The museum of desire / Jonathan Kellerman.

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      Summary: "Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them--the ones he calls "different"--he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. This one's beyond different. This is predation, premeditation, and cruelty on a whole new level. Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil"-- Provided by publisher.
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      KELLERMAN, J. The museum of desire. First edition. [s. l.]: Ballantine Books, 2020. ISBN 9780525618522. Disponível em: Acesso em: 14 ago. 2020.
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      Kellerman J. The Museum of Desire. First edition. Ballantine Books; 2020. Accessed August 14, 2020.
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      Kellerman, J. (2020). The museum of desire (First edition.). Ballantine Books.
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. 2020. The Museum of Desire. First edition. An Alex Delaware Novel: 35. Ballantine Books.
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      Kellerman, J. (2020) The museum of desire. First edition. Ballantine Books (An Alex Delaware novel: 35). Available at: (Accessed: 14 August 2020).
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      Kellerman, J 2020, The museum of desire, First edition., An Alex Delaware novel: 35, Ballantine Books, viewed 14 August 2020, .
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. The Museum of Desire. First edition., Ballantine Books, 2020. EBSCOhost,
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      Kellerman, Jonathan. The Museum of Desire. First edition. An Alex Delaware Novel: 35. Ballantine Books, 2020.
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      Kellerman J. The museum of desire [Internet]. First edition. Ballantine Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 14]. (An Alex Delaware novel: 35). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1

Behind an empty faux castle lurking above Beverly Hills, four bodies are found inside a limousine, arranged in a blood-strewn erotic tableau. Behind the driver, the killer has positioned the bodies of playboy Ricky Gurnsey, street-worn Mary Jane Huralnik, and Benny Alvarez, who recently disappeared from a group home for developmentally delayed adults. It's a psych case if there ever was one, so Homicide Lieutenant Milo Sturgis reaches out to his closest friend, consulting psychologist Alex Delaware. Given the sexualized crime scene, Gurnsey's exploits are a logical starting point, but Milo and Alex shift focus when a staffer from Alvarez's group home is murdered. Something is off with Benny's boss, art-gallery owner Medina Okash, but each lead begs more questions after ties are discovered to the art world's dark history. This complex revenge tale is another treat for Kellerman's many fans, and newcomers who have somehow missed the iconic Alex Delaware series can easily jump on board here; Milo and Alex's partnership is crime-solving magic, and free this time of inside jokes. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 September

Dr. Alex Delaware gladly accompanies LAPD Lt. Milo Sturgis on his rounds to offer psychological insight, but the case now staring them in the face is particularly grisly: four people with no obvious connection have been brutally murdered and displayed like awful artworks in a stretch limo. Next in a long line of mega-best-selling Delaware novels.

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 December #1

Early in bestseller Kellerman's disappointing 35th whodunit featuring L.A. psychologist Alex Delaware (after 2019's The Wedding Guest), a professional cleaner who arrives at a house the morning after a big party finds a white stretch limo parked near the pool containing four corpses. All are dressed in black and drenched in blood from the waist down. In the front seat, the chauffeur has a bullet wound to the head; in the backseat, the lone female victim holds the penis of a male victim. Delaware and his LAPD buddy, Lt. Milo Sturgis, must figure out how the four are connected, along with a motive for the murders and the staging of the bodies. The eventual explanation is a letdown, and Delaware and Sturgis make a judgment error at the climax that doesn't fit with their years of experience interviewing suspects. Overdone prose is another negative ("Misfortune is the mother's milk of journalism... those who suckle the teats of tragedy are rarely forced to confront evil directly"). Those looking for a cleverer resolution of a similar macabre setup should check out P.D. James's A Taste for Death. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.