To see someone and notice them is one thing, to see someone and find out they are dead two days later is another. In Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel, Alex Delaware and Robin Castanga go to the Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills to enjoy drinks there one last time before it closes. They notice a striking young woman sitting alone and watch her throughout the night as she waits for someone. Alex and Robin leave before she ever meets up with her “date” and never find out if she does in fact meet up with them. As they leave the hotel they see a big burly man, who looks to be a body guard and assume that he is waiting for her exit. Two days later, Alex is called to help Detective Milo Sturgis, his long time friend, find her killer.
I enjoyed meeting more characters as they interview people and was intrigued to find the path to the killer. Unfortunatley, it wasn’t my favorite book to read and I found it hard to finish it. Jonathan Kellerman did a great job of keeping the suspense and I was pulled into the book in that sense, but it just wasn’t one that I found easy to read. There is quite a bit of swearing in the book, and the use of the f* word among those. There is suggestion of sex and sexual acts, but nothing descriptive. I will try reading another of Jonathan’s books to give him another try. Why don’t you read Mystery and find out who the killer is?
You can read an excerpt here.
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Title: Mystery: An Alex Delaware
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Format: Paperback, Hardbound, eBook
Page Nos.: 336
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: March 2011
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.