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While reviewing evidence from the distant past, a call comes in about a fresh murder in a South Westwood neighborhood. The only reason I read it was because I thought it might cure my insomnia it didn’t.

Apr 09, Thom Swennes rated it liked it. Milo is assigned the task of investigating whether his accusations are true or just an attempt to put off his death sentence. The book covers psychologist Alex working with detectives to solve the disappearance of a young woman and the murder of an older woman, and what links the two.

Book review: Jonathan Kellerman’s *Compulsion: An Alex Delaware Novel*

A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. The closest analogue I know to it is music — the scores’s the printed page, the reader kelerman the musician, and the book itself, the living experience of reading, is like the music, made only when the notes words are being read, only lasting as long as each reading but there to return to, every time.

Kellerman seems to have already said everything he has to say about Milo – although he receives a fair amount of page time in this book, he doesn’t jump off the page for me like he did in the early books. Another old woman, Ella Mancusi is stabbed to death by another senior citizen that calmly walks away and climbs into another luxury car. It’s still worth reading because it’s Alex Delaware well and Milo but this one was not kelleeman most stellar.

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Trivia About Compulsion Alex I enjoyed the book much more than my husband, who was new to the series, kellerma. When her residence wa Another Police procedural story that has Police consulting Psychologist Alex Delaware pairing with detective Milo Sturgis and try to find the body that was tied to a small patch of type O blood found on the leather upholstery of a Bentley that had been jacked from an upscale residence in Brentwood.


But why is it that the victims are always sexy young party girls who just want to enjoy themselves?

In a change from past mysteries in this series, Alex seems to be given more official approval, even going to New York City on the LAPD expense account to talk with some people who might have known the suspect. However, if you are new to the series, The Murder Book or Monster would a better introduction to coompulsion psychological mystery weaving that Kellerman can offer.

Yet I knew right away that she only had three pages to live. A few weeks later, a woman is stabbed to death in her front yard, the killer makes his escape in a Mercedes C It is a tight and well-written novel; the characters, as well as locations, are described in great detail.

Refresh and try again. The storyline wanders and the ultimate resolution made absolutely no sense. There are a few instances where Alex is investigating solo that seem somewhat unrealistic but after re “Compulsion” is about the seemingly unrelated deaths of a jonathqn girl, an kellerma woman, and two hair stylists in a small town outside of LA.

But in most other genres, whether suspense, mystery, or medieval romance, the damsel is usually portrayed sympathetically, as a nice person.

Alex and Milo eat in a car Dec 03, Carol Storm rated it it was ok. When this series began I read every book as soon as it came out. It was actually several cases that took Delaware off on several trips to interview possible connections.


The way the two seperate cases are handled in this books and the twists and turns Alex and Milo enouncted where attempting to solve the crimes I found very, very interesting. I feel like a traitor for dissing your book with only three stars.

The killer was a compulssion, heavyset, white haired man wearing dark baggy clothes and a blue plaid cap and walked stiffly, like old guys do according to the murder witness. But because I like the main characters, I’ll keep with them. Compelling – compulsory read – ha! Alex eats with Robin Being a side story, it didn’t get a lot of pages, but it was a much better story than the main one.


I decided to give the series another try a couple of months kelerman and read one in which Alex had split with boring musical-instrument-maker girlfriend Compuulsion which was an improvement, so I decided to try another.

Compulsion is a fast-paced mystery, as I have come to expect from Jonathan Kellerman. Lists with This Book.

Compulsion – Jonathan Kellerman

First, there is a death row inmate in Texas claiming to have killed a young man in California whose murder has remained unsolved for sixteen years. Will Alex and Milo be able to solve it? Granted they’re not Honda Civics, but tieing two disparate crimes together because they have luxury sedans in common? She was out of the country on vacation. Jul 12, Heidi rated it it was ok Shelves: Jonathan was asked to be founding director and, along with his team, published extensively in the area of behavioral medicine.

This is my first attempt at an audiobook which I don’t enjoy for several reasons: Couple of surprises in two of the story lines.

If we don’t take care how the fuck can we pass on anything? Strange story with many convoluted twists that will appeal to those mystery lovers that like to try to solve the case before the book detectives can. The banter between Alex and Milo kelllerman enjoyable in this installment of the series. Nothing seemed to connect the murders until a convicted murderer in Texas confesses to several killings including one in Beverly Hills in what was believed to be a rouse to delay his execution.

Don’t want to spoil it for any, but you’re really not missing anything, read something else.