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eBook True Detectives ePub

by Jonathan Kellerman

  • ISBN: 0755345304
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Jonathan Kellerman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing (2009)
  • ePub book: 1426 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1851 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 164

Description

Many of Kellerman's books have far-fetched conclusions, and this one is no different. But Kellerman excels in keeping the psychology of his characters believable even when their circumstances aren't.

Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Many of Kellerman's books have far-fetched conclusions, and this one is no different. I loved seeing cameo appearances by most of Kellerman's series regulars in True Detectives: Dr. Delaware, Milo and Petra all drop in. Even Milo's partner, the good doctor, pops up. It's great fun seeing these familiar characters through other eyes.

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Jonathan Kellerman True Detectives In memory of Marcia Biloon CHAPTER 1 August 9, 1979 Alleged air-conditioning, said Darius Fox. What's your take, John Jasper? Motor pool morons set us on bake or broil?

Jonathan Kellerman True Detectives In memory of Marcia Biloon CHAPTER 1 August 9, 1979 Alleged air-conditioning, said Darius Fox. What's your take, John Jasper? Motor pool morons set us on bake or broil? Jack Reed laughed and used a meaty, freckled forearm to clear sweat from his face. Scanning the night-darkened dumpsters and butt-sides of shuttered, low-rent businesses that lined the alley, he sucked on his Parliament and blew smoke out the cruiser's window as Dari. Alleged air-conditioning, said Darius Fox.

His quest took him up into a pretty neighborhood, dark and secluded, lots of gated properties, not much visible from the street. Exactly what a celeb would want. After months of nothing, he was getting hyped up about Caitlin. Rory Stoltz gofering for Mason Book didn’t mean much by itself, and, when you got down to it, neither did the timing of Book’s wrist-slash. But toss it togethe. aron thought it worth pursuin. he GPS lady offered a soothing welcome as he reached the mouth of Swallowsong Lane

In Jonathan Kellerman’s gripping novels, the city of Los Angeles is as much a living, breathing character as the heroes and villains who roam its labyrinthine streets. Sunny on the surface but shadowy beneath, this world of privilege and pleasure has a dark core and a dangerous edge. In True Detectives, Kellerman skillfully brings his renowned gifts for breathless suspense and sharp psychological insight to a tale that resonates on every level and satisfies at every turn.

Also by Jonathan Kellerman. Jonathan Kellerman is the No. 1 international bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, THE BUTCHER'S THEATRE, BILLY STRAIGHT, THE CONSPIRACY CLUB, TWISTED and TRUE DETECTIVES. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD and THE GOLEM OF PARIS.

Author: Jonathan Kellerman. TRUE DETECTIVES follows Moe Reed and Aaron Fox on the twisted trail of a missing girl, a dark, baffling whodunit that forces the brothers to put aside their mutual animus – and to confront the unresolved family mystery that turned them into enemies. PIs can do things, legally, that cops can’t.

Moses Reed and Aaron Fox have the same mother; their respective fathers were cops, friends, and partners. Moses Reed and Aaron Fox have the same mother; their respective fathers were cops, friends, and partners. Moses is a no-frills LAPD detective; Aaron is a smooth-talking private eye. Usually they go their separate ways, but the disappearance of straight-A student Caitlin Frostig isn’t usual.

Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mi. -Los Angeles Times Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis unravel a shocking crime at a raucous wedding reception in this gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times. -Los Angeles Times Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis unravel a shocking crime at a raucous wedding reception in this gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware

Comments

Lestony Lestony
Jonathan Kellerman is one of my favorite detective novelists. Alex Delaware has become one of my favorite detective characters, and Milo Sturgis is one of the more fun grumpy detectives in fiction. So I was intrigued by the premise of this book: Kellerman has created a new pair of characters, and they are front and center in this intriguing story. For the most part it works.

So we have two brothers, but they aren't your typical brothers. In a flashback start, we meet their fathers, a black cop and his white partner. The black guy gets shot by a stranger in a car, and then we move to the current day. We learn that after the death of the black cop, the white partner married the black guy's wife, who was also white. The white partner later died; mom remarried yet again, and is now a widower for a third time. She had one son by the black cop, and another by the white one, so the two half brothers are of different colors. The older one used to be a cop, but has become a private investigator, and makes a lot of money. His younger brother is a cop, and works alongside Milo Sturgis, though Milo doesn't have partners exactly, these days. The book starts with the two of them working different angles of the disappearance of a young woman who worked at a bar in West LA, and just never came home one night. Her father is a strange duck, an accountant at a company that the private eye works for on retainer. She has a boyfriend who works as a personal assistant to a movie star, and the bar is an interesting place also. As the plot develops, part of the story is centered around a fictional Hollywood type who's a cross between Michael Moore and Mel Gibson.

