The Resource True detectives, Jonathan Kellerman

True detectives, Jonathan Kellerman

Label
True detectives
Title
True detectives
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kellerman
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Language
eng
Summary
Psychologist Alex Delaware joins forces with brothers Moe Reed and Aaron Fox as they seek to uncover secrets in high places that could explain the fate of an outwardly innocent young woman
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Review
  • PI Aaron Fox and L.A. cop Moe Reed, interracial half-brothers who played minor roles in 2008's Bones , take center stage in bestseller Kellerman's routine 24th Alex Delaware novel. When Fox, who used to work for the LAPD, looks into the missing-persons case of 20-year-old Caitlin Frostig, he runs into conflict with Reed. The brothers end up pursuing some predictable lines of inquiry, checking out Rory Stoltz, Frostig's college boyfriend, as well as links to a filmmaker, Lem Dement, who's suspected of domestic abuse. More A-list connections surface after the investigators learn Stoltz was the personal assistant for actor Mason Book, whose rumored suicide attempt came shortly after Frostig's disappearance. The strains between Fox and Reed don't generate much heat, while the pacing and writing aren't up to Kellerman's best. Hopefully, Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis, relegated to cameos, will be back in their usual starring positions next time. (Mar. 24) --Staff (Reviewed February 2, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 5, p32)
  • Fans of Kellerman's Dr. Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis will find them in his latest novel, but only in passing. Half brothers, private eye Aaron Fox and LAPD detective Moe Reed (Bones ), are center stage in this whodunit. They happen to be investigating the same case, and their examination of the life of missing 20-year-old Caitlin Frostig turns up connections she had with various lowlifes, the details of which form the bulk of the novel. As the brothers begin to overcome their issues with each other, they start to piece together the disappearance of another girl and her son, who are associated with Caitlin. All of this eventually leads back to the current whereabouts of Caitlin. Kellerman's writing, usually neat and not overly burdened by extraneous detail, fails to move the story along, as is the case with the unsympathetic characters. The conclusion is too easily wrapped up as well. Public libraries should see demand for this best-selling author, but readers who are not already fans probably won't take notice. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/1/08.]—Amanda Scott, Cambridge Springs P.L., PA --Amanda Scott (Reviewed March 15, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 5, p94)
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298903
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Kellerman, Jonathan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
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novels
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  • Delaware, Alex
  • Sturgis, Milo
  • Child psychologists
  • Psychologists
  • Police
  • Brothers
  • Private investigators
  • Missing persons
  • Secrecy
  • Murder
  • Conduct of life
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
True detectives, Jonathan Kellerman
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780345495143
Lccn
2008055711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
True detectives, Jonathan Kellerman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780345495143
Lccn
2008055711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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