When the Bough Breaks / Shrunken Heads
  • Length:
    38 Books
  • First:
    March 1985
  • Latest:
    February 2023
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Series List in Order

Order Book Genre Date Rating
1 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
2 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
3 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
4 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
5 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
6 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 5 Buy
7 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
8 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
9 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy



10 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
11 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
12 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 5 Buy
13 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4.5 Buy
14 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
15 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4.5 Buy
16 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
17 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 5 Buy
18 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
19 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 5 Buy
21 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
21 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
22 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
23 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4.5 Buy
24 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
25 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
26 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
27 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
28 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
29 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy



30 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
31 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
32 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
33 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
34 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
35 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 4 Buy
36 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 5 Buy
37 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 5 Buy
38 Police/Detective/Law Enforcement / PD 0 Buy

Book Descriptions for series: Alex Delaware


    • / Police/Detective/Law Enforcement
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    Book - 1

    NIGHT TERRORS There is something spooky about this one, even for the dark side of L.A. A child molester's grisly suicide. A shockingly brutal double murder. A hidden network of perversion in high places. And a terrified seven-year-old girl who coul...



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    Book - 2

    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 ...



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    Book - 3

    BRACE YOURSELF FOR SHOCK -- when Alex Delaware gets a phone call from a former patient, a young, troubled genius who suffered a devastating mental collapse... when he drives through the night to save his life and winds up in a morass of murder....



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    Book - 4

    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 Al...



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    Book - 5

    By the time psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware reached the school the damage was done: A sniper had opened fire on a crowded playground, but was gunned down before any children were hurt. While the TV news crews feasted on the scene and Alex began his...



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    Book - 6

    The voice belongs to a woman, but Dr. Alex  Delaware remembers a little girl. It is eleven  years since seven-years-old Melissa Dickinson dialed  a hospital help line for comfort--and found it in  therapy with Alex Delaware. Now the lovely yo...



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    Book - 7

    Child psychologist Dr Alex Delaware returns after five years to Los Angeles' Western Pediatrics Hospital, called in by a former colleague to help with the case of twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones. The little girl is persistently, terrifyingly ill, a...



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    Book - 8

    It came in a plain brown wrapper, no return address - a tape recording of a horrifying, soul-lacerating scream, followed by the sound of a childlike voice delivering the enigmatic and haunting message: 'Bad love. Bad love. Don't give me the bad l...



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    Book - 9

    Dr Alex Delaware doesn't see many private patients any more, but for a young woman called Lucy Lowell he's prepared to make an exception. Referred to him by the police detective Milo Sturgis, Lucy had been a juror at the harrowing trial of a serial k...







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    Book - 10

    Three months in paradise, all expenses paid. It's an invitation Dr. Alex Delaware cannot refuse. Revered scientist Dr. Woodrow Wilson Moreland has invited Alex to a remote Pacific island to help him organize his papers for publication. Yet the ple...



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    Book - 11

    Upon his return to Los Angeles from a harrowing adventure in the South Pacific, Alex is called upon by his friend Milo Sturgis to help solve the murder of a celebrity author.For three months the police found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psy...



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    Book - 12

    When a slightly retarded fifteen-year-old girl dies on a school trip, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his friend psychologist Alex Delaware are stumped. There's no sign of a struggle and no evidence of sexual assault. Just an innocent young girl--dea...



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    Book - 13

    A second-rate actor is found mutilated in a car trunk. Then a psychologist at a Los Angeles hospital for the criminally insane is murdered in a similar grisly fashion. Suddenly the incoherent ramblings of an inmate at the presumably secure institutio...



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    Book - 14

    A brutalized corpse discovered in a remote region of the Hollywood Hills plunges psychologist-detective Alex Delaware into a landscape of rage and madness as he struggles to solve this most baffling of homicides. To some, Eldon Mate was evil perso...



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    Book - 15

    Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Dr. Alex Delaware's office. Lauren angrily resists Alex's help -- and the psychologist is forced to chalk Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures ...



