The Museum of Desire

The Museum of Desire

Large Print - 2020
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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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, ©2020.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780593172087
Characteristics: 453 pages ;,24 cm.

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Norma1313
Mar 04, 2020

I usually enjoy his books, however this one I found slow and boring. I have read all of his books and was very disappointing.

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gary25
Feb 28, 2020

This is the 35th in the series and I have been an on and off ran through out the long run. I'm also a fan of the series he writes with his son Jesse as well . The thing is about the Alex Delaware series, the lead characters are always great but sometimes the story line or most often the villains are kind of boring. Fortunately, in this installment every aspect is very good. I like the fact that he is expanding the roles of the younger detectives as well. I Think this book is certainly a good read.

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brangwinn
Feb 23, 2020

This is the first Alex Delaware crime novel I’ve read. The premise seems far-fetched, but then an a reader I need to suspend my disbelief when reading it—particularly a book set in LA and Beverly Hills with so many unusual inhabitants. I read this on a Kindle and wonder if the book has a list of characters to keep helping readers remember who everyone is. I’m still not sure why the gruesome murder introduced in the first chapter evolved into such a convoluted case, nor do I understand why so many people were murdered. I needed a flow chart or Venn Diagram to understand the relationships between the murderers and the murdered.

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USAF1969
Feb 20, 2020

Jonathan Kellerman's latest Alex Delaware & Milo Sturgis novel, THE MUSEUM OF DESIRE, is another well-crafted, interesting and engaging novel. The crime involved is weird and the complexity of the investigation is intriguing. It's hard to put down once you get going. It includes some threads of societal issues, old a new. For example, the new is the amount of gratuitous violence that seems to permeate a segment of people today who are largely self-focused and all about themselves, as the see and act towards other people as "throw-aways." The old, is about art stolen by the Nazi's from Jewish families that is still out there, often hidden away in private collections. The ending, as it should be, is creative. I continue to enjoy the dialogue between Alex and Milo - takes the edge off some of the hard stuff in the story.

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maipenrai
Feb 15, 2020

I have had a 35 year relationship with Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis, and always look forward to their latest mystery. I did not particularly like this story line. There seems to be a trend toward adding gore and depravity to novels / mysteries. Perhaps this is an attempt to compete with the vampires and walking dead - themes that I hate. Reading mysteries ( my brain candy ) presupposes that someone has been murdered ( almost always ), but a challenging and enjoyable "whodunit" does not require extreme violence. Three stars for the characters - Zero stars for the book. Kristi & Abby Tabby

debwalker Oct 29, 2019

Delaware and Sturgis are back.

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