NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Monday, December 14, 2009


by Jonathan Kellerman

L.A. police lieutenant Milo Sturgis takes center stage in Evidence, the twenty-fourth in Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware series, as he investigates a double murder at an abandoned construction site in a neighborhood of the uber-rich.

Milo is my favorite character in this series, and it was a wonderful surprise to have him in the leading role. Alex himself is more of a tag-along without much of a presence other than to tell the story. That is fine with me! As much as I love this series, Alex's personal life can sometimes get in the way of a good mystery. The reader doesn't get Milo's personal life instead, but just a straight-up murder mystery with some eco-terrorism for good measure.

I listened to the audiobook of Evidence and was thrilled to hear the voice of John Rubinstein. I believe he has narrated every Alex Delaware book I have listened to, and I have become so fond of his characterizations that his is the voice I hear in my head when I read a Delaware novel. I hope he continues recording the series for as long as Kellerman continues writing it.


bermudaonion said...

I've never read any of Kellerman's work, but you've made me curious about it.

Literary Feline said...

I have fallen behind in this series and am not sure where I left off. It's just a matter of looking it up, I'm sure. I really enjoy this series. I know what you mean about Alex's personal life though. I am glad you enjoyed this one, Lezlie!

Teddy Rose said...

Hey Lezlie, I finally posted about our meeting, with photos:

Lezlie said...

Bermudaonion ~ This series has stayed strong through over 20 books, so I definitely recommend it for those long winter nights. The first one is called When The Bough Breaks, if you want to start at the beginning.

Literary Feline ~ I'm surprised at how few clunkers are in the series despite how many he's written! Kellerman has lightened up on the personal life of Alex for the last few books. We must not have been the only ones getting a little bored with it. :-)

Teddy Rose ~ Cool! I'm on my way over right now. I had so much fun that day!


Jeanne said...

I've read all of these, but didn't know there was a new one out. Must read about Milo. If it's from his point of view, maybe there will be fewer critical Alex-comments about his diet and appearance, which I've had enough of already.

Lezlie said...

Jeanne ~ Exactly! Alex is nearly a non-entity in this one. It was almost a little strange when I thought about it, but not in a bad way. And I like that Robin has become much less of a whiner and given a significantly smaller and supportive part.


Lezlie said...

Tagskie ~ Thanks for dropping by. You have a nice day, too!


Nan said...

I've not read this series, but I sure know what you mean about 'the voice I hear in my head when I read' - there are quite a few books I've only listened to because I so love that 'voice.' Barbara Rosenblat doing Mrs. Pollifax, and Amelia Peabody are my very favorites.

Lezlie said...

Nan ~ I've listened to her work and really enjoyed it also. Some readers bring so much life to the books that it's hard to imagine them any other way!