Alex Delaware

32 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 728 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 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    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

    • Blood Test

    • Alex Delaware, Book 2
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but the real problem is his parents. They refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save this boy's life. Alex sets out to convince Mr. and Mrs. Swope - only to find that the parents have left the hospital and taken their son with them. Worse, the sleazy motel room where the Swopes were staying is empty - except for the ominous bloodstain. The Swopes and their son have vanished into the sordid shadows of the city.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy this one!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-10-15

    Regular price: $10.50

  • Book 3

    • Over the Edge

    • Alex Delaware, Book 3
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before - and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • just ok

    • By Robyn Dewhirst on 04-11-17

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  • Book 4

    • Silent Partner

    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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 6

    • Private Eyes

    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The voice belongs to a woman, but Dr. Alex Delaware remembers a little girl. It is 11 years since seven-years-old Melissa Dickinson dialed a hospital help line for comfort - and found it in therapy with Alex Delaware. Now the lovely young heiress is desperately calling for the psychologist's help once more. Only this time it looks like Melissa's deepest childhood nightmare is really coming true.... Twenty years ago, Gina Dickinson, Melissa's mother, suffered a grisly assault that left the budding actress irreparably scarred and emotionally crippled. Now her acid-wielding assailant is out of prison and back in L.A....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Fayralen D. Gipson on 03-19-16

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 9

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  • Book 10

    • The Web

    • Alex Delaware, Book 10
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Three months in paradise, all expenses paid. It's an invitation Alex Delaware can't refuse. Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland, a revered scientist and philanthropist on the tiny Pacific island of Aruk, has invited Alex to his home to help him organize his papers for publication - a light workload leaving Alex plenty of time to enjoy a romantic interlude with Robin Castagna. Quickly, however, secretive houseguests, frightening nocturnal visitors, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the pleasures of deep blue water and white sand.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best Kellerman

    • By A. K. Brewer on 06-23-15

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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 15

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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
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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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