Psychologist Alex Delaware, the star of Jonathan Kellerman’s #1 New York Times bestselling franchise, will return for his 35th case in The Museum of Desire, which is tentatively scheduled to come out on February 4, 2020.
Delaware, who first appeared thirty-four years ago in Kellerman’s novel, When the Bough Breaks (1985), was most recently seen in The Wedding Guest, which came out back in February of this year and saw him and LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis accidentally crash a wild wedding reception that turns deadly when the body of a young woman is found by one of the bridesmaids. This time around, the returning duo will “struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre.” Check out the cover art and plot details below.
Psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Timesbestselling master of suspense.
LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them—the ones he calls “different”—he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. This one’s beyond different. This is predation, premeditation, and cruelty on a whole new level.
Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil.
The Museum of Desire is classic Kellerman at his psychopathological best.
Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, True Detectives, and The Murderer’s Daughter. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored A Measure of Darkness, Crime Scene, The Golem of Hollywood, and The Golem of Paris. He is also the author of two children’s books and numerous nonfiction works and has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.
Longtime fans of Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series can now pre-order his next book, The Museum of Desire, wherever books are sold.
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