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Doctor Death (Alex Delaware S.)
by Jonathan Kellerman | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by leeny37 of Melbourne, Victoria Australia on 8/27/2006
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by elkaya): to be read


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Journal Entry 1 by leeny37 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, August 27, 2006

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Pre-numbered label used for registration. A duplicate copy from an eBay auction.

From Amazon.co.uk:
Dr Eldon Mate, aka Doctor Death, has been the bane of the Los Angeles DA's existence, the bête noir of all opposed to assisted suicide and the angel of mercy to countless "travellers" who have found their reward via Mate's dubious vocation. He's also turned up in the back of his van, attached to his own death-dealing "Humanitron" machine and too far away from most of his blood and a certain external organ.

Enter Milo Sturgis, LA's only openly gay homicide detective and for the 14th time in 15 years (1985's award-winning When the Bough Breaks through to 1999's Monster), enter also his good friend, child psychologist and LAPD consultant Dr Alex Delaware. Unbeknownst to Sturgis, however, is a potentially case-stymieing doctor-patient conflict of interest. The mother of one of Delaware's young patients' was the beneficiary (or victim, depending upon your point of view) of Dr Death's services. The father, Richard Doss, is firmly in the latter camp, giving Delaware ample pause for reflection:

After hearing the details of the murder, I felt better. The butchery didn't seem like Richard's style. Though how sure of that could I be? Richard hadn't disclosed any more about himself than he'd wanted to. In control, always in control. One of those people who crowds every room he enters. Maybe that had been part of what led his wife to seek out Eldon Mate.

Maybe. But the fact is that there's no shortage of motivated suspects from both within and outside the late doctor's circle of influence. And as usual, Jonathan Kellerman (himself a child psychologist and recognised authority in childhood psychopathology) guides Delaware's engaging first-person narrative with expertise, keeps Detective Sturgis real and rudders his taut story to its satisfying end with sharp, true-to-the-ear dialogue. With Dr Death, Kellerman's legion of Delaware fans will be very well pleased and first-timers will almost certainly join the legion. 


Journal Entry 2 by leeny37 at Post office: Mailed to another bookcrosser in Australia, Book Relay -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, October 08, 2006

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Released 10 yrs ago (10/8/2006 UTC) at Post office: Mailed to another bookcrosser in Australia, Book Relay -- Controlled Releases

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I offered this book on the Down Under Anything Goes Relay on BookRelay.com. It was accepted by amberC and I will be mailing this off via a prepaid Express Post satchel, tracking #: MV5187022. Enjoy! :) 


Journal Entry 3 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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Arrived quickly and safely today. It looks interesting. I like Jonathan Kellerman.

Thanks leeny 


Journal Entry 4 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Sunday, April 12, 2009

7 out of 10

There is no shortage of suspects and the investigation goes back and forth. The sub-plot dealing with Alex's young patient and her family is another layer - did Stacy's father kill Mate? Milo thinks so. Alex thinks it's possible, but he very much much wants to think not. Over all, Alex really wears his emotions on his sleeve in this one, his own obsessiveness making him unable to let things go. 


Journal Entry 5 by foxygirlACT from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, May 04, 2009

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Grabbed out of the Anything Goes bookbag from Mozette. Will read and release! 


Journal Entry 6 by foxygirlACT from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, July 02, 2009

8 out of 10

I started this book thinking it was just a quick read to tide me over between "real" books. However, I really enjoyed the writing style in this book and veyr much enjoyed it. I think I will keep an eye out for more books by this author.

Will now put into MooMoo's surprise bookbag for others to enjoy... 


Journal Entry 7 by foxygirlACT at MooMoo's book baggie, Bookbag -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, July 02, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (7/2/2009 UTC) at MooMoo's book baggie, Bookbag -- Controlled Releases

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placing in the MooMoo surprise book bag 


Journal Entry 8 by bekoh from Fern Bay, New South Wales Australia on Monday, July 13, 2009

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picked out MooMoo's book baggie 


Journal Entry 9 by bekoh from Fern Bay, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

5 out of 10

not a bad read at all 


Journal Entry 10 by bekoh at a friend, A friend -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (6/22/2010 UTC) at a friend, A friend -- Controlled Releases

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Another book for Kel! 


Journal Entry 11 by elkaya at Salamander Bay, New South Wales Australia on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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Thanks Bec..will be for my next trip tomorrow =) 


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