In weniger als einer Minute können Sie mit dem Lesen von A Cold Heart: An Alex Delaware Novel auf Ihrem Kindle beginnen. Sie haben noch keinen Kindle? Hier kaufen Oder fangen Sie mit einer unserer gratis Kindle Lese-Apps sofort an zu lesen.

An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden

 
 
 

Kostenlos testen

Jetzt kostenlos reinlesen

An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden

Jeder kann Kindle Bücher lesen  selbst ohne ein Kindle-Gerät  mit der KOSTENFREIEN Kindle App für Smartphones, Tablets und Computer.
A Cold Heart: An Alex Delaware Novel
 
 

A Cold Heart: An Alex Delaware Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jonathan Kellerman
3.3 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)

Kindle-Preis: EUR 5,30 Inkl. MwSt. und kostenloser drahtloser Lieferung über Amazon Whispernet

Weitere Ausgaben

Amazon-Preis Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Kindle Edition EUR 5,30  
Gebundene Ausgabe EUR 19,85  
Taschenbuch EUR 5,67  
Audio CD, Audiobook EUR 59,31  
Unbekannter Einband --  


Produktbeschreibungen

Amazon.de

In Cold Heart, the latest thriller from bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, Dr. Alex Delaware picks up on clues missed even by his closest friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis. Leave it to this canny shrink to figure out that the only thing two otherwise unconnected murder victims have in common (they're both artists making comebacks after early career burnouts) may hold the key to their deaths. Even for Alex, this unlikely link is a stretch, especially since Baby Boy Lee was stabbed outside a nightclub and Julie Kipper was bludgeoned in the bathroom of an art gallery. But when a concert pianist dies on the eve of his greatest triumph, Alex is sure that the murders are not only the work of the same killer but also connected to the unsolved slayings of a Boston ballerina and an L.A. rock singer. By an even greater coincidence, two of the victims were tangentially involved with Alex's former lover, Robin Castagna, which provides the good doctor a few well placed paragraphs to ruminate on what went wrong in their romance as well as rescue her from the serial murderer who's targeted her as his next victim.

As usual, Kellerman manages to make even a far-fetched plot like this one ring true, but after 17 Alex Delaware mysteries, his series protagonist holds few surprises for the reader, who longs for something to shake Dr. D. out of his smooth complacency. Losing Robin didn't do it--maybe the new woman in Alex's life will. --Jane Adams

Amazon.co.uk

A Cold Heart is one of the more interesting recent outings for Jonathan Kellerman's psychiatrist detective Alex Delaware, simply because he is caught up in a police investigation as much by his general helpfulness as his specific knowledge.

A series of killings of promising artists on the brink of breakthroughs or comebacks raises the spectre of a killer motivated by a desire to keep people he admires from commercial compromise--the obsessive interest in the case of a young fanzine editor makes him an instant suspect. Alex's cop friends Milo and Petra find themselves caught up in making sense of deaths in a number of artistic and academic milieux in which they are fishes out of water and Alex moves as if born to them--as indeed in some ways he is.

This is an older, more battered Alex than in some of the smugger Delaware adventures--his perfect relationship with lover Robin has come to an end and he is having difficulty either accepting that or moving on; he knew two of the victims here, a blues guitarist and an obnoxious punk singer for whom Robin did some work, which brings murder closer to home than he likes it. As always, this is a smart, slightly conventional LA thriller in which the legwork of cops is as important as the insights of their tame genius. --Roz Kaveney


Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 1805 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 432 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0345452550
  • Verlag: Ballantine Books; Auflage: 1 (29. April 2003)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B000FBF7XO
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Nicht aktiviert
  • X-Ray:
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3.3 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #121.941 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

  •  Ist der Verkauf dieses Produkts für Sie nicht akzeptabel?

Mehr über den Autor

Entdecken Sie Bücher, lesen Sie über Autoren und mehr

Kundenrezensionen

5 Sterne
0
2 Sterne
0
1 Sterne
0
3.3 von 5 Sternen
3.3 von 5 Sternen
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen
2 von 2 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
3.0 von 5 Sternen Unspektakulär, aber lesbar... 17. August 2008
Von dilidi
Format:Broschiert
Dieses Buch war mein erster Roman von Jonathan Kellerman und irgendwie hatte ich mehr erwartet. Schließlich ist der Autor total bekannt, hat schon massig Bücher geschrieben und die Bücher seiner Frau finde ich toll.

