Alex Delaware

Mystery

An Alex Delaware Novel

Publisher: Ballantine Books

The closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails. But even more poignant—and curious—is a striking young woman in elegant attire and dark glasses, alone there and waiting in vain. Two days later, police detective Milo Sturgis comes seeking his psychologist comrade’s insights about a grisly homicide. To Alex’s shock, the brutalized victim is the same beautiful woman whose lonely hours sipping champagne at the Fauborg may have been her last. But when a sordid revelation finally cracks the case open, the secrets that spill out could make Alex and Milo’s best efforts to close this crime not just impossible but fatal.

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CHAPTER 1

Like a con man on the run, L.A. buries its past. Maybe that's why no one argued when the sentence came down: The Fauborg had to die. I live in a company town where the product is illusion. In the alternate universe ruled by sociopaths who make movies, communication means snappy dialogue, the scalpel...
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PRAISE FOR

“Jonathan Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.”—Los Angeles Times 
 
“The latest of Kellerman’s nail-biting thrillers, set in the dreamy world of Hollywood. This time, the dream turns into a nightmare.”—The Star-Ledger
 
“Kellerman is a powerhouse.”—Library Journal