Search Results: "Jesse Kellerman"


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TROUBLE by Jesse Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 18, 2007

"After a relatively cheery debut, the talented Kellerman (Sunstroke, 2005) travels to Ruth Rendell country, and the bet here is you won't have read a more nightmarish novel all year."
A shivery psychological thriller about a beautiful young female stalker. Read full book review >

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POTBOILER by Jesse Kellerman
Released: July 5, 2012

"Another brilliant performance from Kellerman (The Executor, 2010, etc.). Potboiler? Hardly. Kellerman has fun here, and so will his readers."
Seldom, if ever, have the cloak-and-dagger folk—of any stripe, ours or theirs—appeared so omniscient, so omnipotent and so perfectly awful as they do in Kellerman's mordantly funny latest. Read full book review >

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CRIME SCENE by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"First of a series apparently aimed at readers willing to invest their time and attention in the hope of more excitement down the road."
Kellerman Senior (Heartbreak Hotel, 2017, etc.) and Junior (Potboiler, 2012, etc.) team up again in this tale of a case so cold it's been marked solved for years. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Any mystery that leaves you as satisfied with its lingering questions as it does with its solutions is worth your patronage.
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Two masters of psychological suspense weave a sprawling contemporary whodunit steeped in religious mythology, gruesome violence and the supernatural. Read full book review >

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THE GOLEM OF PARIS by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A curious yet compelling mix of adventure, crime, and horror with paranormal and historical elements."
Detective Jacob Lev takes on a brutal cold case and discovers that the murder has connections to his mother's murky past, a scary Russian oligarch, and a recent murder in Paris. Read full book review >

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SUNSTROKE by Jesse Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 2006

"Funny, exciting and stylishly written—a delicious tour de force not to be missed."
From the son of the bestsellers Kellerman (Faye and Jonathan), a superb debut thriller about love, lust, vengeance, murder and a good girl coping. Read full book review >

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PRISM by Faye Kellerman
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2009

"Who needs character development or logical world-building when you've got high-speed chases and laxative smuggling? (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Kaida is a normal high-school girl going on a normal class trip—until a terrible van accident strands her in a nightmare with two of her fellow travelers. Read full book review >

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DOUBLE HOMICIDE by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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THE BUTCHER'S THEATER by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 1988

"So, while there's enough solid professionalism here to fill a 300-page police-procedural, at more than double that length this sags and flattens—offering neither the focused, atmospheric suspense of Gorky Park and Pattern Crimes nor the chilling intensity of such other psychomanhunts as Red Dragon and Nightbloom."
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 >

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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 >

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SERPENT'S TOOTH by Faye Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Midlevel Kellerman, not up to Prayers for the Dead (1996), but well ahead of her soapier Decker-Lazarus domestic dramas. (First printing of 175,000)"
Why would somebody walk into trendy Estelle's and spray the diners with gunfire, killing 13 of them and wounding 32? Read full book review >