In diesem Roman geht es um eine Mordserie an Künstlern, die gerade dabei sind bekannt oder erfolgreich zu werden, es aber noch nicht sind. So fällt zunächst auch gar nicht auf, dass verschiedene gewaltsame Tötungen von Künstlern völlig verschiedener Gattungen miteinander in Zusammenhang stehen. Die ermittlungen werden von mehreren Personen geführt und ihre vielzahl war für mich ein bißchen verwirrend. Zum einen gibt es einen Ich-Erzähler: den Psychologen Dr. Delaware. Dann eine Polizistin, Petra, Ihren Partner Eric Stahl und jemanden namends Milo, von dem ich nicht so genau mitbekommen habe, wofür der zuständig ist. Die Ermittlungen sind relativ langweilig und es baut sich nicht wirklich Spannung auf. Vielleicht muss man die Vorgeschichte der Charaktere dafür kennen. Ich werde mir jedenfalls gut überlegen, ob ich Herrn Kellerman noch eine zweite Chance gebe. Immerhin habe ich das Buch zu Ende gelesen und das Ende war nicht schlecht. Deswegen noch 3*.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
3.0 von 5 Sternen Unspektakulär, aber lesbar... 15. August 2008
Von dilidi
Format:Taschenbuch
Dieses Buch war mein erster Roman von Jonathan Kellerman und irgendwie hatte ich mehr erwartet. Schließlich ist der Autor total bekannt, hat schon massig Bücher geschrieben und die Bücher seiner Frau finde ich toll.

