Crime Scene

Crime Scene

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"A corpse lying at the bottom of the stairs. A beautiful but troubled young woman. A brutal, decades-old murder. And the man charged with making sense of it all. Clay Edison is a former star athlete turned coroner's investigator. It's his job to care for the dead and the people they leave behind. It's not his job to solve mysteries. But some cases--and some people--can't be resisted. What he discovers will set him on a quest to overturn a hideous injustice, no matter the consequences"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399594601
0399594604
Branch Call Number: FIC Kelle
Characteristics: 381 pages
Additional Contributors: Kellerman, Jesse

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Judi1926
Aug 20, 2017

I listened to the audio version of this book. I found it very slow and it certainly did not capture my imagination. The narrator's voice did not help. It seemed to be the same tone for the complete novel. I did not connect with any of the characters. I struggled to finish this book, where I have never had problems before.

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reader7176
Aug 13, 2017

This is the first book by Jonathan Kellerman that I have not finished. Did not read the Golem series either confusing, did not grab my attention and never held it. Returned to library unfinished!

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redwagon21
Aug 11, 2017

I am so disappointed. I never stop reading a book once I start it. I figure that anyone who has taken all that time to write a book deserves the courtesy of having it read. I guess I should never say never.

Jonathan Kellerman was once one of what I call "my" authors. I have read all his books. I even gave one to my daughter when she left for Air Force Boot Camp, to read on the plane.

Sorry to say, No more for the Father & Son. I will still read Faye.

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LarryKlein
Aug 06, 2017

Great story - A little slow moving but still holds attention as it progresses.

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peggy_15
Aug 05, 2017

Wow!! Kellerman's back.
No long, long, long descriptions of every character, major or minor, from the hair on top to the toenails. No long, long, long descriptions of places. His Delaware books were starting to read like an exercise straight out of a creative writing class. Particularly noticeable and irritating while listening to audiobooks.

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maucarden
Jun 25, 2017

Gosh that Jonathan Kellerman fella sure can write. I can tell from all of the awards he has won over the years.
Seriously now, wife Faye Kellerman is also an outstanding writer, so son Jesse has some serious writing chops in his background. Jonathan and Jesse have teamed up to write the first in a series featuring Clay Edison, a deputy assigned as a death investigator with the Coroner's bureau of Alameda County in California.
Edison's job is strictly to help determine the manner of death whether it be homicide, suicide, accidental, natural causes or undetermined. He investigates the scene of the death looking for information that would aid in the determination. Is there a shoe untied on the body near a flight of stairs? Is there a knife sticking out of the body? It is not Edison's job to figure out the who or the why, just the how.
But in the recent death of Dr Walter Rennart he is drawn into a deeper investigation by the doctor's beautiful daughter Tatiania who insists her father was murdered despite everything pointing to a natural death. It is an earlier murder of a young coed that Dr Rennart lost his reputation over that soon piques Edison's interest.
There is a special delight in getting in on the ground of a new series, especially one that seem like it will go places. Clay Edison is a thoughtful character who has much room to grow in the following books.
I've always read Jonathan Kellerman. He writes a hell of a story. Problem is, I'm not overly fond of elitist Dr. Delaware. So I am hoping I continue to like Clay Edison as much as I do in this book.
I'm not sure if this makes much sense but I really liked the plot, it was very well -written, however the whodunnit was way too easy to figure out. I didn't feel challenged at all.
I mentally took half star off for using the word spectating. Why did spectate/spectating as a verb suddenly start showing up? What's wrong with watch? Maybe Edison was just using it ironically.
This is a great start to a new series. Oh heck, I just realized the drawback of a new series, waiting another year for the next installment.
Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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