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Jonathan Kellerman
Jonathan Seth Kellerman (born August 9, 1949) is an American novelist, psychologist, and Edgar Award, Edgar- and Anthony Award–winning author best known for his popular mystery novels featuring the character Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who consults for the Los Angeles Police Department. Born on the Lower East Side of New York City, his family relocated to Los Angeles when Jonathan was nine years old. Kellerman graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) with a doctor of philosophy degree in psychology in 1974, and began working as a staff psychologist at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, USC School of Medicine, where he eventually became a full clinical professor of pediatrics. He opened a private practice in the early 1980s while writing novels in his garage at night. His first published novel, ''When the Bough Breaks'', appeared in 1985, many years after writing and having works rejected. He then wrote five best-selling novels ...
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Psychologist
A psychologist is a professional who practices psychology and studies normal and abnormal mental states, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by experimenting with, and observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook HandbookPsychologists/ref> Psychologists usually acquire a four-year bachelor's degree with honors in psychology, followed by a master's degree or doctorate in psychology. Unlike psychiatrists, psychologists usually cannot prescribe medication, although in some jurisdictions psychologists do have prescription privileges. Psychologists receive extensive training in psychological test administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting, while psychiatrists are not trained in psychological testing. Psychologists can work with a range of institutions and people, such as schools, prisons, in a private clin ...
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Encopresis
Encopresis is voluntary or involuntary passage of feces outside of toilet trained contexts (fecal soiling) in children who are four years or older and after an organic cause has been excluded. Children with encopresis often leak stool into their undergarments. This term is usually applied to children, and where the symptom is present in adults, it is more commonly known as fecal leakage Fecal incontinence (FI), or in some forms encopresis Encopresis is voluntary or involuntary passage of feces outside of toilet trained contexts (fecal soiling) in children who are four years or older and after an organic cause has been excluded ... (FL), fecal soiling or fecal seepage. The term is from the Ancient Greek Ancient Greek includes the forms of the Greek language Greek ( el, label=Modern Greek Modern Greek (, , or , ''Kiní Neoellinikí Glóssa''), generally referred to by speakers simply as Greek (, ), refers collectively to the diale ... ἐγκόπρησις / ...
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The Murder Book
''The Murder Book'' is a mystery novel Mystery is a fiction genre where the nature of an event, usually a murder or other crime, remains mysterious until the end of the story. Often within a closed circle of suspects, each suspect is usually provided with a credible motive and a re ... by American author Jonathan Kellerman Jonathan Seth Kellerman (born August 9, 1949) is an American novelist, psychologist, and Edgar Award, Edgar- and Anthony Award–winning author best known for his popular mystery novels featuring the character Alex Delaware, a child psychologist .... Plot introduction During a surprise trip to Paris Paris () is the Capital city, capital and List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants, most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents , in an area of more than . Since the 17th century, Paris ha ..., Alex Delaware Alex Delaware is a literary character In fiction, a character is a person or other be ...
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Flesh And Blood (Jonathan Kellerman Novel)
''Flesh and Blood'' is a mystery novel by Jonathan Kellerman Plot summary Alex receives a call from the mother of an ex-patient, Lauren Teague. Considering it unresolved business, Alex contacts Milo and they ask around to see if they can find her. Her body turns up and the missing person case turns into a murder investigation. Alex and Milo visit her parents, former co-workers, roommates, and employers. They follow connections back and find that Lauren had $350,000 saved up, probably earned from prostitution. She had recently started to attend college, and was part of an intimacy experiment. When a former co-worker ends up dead after speaking to them, they know the murder was no ordinary mugging. Then Lauren's mother is killed, presumably by her husband. While kayaking along the beach near the Duke mansion, Alex rescues a boy who had swum out too far. This gets him invited in, and he makes the acquaintance of Duke's ex-wife, Cheryl. They flirt, and when a rendezvous is arranged, ...
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Monster (Jonathan Kellerman Novel)
''Monster'' is a psychological thriller and murder mystery, murder mystery novel by Jonathan Kellerman. It is the 14th novel in the Alex Delaware series. Plot The mutilated body of an aspiring actor is found in the trunk of a car parked near an industrial area. Weeks later, another body appears in similar condition at another location. This time, the body is a female psychologist, who was working in a state facility for psychotic criminals. One similarity of the mutilations is obvious. The eyes were targeted. The case goes to Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, assisted by Dr. Alex Delaware, an old friend and psychological consultant. The two find out that similar eye mutilations were infamously performed in the case of a family mass murder some years ago, and the culprit is now in the same facility where the female doctor worked. The media had described him simply as a "monster" following his arrest. Facing him, Milo and Alex find the "monster" in a de ...
