Books by Jonathan Kellerman

GUILT by Jonathan Kellerman
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Too slick, too generous with coincidences and too cute by far. One pet pooch in particular is so endearing she ought to be in a Disney movie."
The only clue to a buried baby's identity is a vintage Duesenberg. Read full book review >
VICTIMS by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Fans of this long-running series (Mystery, 2011, etc.) will get exactly what they've come to expect: a thoughtful Alex, a mildly sarcastic Milo and a well-constructed plot, although here the final sequences seem more in keeping with TV melodrama than Kellerman's usual product."
A serial killer eludes a cop and a psychiatrist. Read full book review >
DOUBLE HOMICIDE by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Two sets of blue-collar dicks, working doggedly out of hard-pressed departments in a thoroughly believable way: nothing fancy here, but oh-so-refreshingly readable."
The prolific Kellermans (he: The Conspiracy Code, 2003, etc.; she: Street Dreams, 2003, etc.) jointly pen a pair of crisp, smart novellas. Read full book review >
A COLD HEART by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 2003

"Detective fiction's best-loved shrink, handsome, intrepid, immeasurably sensitive, is in top form, even though the 400 pages of his latest case might have called for some shrinking themselves."
The sleuthing shrink returns for a 17th session. Read full book review >
MONSTER by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"And no one else in the cast has substance enough to make a long book seem shorter."
A psychologist hunts the killer of a psychologist when Dr. Alex Delaware returns after a hiatus that perhaps should have extended beyond one book (Billy Straight, 1999). Read full book review >
BILLY STRAIGHT by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"Readers leery of Kellerman's style will be hard put to find the purple patches usually associated with it."
While Alex Delaware, his psychologist-sleuth (The Clinic, 1997, etc.), is out on a one-book hiatus, Kellerman produces his best work yet. Read full book review >
THE CLINIC by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 1997

"But his success in pulling everything together in the end makes the entry a standout in Delaware's bumpy series."
An academic whose bestselling, man-hating self-helper made her popular enough for somebody to murder provides another overwrought but gripping case for Dr. Alex Delaware (Over the Edge, 1987; The Web, 1996, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >
THE BUTCHER'S THEATER by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1988

Kellerman's mysteries featuring psychologist-sleuth Alex Delaware (When the Bough Breaks, etc.), though intelligently written and thickly textured with realistic illness/therapy detail, have been marred by slow pacing, overwrought effects, and disappointing windups. Read full book review >
OVER THE EDGE by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 23, 1987

"Still: heavy hype and a strong first half ensure a sizable audience."
Kellerman's third investigation for L.A. psychologist Alex Delaware begins as a densely absorbing case-history. . .but then, like its overrated predecessors (When the Bough Breaks, Blood Test), turns into an overlong, overwrought gothic, more cheap than thoughtful. Read full book review >
BLOOD TEST by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1986

"A twisted, contrived, and turgid story with red herrings the size of small whales, and a stumbling, murky finale."
A disappointing second outing for California child-psychologist Alex Delaware (When The Bough Breaks, 1985); this time he tracks down a little boy desperately in need of cancer treatment. Read full book review >
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1985

"Still, for readers with a taste for the slightly gothic and the very gritty, this is ugly, busy entertainment—if too hyped up to work as a grimly real reflection of recent headlines involving child abuse."
The narrator-sleuth in this rather overwrought psycho-mystery is L.A. child psychologist Alex Delaware, who's "retired" (at 33) after having something of a nervous breakdown—following his consultant work on a harrowing child-molestation case. Read full book review >
HELPING THE FEARFUL CHILD by Jonathan Kellerman
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Jan. 26, 1980

"One approach, only—but effectively carried through."
Behavior-therapy techniques that parents can apply to help their children overcome everyday, yet often debilitating, anxieties—with a thorough discussion of normal worries so parents can decide when to use them. Read full book review >