Alex Delaware

27 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 522 ratings

When the Bough Breaks Publisher's Summary

Child psychologist Alex Delaware thought he'd put it all behind him - all the tense hours of dealing with disturbed kids and their equally disturbed parents. But he can't resist Melody Quinn. Pathetically skinny with huge, frightened eyes, 7-year-old Melody is the only witness the LAPD has in a grisly double murder.

"Two hours of your time...that's all it will take," says Alex's friend, Detective Milo Sturgis. Delaware quickly finds it's not that simple. What the little girl saw becomes a personal obsession that threatens his career and his life. Snared in a web of evil that stretches from the barrio to an elite island community, he approaches a ghastly secret that makes even murder seem like child's play.

©1988 Jonathan Kellerman and Bantam Audio Publishing (P)1988 Bantam Audio Publishing, Random House AudioBooks, a Division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • When the Bough Breaks

    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Jonathan Kellerman has gained a loyal legion of fans with his best selling series of thrillers featuring child psychologist Alex Delaware. In When the Bough Breaks - the novel that started it all - Delaware is irresistably drawn to the case of a terrified child who is the only witness in a horrific double murder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I liked this mystery.

    • By Angelisa on 03-24-05

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

    • Silent Partner

    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    The best-selling author of When The Bough Breaks, Blood Test, and Over The Edge delivers the most stunning novel yet, featuring psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex encounters a face from his own past - Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that she desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Twists

    • By Kelleefornia on 03-25-13

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 11

    • The Clinic

    • An Alex Delaware Novel
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Three months ago, Hope Devane was found stabbed to death on a quiet, shady street in one of L.A.'s safest neighborhoods. The police have found no clues to her murder. Now Detective Milo Sturgis, newly assigned to the case, turns to his psychologist friend, Dr. Alex Delaware, looking for insights into Hope's life. She was a psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych best seller, an angry indictment of men. Both Milo and Alex believe Hope's murder to be an execution fueled by hate.

    • out of 5 stars
    • The Clinic

    • By Anonymous User on 09-06-09

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  • Book 12

    • Survival of the Fittest

    • An Alex Delaware Novel
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    When the slightly retarded 15-year-old daughter of a diplomat is murdered in cold blood on school field trip in the Santa Monica Mountains, her father adamantly denies the possibility of a political motive. The Los Angeles Police Department's Detective Milo Sturgis and his longtime friend, psychologist Alex Delaware, pose the question: Why?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Sue on 01-11-05

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  • Book 13

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  • Book 18

    • Therapy

    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubenstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    "Been a while since I had me a nice little whodunit," homicide detective Milo Sturgis tells Alex Delaware. But there's definitely nothing nice about the brutal tableau behind the yellow crime-scene tape. On a lonely lover's lane in the hills of Los Angeles, a young couple lies murdered in a car. Each bears a single gunshot wound to the head.

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  • Book 19

    • Rage

    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
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    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In a host of consecutive best sellers, Jonathan Kellerman has kept readers spellbound with the intense, psychologically acute adventures of Dr. Alex Delaware. Rage offers a powerful new case in point, as Delaware and LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis revisit a horrifying crime from the past that has taken on shocking and deadly new dimensions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rage

    • By Love Books on 07-08-05

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  • Book 20

    • Gone

    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    It's a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu, battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Where has Kellerman Gone?

    • By Silvia on 10-27-06

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