Mystery (Alex Delaware Series #26)

Mystery - Jonathan Kellerman Jonathan Kellerman's latest Alex Delaware novel, "Mystery," plumbs the depths of internet dating, identity theft and even the so-called "CSI effect."Delaware and his wife, Robin, first see a mysterious woman in white while they are dining out at Fauborg, a soon-to-be-torn-down restaurant. Within 48 hours, she is found murdered. Through various circumstances, Delaware and his intrepid detective friend Milo Sturgis learn that the woman is a member of an internet dating site, SukRose. Her handle? "Mystery."Sturgis and Delaware plunge into the world of cybercrime from several perspectives: behind the scenes looks at dating sites, identity theft and more. The structure of the book is not just that of an outstanding whodunnit (which it is -- the twist at the end surprised me so much that I had to go back to the moment where it was actually revealed in a roundabout way and re-read). It is also a look at life on the so-called Information Highway and perhaps even a cautionary tale about being careful to whom you reveal yourself.Highly recommended.(Review based on uncorrected advance proof.)