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Jonathan Kellerman

Author of Monster

107+ Works 65,262 Members 1,277 Reviews 150 Favorited

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a child psychologist to 16 consecutive bestselling novels of suspense, including The Butcher's Theater, Jerusalem, and Billy Straight and 32 previous Alex Delaware novels, translated into two dozen show more languages. He is also the author of numerous essays, short stories, and scientific articles, two children's books, and three volumes on psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. (Publisher Provided) show less
Image credit: Jonathan Exley of Exley Photo, copyright 2006

Series

Works by Jonathan Kellerman

Monster (1999) 2,188 copies
Gone (2006) 2,126 copies
The Murder Book (2002) 2,126 copies
When the Bough Breaks (1985) 2,083 copies
Therapy (2004) 2,019 copies
Rage (2005) 1,987 copies
Dr. Death (2000) 1,934 copies
A Cold Heart (2003) 1,923 copies
Flesh and Blood (2001) 1,892 copies
Survival of the Fittest (1997) 1,865 copies
Complusion (2008) 1,819 copies
Twisted: A Novel (2004) 1,793 copies
Obsession (2007) 1,793 copies
The Clinic (1997) 1,774 copies
Over the Edge (1987) 1,772 copies
Bones (2008) 1,745 copies
Self-Defense (1995) 1,728 copies
The Web (1995) 1,707 copies
The Conspiracy Club (2003) 1,706 copies
Bad Love (1994) 1,687 copies
Silent Partner (1989) 1,645 copies
Devil's Waltz (1992) 1,598 copies
Blood Test (1986) 1,592 copies
Time Bomb (1990) 1,567 copies
Billy Straight (1998) 1,550 copies
Private Eyes (1991) 1,470 copies
Evidence (2009) 1,373 copies
Deception (2010) 1,353 copies
Mystery (2011) 1,175 copies
Victims (2012) 1,104 copies
True Detectives: A Novel (2009) 1,069 copies
The Butcher's Theater (1988) 999 copies
Guilt (2013) 931 copies
Killer (2014) 809 copies
Capital Crimes (2006) 713 copies
The Murderer's Daughter (2015) 710 copies
Motive (2015) 694 copies
Heartbreak Hotel (2017) 595 copies
Breakdown (2016) 592 copies
The Wedding Guest (2019) 491 copies
Night Moves (2018) 477 copies
Crime Scene: A Novel (2017) 472 copies
The Golem of Hollywood (2014) 459 copies
The Museum of Desire (2020) 437 copies
Serpentine (2021) 376 copies
City of the Dead (2022) 309 copies
The Golem of Paris (2015) 254 copies
Unnatural History (2023) 250 copies
Half Moon Bay (2020) 235 copies
The Burning (2021) 171 copies
The Ghost Orchid (2024) 151 copies
The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 (2009) — Editor — 75 copies
Double Homicide Boston (2004) 56 copies
Diagnosis Dead (1998) — Editor — 55 copies
Devil's Waltz / Bad Love (2003) 43 copies
The Right Thing to Do (2015) 31 copies
The Web (Graphic Novel) (2014) 17 copies
Sante Fe: Still Life (2004) 17 copies
Monster (Graphic Novel) (2017) 10 copies
Omnibus: The Web/Bad Love (1996) 10 copies
The Lost Coast (2024) 5 copies
Les Noces funestes (2023) 2 copies
Que la bête s'échappe (2016) 2 copies
Teatr rzeznika (2002) 1 copy
Ofiary (2012) 1 copy
Z zimną krwią (2004) 1 copy
Header Billy Straight (2005) 1 copy
Canavar (2015) 1 copy
Grove 1 copy
All Books 1 copy
Evidence #24 1 copy

Associated Works

Diamonds Are Forever (1956) — Introduction, some editions — 3,126 copies
Three Doors to Death (1950) — Introduction, some editions — 802 copies
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Contributor — 119 copies
Murder for Love (1996) — Contributor — 93 copies
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories (1996) — Contributor — 3 copies

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This is the fifth in the Clay Edison coroner turned private eye series written by the father and son Kellerman team. It is the third I have read; it works well as a standalone.

While investigating a property sales fraud case, Clay finds a relatively unknown and dangerous section of the California coast known as Swan’s Landing that seems to be a hotbed for a real estate scam that preys on vulnerable individuals. When he visits, his questions put him in danger especially when he becomes interested in searching for a missing person.

I am a big fan of Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware series and enjoy this one as well. These books have the authors’ characteristically vivid detailed descriptions that paint a good sense of place. They are observant and often amusing. This is a quick read with a bit of a tangled plot A new player, a fellow female PI is introduced who is quite the character. And speaking of characters, the inhabitants of Swan’s Landing are uniquely peculiar.

Thanks to #NetGalley and @RandomHouse #ballantinebooks for the DRC.
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vkmarco | May 23, 2024 |
I listened to Kathe Mazur's great delivery of this. Quite the page-turner. (Am I allowed to say that about an audio book?)
 
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TraSea | 69 other reviews | Apr 29, 2024 |
Twisted is a story that is twisted. It is extremely upsetting to hear this story. Unfortunately the narrator read the story in a jerky tone that did the book no good. Four stars were given to this book because of the story. The narrator would get one star.
 
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Works
107
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Members
65,262
Popularity
#214
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
1,277
ISBNs
1,828
Languages
23
Favorited
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