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Night moves, Jonathan Kellerman

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Night moves
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Night moves
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Jonathan Kellerman
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eng
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Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That's when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor's insight is needed, it's at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal. There's no spilled blood, no evidence of a struggle, and, thanks to the victim's missing face and hands, no immediate means of identification. And no telling why the disfigured corpse of a stranger has appeared in an upscale L.A. family's home. Chet Corvin, his wife, and their two teenage children are certain the John Doe is unknown to them. Despite that, their cooperation seems guarded. And that's more than Milo and Alex can elicit from the Corvins' creepy next-door neighbor -- a notorious cartoonist with a warped sense of humor and a seriously antisocial attitude. As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that this well-to-do suburban enclave has its share of curious eyes, suspicious minds, and loose lips. And as Milo tightens the screws on potential persons of interest -- and Alex tries to breach the barriers that guard their deepest secrets -- a strangling web of corrupted love, cold-blooded greed, and shattered trust is exposed. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, there's enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins. Including the deadliest
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  • One of the most tightly plotted, tightly written of the Alex Delaware series, Kellerman’s latest opens with a real puzzler: How and why did the faceless, handless body of a murdered man wind up in the home of an ordinary suburban family? The man clearly wasn’t killed there; there’s no sign of blood or violence. Delaware, a psychologist who often consults on police cases, and his usual partner, detective Milo Sturgis, wonder whether the distraught and confused family might be somehow involved, especially the overbearing and arrogant father. However, a second murder soon convinces Alex and Milo that the solution lies elsewhere. What follows is a taut procedural thriller; we follow Alex and Milo as they test theories, follow up speculations, interview potential suspects and persons of interest, and eventually find the needle of truth buried in a haystack of what-ifs. Fans of the long-running Delaware series will be thrilled with this one, and, because each book functions just fine as a stand-alone, there’s nothing keeping new readers from diving in here. -- Pitt, David (Reviewed 2/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 114, number 12, p34)
  • /* Starred Review */ In bestseller Kellerman’s exceptionally well-plotted 33rd mystery featuring L.A. psychologist Alex Delaware (after 2017’s Heartbreak Hotel), Alex’s close friend on the LAPD, Lt. Milo Sturgis, asks for his help in investigating a gruesome murder. When Chet Corvin, a senior vice president in a reinsurance firm; his wife, Felice; and their two children returned home from a restaurant one night, they found a dead man in their den with his face blasted off and his hands severed. The Corvins all insist that they have no idea who he is, let alone why the killer would have left him in their house. The only potential lead is Chet’s alerting Alex and Milo that one of their neighbors, Trevor Bitt, is weird. The pair soon learn that Bitt is a legendary artist, best known for comic book illustrations of disturbing subjects, and their suspicions are heightened by Bitt’s refusal to speak with them. Another murder only makes the case murkier. The leads’ bantering friendship lightens an otherwise grim story. Newcomers will find this an easy entry point into this long-running series. Agent: Barney Karpfinger, Karpfinger Agency. (Feb.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 12/18/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 52, p)
  • What would you do if you returned home from an elegant dinner and found the mutilated corpse of a stranger in your house? You'd call psychologist Alex Delaware and Det. Milo Sturgis, of course. From the Edgar Award-winning, No. 1 New York Times best-selling Kellerman. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 09/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 14, p78)
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10613670
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Kellerman, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
An Alex Delaware novel
Series volume
bk. 33
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  • Delaware, Alex
  • Sturgis, Milo
  • Police
  • Psychologists
  • Criminal psychology
  • Murder
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
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Night moves, Jonathan Kellerman
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780345541468
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(hbk.)
Lccn
2017055681
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1015253376
Label
Night moves, Jonathan Kellerman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9780345541468
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2017055681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015253376

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