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Jonathan Kellerman


USA flag (b.1949)
Husband of Faye Kellerman, Father of Jesse Kellerman

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of forty-one crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher's Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, True Detectives, and The Murderer's Daughter. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored The Golem of Hollywood and The Golem of Paris. He is also the author of two children's books and numerous nonfiction works, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children and With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.
 
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (1986) : When the Bough Breaks
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : Monster


Jonathan Kellerman recommends
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Pale Grey for Guilt (1968)
(Travis McGee, book 9)
John D MacDonald
"...the consummate pro, a master storyteller and witty observer."
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Sand Against the Tide (1990)
(Calico Jack Walker / Tina Tamiko, book 2)
Paul Bishop
"Lusty, complex, often hilarious, always authentic... With this book Paul Bishop joins the ranks of the great cop novelists."
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Sniper's Moon (1990)
Carsten Stroud
"A first-rate police thriller."
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Powers of Attorney (1993)
Mimi Latt
"Greed and lust among the rich and famous... Combine Danielle Steel and John Grisham and you've got Powers of Attorney."
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Eye of the Beholder (1994)
Lowell Cauffiel
"A true crime thriller of uncommon psychological complexity."
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River (1995)
Roderick Thorp
"River is the perfect serial killer novel. Horrifying, dark, procedurally fascinating, unrelenting in its suspense."
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Bad Chemistry (1997)
Gary Krist
"Fresh, fast-moving, compelling."
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The Judas Judge (2000)
(Kevin Kerney, book 5)
Michael McGarrity
"A crisp, riveting police procedural enriched by acute psychological insight."
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Forty Words for Sorrow (2000)
(John Cardinal, book 1)
Giles Blunt
"One of the finest crime novels I've ever read."
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In a True Light (2001)
John Harvey
"John Harvey's writing is beautifully nuanced, his sense of story impeccable, his characters unforgettable."
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Crime School (2002)
(Kathleen Mallory, book 6)
Carol O'Connell
"Kathy Mallory is a marvellous creation."
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Death's Little Helpers (2005)
(John March, book 2)
Peter Spiegelman
"He knows where the bodies are buried and he knows how to write."
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When Secrets Die (2005)
(Lena Padgett, book 3)
Lynn Hightower
"Lynn Hightower is a major talent."
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Ghosttown (2007)
(Whitney Logan Mystery, book 3)
Mercedes Lambert
"Ghosttown is a noir masterpiece. One of the most evocative LA crime novels ever written."
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The Good Psychologist (2010)
Noam Shpancer
"A deeply moving compelling novel."
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The Worst Thing (2011)
Aaron Elkins
"An intriguing novel of suspense as well as an evocative portayal of the inner workings of a mind tormented by terror."
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Freezing (2011)
(Jayne and Steelie, book 1)
Clea Koff
"Freezing is an intricately plotted thriller rich with fascinating forensic details that only a pro could deliver. A great debut."
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Black Fridays (2012)
(Jason Stafford, book 1)
Michael Sears
"A compelling, beautifully written thriller. Black Fridays is the real deal."
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Kill the Angel (2018)
(Caselli and Torre, book 2)
Sandrone Dazieri
"Mind-bending."

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