Alex Delaware

32 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

When the Bough Breaks Summary

Child psychologist Alex Delaware thought he'd put it all behind him - all the tense hours of dealing with disturbed kids and their equally disturbed parents. But he can't resist Melody Quinn. Pathetically skinny with huge, frightened eyes, 7-year-old Melody is the only witness the LAPD has in a grisly double murder.

"Two hours of your time...that's all it will take," says Alex's friend, Detective Milo Sturgis. Delaware quickly finds it's not that simple. What the little girl saw becomes a personal obsession that threatens his career and his life. Snared in a web of evil that stretches from the barrio to an elite island community, he approaches a ghastly secret that makes even murder seem like child's play.

©1988 Jonathan Kellerman and Bantam Audio Publishing (P)1988 Bantam Audio Publishing, Random House AudioBooks, a Division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • When the Bough Breaks

    • Alex Delaware Series, Book 1
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    Jonathan Kellerman has gained a loyal legion of fans with his best selling series of thrillers featuring child psychologist Alex Delaware. In When the Bough Breaks - the novel that started it all - Delaware is irresistably drawn to the case of a terrified child who is the only witness in a horrific double murder.

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  • Book 2

    • Blood Test

    • Alex Delaware, Book 2
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs
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    It is a case unlike any psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware has ever encountered. Five-year-old Woody Swope is ill, but the real problem is his parents. They refuse to agree to the one treatment that could save this boy's life. Alex sets out to convince Mr. and Mrs. Swope - only to find that the parents have left the hospital and taken their son with them. Worse, the sleazy motel room where the Swopes were staying is empty - except for the ominous bloodstain. The Swopes and their son have vanished into the sordid shadows of the city.

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  • Book 3

    • Over the Edge

    • Alex Delaware, Book 3
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
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    When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before - and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer.

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  • Book 4

    • Silent Partner

    • Alex Delaware Series, Book 4
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
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    The best-selling author of When The Bough Breaks, Blood Test, and Over The Edge delivers the most stunning novel yet, featuring psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex encounters a face from his own past - Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left him abruptly more than a decade earlier. Sharon now hints that she desperately needs help, but Alex evades her. The next day she is dead, an apparent suicide.

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  • Book 11

    • The Clinic

    • Alex Delaware Series, Book 11
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
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    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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    Three months ago, Hope Devane was found stabbed to death on a quiet, shady street in one of L.A.'s safest neighborhoods. The police have found no clues to her murder. Now Detective Milo Sturgis, newly assigned to the case, turns to his psychologist friend, Dr. Alex Delaware, looking for insights into Hope's life. She was a psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller, an angry indictment of men. Both Milo and Alex believe Hope's murder to be an execution fueled by hate.

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  • Book 12

    • Survival of the Fittest

    • Alex Delaware Series, Book 12
    • By: Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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    When the slightly retarded 15-year-old daughter of a diplomat is murdered in cold blood on school field trip in the Santa Monica Mountains, her father adamantly denies the possibility of a political motive. The Los Angeles Police Department's Detective Milo Sturgis and his longtime friend, psychologist Alex Delaware, pose the question: Why?

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