Jonathan Kellerman

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    Jonathan Kellerman

    Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher's Theatre, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored the bestsellers Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is the author of numerous essays, short stories, scientific articles, two children's books, and three volumes of psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico. Their four children include the novelists Jesse Kellerman and Aliza Kellerman.
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    The Murderer's Daughter

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    The masterfully plotted, stand-alone pyschological thriller from No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman, featuring tough, brilliant young pyschologist Grace Blades, a former student of Alex Delaware.

    A brilliant and dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches - because she bears her own invisible scars. Only five years old when she watched her parents die in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But her now-accomplished life has a secret side, ruled by an insatiable desire; by night she pursues the addictive thrills of sexual trysts with strangers. And when her two worlds unexpectedly converge, Grace's past returns with a vengeance, threatening to destroy everything she's fought for - including her life.

    Shaken by the murder of her newest patient and fearful that an investigation will expose her double life, Grace sets out to probe the crime herself. But when she stumbles on the dead man's true identity, a horrifying chapter from her childhood is violently reawakened, forcing Grace to confront a decades-old act of evil crying out to be avenged. Suddenly stalked by dangerous men, Grace must turn to the talent for survival she's depended on all her life in order to face down the darkest personal demon she's ever battled: her own.

    'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'From Jonathan Kellerman, the international bestselling author of KILLER and GUILT, comes THE MURDERER'S DAUGHTER, a compulsive stand-alone thriller.Jonathan Kellerman is the No. 1 international bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, THE BUTCHER'S THEATRE, BILLY STRAIGHT, THE CONSPIRACY CLUB, TWISTED and TRUE DETECTIVES. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored DOUBLE HOMICIDE and CAPITAL CRIMES. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD and THE GOLEM OF PARIS. He is also the author of two children's books and numerous non-fiction works. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar and Anthony Awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico and New York.Jonathan Kellerman is a three-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author.There are more than 75 million copies worldwide of Kellerman's novel in print, audio and eBook.Jonathan has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.For more about Jonathan, visit his website: www.jonathankellerman.com.
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    Motive

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    Alex Delaware returns in a thrilling case, featuring one of the most devious murderers ever conceived by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman.

    Even hundreds of closed cases to his credit can't keep LAPD police lieutenant Milo Sturgis from agonising over the crimes that don't get solved - and the victims who go without justice. Victims like Katherine Hennepin, a young woman strangled and stabbed in her home. A single suspect with a solid alibi leads to a dead end - one even psychologist Alex Delaware's expert insight can't explain. The only thing to do is move on to the next murder case - because there is always a next one.

    This time the victim is Ursula Corey, a successful, attractive divorcee who's been gunned down - not a robbery but an execution, a crime that smacks of simple, savage revenge. And along with that theoretical motive come two strong contenders for the role of suspect: the dead woman's business partner/ex-husband and her divorce lawyer/secret lover. But just as Alex and Milo think they're zeroing in on the killer, a bizarre new clue stirs up echoes of the unsolved Hennepin murder. And the discovery of yet another crime scene bearing the same taunting signature raises the spectre of a serial killer on a mission, whose twisted method is exceeded only by his manipulative and cunning madness.

    'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'The thrilling blockbuster featuring pyschologist sleuth Alex Delaware, from No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman.Jonathan Kellerman is a three-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author.There are more than 75 million copies worldwide of Kellerman's novel in print, audio and eBook.Jonathan has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.For more about Jonathan, visit his website: www.jonathankellerman.com.
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    The Golem of Hollywood

    By Jonathan Kellerman, Jesse Kellerman

    From Jonathan Kellerman, the #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international #1 bestselling author of The Genius, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year.

    A burned-out L.A. detective . . . a woman of mystery who is far more than she seems . . . a grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of retribution. When these three collide, a new standard of suspense is born.

    The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer.

    And for Detective Jacob Lev the mystery of how he spent last night pales in comparison the one he's about to be called upon to solve.

    'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying''Brilliant, page-turning fiction with mythic underpinnings... The book is like nothing I've ever read before. It sort of took my breath away' - Stephen King

    Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he also co-authored the bestsellers DOUBLE HOMICIDE and CAPITAL CRIMES. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar and Anthony Awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.

