Night Moves

Night Moves

by Jonathan Kellerman

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The master of the psychological thriller makes all the right moves in this new novel of spellbinding suspense.

Even with all his years of experience, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis knows there are crimes his skill and savvy cannot solve alone. That’s when he calls on brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware to read between the lines, where the darkest motives lurk. And if ever the good doctor’s insight is needed, it’s at the scene of a murder as baffling as it is brutal.
There’s no spilled blood, no evidence of a struggle, and, thanks to the victim’s missing face and hands, no immediate means of identification. And no telling why the disfigured corpse of a stranger has appeared in an upscale L.A. family’s home. Chet Corvin, his wife, and their two teenage children are certain the John Doe is unknown to them. Despite that, their cooperation seems guarded. And that’s more than Milo and Alex can elicit from the Corvins’ creepy next-door neighbor—a notorious cartoonist with a warped sense of humor and a seriously antisocial attitude.

As the investigation ensues, it becomes clear that this well-to-do suburban enclave has its share of curious eyes, suspicious minds, and loose lips. And as Milo tightens the screws on potential persons of interest—and Alex tries to breach the barriers that guard their deepest secrets—a strangling web of corrupted love, cold-blooded greed, and shattered trust is exposed. Though the grass may be greener on these privileged streets, there’s enough dirt below the surface to bury a multitude of sins. Including the deadliest.

Praise for Night Moves
“Exceptionally well-plotted . . . Newcomers will find this an easy entry point into this long-running series.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A taut, procedural thriller . . . One of the most tightly plotted, tightly written of the Alex Delaware series . . . a real puzzler . . . Fans of the long-running Delaware series will be thrilled with this one, and because each book functions just fine as a stand-alone, there’s nothing keeping new readers from diving in.”Booklist

“Jonathan Kellerman continues to amaze, dazzle, delight and entertain. . . . Night Moves is simply the best.”Bookreporter

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345541482
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/24/2018
Series: Alex Delaware Series , #33
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 44,899
Product dimensions: 4.17(w) x 7.49(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than forty crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, True Detectives, and The Murderer’s Daughter. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored Crime Scene, The Golem of Hollywood, and The Golem of Paris. 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 the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.


Beverly Hills, California

Date of Birth:

August 9, 1949

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


B.A. in psychology, University of California-Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1974

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Night Moves (Alex Delaware Series #33) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the alex delaware novels and enjoyed th series. This one started out slow, but improved as it went. I had my doubts that this was going to be worth reading, the last one certainly wasn't( old lady,old hotel). Kellerman is still one of the better authors to read, but something has changed in his stories, they just are not as good as they used to be. Its like kellerman is tired of writing milo & alex stories so he just going by the formula, plugging in the data, but just doesn't care about making the story anything but average...just grinding out a run of the mill story.. I'm not sure that i will continue reading this series. At $15.00 a pop, its to expensive and then to be disappointed on top of is just not worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters feel so tired and worn out. Maybe time to retire them? I really wanted to love it, the story started off a little slow but picked up nicely. Definitely not one of my favorite Delaware novels, by far.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story was complex and interesting. Unpredictable turns and chanel as more info comes to light. Enjoyed it, wsh it went on longer!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent writing, suspenseful story, scary characters and interesting interaction between Milo and Alex
dezzy33 More than 1 year ago
I have read most if not all of Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels. I love Alex and Milo, although Blanche is probably my favorite character. When I saw this was a Delaware novel, I immediately requested the book for review. The story starts immediately with a body, which I always appreciate. Right from the first sentence, Alex is rolling out to catch up with Milo. And what an interesting conundrum - a man is found with no face and his hands have been removed, and he is in a house that is not his and where no one knows him. What an interesting and difficult case. And then there's a second body, and things really get interesting. Night Moves is typical Kellerman - all the descriptions, the driving around doing legwork with Milo, the massive meals. The book moves along at a good clip and is highly entertaining. As always, I look forward to the next venture with Dr. Delaware.
Anonymous 16 days ago
great read
Anonymous 5 months ago
There were obvious misdirections in the story, especially in the beginning. The connections weren't brought out until the end. The story was expertly woven. A lot of funny, sarcastic lines caused a numerous smiles. enjoyable book.
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Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best team in fiction—Sturgis and Delaware—incomparable banter—Believable friendship— therefore highly believable fictional criminal activity. TAD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great .
KVM More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and Loved it! Love Alex and Milos as a team. This book will keep you guessing, there are many twists and turns and many "oh no" moments! When a body shows up faceless and handless in a families home you will be shocked, you will not want to put this book down until you get to who did it and why!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
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This was not my favorite story. Found it a bit draggy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading a Kellerman book is like visiting with great old friends once a year (sometimes twice if you're lucky...). Mostly it's fabulous, sometimes it's a bit of a meh, but it's always welcome, it's entirely comfortable, you really enjoy yourself and you very much look forward to the next time.
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Love this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of twists and turns. Love his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate when i finish one of Kellermans books because it means i have to wait at least another year for his next book
MonnieR More than 1 year ago
Tempted as I am to give this one 5 stars just because psychologist and LAPD consultant Dr. Alex Delaware has long been near the top of my 10 all-time favorite "heroes," I have to be honest and say this one isn't my pick of the 33-book litter. Do not think I didn't enjoy it, though - it's just that the pace seemed a little slower and the number of characters maybe half a dozen too many for my aging brain to keep straight through a rather complex plot that jumps from suspect to suspect and back again. Also a bit of a disappointment is that Alex's main squeeze, Robin, is noticeably missing for almost all the action (even their lovable dog, Blanche, gets more page time). Still, Alex remains at the top of his game, and his pal and professional colleague, LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis, remains just as curmudgeonly. The story begins when a mutilated male body turns up in an odd place - the home of a family of four, none of whom claims to have a clue as to who the dead guy might be. Milo catches the case, and almost immediately he calls on Alex for help. Clearly, the man was murdered elsewhere - so why would he end up in the home of people he doesn't know? Complicating the case are an obnoxious husband, an even more obnoxious wife, a teenage son with a king-size attitude problem, a sister who might be described generously as three bricks shy of a chimney and a next-door neighbor with hermit tendencies. To be sure, there's more to that neighborhood than meets the eye, but nobody's talking (except perhaps that obnoxious husband, who just can't seem to shut up). The trail leads Alex and Milo to a few other oddball characters in nearby parts of the state and back again, with driving time interspersed with enough musings, psychological insights and banter between the old friends to keep things interesting until all the trails begin to merge. Bottom line? Another solid book - just not exciting enough that I was willing to miss the final round of Olympics ice dancing to finish the final three chapters. It was, however, the first free-time task I tackled the following morning.
TarynLee More than 1 year ago
A thrilling read that will have you guessing all the way until the end. Milo pulls Alex into a mysterious case that brings out more questions than answers. After coming home from a dinner a family finds a body in their study. The biggest problem for Milo is figuring out who the dead man is, you see the body is unidentifiable. When they figure out who he is they can find no connections between him and the Corvin's. Things are getting stale when Mr. Corvin ends up dead and the investigation into his death ensues. Are the murders connected in any way? Who could the killer be, the weird neighbor, a stranger? Is there more than one killer? Follow along as Milo and Alex try to figure out just that and why. Each new book just adds to this authors sensational collection of work. I can't wait to see where he takes us next.