City of the Dead is the 37th book in Kellerman’s long-running police procedural series set in Modern Los Angeles and featuring as its main character a court-consulting child psychologist Alex Delaware who often rides along with Homicide Detective Milo Sturgis. Despite the plethora of corpses starting with naked man running into the moving van, this is not a shoot-em-up, action-packed book. It has a more realistic feel to it as Delaware goes through the humdrum aspects of being on top of a homicide investigation that seems to lead nowhere but into a mysterious past. One of the victims in particular is quite interesting as a fake psychiatrist from Delaware’s past and current internet sensation is murdered and suspected by her elderly neighbors of running a high class brothel. Delving into her past is like peeling into an onion cause it doesn’t get prettier the deeper you dig. Pay attention though cause nothing is set out by accident.