    Jesse Kellerman is the author of five novels. He has won several awards for his writing, including the 2003 Princess Grace Award, given to America's most promising young playwright, and the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle for THE GENIUS. POTBOILER was also nominated for a best novel Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife and son in California.

    Jonathan Kellerman is a three-time No. 1 New York Times bestselling author.Jonathan has won the Goldwyn, Edgar and Anthony Awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.There are more than 75 million copies worldwide of Jonathan Kellerman's novels in print, audio and eBook.Jesse Kellerman has won several awards for his writing, including the 2003 Princess Grace Award, given to America's most promising young playwright, and the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle for THE GENIUS.Jesse Kellerman's POTBOILER was also nominated for a best novel Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America.For more information visit http://jonathankellerman.com/ and http://jessekellerman.com/.
    Jonathan Kellerman

    The Alex Delaware novels

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    Guilt

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    When a young couple takes possession of their dream home, they can't wait to remodel the neglected mansion. That is until they make a gruesome discovery of a rusted metal strongbox containing two rotting leather doctor's bags. And inside each bag, swaddled in sheets of sixty-year-old newspaper, lies a tiny human skeleton.

    The case hits the media, and theories abound. The most likely culprit is a mysterious woman, employed as private nurse to wealthy L.A. families during World War Two and Lieutenant Milo Sturgis consults psychologist Alex Delaware for insight into the perpetrator's motives. But the horror is just beginning.

    Two more bags are discovered, but this time the infants inside have been dead less than a month. Is a copycat at work? Or is there a link between the two finds which goes back decades? By the time both cases close, Alex and Milo will have confronted unprecedented narcissism, cruelty, deceit and a cold but fiendish objectification of the human spirit that shakes both men to the core . . .

    'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'In this compelling novel from the No. 1 international bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman, master detective Alex Delaware delves into the darkest of human compulsions as buried bodies begin to surface.Jonathan Kellerman is a hugely successful New York Times bestselling author - TRUE DETECTIVES debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list and his most recent novel VICTIMS debuted at No. 2.'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today; 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time
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    Victims

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware returns in this ingenious and breathtakingly good psychological thriller.

    Not since Jack the Ripper has there been such a gruesome crime scene. One look at the victim's apartment turned charnel house is enough for Milo Sturgis to summon The Crime Reader. But even Alex Delaware's skills may be stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion . . . with no apparent connection between them.

    The only clue left behind - a blank page bearing a question mark - seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. This one will haunt The Crime Reader's waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.

    'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'

    Alex Delaware, The Crime Reader, returns in Victims - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.

    TRUE DETECTIVES debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time
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    Mystery

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    In a glamorous area of Los Angeles, the Beverley Fauborg hotel is about to close for good. Psychologist Alex Delaware and his girlfriend Robin are making a farewell visit to the hotel bar when one patron in particular grabs their attention - a beautiful but aloof young woman dressed all in white.

    Two days later, Alex is called in on a murder case and is shocked when he recognises the victim as the woman in white. Discovering her true identity is not going to be easy though and, Milo's investigation into the girl nicknamed 'Mystery' leads him to the darkest of secrets in the highest of places.

    Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detailAn ingenious, intriguing and breathtakingly good novel from the world's number one psychological thriller writerMasterly storytelling and expert insight into the darkest of human compulsions make the internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels as compelling as they are addictive.TRUE DETECTIVES debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time
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    True Detectives

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    TRUE DETECTIVES follows Moe Reed and Aaron Fox on the twisted trail of a missing girl, a dark, baffling whodunit that forces the brothers to put aside their mutual animus - and to confront the unresolved family mystery that turned them into enemies.

    PIs can do things, legally, that cops can't. And cops have access to resources denied their private counterparts. Only by pooling their efforts - and by consulting a man both brothers respect, psychologist Alex Delaware, do Fox and Reed stand a chance of peeling back the secrets in high places that explain the fate of an outwardly innocent young woman. And, by doing so, the brothers learn about much more than murder.

    'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying''Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Jonathan Kellerman, the creator of Alex Delaware, returns in True Detectives - an enthralling novel from the master of psychological suspense.A vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today'Kellerman is a thrilling writer' Independent'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time
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    Doctor Death

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    People are voluntarily dying before their time in California. Some call it assisted suicide when cancer, heart disease or painful old age make the quality of life unbearable. Others say it is murder, that no-one has the right to help others take their own life.

    As the debate rages over whether euthanasia should be legalised or not, the man at the centre of the row, nicknamed Doctor Death, continues his work. Dr Alex Delaware joins in the argument, but when Detective Milo Sturgis comes to him with the suspicion that some of Doctor Death's patients are not willing collaborators, Delaware finds himself on the frontline of the affair, and increasingly believes that euthanasia is not the prime motivation. So what is driving Doctor Death to kill so many?

    Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detailAlex Delaware returns in Doctor Death - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense'When it comes to psychological, or even psychopathic, themes, Jonathan Kellerman leads the pack' GUARDIANThis Sunday Times bestselling author builds up suspense so subtly that the reader is hooked without knowing it, right up to the very last page.'His portrait of lotus land under siege, with its underclass of sickos, addicts and no-hopers is precise and convincing' OBSERVER
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    Billy Straight

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    When beautiful Lisa Boehlinger Ramsey is found brutally stabbed to death in LA's Griffin Park, Detective Petra Connor and her partner Stu Bishop investigate. Lisa had publicly revealed that her ex-husband, millionaire TV star Cart Ramsey had beaten her, making him the prime suspect. Still, Petra and Stu must tread carefully; the top brass don't want a repeat of the OJ Simpson scenario on their hands.



    But there's a witness. Twelve-year-old Billy Straight, too frightened to come forward.



    And when Lisa's parents put a reward out on Billy, only Petra realises the true extent of the danger he is in. She must act quickly if this little boy is not to be wiped out...

    Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detailFrom Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense, comes an explosive thriller featuring detective Petra Connor'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayStunning new backlist package

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    Self-Defence

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    Lucy Lowell is traumatised after serving jury duty on the trial of a depraved killer. Horrific images haunt her waking life and at night she's terrorised by the recurring nightmare of a small child watching a terrible scene unfold in a darken wood.

    Lucy's terrified that she's losing her grip on reality. Her psychologist, Alex Delaware, thinks her dreams are repressed memories of something very real - a very real murder. Alex knows that delving into Lucy's mind might awaken past terrors but nothing could have prepared him for the horrors about to be unleashed.

    'A gruesome novel psychodrama of depravity and organised vice...assured skill and horripilating effect''Absorbing thriller in which Kellerman steers deftly round blind alleys and false clues to arrive at intolerable truths' LITERARY REVIEW'Good twists and a wicked portrait of Hollywood and Californian mores''Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Alex Delaware returns in Self-Defence - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.'When it comes to psychological, or even psychopathic, themes, Jonathan Kellerman leads the pack' GUARDIANThis Sunday Times bestselling author builds up suspense so subtly that the reader is hooked without knowing it, right up to the very last page.
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    Bad Love

    By Jonathan Kellerman
    It starts with a tape delivered to psychologist Alex Delaware's house - a recording of a soul-sickening scream followed by a twisted, childlike voice chanting 'Bad love. Bad love. Don't give me the bad love . . .' Alex heard that phrase a decade ago, at a symposium for Dr Andres de Bosch and his work with troubled teens, why is he hearing it now? Then there are strange phone calls, a horrific act of vandalism and the discovery that other symposium delegates have been murdered. Unless Alex can make sense of the mind games being played he will be next . . .'His portrait of lotus land under siege, with its underclass of sickos, addicts and no-hopers is precise and convincing''A terrific read and one that will keep you page-turning into the small hours'Alex Delaware gets to grips with Bad Love in this compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspenseThis Sunday Times bestselling author builds up suspense so subtly that the reader is hooked without knowing it, right up to the very last page.'Convincing psychiatrics; stylish, solidly characterised and salted as usual, with Kellerman's distaste for the LA landscape' LITERARY REVIEW
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    Devil's Waltz

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    It's a living hell . . .

    Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones has spent most of her short life in and out of Paediatrics Hospital. Cassie is persistently, seriously ill and when no amount of testing can identify the cause, her doctor is lead to a disturbing diagnosis - Cassie's mother could be making her daughter deliberately sick.

    Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to make an independent assessment of the Jones family. But Alex's attempts to find the answers and save a young girl's life will reveal a terrifying circle of corruption, abuse and murderous hatred.

    Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detailAlex Delaware returns in Devil's Waltz - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.Jonathan Kellerman is the undisputed master of suspenseStunning new backlist package'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today
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    Private Eyes

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    Psychologist Alex Delaware regards Melissa Dickinson as one of his greatest achievements. A tormented seven year old when she first appeared in his LA surgery, two years on she was fully recovered.

    Years later, Melissa contacts Alex, desperate for him to help her mother, Gina. Gina was a budding Hollywood starlet until a vicious acid attack left her disfigured. Crippled with fear, Gina has hidden from the world for two decades. But before Alex can help, she disappears. Now Alex is locked in a search leading him into a grotesque labyrinth of hidden histories and desires . . .

    'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Alex Delaware returns in Private Eyes - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.Jonathan Kellerman is the undisputed master of suspenseStunning new backlist package'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today
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    Time Bomb

    By Jonathan Kellerman

    You're living on borrowed time . . .

    A sniper opens fire on a crowded Californian schoolyard but is killed before any children are harmed. When the sniper's identity is revealed, a media frenzy erupts. Why would they want to take innocent lives?

    Psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to help the kids cope with the ordeal but is drawn into investigating the motives of the would-be assassin. Alex soon finds himself on a bloody and twisted trail into the world of political extremism from which there may be no way back . . .

    'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Alex Delaware returns in Time Bomb - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayStunning new backlist package
    Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully

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      Over the Edge

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Jamey Cadmus is clearly a deeply troubled young man. Found clutching a bloodied knife at the scene of a brutal double homicide, surely he must be the vicious serial killer who's been terrorising LA. What other explanation can there be? The public are demanding the death penalty but his lawyer is pleading diminished responsibility.

      Psychologist Alex Delaware is asked to make an assessment of Jamey's mental health but to do that he needs to look into Jamey's past and no one wants Alex digging there . . .

      'Over the Edge is a compulsive page-turner...filled with insight, charged with suspense, and laced with just enough humour to make the whole thing sparkle. This one is simply too good to miss''Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Alex Delaware returns in Over the Edge - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.A vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayFantastic new backlist package

      When Jamey Cadmus is found clutching a bloody knife at the scene of an appalling double murder, he's the prime suspect in a series of killings that have rocked Los Angeles. No one - not even Jamey's family or lawyer - wants Alex Delware to investigate what really happened. And that's because what really happened is unspeakable...

      'OVER THE EDGE is a compulsive page-turner... filled with insight, charged with suspense, and laced with just enough humour to make the whole thing sparkle. This one is simply too good to miss' STEPHEN KING

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      The Web

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Dr William Moreland has spent much of his life attending to the physical and mental health of the inhabitants of Knife Island, a tiny Micronesian community. Feeling that his records should be analysed to ensure that the wealth of information contained within them should not be lost, he asks Alex Delaware for assistance.

      The timing is perfect for Alex and his partner Robin. Desperate to escape the violence of Los Angeles and recuperate from the terrible ordeal, they seize the opportunity for a sabbatical.

      But Knife Island is not the tropical paradise it first appears. The murder of a young woman has created an atmosphere of fear and division and Moreland himself is not
      quite what he seems.

      Surrounded by tarantulas and giant hissing cockroaches, Alex and Robin find themselves drawn into a grotesque web of intrigue that even Alex, with his deep knowledge of the human psyche, finds it hard to unravel.

      'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Alex Delaware returns in The Web - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.A vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayFantastic new backlist package
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      Monster

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      A corpse is found in a car trunk. The victim was a twenty-five-year-old would-be actor called Richard Dada. He had been sawn in half. Eight months later, the body of Claire Argent, a psychologist at a hospital for the criminally insane, is discovered. She was mutilated in the same, horrific way.

