the museum of desire

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Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense. LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them--the ones he calls "different"--he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. This one's beyond different. This is predation, premeditation, and cruelty on a whole new level. Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2020
File : 368 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780525618522

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis unravel a shocking crime at a raucous wedding reception in this gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling master of suspense. "Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix."--Los Angeles Times LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis is a fine homicide detective, but when he needs to get into the mind of a killer, he leans on the expertise of his best friend, the brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. While Sturgis has a knack for piecing together the details of a crime, Delaware can decipher the darkest intents driving the most vicious of perpetrators. And there's no better place for the doctor's analytical skills to shine than a rowdy hall full of young men and women intoxicated on life and lust . . . and suddenly faced with the specter of death. Summoned to a run-down former strip joint, Delaware and Sturgis find themselves crashing a wild Saints and Sinners-themed wedding reception. But they're not the only uninvited guests. A horrified bridesmaid has discovered the body of a young woman, dressed to impress in pricey haute couture and accessorized with a grisly red slash around her neck. What's missing is any means of identification, or a single partygoer who recognizes the victim. The baffled bride is convinced the stranger snuck in to sabotage her big day--and the groom is sure it's all a dreadful mistake. But Delaware and Sturgis have a hundred guests to question, and a sneaking suspicion that the motive for murder is personal. Now they must separate the sinners from the saints, the true from the false, and the secrets from those keeping them. The party's over--and the hunt for whoever killed it is on. "As usual, [Delaware and Sturgis] form a formidable team. Also as usual, the characters here are varied and described with gritty clarity, and the puzzle facing the duo involves a delightful mix of L.A. culture, this time from its dive bars to its much more serious side."--Booklist

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Author : Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2019-11-05
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780525618515

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This book is the first in-depth study of the still life as interpreted and transformed by avant-garde artists of the 20th century. Published to accompany a major exhibition opening in May 1997 at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Objects of Desire traces a radical rethinking iof the genre ion terms of subject matter and formal invention.Through unprecedented juxtapositions of works by 56 artist, Objects of Desire profiled the changing cultural values that are patently evident in the still life, reflected in the choice of objects -- from pitchers to bicycle wheels to soup cans -- and their perceptual or conceptual, objective or subversive representations.

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Genre : Art, Modern
Author : Margit Rowell
Publisher : ABRAMS
Release : 1997
File : 231 Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015045982926

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In Jonathan Kellerman’s gripping novels, the city of Los Angeles is as much a living, breathing character as the heroes and villains who roam its labyrinthine streets. Sunny on the surface but shadowy beneath, this world of privilege and pleasure has a dark core and a dangerous edge. In True Detectives, Kellerman skillfully brings his renowned gifts for breathless suspense and sharp psychological insight to a tale that resonates on every level and satisfies at every turn. Bound by blood but divided by troubles as old as Cain and Abel, Moses Reed and Aaron Fox were first introduced in Kellerman’s bestselling Bones. They are sons of the same strong-willed mother, and their respective fathers were cops, partners, and friends. Their turbulent family history has set them at odds, despite their shared calling. Moses—part Boy Scout, part bulldog, man of few words—is a no-frills LAPD detective. Aaron, sharp dresser and smooth operator, is an ex-cop turned high-end private eye. Usually they go their separate ways. But the disappearance of Caitlin Frostig isn’t usual. For Moses, it’s an ice-cold mystery he just can’t outrun, even with the help of psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis. For Aaron, it’s a billable-hours bonanza from his most lucrative client. Like it or not, Moses and Aaron are in this one together–and the rivalry that rules them won’t let either man quit till the case is cracked. A straight-arrow, straight-A student from Malibu, Caitlin has only two men in her life: her sullen single father and her wholesome college sweetheart, who even the battling brothers agree seems too downright upright to be true. Reluctantly tag-teaming in a desperate search for fresh leads, Moses and Aaron zero in on Caitlin’s white knight as their primary “person of interest,” hoping that, like most people in L.A., he has a secret side. But they uncover more than just a secret as they descend into the sinister, seamy side of the City of Angels after dark, populated by a Hollywood Babylon cast of the glamorous and the damned: a millionaire movie director turned hatemongering eccentric; a desperate Beverly Hills housewife looking for an exit from the fast lane; a heartthrob actor being eaten alive by personal demons; a hooker who’s probably seen it all . . . and might just know too much. And at the center, a dead young woman whose downward spiral and brutal end loom over Moses and Aaron like an omen of what may come to be if the dark end of the street claims another lost soul.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2009-03-24
File : 384 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780345512529

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A gorgeous presentation devoted to the art of Japanese eroticism, drawn from the Honolulu Museum of Art’s rare and distinguished collection. The Japanese paintings and prints called shunga (literally "spring pictures") reflected the thriving sexual culture of early modern Japan and depicted with sensitivity and nuance the private lives of various social types, from courtesans and Kabuki actors to ordinary townspeople. Organized around a series of exhibitions at the Honolulu Museum of Art, this sumptuous volume presents art from the museum’s vast holdings of ukiyo-e prints, woodblock-printed books, and paintings, particularly those originating from the collections of scholar Richard D. Lane and famed author James A. Michener. These fascinating works, dating from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries, explore Japan’s sexual culture (including issues of gender and the country’s ever-evolving sex industry) with humor as well as a surprisingly sophisticated literary and art-historical approach. Sure to become a collector’s item, this gorgeously designed publication offers stunning color plates showcasing numerous and unusual examples of exquisite Japanese erotica. Texts by leading scholars of shunga and ukiyo-e complete this treasure album of a book.

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Genre : Art
Author : Honolulu Museum of Art
Publisher : Skira
Release : 2014-09-30
File : 312 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0847843793

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Documents the history of homosexuality and its representation in art, using objects from the British Museum's collection that date from 9000 BC to the present to illustrate how same-sex love has always been a part of human history.

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Genre : Art
Author : R. B. Parkinson
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2013
File : 128 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780231166638

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A leather-covered scrapbook containing carefully mounted photographs of murder victims arrives on Alex Delaware's doorstep. Alex summons the help of his best friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis. Each will soon be forced to confront their own personal demons.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2008
File : 614 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780345508546

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"An affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner only to find the murdered and brutalized corpse of a total stranger in their house. This baffling, twisted tale tests Alex and Milo to their intellectual and emotional limits"--

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Genre : FICTION
Author : Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher : Alex Delaware
Release : 2018
File : 395 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780345541468

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In The Museum of Useless Efforts Cristina Peri Rossi renders familiar, everyday situations uncanny through lyrical reinterpretations; at the same time, she somehow makes the uncanny appear quite ordinary. Crafting peculiar?and sometimes claustrophobically small?worlds, Peri Rossi explores the universal themes of desire, violence, and truth and the simultaneous and contradictory human capacities to repress and resist, speak and silence, desire and ignore. In these tales an insomniac is tormented by a stubborn lamb that refuses to jump over the fence; the momentary hesitation of a man on a crowded subway staircase who forgets whether he was going up or down unleashes pandemonium; and a patient receives a frantic call from his psychoanalyst, distraught that his wife has taken a new lover.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Cristina Peri Rossi
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2001
File : 156 Pages
ISBN-13 : 080323726X

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When a sniper opens fire on a California schoolyard and is killed by the bodyguard of a visiting politician, the sniper's father asks LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis and psychologist Alex Delaware to clear his child's name.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jonathan Kellerman
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2013-02-26
File : 528 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780345540171

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