Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Alex Delaware

First new book of the year complete:  Guilt, by Jonathan Kellerman.  Kellerman writes the Alex Delaware series.  Guilt is the 28th in the series, which started in 1985 (and does not track chronologically).  Alex Delaware is a retired psychologist who has been recruited by LA police detective Miles Sturgis to aid in understanding and finding perpetrators of crimes.  (Delaware was able to retire at an incredibly young age due to stock market sales.)

Guilt starts with the finding of some old bones.  This is the kick-off to an old story, while some bones found a few days later are a new story.  Sorting it all out through psychological insights and good-old fashioned detective work gives us time to visit with our old friends Alex and Miles, and it is old friends that they have become through the years.

I like Kellerman's work in that he does not seem to get stuck in a PC view of the world, and I always get new insights from his books.

1 comment:

jimtown said...

Sounds good, I wonder if I've read any of Kellerman's books. I'll check his titles to see. Your description reminds me of one of my all time favorite books, Family Closets by Marjorie Dorner. It's set in Wisconsin and bones are found in the family barn when the main character comes home to settle things. It kept me curious all the way through.