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A Cold Heart e-book

Author:

Jonathan Kellerman

Language:

English

Category:

Mystery

Subcategory:

Thrillers & Suspense

ePub size:

1567 kb

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Rating:

4.1

Publisher:

CHIVERS LARGE PRINT (CHIVERS, WINDSOR, PARAGON & C; Large Print Ed edition (2003)

Pages:

472

ISBN:

0754087026

A Cold Heart e-book

by Jonathan Kellerman


Читать онлайн A Cold Heart. Book 17 in the Alex Delaware series, 2003.

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Jonathan Seth Kellerman (born August 9, 1949) is an American novelist, psychologist, and Edgar and Anthony Award-winning author best known for his popular mystery novels featuring the character Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who consults for th. .

Jonathan Seth Kellerman (born August 9, 1949) is an American novelist, psychologist, and Edgar and Anthony Award-winning author best known for his popular mystery novels featuring the character Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who consults for the Los Angeles police department. Born on the Lower East Side of New York City, his family relocated to Los Angeles when Jonathan was nine years old.

Jonathan Kellerman is a master at creating psychologically nuanced novels of suspense-an author whose name is.

Now he ventures into bold, new territory with his biggest and best novel yet. A Cold Heart features Kellerman’s brilliant signature style-but in this tour-de-force he mines even deeper the emotional landscape of his characters: psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, Milo’s colleague Petra Connor, and Alex’s ex-lover, Robin Castagna-bringing them.

Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman.

LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend, psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning. Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.

Rolls of stamps sat at Olive's dimpled elbow. She snatched them up and turned her back on Petra. Nice for you that Henry got transferred, Olive sit. And you do get there regularly. Every two weeks, like clockwork. So how's he doing? The old blood pressure under control?'. Olive half turned, revealing a flabby profile. Her lips bunched, as if gathering spit. Chino's a lot safer, too,' said Petra

Jonathan Kellerman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels . Fun, fast moving, and totally entertaining is how I would describe A Cold Heart. Kellerman always delivers.

Jonathan Kellerman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored the first book of a new series, The Golem of Hollywood.


Shliffiana
I've been reading this series since I was a teenager (I'm in my thirties now) and generally am always thrilled at the intricate and interesting mysteries the author comes up with. Alex and Milo are an incredible duo and it's always a treat to see them working together to solve a crime.

The thing about this particular entry is that Kellerman decides to venture away from the first person narration, a staple of this series, and start to go into different viewpoints. So one chapter is told in first person by Alex Delaware, the next from Milo, and the other two from newer characters. I can see he was trying to explore a different way to tell his story, but the perspective shifts are very jarring and it starts turning too much into a by the numbers police procedural, like a really long episode of Law and Order.

What makes this series unique is that you see these crimes through the mind of a psychologist and a detective, not just a bunch of detectives. And this entry lost that feeling as the new characters really aren't that engaging and, again, it feels jarring more than anything else.

Luckily he abandoned this multiple viewpoints experiment after this one.

So all in all, if you've never read an Alex Delaware book, don't start with this one. The overall mystery is still fun, like it always is, but the presentation is just so mediocre it makes it much less enjoyable.
Punind
Let me just get this out of the way Mr. Kellerman! Reading the story, no matter how compelling, just isn't as good as any story with Dr.Delaware and Robin together as a couple, so let's try for a reconciliation. Please? This story begins as always, with a murder, this time a murdered rapper, a man making a comeback after a failed start. Next victim, an artist who is also attempting to revive her career. Dr. Delaware and his favorite detective Milo are called in to help with the case. The next victim is a concert pianist and the heat is on to find the link to these murders before the next body is found. As always the writing is great, with wonderful descriptions of L.A. landscapes, characters described down to their tattoos, and my favorite, hungry investigators eating at L.A. eateries. Fun, fast moving, and totally entertaining is how I would describe A Cold Heart. Kellerman always delivers.
Topmen
I am usually hooked into an Alex Delaware novel and unable to put it down. For the most part I usually read the books in one sitting. I can't pin point the reason I just couldn't find myself liking this book but for the first time it took me over a week to finish the book. It was almost 3/4 of the book before I really got interested in it. I assume that part of it could be Robin and Alex not being together and both with new significant others. There is also a lot left unresolved between the two. Also both of their significant others seem to be terribly accommodating about the arrangement. Not close to my favorite book by Jonathan Kellerman but not the worst either.
Tojahn
Kellerman's 17th installment in the Alex Delaware series keeps you guessing, keeps you entertained, but hasn't the elements of true suspense that kept "The Murder Book" on pace with some of his earliest work. Unlike Michael Connelly, Kellerman just can't seem to take the risks with Delaware that he needs to take to keep the series fresh and compelling. Still, I'm giving the book four stars...
Delaware is the one who makes the leap in this mystery to connect seemingly unrelated homicide cases. He draws old friend Milo Sturgis and another former character, Petra Connor, (who makes a welcome return) into the mix, along with Connor's new and unusual partner. Focused on the arts and music, the victims of the killer have their lives taken from them mysteriously, by a killer who may just be jealous of their recent successes.
Sadly, Delaware, who has a new love in his life, can't seem to draw away from Robin Castagna, both personally and professionally, although many Delaware fans are hoping that Kellerman will "Give it up!" on their troubled romance. Robin's new love is a bit of an oddity, as well, who keeps getting in Delaware's way.
The mystery is just compelling enough, and the action realistic, to hold your interest, although Kellerman, who has now completed the last four books in the series with some of the style and characterization he had in the early going of the series, falls short of "The Murder Book". It may be time for Delaware to return to the field of crimes against children, where his original psychological skills best focused.
You'll not regret the read, and you'll finish quickly, but unlike some of his earlier work, it won't leave you with regrets that it will be awhile before Alex's next outing.

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