Compulsion

Compulsion - The Alex Delaware Novels

1st paperback ed

Paperback (27 Aug 2009) | English

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Synopsis

One night a young woman disappears . . .
In broad daylight a retired teacher is stabbed to death . . .
In a small-town beauty parlor two women are butchered . . .

Three baffling cases, linked only by a lack of motive until psychologist Alex Delaware and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis stumble upon a clue. A stolen luxury car is found undamaged and unblemished - except for a tiny, solitary bloodstain.

Soon they uncover other expensive cars 'borrowed' before a killing. Soon the pair are hunting for a multiple killer, from LA high society to its desperate slums, even to New York and a forgotten cold case.

However the killer proves to be a fleeting shape-shifter, defying identification. To unmask him, Alex and Milo will have to understand his murderous compulsion . . .

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141021973
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 439
Weight: 232g
Height: 180mm
Width: 112mm
Spine width: 28mm