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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.
 

Genres: Mystery, Horror
 
New and upcoming books
February 2024

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The Ghost Orchid
(Alex Delaware, book 39)
June 2024

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The Lost Coast
(Clay Edison, book 5)
Series
Alex Delaware
   1. When the Bough Breaks (1985)
     aka Shrunken Heads
   2. Blood Test (1986)
   3. Over the Edge (1987)
   4. Silent Partner (1989)
   5. Time Bomb (1990)
   6. Private Eyes (1991)
   7. Devil's Waltz (1992)
   8. Bad Love (1993)
   9. Self-Defense (1994)

     aka Self-Defence

   10. The Web (1995)
   11. The Clinic (1996)
   12. Survival of the Fittest (1996)
   13. Monster (1999)
   14. Doctor Death (2000)
   15. Flesh and Blood (2001)
   16. The Murder Book (2002)
   17. A Cold Heart (2003)
   18. Therapy (2004)
   19. Rage (2005)
   20. Gone (2006)
   21. Obsession (2007)
   22. Compulsion (2008)
   23. Bones (2008)
   24. Evidence (2009)
   25. Deception (2010)
   26. Mystery (2011)
   27. Victims (2012)
   28. Guilt (2013)
   29. Killer (2014)
   30. Motive (2015)
   31. Breakdown (2016)
   32. Heartbreak Hotel (2017)
   33. Night Moves (2018)
   34. The Wedding Guest (2019)
   35. The Museum of Desire (2020)
   36. Serpentine (2021)
   37. City of the Dead (2022)
   Alex Delaware: A Mysterious Profile (2022)
   38. Unnatural History (2023)
   39. The Ghost Orchid (2024)
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Petra Connor
   1. Billy Straight (1998)
   2. Twisted (2004)
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Clay Edison (with Jesse Kellerman)
   1. Crime Scene (2017)
   2. A Measure of Darkness (2018)
   3. Half Moon Bay (2020)

     aka Lost Souls

   4. The Burning (2021)
   5. The Lost Coast (2024)
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Novels
   The Butcher's Theater (1988)
   The Conspiracy Club (2003)
   True Detectives (2009)
   The Murderer's Daughter (2015)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Anthologies edited
   Diagnosis Dead (2004)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Jonathan Kellerman recommends
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The Chase (2022)
Alias Emma

(Alias Emma, book 1)
Ava Glass
"Turbo-charged pacing, vivid sense of place, and unforgettable characters add up to Thriller with a capital T."
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Kill the Angel (2018)
(Caselli and Torre, book 2)
Sandrone Dazieri
"Mind-bending."
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Orphan X (2016)
(Orphan X, book 1)
Gregg Hurwitz
"Orphan X is most exciting new series character since Jack Reacher. A page-turning masterpiece of suspense."

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Anthologies containing stories by Jonathan Kellerman
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The Lineup (2009)
The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives
edited by
Otto Penzler
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The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997)
(Best American Mystery Stories)
edited by
Robert B Parker and Otto Penzler

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