This is a very interesting story with a lot of characters. It can be a bit hard to follow, though I enjoyed all the twists and turns and I'm used to Kellerman's twists and prose. Given that I enjoyed the book, and would recommend it.
Benn Benn
It is interesting how Kellerman has inserted characters from his Alex Delaware series and his wife's Decker series into this book. It is well written although it drags in a few spots. Definitely a surprise ending since the way it is written would not normally lead the reader in that direction. Wrong the purchase although I still think the Kindle prices are way too high.
skriper skriper
Another great story by Kellerman. Read while traveling and could not put it down. The characters and story!ine were well developed and interesting.
This story will not disappoint. Easy read.
Jugami Jugami
Poor Jonathon Kellerman. I'm beginning to think he's a victim of his own success. Having created an extraordinarily likable and interesting protagonist in his Alex Delaware novels, it's hard for the reader not to feel cheated when he writes anyone else. At least, I think that's part of the reason for some of the (IMHO) surprisingly-negative reviews here of True Detectives, a book that I found genuinely fun and involving in its own right.

The two leads in True Detectives, half-brothers Aaron and Moe, appeared as secondary characters in Kellerman's last Delaware novel. In fact, I started reading True Detectives thinking it was a Delaware book. It wasn't until a couple of pages in that I realized, with disappointment, that my favorite child psychologist/detective wasn't the star of this novel. It made me a bit cranky, to be sure.

But as I continued to get into it, and set aside my preconceptions, I came to really like Aaron and Moe. Kellerman does a great job establishing the brothers as antagonists and, slowly, throughout the book, revealing more and more of the history that got them to where they are today. The story of their estrangement is a secondary mystery in the novel, and, for me, was at least as engaging as the primary one.

Many of Kellerman's books have far-fetched conclusions, and this one is no different. But Kellerman excels in keeping the psychology of his characters believable even when their circumstances aren't.

I loved seeing cameo appearances by most of Kellerman's series regulars in True Detectives: Dr. Delaware, Milo and Petra all drop in. Even Milo's partner, the good doctor, pops up. It's great fun seeing these familiar characters through other eyes.

Speaking of other eyes, the Delaware novels are generally written in the first person. While we get to see the characters as Delaware sees them, he is, of necessity, in every scene. Since True Detectives is told in the third person, Kellerman is free to focus on several characters in a way that he rarely can. Since I love the way Kellerman writes people - the telling details, the empathic understanding and his wonderful gift for dialogue - it's a treat to have him introduce so many new people in a way he can't in the Delaware books.

Was this book as good as the best of the Delaware novels? No. Is it interesting to see Kellerman stretch in a new direction and focus on some other people for a change? Absolutely. True Detectives stands on its own and I would like to see more of Aaron and Moe in the future. As long as we don't have to sacrifice Alex Delaware to do so, that is. That far, I'm not willing to go.

Scott Sherman, author, First You Fall: A Kevin Connor Mystery
Mr_Mole Mr_Mole
One of the best Jonathan Kellerman novels I have read in a while. Although I normally enjoy his books, the newer characters were fleshed out, interesting, and fun to get to know. Plus, the plot was excellent and made me want to keep reading.
Vetalol Vetalol
I usually love Jonathan Kellerman's books, so I bought this one to read on the plane and on the beach. Sadly, even there it did not hold my attention and it took me a month to actually plow through it. I kept waiting to be engrossed and get into it and it never happened.

I do think the characters Moses and Aaron were interesting and have great possibilities. But they were not explored well enough--especially Moses. It was hard to get a feel for why they are so different, and I dunno, they just weren't deep enough. I felt nothing for any of them, really, and I think it is this lack of engagement that made this book weak.

The ending was sort of the worst though--after reading this whole convoluted story, you realize that had the detectives just interviewed one of the suspects at the beginning, they would have found the victim right off. Of course life can be like that. But the way he ties it up was bogus.

BTW, the Kindle version had an awful lot of typos.
Lo◘Ve Lo◘Ve
This book didn't hold my attention. Maybe that's why it's free....