Compulsion : an Alex Delaware novel

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New York : Ballantine Books, 2008.
1st ed.
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337 pages ; 25 cm.
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Once again, the depths of the criminal mind and the darkest side of a glittering city fuel #1New York Timesbestselling author Jonathan Kellerman's brilliant storytelling. And no one conducts a more harrowing and suspenseful manhunt than the modern Sherlock Holmes of the psyche, Dr. Alex Delaware. A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. These and other bizarre acts of cruelty and psychopathology are linked only by the killer's use of luxury vehicles and a baffling lack of motive. The ultimate whodunits, these crimes demand the attention of LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his collaborator on the crime beat, psychologist Alex Delaware. What begins with a solitary bloodstain in a stolen sedan quickly spirals outward in odd and unexpected directions, leading Delaware and Sturgis from the well-heeled center of L.A. society to its desperate edges; across the paths of commodities brokers and transvestite hookers; and as far away as New York City, where the search thaws out a long-cold case and exposes a grotesque homicidal crusade. The killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification, leaving behind dazed witnesses and death--and compelling Alex and Milo to confront the true face of murderous madness. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Kellerman, J. (2008). Compulsion: an Alex Delaware novel. New York: Ballantine Books.

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Kellerman, Jonathan. 2008. Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel. New York: Ballantine Books.

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Kellerman, Jonathan, Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008.

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Kellerman, Jonathan. Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel. New York: Ballantine Books, 2008. Print.

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