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    Book - 16

    L.A. psychologist-detective Alex Delaware has received a strange, anonymous package in the mail. Inside is an album filled with gruesome crime-scene photos. When his old friend and colleague, homicide detective Milo Sturgis, views the compendium of d...



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    Book - 17

    LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis summons his friend, psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware, to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. The details of the murder scene immedia...



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    Book - 18

    Behind the yellow crime-scene tape,-a brutal tableau awaits. On a lonely lovers' lane in the hills of Los Angeles, a young couple lies murdered in a car. Each victim bears a single gunshot wound to the head. Though the female remains unidentified, he...



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    Book - 19

    Troy Turner and Rand Duchay were barely teenagers when they murdered a younger child. While Troy died violently behind bars, the hulking, slow-witted Rand managed to survive his stretch. Now, at age twenty-one, he's emerged a haunted, rootless man wi...







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    Book - 21

    Missing acting students Dylan and Michaela are found in the remote mountains of Malibu, battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. But forensic evidence soon exposes the incident as a hoax, and the kids are c...



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    Book - 21

    Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, Tanya returns with a curious request: that Delaware investigate her aunt's deathbed confession of murder. While De...



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    Book - 22

    A tipsy young woman seeking aid on a desolate highway disappears into the inky black night. A retired schoolteacher is stabbed to death in broad daylight. Two women are butchered after closing time in a small-town beauty parlor. The curious fact that...



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    Book - 23

    The anonymous caller has an unnerving message about something "real dead .. . buried in your marsh." The eco-volunteer on the other end of the line thinks it's a prank, but when a young woman's body turns up in L.A.'s Bird Marsh preserve, no one's la...



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    Book - 24

    In a half-built mansion in Los Angeles, a watchman stumbles onto the bodies of a young couple -- murdered and left in a gruesome postmortem embrace. Veteran homicide cop Milo Sturgis is shocked at the sight: a twisted crime that only Milo and psychol...



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    Book - 25

    Her name is Elise Freeman, and her chilling cry for help comes too late to save her. On a DVD found near her lifeless body, the emotionally and physically battered woman chronicles a long ordeal of abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But...



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    Book - 26

    The closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails. But even more poignant -- and curious -- is a striking young woman in elega...



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    Book - 27

    Acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadn't a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up meticulously arranged in such a gruesome murder scene? One look prompts LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his expert in homicidal maniacs, Alex De...



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    Book - 28

    In an upscale L.A. neighborhood. a backyard renovation unearths an infant's body, buried sixty years ago. Soon thereafter, in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helpi...



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    Book - 29

    After thirty-five riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. Killer is a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkes...







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    Book - 30

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman writes razor-sharp novels that cut to the quick. Now comes Motive, which pits psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis against a vicious criminal mind -- the kind only Keller...



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    Book - 31

    Bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman has been universally hailed as the master of psychological suspense, and the blockbuster new thriller featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis confirms his status as today’s preeminent practitioner of saber-sha...



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    Book - 32

    Alex Delaware and LAPD detective Milo Sturgis investigate the death of Alex’s most mysterious patient to date in the sensational new thriller from the master of suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman. At nearly one hun...



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    Book - 33

    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 mot...



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    Book - 34

    Psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis dig into a shocking crime at a raucous wedding reception in this gripping psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. In the middle of a “Saints and Sinn...



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    Book - 35

    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 h...



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    Book - 36

    Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis search for answers to a brutal, decades-old crime in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD homicide lieutenant Milo Sturgis is...



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    Book - 37

    The past comes back to haunt psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis when they investigate a grisly double homicide and uncover an even more unspeakable motive in this riveting thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of s...



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    Book - 38

    The most enduring detectives in American crime fiction are back in this electrifying thriller of art and brutality from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.Los Angeles is a city of stark contrast, the palaces of the affluent coexisti...


Awards

When the Bough Breaks / Shrunken Heads
1986 Anthony Award -- First Novel
1986 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- First Novel