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Survival Of The Fittest (novel)
''Survival of the Fittest'', the 13th novel by Jonathan Kellerman, is told through the first-person point of view of Kellerman's main character, Dr. Alex Delaware. LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis has asked Alex to help him with another whodunit. It reached number two in the New York Times Best Seller list, ''New York Times'' Best Seller List for paperbacks. Plot introduction The plot centers around the murder of the daughter of an Israeli diplomat. The murder seems exceptionally cruel, since the girl was developmentally disabled. From the positioning of the body and location, motive for the killing is not clear, until other people with other disabilities, such as being blind, having a very low IQ, etc., are killed, and strange symbols are showing up at the scenes. Only when they learn of a very cruel, self-righteous conspiracy to practice eugenics do Milo and Alex start unravelling this very dark case. References

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Blood Test (novel)
''Blood Test'', published in 1986, is the second novel by Jonathan Kellerman. It is told from the First-person narrative, first-person point of view of Dr. Alex Delaware, a child psychologist who is Kellerman's main character in the majority of his novels. The novel also includes Delaware's best friend, LAPD Detective, Milo Sturgis. The novel's primary plot centers on a 5-year-old boy, Woody Swope, who is gravely ill, whose parents have refused to allow the one treatment that could save his life. Delaware is asked by Dr. Raoul Melendez-Lynch to discuss the treatment with Woody's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Swope are convinced that non-chemical holistic medicine is the only way to treat their son. After Woody disappears from his bed in the hospital, Delaware and Milo discover that the motel room where Mr. and Mrs. Swope were staying has been abandoned; the only evidence of their occupation is a large blood stain on the floor. Their search for the family leads Delaware and Milo to a ...
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Richard Masur
Richard Masur (born November 20, 1948) is an American character actor, who has appeared in more than 80 films. From 1995 to 1999, he served two terms as president of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). Masur currently sits on the Corporate Board of the Motion Picture & Television Fund. He is best known for Nick Lobo on ''Rhoda'' (1974-1977), Stanley Uris in the TV Miniseries ''It (miniseries), It'' (1990), and Edward L. L. Moore on ''Younger (TV series), Younger'' (2016-2018). Life and career Masur was born in New York City to a high school counselor mother, Claire Masur, and a pharmacist father. He attended P.S. 28, Walt Whitman Junior High School, and Roosevelt High School (Yonkers, New York), Roosevelt High School in Yonkers. He is the brother of Judith Masur and the husband of Eileen Henry. Masur is Jewish. Masur studied acting at The Yale School of Drama and appeared on stage before acting in movies and television shows during the 1970s. He appeared on an episode of ''The Walton ...
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Ted Danson
Edward Bridge Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor and producer who played the lead character Sam Malone Samuel "Mayday" Malone is a fictional character on the American television show ''Cheers'', portrayed by Ted Danson and created by Glen and Les Charles. The central character of the series, Sam, a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox ba ... on the NBC The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States of America (USA), co ... sitcom ''Cheers ''Cheers'' is an American sitcom television series that ran on NBC The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly k ...'', Jack Holden in the films ''Three Men and a Baby ''Three Men and a Baby'' is ...
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Bouchercon XVII
Bouchercon is an annual fan convention, convention of creators and devotees of mystery fiction, mystery and detective fiction. It is named in honour of writer, reviewer, and editor Anthony Boucher; also the inspiration for the Anthony Awards, which have been issued at the convention since 1986. This page details Bouchercon XVII and the inaugural Anthony Awards ceremony. Bouchercon The convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland on October 10, 1986; running for two days until the 12th. The event was chaired by Gail M. Larson, owner of the bookshop "The Butler Did It". Special Guests *Guest of Honor — Donald E. Westlake *Fan Guest of Honor — Chris Steinbrunner *Toastmaster — Mary Higgins Clark Anthony Awards The following list details the awards distributed at the first annual Anthony Awards ceremony. Novel award Winner: *Sue Grafton, ''"B" Is for Burglar'' Shortlist: *Sarah Caudwell, ''The Shortest Way to Hades'' *John D. MacDonald, ''The Lonely Silver Rain'' *Charlotte Mac ...
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List Of Edgar Allan Poe Award For Best First Novel Winners
This list contains all of the novels that have received the Edgar Allan Poe Award The Edgar Allan Poe Awards, popularly called the Edgars, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America Mystery Writers of America (MWA) is an organization of mystery and crime writers, based in New York City. The organization was fou ... for Best First Novel A debut novel is the first novel a novelist publishes. Debut novels are often the author's first opportunity to make an impact on the publishing industry, and thus the success or failure of a debut novel can affect the ability of the author to pu ... by An American Author: Winners 1940s * 1946 - Julius Fast Julius Fast (April 17, 1919 – December 16, 2008) was an American author An author is the creator or originator of any written work such as a book A book is a medium for recording information Information can be thought of as the ..., ''Watchful at Night'' * 1947 - Helen Eustis Helen Eustis (1916-2015) ...
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When The Bough Breaks (Kellerman Novel)
''When the Bough Breaks'' is a mystery novel by Jonathan Kellerman. It is the first novel in the Alex Delaware series. Plot introduction Dr. Morton Hander practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion and sexual manipulation. Hander paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn. It's psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware's job to try to unlock the terrible secret buried in Melody's memory. But as the sinister shadows in the girl's mind begin to take shape, Alex discovers that the mystery touches a shocking incident in his own past. And behind it lies an unspeakable evil that Alex Delaware must expose before it claims another innocent victim. Characters *Alex Delaware - Psychologist *Milo Sturgis - Police detective *Dr. Morton Hander - Psychiatrist and murder victim *Melody Quinn - Delaware's patient an ...
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