Alex Delaware's relationship with his longterm partner, Robin Castagna, is on the rocks. He is floored when Robin announces that she is heading off on a three-month music tour in aid of famine and child welfare. But he soon has other things to think about. In the post, he receives an envelope with no return address. Inside, he finds a three-ring binder with gold letters on it - The Murder Book. The album is full of macabre pictures of murders, taken at the scene of the crime, with brief descriptions of how, and why, the victims died. But only one picture is marked 'Not solved' - the horrifically mutilated body of a young woman, dumped in a ditch on the freeway. Unsettled, Alex calls his friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, who seems strangely familiar with the case. What is the connection between this photograph and Milo's past, and could the gruesome collection be the work of a police insider? If so, why has it been sent to Alex - and by whom? Ingenious, shocking, unpredictable, The Murder Book is a mesmerising masterpiece of suspense fiction that is Jonathan Kellerman at his best.