In diesem Roman geht es um eine Mordserie an Künstlern, die gerade dabei sind bekannt oder erfolgreich zu werden, es aber noch nicht sind. So fällt zunächst auch gar nicht auf, dass verschiedene gewaltsame Tötungen von Künstlern völlig verschiedener Gattungen miteinander in Zusammenhang stehen. Die ermittlungen werden von mehreren Personen geführt und ihre vielzahl war für mich ein bißchen verwirrend. Zum einen gibt es einen Ich-Erzähler: den Psychologen Dr. Delaware. Dann eine Polizistin, Petra, Ihren Partner Eric Stahl und jemanden namends Milo, von dem ich nicht so genau mitbekommen habe, wofür der zuständig ist. Die Ermittlungen sind relativ langweilig und es baut sich nicht wirklich Spannung auf. Vielleicht muss man die Vorgeschichte der Charaktere dafür kennen. Ich werde mir jedenfalls gut überlegen, ob ich Herrn Kellerman noch eine zweite Chance gebe. Immerhin habe ich das Buch zu Ende gelesen und das Ende war nicht schlecht. Deswegen noch 3*.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
2 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Da weiß man was man hat 12. August 2004
Format:Taschenbuch
In gewohnter Weise löst der Psychologe Alex Delaware seinen mittlerweile achtzehnten Fall. Keine wirklichen Überraschungen und mäßig spannend. Wie immer bevölkern interessante Charaktere die kalifornische Landschaft. Während im Laufe des Buches die Action etwas zu kurz kommt, gibt es ein rasantes Ende.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 3.8 von 5 Sternen  87 Rezensionen
36 von 38 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen An Alex Delaware novel -- what else do you need to know? 8. Mai 2003
Von Bruce Trinque - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Jonathan Kellerman has written yet another page-turner mystery thriller centered around psychologist Alexander Delaware. As usual, Kellerman vividly draws the cast of supporting characters and, as might be expected from an author who is also a psychologist himself, his depictions of \ interactions between the characters abound with rich detail. In the present novel, �A Cold Heart�, musicians and artists are being murdered, but are the possible connections between the crimes only illusions of coincidence or is a serial killer at work?
Kellerman has taken pains over the past several years to ensure that this series of novels do not merely travel along in a comfortable rut. In �Billy Straight� Kellerman abandoned his usual first person narrative through the eyes of Delaware to use a third person voice to tell his story from the perspectives of his title character, a runaway boy, and of Petra Connor, a police detective. In that novel, Delaware was relegated to a minor role. More recently in �The Murder Book� Kellerman mixed his usual first person Delaware narrative with a third person voice from the viewpoint of Milo Sturgis, Delaware�s police detective friend. The author extends this technique in his latest novel, this time blending Delaware�s narrative with third person chapters primarily centered on Petra Connor, but occasionally switching to a broader viewpoint to depict other activities. Sporadically, the reader may become confused as to exactly who knows what at any given time, since there are multiple, overlapping investigations in progress, but eventually matters clarify on the way to a dramatic climax.
There is another carryover from recent novels, too. Delaware�s relationship with his longtime live-in lover, Robin Castagna, has become increasingly strained and in �A Cold Heart� this storyline is carried forward against a crime background that this time affects Robin directly, through her connections to the music world.
I enthusiastically recommend this novel to confirmed fans of Kellerman�s Delaware novels, but because of plot elements that continue and develop through the series, I suggest readers new to Kellerman start with earlier books in the series and work their way forward.
16 von 16 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
5.0 von 5 Sternen Fast moving again. 29. Mai 2003
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe|Verifizierter Kauf
The style of A Cold Heart brought back memories of Billy Straight which was the book that got me hooked on Jonathan Kellerman. I last read The Murder Book and was disappointed with its plodding style but not with this one. The sharp, quick action moves along at good clip and yet still adds descriptions which create vivid pictures in the mind. This story brings together all the characters in the other books and weaves them around a case which is solved by their cooperative work. I finished it in two sittings and was sorry it was over. This is my idea of a good read. I am glad there is a new love interest for Delaware finally. The on again, off again business with Robin was getting very boring. I look forward now to what ever comes next. Thanks, Mr. Kellerman for a good story, well told.
11 von 11 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Kellerman has produced another winner! 3. Mai 2003
Von Bookreporter - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
One of the most intriguing and attractive elements of Jonathan Kellerman's novels concerning psychologist Alex Delaware is Kellerman's willingness to change --- dramatically --- the elements of his characters' lives. While Kellerman's latest novel, A COLD HEART, begins somewhat violently, the mystery behind a series of murders occurring apparently at random is balanced nicely by the interplay between Delaware, his gradually burgeoning relationship with Allison Gwynn and his resolution of his feelings toward Robin Castagna, his ex-lover. It's hard to overemphasize how important this is, or how masterfully Kellerman accomplishes it. Leave out the potentially explosive chemistry of the relationships and what would be left is an unrelentingly grim novel about a mysterious serial killer; focus too much on the relationships and one risks wandering involuntarily into ripped bodice territory. Kellerman makes the story of one as interesting as the other and very neatly brings them together at the denouement.
