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Four Classic Alex Delaware Thrillers 4-Book Bundle
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Four Classic Alex Delaware Thrillers 4-Book Bundle
Silent Partner; Devil's Waltz; Bad Love; Self-Defense
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For decades, thriller master Jonathan Kellerman has been keeping readers in suspense, putting to the test the razor-sharp insights of Dr. Alex Delaware. Alongside friend and partner, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, the psychologist sleuth confronts mystery, deception, and danger. Now four of Delaware's most exhilarating adventures—Silent Partner, Devil's Waltz, Bad Love, and Self-Defense—are packaged together in one gripping eBook bundle perfect for stay-up-late entertainment.

Contains an exciting preview of Jonathan Kellerman's upcoming novel Guilt!

SILENT PARTNER

"A complex and haunting story of tangled personalities, deeply buried family secrets, and of violence lying thinly under the surface . . . hits the reader right between the eyes."—Los Angles Times Book Review

At a party for a controversial sex therapist, Alex encounters Sharon Ransom, an alluring lover who, more than a decade earlier, abruptly left him. The following day Sharon is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the labyrinthine maze of her life—a journey taking him to the pleasure palaces of California's ultrarich, and deep into the dark alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway.

DEVIL'S WALTZ

"I double dare you to start reading Devil's Waltz and put it down."—Larry King

Toddler Cassie Jones is rushed to the hospital with symptoms no doctor can explain. When Alex is called to investigate, instinct tells him that someone—Cassie's parents or the child's devoted nurse—could be a monster. Then a physician is brutally killed, and a shadowy death revealed. Alex and Milo have only a few hours to discover the link between these shocking events and baby Carrie's terrifying condition.

BAD LOVE

"Bad Love will have you looking over your shoulder before you turn out the lights."—Detroit Free Press

Arriving in an unmarked brown wrapper is an audiocassette recording of a horrifying scream, followed by the chanting of a childlike voice. The tape is an early intimation that Alex is entering a living nightmare. With Milo's help, Alex uncovers a diabolical pattern of violent murder. And if they do not quickly decipher the twisted logic of a stalker's mind game, Alex will be the next to die.

SELF-DEFENSE

"Exciting . . . loaded with tension and packed with titillating insights."—The New York Times Book Review

Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex for help with a recurring nightmare of a child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act. Now Lucy's dream is disrupting her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The dream's grip on her emotions suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It could be Lucy's repressed childhood memory of something chillingly real. Something like murder.
For decades, thriller master Jonathan Kellerman has been keeping readers in suspense, putting to the test the razor-sharp insights of Dr. Alex Delaware. Alongside friend and partner, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, the psychologist sleuth confronts mystery, deception, and danger. Now four of Delaware's most exhilarating adventures—Silent Partner, Devil's Waltz, Bad Love, and Self-Defense—are packaged together in one gripping eBook bundle perfect for stay-up-late entertainment.

Contains an exciting preview of Jonathan Kellerman's upcoming novel Guilt!

SILENT PARTNER

"A complex and haunting story of tangled personalities, deeply buried family secrets, and of violence lying thinly under the surface . . . hits the reader right between the eyes."—Los Angles Times Book Review

At a party for a controversial sex therapist, Alex encounters Sharon Ransom, an alluring lover who, more than a decade earlier, abruptly left him. The following day Sharon is dead, an apparent suicide. Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the labyrinthine maze of her life—a journey taking him to the pleasure palaces of California's ultrarich, and deep into the dark alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway.

DEVIL'S WALTZ

"I double dare you to start reading Devil's Waltz and put it down."—Larry King

Toddler Cassie Jones is rushed to the hospital with symptoms no doctor can explain. When Alex is called to investigate, instinct tells him that someone—Cassie's parents or the child's devoted nurse—could be a monster. Then a physician is brutally killed, and a shadowy death revealed. Alex and Milo have only a few hours to discover the link between these shocking events and baby Carrie's terrifying condition.

