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Jonathan Kellerman


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

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a child psychologist to numerous bestselling tales of suspense (which have been translated into two dozen languages), including thirteen previous Alex Delaware novels; The Butcher's Theater, a story of serial killing in Jerusalem; and Billy Straight, featuring Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor. His most recent novel is Monster. He is also the author of numerous essays, short stories, and scientific articles, two children's books, and three volumes of psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. He and his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, have four children. 
 
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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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