Search Results: "Jonathan Kellerman"


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 >

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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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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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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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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 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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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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A COLD HEART by Jonathan Kellerman
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN SWIFT by Leo Damrosch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A rich and rewarding portrait of an irreplaceable genius."
A feisty, first-class life of the sage and scourge of English Literature. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JONATHAN EDWARDS by Philip F. Gura
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2005

"Controversial, and a quick, enjoyable read. Gura will grab at least some of the audience of armchair-history-lovers that professional historians always claim they want to reach."
A gauntlet-throwing biography of the 18th-century minister and theologian who's in the pantheon of great American intellectuals, along with Thomas Jefferson, W.E.B. DuBois, and the James brothers. Read full book review >

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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 >