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Jonathan Kellerman is a psychologist and best seller author of many award-winning books. Kellerman was born in New York in 1949. He grew up in Los Angeles and took guitar classes for his sustenance in college. He also performed as an illustrator, cartoonist, journalist, and editor for his daily means. He also received the Samuel Goldwyn award in college for co-writing the unpublished novel. But instead of pursuing his career in writing, Kellerman enrolled for a Ph.D. course and later did a lot of work in that field. Jonathan Kellerman is married to best-selling novelist Fayne Kellerman.
Order of Alex Delaware Series
|1||When the Bough Breaks||1985||Description / Buy|
|2||Blood Test||1986||Description / Buy|
|3||Over the Edge||1987||Description / Buy|
|4||Silent Partner||1989||Description / Buy|
|5||Time Bomb||1990||Description / Buy|
|6||Private Eyes||1992||Description / Buy|
|7||Devil's Waltz||1993||Description / Buy|
|8||Bad Love||1994||Description / Buy|
|9||Self-Defense||1994||Description / Buy|
|10||The Web||1995||Description / Buy|
|11||The Clinic||1996||Description / Buy|
|12||Survival of the Fittest||1997||Description / Buy|
|13||Monster||1999||Description / Buy|
|14||Dr. Death||2000||Description / Buy|
|15||Flesh and Blood||2001||Description / Buy|
|16||The Murder Book||2002||Description / Buy|
|17||A Cold Heart||2003||Description / Buy|
|18||Therapy||2004||Description / Buy|
|19||Rage||2005||Description / Buy|
|20||Gone||2006||Description / Buy|
|21||Obsession||2007||Description / Buy|
|22||Compulsion||2008||Description / Buy|
|23||Bones||2008||Description / Buy|
|24||Evidence||2009||Description / Buy|
|25||Deception||2009||Description / Buy|
|26||Mystery||2011||Description / Buy|
|27||Victims||2012||Description / Buy|
|28||Guilt||2013||Description / Buy|
|29||Killer||2014||Description / Buy|
|30||Motive||2015||Description / Buy|
|31||Breakdown||2016||Description / Buy|
|32||Heartbreak Hotel||2017||Description / Buy|
|33||Night Moves||2018||Description / Buy|
|34||The Wedding Guest||2019||Description / Buy|
|35||The Museum of Desire||2020||Description / Buy|
|36||Serpentine||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Petra Connor Series
|1||Billy Straight||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||Twisted||2004||Description / Buy|
Order of Detective Jacob Lev Series with Jesse Kellerman
|1||The Golem of Hollywood||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Golem of Paris||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Clay Edison Series with Jesse Kellerman
|1||Crime Scene||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||A Measure of Darkness||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||Half Moon Bay||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Jonathan Kellerman Standalone Novels
|1||The Butcher's Theater||1988||Description / Buy|
|2||Double Homicide||1993||Description / Buy|
|3||The Conspiracy Club||2003||Description / Buy|
|4||Capital Crimes||2006||Description / Buy|
|5||True Detectives||2009||Description / Buy|
|6||The Murderer's Daughter||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Jonathan Kellerman Short Stories/Novellas
|1||The Right Thing to Do (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Jonathan Kellerman Short Story Collections
|1||Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky?||1994||Description / Buy|
Order of Alex Delaware Graphic Novel Series
|1||The Web||1996||Description / Buy|
|2||Silent Partner||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Jonathan Kellerman Non-Fiction Books
|1||Helping the Fearful Child||1981||Description / Buy|
|2||Savage Spawn||1999||Description / Buy|
|3||The Best American Crime Reporting 2008||2008||Description / Buy|
|4||With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars||2008||Description / Buy|
Jonathan Kellerman Anthologies
Some of the Jonathon Kellerman books are Billy Straight, The Butcher’s Theater, The Conspiracy Club, True Detectives, Twisted, and The Murderer’s Daughter. Jonathan Kellerman has co-authored Capital Crimes and Double Homicide with his novelist wife. His son, bestselling-novelist Jesse Kellerman, has also worked with his dad and co-authored The-Golem of Paris and The-Golem of Hollywood. He has written two children’s books and many nonfiction books related to psychology, including “With Strings Attached: The Art-and Beauty of Vintage Guitars” and “Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children”.
Jonathan Kellerman Awards:
Jonathan Kellerman has the famous Edgar award for the Best novel by an American author, to his credit for his first novel When the Bough Breaks. He also won the Anthony award for the Best First novel. He received the APA award for the Lifetime Contributions of Psychology, in 2015. He was also nominated for the shamus award.
Jonathan Kellerman books into movies:
When the Bough Breaks was turned into a TV movie in 1986. As of this writing this is the only book in the Alex Delaware series to be adapted into a movie.
The movie starred Ted Danson who also produced the movie. Ted Danson was in the midst of his legendary run as Sam Malone on the classic TV show Cheers at the time and he drew a lot of eyes to the project. Waris Hussein was tapped to direct as he was well-known in the made-for-TV genre.
When The Bough Breaks aired on NBC on October 12, 1986 to mixed reviews. People Magazine’s reviewer, Jeff Jarvis, said the movie was “a nice, tight, tense little murder mystery” which is all you can ask for from a made-for-TV movie at the time.
Best Jonathan Kellerman books:
When the Bough Breaks: This is the first of Alex Delaware novels by Jonathan Kellerman. Dr. Mortan Handler was a Fraud psychiatrist who was involved in sex scandals and extortion. He was mysteriously murdered in his apartment at Pacific Palisades. The 7-year-old Melody Quinn is the sole eyewitness to this lethal murder. Alex Delaware steps in to solve the case. He slowly starts unraveling the mysteries of the case by unfolding the thoughts in Melody’s mind. What unearths is a disturbing truth which relates to incidents in Alex’s childhood. This is the link to a 40-year old conspiracy which Alex has to solve fast as it could pose a huge risk to Melody’s life.
The Murderer’s Daughter: This is a standalone novel that is separate from the Alex Delaware series. Grace Blades is a dedicated psychiatrist who can treat troubled souls and psychiatric troubled people. Grace was the victim of a tormenting tragedy in her childhood where she witnessed the tragic suicide of her parents. She was later adopted by an extremely affectionate couple who brought her up well. She grows up to become a passionate psychiatrist who deals with other people’s problems. Her hidden’ world and its gruesome woes re-emerge when a patient comes to seek her help. She recognizes him from her haunted past. He ignores the past experiences as he is too desperate to seek her advice. Grace is now at a threshold where she wants to help the victim but refuses in fear of encountering past experiences. A police inquiry is set up and Grace personally investigates the whole case, to discover herself being drawn to a brutal enemy. She is again faced with all the negativities that she had left behind in her past.
Breakdown: In the background of the story, Lou Sherman is a senior psychiatrist who asks Alex to visit Ovid Chase, the son of Zelda Chase. They evaluate the condition of the boy and how is it affected by his mother’s unstable condition.
Dr. Alex Delaware meets TV actress Zelda Chase and is stuck by her immense beauty when he goes to examine her 5-year old son. After many years, He again meets Zelda when she is convicted in a Psychotic case. When Zelda is released, she is discovered as dead at the Bel Air estate. Also, Zelda’s son goes missing and so do other children from the high-profile locality. Alex senses some evil misgivings in the entire episode. He takes the help of his aid LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis to solve the case.
Jonathan Kellerman FAQ
Q: What is Jonathan Kellerman’s education?
A: Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York, but his family later moved to California where he attended UCLA for college where he received a BA in psychology. During his time in college, Kellerman worked odd jobs to get by and at times worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, journalist, guitar teacher and editor.
Kellerman would then enroll at the University of Southern California in their PhD program in clinical psychology. He graduated in 1974 and focused his studies on children psychopathology. Despite his writing success, he has continued to work in the medical field and he is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine. Kellerman has also worked with child anxiety disorders which led to the publishing of his book, Helping the Fearful Child.
When Does The Next Jonathan Kellerman book come out?
Jonathan Kellerman doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Serpentine and was released on February, 2nd 2021. It is the newest book in the Alex Delaware Series.