The Fourth Deadly Sin : Edward X. Delaney

  • by Lawrence Sanders
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: Edward X. Delaney
  • 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is the gripping story of a brutally-murdered New York psychiatrist; ex-cop Edward X. Delaney, who must crack the high-profile case; and the only six suspects: the doctor's own patients. It's a blockbuster with twists and turns that will keep you up nights and suspense that "never lags" (The Washington Post). And it is a crowning achievement - by the man who wears the crown as king of the thriller.


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Never dissapointed.........................

Imagine sitting on your grandfather's lap and him reading you a nice bed time (Murder Story) Again I have to give props to a story that can leap a couple of decades and still hold my interest. Marc Vietor is as good as they get. He breathes life into Edward X Delaney, and I feel like I know him. I wish he was my Grandfather. So I don't seem too cold - I barely knew my grandparents =0) It amazes still how detective work was done before ATM camera angles solved every crime. I love the psychology in Lawerence Sander's books. It's a shame that the one bad review is an Oxymoron. Dated and sexist - Uh yeah - If it's dated - It's going to have parts that don't have modern thinking. Here's an update. Slavery was abolished a while ago - But I don't read 'A Time to Kill' and say 'That book was racist' - I just enjoy the story. Jeeeez ussss.

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- John "List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen"

Brilliant! Why wasn't there more?

I loved every minute of the entire Deadly Sin series and this book is no exception. A terrific mystery (better, I would say than the other whodunnit, the Second Deadly Sin) it examines the multitude of methods detectives use in cracking a case or a suspect. The murder is interesting and as always, Delaney is a great character to watch investigate it.

The only downside to reading this book is the knowledge that Sanders never finished the series. It ends with this book and for that reason I would recommend buying this book AND one of the earlier ones, preferably the First Deadly Sin, so you can understand the style of writing that Sanders engaged in. Three deadly sins remain, and the only killer to this books satisfaction is that Sanders didn't examine them with his wit, his passion and his thrilling style like he did with this (and the other three) books.

It's a masterful series, one you should read. I only wish it was complete.
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- Joe "I read science, biographies, histories, mysteries, adventures, thrillers, educationals, linguistics but not no way, not no how, romances."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios