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A Measure of Darkness

It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man--earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. And his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a great big basket of crazy.Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. What Clay does know is this: it's going to be a long, long night. Longer than he ever could have imagined.Because when the dust settles, there's an extra victim. One who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all. She is Jane Doe. She is the Unknown. Clay's journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into the bizarre--a seductive world where innocence and perversity meet and ming...

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ISBN : 36899944
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Number of Pages : 352 pages
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A Measure of Darkness Reviews

  •  Doris Powell

    Clay Edison is a deputy coroner. He is also a detective which he tries to hide because it gets him in trouble with his boss. He doesn't seem to be able to stop his detecting when he should be working as a coroner. His most recent case involves a free-for-all school called the Watermark School. In this school the children are allowed to do whatever they want to do. He is also working on a case involving Jasmine Gomez. Her birth name is Kevin Gomez. He tries to find her family but gets a lot of re ...more

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister


    Meet Clay Edison. He works as a Deputy for the coroners office. A tough and sometimes gruesome job. But someone’s got to do it. And the icing on the cake? It typically means being called up at all hours of the night to investigate yet another tragedy somewhere in the Bay Area.

    Clay is an extremely likable character that gives you full access into both his personal and professional life.

    Wheeee! A late night neighborhood party! Invites via social media to all who are connected through their fee

  • Cathy

    Another good solid read from Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman. This is the 2nd book in this series and so far it's adding up to be a great series. Thank you Netgalley and the Publishers for allowing me to read this ARC book and give my own personal opinion.

  • Jen

    A Measure of Darkness (Clay Edison #2)

    Last year I read Crime Scene, the first in this series in which father and son collaborate and liked it very much. (reviewed here)

    Long a fan of the Alex Delaware novels by Jonathan Kellerman and having enjoyed the first in the Clay Edison series, I genuinely looked forward to A Measure of Darkness.

    I'm sorry to say that this one didn't do much for me-- in characterization, plot, or writing. In some places it seemed to try to hard, in others, not hard enough

  • Mal Warwick

    The Kellerman family is a writing phenomenon. Papa Jonathan has written 33 thrillers in his Alex Delaware series as well as at least 14 other novels and five nonfiction books. Mama Faye is the author of 25 Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus mysteries plus eight other novels. Their son, Jesse, has written a total of 12 novels, four of them collaborations with his father. The most recent production of the Kellerman father-son team is A Measure of Darkness, the second novel featuring Oakland Coroner's D ...more

  • Matt

    Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman return with another successful collaborative effort as they continue their new series. This comes after a disastrous effort that many readers still remember. A late-night shooting outside an Oakland home brings Clay Edison to the scene. An investigator for the Coroner’s Office, Edison spends much of his time trying to locate the next of kin while also working to better understand the rationale, paralleling some of the work undertaken by the police. While the deaths t ...more

  • Kathi Defranc

    This is a good read for those of us who enjoy police procedurals and crime stories. It kept my interest but was very quiet, I like a little more action. We meet up with Clay Edison, a Deputy at a coroner's office in California. In the middle of the night he is called to a shooting. It is on Almond Street where most residents are black, however a white woman who says she is an artist purchases a big house and has been having parties with a DJ and cash bar. A fight breaks out, and with people eve ...more

  • Amy

    ARC/Procedural Crime Novel: I have read/listened to several Jonathan Kellerman, but this is the first one with the added Jesse Kellerman. (The Golem books are definitely on my reading list). This book has not come out yet, so no spoilers here. I will tell you how I felt about the characters and plot course.

    I did not read the first book, but it was easy enough to figure out Clay. He does have a personal life which consists of his girlfriend and ex-addict brother. The book takes place over the ho