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Jonathan Kellerman

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August 6th, 2024: The Lost Coast

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Jonathan Kellerman Stats: The highest rated book by Jonathan Kellerman on Book Notification is The Right Thing to Do, a Novella. The second-highest rated book is A Measure of Darkness (Clay Edison #2).

The most read book by Jonathan Kellerman on Book Notification is When the Bough Breaks, the first novel in the Alex Delaware series. The second most read book is Blood Test (Alex Delaware #2).

Below is a complete list of Jonathan Kellerman books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Jonathan Kellerman is the Alex Delaware Series.

List of Alex Delaware Books in Publication Order (with)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
When the Bough Breaks
1985
2
6.9
Blood Test
1986
3
7.4
Over the Edge
1987
4
7.8
Silent Partner
1989
5
6.9
Time Bomb
1990
6
7.3
Private Eyes
1992
7
8.2
Devil's Waltz
1993
8
7.2
Bad Love
1994
9
7
Self-Defense
1994
10
8
The Web
1995
11
7.1
The Clinic
1996
12
8
Survival of the Fittest
1997
13
6.5
Monster
1999
14
7.2
Dr. Death
2000
15
6.8
Flesh and Blood
2001
16
6.3
The Murder Book
2002
17
6.5
A Cold Heart
2003
18
6
Therapy
2004
19
6
Rage
2005
20
6.6
Gone
2006
21
6
Obsession
2007
22
7.8
Compulsion
2008
23
6.8
Bones
2008
24
6.8
Evidence
2009
25
7.3
Deception
2009
26
6.5
Mystery
2011
27
6.7
Victims
2012
28
5.3
Guilt
2013
29
7
Killer
2014
30
7.7
Motive
2015
31
8
Breakdown
2016
32
7.6
Heartbreak Hotel
2017
33
8.8
Night Moves
2018
34
7
The Wedding Guest
2019
35
7.6
The Museum of Desire
2020
36
7.3
Serpentine
2021
37
8.4
City of the Dead
2022
38
8.3
Unnatural History
2023
39
8.8
The Ghost Orchid
2024

List of Petra Connor Books in Publication Order

List of Detective Jacob Lev Books in Publication Order (with Jesse Kellerman, with)

List of Clay Edison Books in Publication Order (with Jesse Kellerman)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

List of Alex Delaware Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Mysterious Profiles Books in Publication Order

The Mysterious Profiles series offers brief biographies of iconic mystery writers, providing insights into their lives, works, and the creation of their most famous characters.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.7
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais)
2022
2
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen)
2022
3
8
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child)
2022
4
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly)
2022
5
8
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
6
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver)
2022
7
10
Alex Delaware
2022
8
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman)
2022
9
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey)
2022
10
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman)
2022
11
10
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter)
2022
12
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart)
2022
13
9
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter)
2022
14
10
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston)
2022
15
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson)
2022
16
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker)
2022
17
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry)
2022
18
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin)
2022
19
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell)
2022
20
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry)
2022
21
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile ( By: Charles Todd)
2022
22
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman)
2022
23
10
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith)
2022
24
8.1
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear)
2022
25
8.2
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly)
2022
26
Ben Kincaid ( By: William Bernhardt)
2023
27
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson)
2023
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List of Jonathan Kellerman Anthologies in Publication Order

Jonathan Kellerman: Biography

Jonathan Kellerman (Jonathan Seth Kellerman) was born on August 9th, 1949 and is currently 74 years old. Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York, USA. Kellerman attended University of Southern California where he received a Ph.D in Psychology.

Jonathan Kellerman is the author of the Alex Delaware series which currently consists of 39 novels. The Alex Delaware series started in 1985 with the novel When the Bough Breaks. The most recently released novel in the Alex Delaware series was The Ghost Orchid which was released in 2024. There are no upcoming novels for the Alex Delaware series.

Jonathan Kellerman has a wife who is also an author, Faye Kellerman. Jonathan Kellerman has co-authored the novel with .

Jonathan Kellerman: Awards & Accolades

Kellerman's books have won multiple awards, When the Bough Breaks won the Edgar Award, Best First Novel, in 1986 as well as the Anthony Award - Best First Mystery in 1986.

Jonathan Kellerman books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Show Me the Bones was nominated for the Macavity Award, Best Short Story, in 2000. Monster was nominated for the Shamus Award, Best P.I. Novel, in 2000.

Jonathan Kellerman: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Gone was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2006.
  • Compulsion was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2008.
  • True Detectives was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2009.
  • Heartbreak Hotel was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2017.

Jonathan Kellerman: F.A.Q

When was Jonathan Kellerman Born? How old is Jonathan Kellerman?

Jonathan Kellerman was born on August 9th, 1949. Jonathan Kellerman is currently 74 years old.

Where was Jonathan Kellerman Born?

Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York, USA and is American.

What book awards has Jonathan Kellerman won?

When the Bough Breaks: Edgar Award Best First Novel (1986), Anthony Award Best First Mystery (1986).

What was the first book Jonathan Kellerman wrote?

The first novel written by Jonathan Kellerman was Helping the Fearful Child, published in 1981.

What was the most recent book Jonathan Kellerman wrote?

His most recently released work was The Ghost Orchid on February 6th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by Jonathan Kellerman?

