He contrasts well with Milo, who is a big, lumbering detective who happens to be gay. In 1985, when Milo was introduced, a gay character was not as easily accepted as today, and I loved the fact that Kellerman gave him such a pivotal role in the series. He is one of fiction’s more interesting side-kicks and often comes to Alex’s aid. There are other characters that wind their way through Delaware’s novels, but these two definitely take center stage.
The Wedding Guest: An Alex Delaware Novel begins with a dead body found at a wedding. Guests on either side seem to recognize the dead young woman, and Milo calls for Alex’s help. Alex find’s something familiar about the method used in the murder, and so begins the hunt for clues. The author does a good job keeping us guessing while feeding us clues that keep us involved. Kellerman's novels are set in the Los Angeles area, and I enjoy his references to places in the area.
This mixture of police procedural and psychological thriller can definitely be read as a stand alone, but if you haven’t read this series before I suggest that you begin to rectify that mistake now by grabbing book number one.
Publisher - Ballantine Books
Date of Publication - February 5, 2019