Billy Straight (Paperback)

By Jonathan Kellerman

Contemporary French Fiction, 9782020486262

Publication Date: February 2, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/9/2009)
Paperback (1/29/2013)
Mass Market Paperback (10/5/1999)
Hardcover (12/1/1998)
Mass Market Paperback (2/1/2006)

List Price: 27.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
A resourceful runaway alone in the wilds of Los Angeles, twelve-year-old Billy Straight suddenly witnesses a brutal stabbing in Griffith Park. Fleeing into the night, Billy cannot shake the horrific memory of the savage violence, nor the pursuit of a cold-blooded killer. For wherever Billy turns--from Hollywood Boulevard to the boardwalks of Venice--he is haunted by the "chuck, chuck" sound of a knife sinking into flesh.
"Taut, compelling . . . Everything a thriller ought to be. The writing is excellent. The plotting is superior. The characters ring true."--"USA Today"
As LAPD homicide detective Petra Connor desperately searches for the murderer, as the media swarms mercilessly around the story, the vicious madman stalks closer to his prey. Only Petra can save Billy. But it will take all her cunning to uncover a child lost in a fierce urban labyrinth--where a killer seems right at home.


About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, "The Butcher's Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, "and" True Detectives." With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored the bestsellers "Double Homicide "and" Capital Crimes." He is the author of numerous essays, short stories, scientific articles, two children's books, and three volumes of psychology, including "Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children, "as well as the lavishly illustrated "With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars." He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York. Their four children include the novelists Jesse Kellerman and Aliza Kellerman.