Jonathan Kellerman has a new book coming out on August 6th, 2024 called The Lost Coast.

How many books has Jonathan Kellerman written?

Jonathan Kellerman has written 63 books across 10 series.
  • 39 books in the Alex Delaware Series
  • 2 books in the Petra Connor Series
  • 2 books in the Detective Jacob Lev Series
  • 5 books in the Clay Edison Series
  • 6 Standalone Novels
  • 1 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 1 Short Story Collections
  • 2 Alex Delaware Graphic Novels
  • 4 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the Mysterious Profiles Series

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Alex Delaware is a character that I’ve been a fan for such a long time now that he’s my favorite of Jonathan’s characters. His chemistry and dynamics in his friendship with Milo makes the characters that much more fascinating. Plus his step-by-step and systematic untangling of details and all the psychology is fascinating to read about.

    That said, Clay is still a very cool character, and is one that has quickly grown on me too. He has got an interesting job of his own, and it’s nice to check out something a bit different. Both of them are very well written.

    Dave W.
    Dave W.
    2 years ago

    Great author although I haven’t read the last few Delawares. One of the best things about this site actually is being able to see what ones I am still to read. The completionist in me wants to get those read!

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    I have recently started reading the Rina Lazarus and Peter Decker mystery series by Faye Kellerman and loved them so I thought why not try out Jonathan Kellerman.

    I have come to love the Alex Delaware series of novels which open to the lead character enjoying early retirement from psychology practice. Alex’s retirement was precipitated by shock and fueled by burnout.

    He had spent weeks interviewing dozens of children that had been molested by a vicious man named Stuart Hickle only to come back and find the molester killed himself. He finds the suicide very bizarre and suspects foul play.

    Jonathan Kellerman writes some entertaining mysteries in the Alex Delaware series. He uses his lead to offer sharp insights into the profession and how it can be infested with frauds such as Dr Towle.

    Kellerman also writes about the dynamics of the friendship between the comfortably gay Milo and Alex while painting a spectacular portrait of Brindamoor the affluent suburb where the novels are set.

    Of course it would not be complete without a few complications, visceral shocks and intellectual surprises.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    I first knew Jonathan Kellerman after reading his famous mystery series featuring Alex Delaware, a child psychologist and a special consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department.
    When the Bough Breaks is an interesting and detailed story with well-developed characters to keep you hooked.
    Kellerman’s books are engaging and well-plotted to keep the readers thinking.
    Kellerman gives a sharp insight and creates a good friendship between Alex and Milo while he paints a portrait of the residential island community of Brindamoor.
    Thanks to this list of books, I’m almost halfway of the series and can’t wait to finish it.
    When the Bough Breaks has been adapted into a thriller/drama movie by the same name; it’s a breathtaking and compelling, starring Morris Chestnut, Theo Rossi, Regina Hall and Jazz Sinclair.
    You can watch it on Netflix.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Is Jonathan Kellerman the only author with a book titled ‘When the Bough Breaks?’ Those words sound so familiar. Maybe Kellerman borrowed the title from a nursery rhythm. It doesn’t really matter. But that title gnaws at me whenever I read it, almost like I’ve heard it before.

    Anyway, like most people, ‘When the Bough Breaks’ was my first Jonathan Kellerman novel. But then I finished it and did something interesting. I jumped to ‘Deception,’ the 25th novel in the series, just to see if I could follow the story.

    Strangely enough, I wasn’t confused at all. I was a little surprised to realize that Milo was a more prominent character than Alex. But that only made me more excited to find out what had happened in their relationship to change their dynamic.

    The Alex Delaware books are interesting. And fortunately for me, Kellerman has written a lot of them. So, I can read to my heart’s content.

    Cindy M
    Cindy M
    7 months ago

    Another fast read author who is gripping from start to finish. I prefer his stand alone novels as I feel they are more complete in their story line. Sometimes with the series you have to almost know a little about previous books to really understand the characters.

    Mary Schmidt
    Mary Schmidt
    3 months ago

    After all these years and all these books, I still love the Alex Delaware series. But, The Butcher’s Theater is still my favorite Keller man book.

    stalsma
    stalsma
    1 month ago

    The Ghost Orchid – I enjoy the interaction between Milo Sturgis and Alex Delaware. The best part about this book was the ending especially compared to the sad and less-than-uplifting details of the other narrative in the book which is not a negative reaction to the book as a whole. After you finish the book, you’ll understand that comment.

    Donna
    Donna
    1 month ago

    If I have not read all of the Alex Delaware books, it is strictly an oversight since I always put his books on hold the second I see there is a new one in the series. These are read by John Rubinstein whose voice portrays how I imagine the mild-mannered, soft-spoken Alex and his somewhat rough but kind-hearted friend, Milo. The descriptions help the reader envision California and the lifestyle there. The plot reveals some history, some culture, and some discussion of the human condition, since Alex is a child psychologist. He uses his background to help Milo, a homicide investigator, to look at things differently as needed. It’s easy to imagine them investigating the crime scene, interviewing witnesses and eating some magnificent food. The crimes are never cut and dried or as things appear when first introduced. For me these are always enjoyable. I’m currently listening to The Ghost Orchid and am curious to see its resolution.

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