time, former patients [...]
Recent headlines have thrust the question of “Whose life, is it anyway?” to the forefront of our national consciousness. Working in a cancer unit and serving on a committee that struggled to draw up guide-lines about termination of care, I was exposed to the issue decades ago. I propose no facile solutions. [...]
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