BAD LOVE

"Bad Love will have you looking over your shoulder before you turn out the lights."—Detroit Free Press

Arriving in an unmarked brown wrapper is an audiocassette recording of a horrifying scream, followed by the chanting of a childlike voice. The tape is an early intimation that Alex is entering a living nightmare. With Milo's help, Alex uncovers a diabolical pattern of violent murder. And if they do not quickly decipher the twisted logic of a stalker's mind game, Alex will be the next to die.

SELF-DEFENSE

"Exciting . . . loaded with tension and packed with titillating insights."—The New York Times Book Review

Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex for help with a recurring nightmare of a child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act. Now Lucy's dream is disrupting her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The dream's grip on her emotions suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It could be Lucy's repressed childhood memory of something chillingly real. Something like murder.
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    I've always hated parties and, under normal circumstances, never would have attended the one on Saturday.

    But my life was a mess. I relaxed my standards. And stepped into a nightmare.

    Thursday morning I was the good doctor, focusing on my patients, determined not to let my own garbage get in the way of work.

    I kept my eye on the boy.

    He hadn't yet gotten to the part where he tore the heads off the dolls. I watched him pick up the toy cars again and advance them toward each other in inevitable collision.

    "Call!"

    The ringing concussion of metal against metal blocked out the whine of the video camera before dying. He tossed the cars aside as if they burned his fingers. One of them flipped over and rocked on its roof like a trapped turtle. He poked at it, then looked up at me, seeking permission.

    I nodded and he snatched up the cars. Turning them over in his hands, he examined the shiny undercarriages, spun the wheels, simulated the sounds of revving engines.

    "Voom voom. Cah."

    A little over two, big and husky for his age, with the kind of fluid coordination that foretold athletic heroism. Blond hair, pug features, raisin-colored eyes that made me think of snowmen, an amber splash of freckles across nose and chubby cheeks.

    A Norman Rockwell kid: the kind of son any red-blooded American father would be proud of.

    His father's blood was a rusty stain on the central divider somewhere along the Ventura Freeway.

    "Voom cah!"

    In six sessions, it was as close as he'd come to speaking. I wondered about it, wondered about a certain dullness in the eyes.

    The second collision was sudden, harder. His concentration was intense. The dolls would come soon.

    His mother looked up from her seat in the corner. For the past ten minutes she'd read the same page of a paperback entitled Will Yourself Successful! Any pretense of casualness was betrayed by her body language. She sat high and stiff in the chair, scratched her head, stretched her long dark hair as if it were yarn, and kept coiling and uncoiling it around her fingers. One of her feet tapped out a nonstop four-four beat, sending ripples that coursed upward through the soft flesh of a pale, unstockinged calf and disappeared under the hem of her sun dress.

    The third crash made her wince. She lowered the book and looked at me, blinking hard. Just short of pretty—the kind of looks that flower in high school and fade fast. I smiled. She snapped her head down and returned to her book.

    "Cah!" The boy grunted, took a car in each hand, smashed them together like cymbals, and let go upon impact. They careened across the carpet in opposite directions. Breathing hard, he toddled after them.

    "Cah!" He picked them up and threw them down hard. "Voom! Cah!"

    He went through the routine several more times, then abruptly flung the cars aside and began scanning the room with hungry, darting glances. Searching for the dolls, though I always left them in the same place.

    A memory problem or just denial? At that age, all you could do was infer.

    Which was what I'd told Mal Worthy when he'd described the case and asked for the consult.

    "You're not going to get hard proof."

    "Not even trying for it, Alex. Just give me something I can work with."

    "What about the mother?"

    "As you'd expect, a mess."

    "Who's working with her?"

    "No one, for the moment, Alex. I tried to get her to see someone but she refused. In the meantime, just do your thing for Darren and if a little therapy for Mama takes place in the process, I won't raise an objection. God knows she needs...
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  • Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher's Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is also the author of two children's books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.

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  • Los Angeles Times "Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix."
  • Forbes "The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis . . . makes for the most original whodunit since Watson and Holmes."
  • USA Today "Often, mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully."
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