A COLD HEART begins with the murder of Baby Boy Lee, a legendary blues guitarist with a cult following who is attempting to make a final grab at larger fame and fortune, when he is mysteriously murdered during a cigarette break while playing a gig. When an up-and-coming painter and a promising concert pianist are also murdered shortly thereafter, it appears as if someone is marking performance artists for death. The victims however appear to otherwise be unrelated and, when the unsolved prior murders of a punk rock singer and a ballet dancer also seem to be related, the motive and the individual behind the murders become even more mysterious. Delaware, along with police detective Milo Sturgis and Sturgis's colleague Petra Connor, approach the investigation from different angles, all working gradually toward the same goal, with Delaware and Connor working through their own personal problems as well. No one is more surprised than Delaware, however, when he discovers that the solution to the investigation lies with him, personally. The result is a chase that ends, if not at Delaware's front door, somewhere close to it.
Yet, A COLD HEART is ultimately hijacked by the introduction of a new character. Petra Connor is assigned a new partner, an enigmatic question mark named Eric Stahl. Stahl appears to be lacking emotion, warmth and personality, but as the reader begins to learn through bits and pieces sparingly fed by Kellerman, there is far, far more to Stahl than would otherwise be indicated. The truth is far more interesting --- and tragic --- than one would suspect. Stahl plays an important part in the ultimate resolution of A COLD HEART and it would not be surprising at all if he should someday be the leading protagonist in another of Kellerman's volumes. He is too strong and too interesting a character to continue to play a secondary role.
Kellerman demonstrates in A COLD HEART that he is unafraid to bring changes and growth to his characters and in fact seems to relish the challenges that such changes bring to his work. In A COLD HEART he has wisely made Delaware more involved in the action and less of a mere observer. This is a pattern that hopefully will continue in future Delaware novels, even as the characters continue to change and grow.
--- Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub
8 von 9 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
3.0 von 5 Sternen Not the best in great series 8. Mai 2003
Von booksforabuck - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
When an has-been blues artist is murdered in Los Angeles, the police don't have much to go on--until psychologist Alex Delaware notices a connection to other deaths. Could someone really be killing artists who are on the verge of success? With his long-time partner Milo, police detective Petra Connor, and Petra's new and possibly psychotic partner Eric Stahl, Alex starts looking for clues to a possible serial killer. Psychological profiling serves to narrow the suspect list, but can they act quickly enough to prevent the killer from striking again?
Author Jonathan Kellerman has delivered a series of wonderful police/psychologist novels featuring Milo and Alex in the past, but A COLD HEART is not the best of these. The early novels in this series deal extensively with child abuse--a crime that cannot help to tug hard on any reader's emotions. Although a serial killer has the potential for similarly powerful emotional impact, Kellerman doesn't quite milk the material. Many readers may also find the killer's identity a little easy to guess, and the action-packed conclusion to be telegraphed a little too obviously.
Being far from the best in this series does not mean that A COLD HEART isn't worth reading. Kellerman is a strong writer who involves the reader, delivers smooth and fascinating insights into humanity, and can be counted on for a clever plot twist.
5 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
3.0 von 5 Sternen Alex is going downhill.... 9. Juli 2003
Von Amazon Customer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I'm a pretty big Alex Delaware fan -- the first one I read was Monster, then Dr. Death, then I started from the beginning and read them all in order. Here's what I think about this book: okay, but not one of Kellerman's better ones. In fact, his last three have not been great. It took me a while to get into it, and I kept reading only because I am a fan of the series. The plot was just not interesting to me. What I disliked most about it, though, is how the older Alex gets, the more he acts like he is in junior high. Being a psychologist, you would think that he would be able to figure out and fix his relationship with Robin. But he rejects her, then kisses her, then rejects her, then has sex wtih her, then rejects her. His new girlfriend Allison is nice, but she is definitely no Robin. I think he has damaged the relationship too much to go back, though. Hopefully we will still hear from Robin in the future. Another way he acts like he is in junior high is how horny he is -- all the time!!! I read Kellerman's books for mystery, intrigue, and surprise, but it seems like in this book every other chapter talks about Alex's erection. Yuck!!! The main positive point of the book is the return of Petra Connor and her new partner Eric Stahl -- reading about them was refreshing after having to wade through Alex's inability to deal with his issues. There is definitely more to find out about Eric, and it would be interesting to have Petra's character more developed also. Hopefully we will read more about them in future books. To sum up, I give this book 3 stars -- read it if you are a fan, but if you have never read one of Jonathan Kellerman's books then start with a different one.
Waren diese Rezensionen hilfreich?   Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.
Kundenrezensionen suchen
Nur in den Rezensionen zu diesem Produkt suchen

Beliebte Markierungen

 (Was ist das?)
&quote;
Life was like a prism; what you saw depended on how you turned the glass. &quote;
Markiert von 9 Kindle-Nutzern
&quote;
God gives and takes away, but theres plenty we humans do in the interim that affects the journey. &quote;
Markiert von 4 Kindle-Nutzern
&quote;
The Cataloging-in-Publication Data for this title is available from the Library of Congress. e-ISBN 0-345-46365-X v1.0 eBook Info Title: &quote;
Markiert von 3 Kindle-Nutzern

Kunden diskutieren

Das Forum zu diesem Produkt
Diskussion Antworten Jüngster Beitrag
Noch keine Diskussionen

Fragen stellen, Meinungen austauschen, Einblicke gewinnen
Neue Diskussion starten
Thema:
Erster Beitrag:
Eingabe des Log-ins
 

Kundendiskussionen durchsuchen
Alle Amazon-Diskussionen durchsuchen
   


Kunden, die diesen Artikel markiert haben, haben auch Folgendes markiert


Ähnliche Artikel finden