      Detective Milo Sturgis is put on the case and, when the incoherent ramblings of a patient locked up in a mental hospital for the criminally insane begin to make terrifying sense, he calls on psychologist Alex Delaware to help him delve into the muddy waters of insanity.

      Can Alex and Milo unravel this dark web of family secrets, vengeance and manipulation in time to stop further killing?

      Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detailAlex Delaware returns in Monster - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.Jonathan Kellerman is the undisputed master of suspenseStunning new backlist package'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today
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      Jonathan Kellerman's recommended reads

      THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO by Alexandre Dumas, THE CHILL by Ross Macdonald

      SOLOMON'S VINEYARD by Jonathan Latime, JUSTICE by Fay Kellerman THE GENIUS by Jesse Kellerman, anything by Ruth Rendell

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      Silent Partner

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Dr Sharon Ransom is the most beautiful woman in the room; she's also the most troubled. So when former lover, psychologist Alex Delaware, bumps into her at a lavish LA cocktail party, though still attracted to her, fear of reviving unhappy memories prevents him from offering the help she seems so desperate for.

      Hours later, Sharon's body is discovered with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Tortured by guilt, Alex wants answers. As his investigation begins, dark memories of his past with Sharon emerge, and a present full of madness, murder and sexual violence unfolds.

      'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Alex Delaware returns in Silent Partner - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayStunning new backlist package

      Depressed after his girlfriend leaves him, Dr Alex Delaware goes to a lavish cocktail party - and steps into a nightmare.

      The beautiful but troubled Sharon Ransom is at the party - and she just happens to be Alex's former lover. When Sharon is later found dead, it is presumed to be suicide. But one death after another is to follow - and they're all linked to Dr Paul Peter Kruse, a man with a sinister sexual hold over women. Alex's need to uncover the truth takes him further into a tangled web of police corruption, deception, insanity and a decades-old Hollywood murder...

      'Lots of violence and lots of sex, cleverly described' THE TIMES

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      When the Bough Breaks

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Seven-year-old Melody Quinn is the only witness of a horrific double murder but she can't or won't talk about what she saw. Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to try and get through to her and to the truth of what happened that night. But it soon becomes clear that Melody isn't just traumatised by the murders.

      Alex is only too aware that LA is a city which spawns ugliness. But is he prepared for the seemingly bottomless pit of perversion and violence that he's about to uncover?

      'A gruesome novel psychodrama of depravity and organised vice...assured skill and horripilating effect''Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'

      The first Alex Delaware novel, When the Bough Breaks, is vintage Jonathan Kellerman and full of psychological suspense.

      A vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayFantastic new backlist package
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      The Clinic

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Building to a white-knuckle climax, The Clinic is a brilliantly plotted thriller.

      For three months the police have found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller, an angry indictment of men. Now homicide detective Milo Sturgis, turns to his friend, psychologist Dr Alex Delaware, for help.

      One by one, they unlock the very private compartments of her life: her marriage, her shadowy work for a Beverly Hills clinic, and her baffling link to another murder victim. But when Alex delves into her childhood he begins to understand the formidable woman she was - and the ties that entangled her life until the horrifying act of betrayal that ended it.

      'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Alex Delaware returns in The Clinic - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.A vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayFantastic new backlist package
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      The Butcher's Theatre

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Murder is never clear-cut.

      In the '60s Jerusalem was dubbed 'The Butcher's Theatre'. Decades later and the City of Peace is about to regain that title. The corpse of a young Arab girl has been found - her body violated and then carved up with chilling precision. Sexual murders are virtually unheard of in Jerusalem and the killing throws an already unstable city into turmoil.

      Chief Inspector Daniel Shalom Sharavi, himself a Yemenite Jew, takes charge of the case. But with political and religious tensions in the city muddying the murder trail, could he be about to lose the killer in the confusion?

      'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying'Jonathan Kellerman, the creator of Alex Delaware, returns in The Butcher's Theatre - a enthralling novel from the master of psychological suspense.A vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today

      In the late '60s Jerusalem was known as 'The Butcher's Theatre'. Now the City of Peace is a butcher's theatre once more... The first victim is a young Arab girl, mutilated with chilling precision. The murder sends shockwaves through a community in which sex crimes are virtually unknown and Chief Inspector Daniel Shalom Sharavi, himself a Yemenite Jew, is brought in to investigate the case. Slowly, too slowly, a complex trail is uncovered that leads to a point where private psychosis and politics threaten to collide. But will it be too late?

      'This one is going to scare the hell out of a lot of people on its way to the bestseller lists' ELMORE LEONARD

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      Blood Test

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Doctors believe that they can successfully treat five-year-old cancer patient, Woody Swope. But Woody's parents, members of a cult called 'The Touchers', are not only refusing the treatment, they're also threatening to remove him from the hospital.

      Psychologist Alex Delaware, is called in to talk the parents round. But before he can, the Swopes are gone and so is Woody. All that remains is a savagely ransacked and bloodied motel room, their teenage daughter, Nona, and an increasingly sinister case to solve.

      'Exciting...a tour de force'Alex Delaware returns in Blood Test - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayStunning new backlist package

      We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Kellermen's early novels are now moving to Headline, starting with BLOOD TEST, OVER THE EDGE, THE BUTCHER'S THEATRE and SILENT PARTNER and [CHECK WORDING FOR THIS]


      Woody Swope is seriously ill. Treatment is possible, but it will be painful. But his parents, members of a peculiar sect, threaten to remove him from hospital. Then Woody disappears - and so do his parents, leaving their motel suite blood-stained.

      Alex Delaware, a burned-out child psychologist, is brought onto the case. And the truth is to prove stranger than he could ever have imagined...


      'Exciting... a tour de force' NEW YORK TIMES

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      Survival of the Fittest

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Weaving together the threads of a mystery that lead from a child's murder to a young scientist's suicide, Kellerman draws one of the most chilling, frighteningly realistic portraits of evil you will ever experience.

      The mentally disabled daughter of a diplomat is killed in cold blood in a deserted corner of the Santa Monica mountains. Her father adamantly denies the possibility of a political motive, which leaves LAPD detective Milo Sturgis and his friend Alex Delaware to pose the question: why? The father is so intent on controlling the investigation that Alex and Milo start to wonder if he wants to find the truth - or keep it buried. After another killing, within days Alex finds himself ensnared in one of the darkest, most menacing cases of his career. Driven to find answers, Alex goes undercover, alone, to expose the smug brutality of a murderous conspiracy and a terrifying contempt for human life.

      'Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying''High-octane entertainment''Exceptionally exciting''Ingenious and horrifying''Coolly intelligent'Alex Delaware returns in Survival of the Fittest - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.A vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Endlessly intriguing; as good as they come' Literary Review, 'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time, 'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayStunning new backlist package
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      Deception

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      On a DVD found near her lifeless body, Elise Freeman chronicles a year-and-a-half-long ordeal of monstrous abuse at the hands of three sadistic tormentors. But even more shocking than the lurid details is the revelation that the offenders, like their victim, are teachers at a prestigious LA prep school.

      If ever homicide detective Milo Sturgis could use Dr Alex Delaware's psychological prowess, it's now. From the start, this case promises to be an uphill climb for truth and a down-and-dirty fight for justice. Alex and Milo must penetrate the citadel of wealth and scholarship to expose the dirty secrets and deadly sins festering amongst LA's elite. But power and position are not easily surrendered, and Alex and Milo may well be walking into a highly polished death trap . . .

      'Kellerman doesn't disappoint, and in his battles with the rich and powerful school authorities who are trying to cover up the crime it reminds you of Marlowe and General Sternwood's orchids in The Big Sleep. Tough to put down but with a wry side, it's all you could ask for in an LA thriller'The ingenious, intriguing and breathtakingly good new novel from the world's number one psychological thriller writerMasterly storytelling and expert insight into the darkest of human compulsions make the internationally bestselling Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware novels as compelling as they are addictive. And just when you think he has taken his ferociously gripping tales of mystery and psychological suspense to the limit, he takes a bold leap into terrifying and uncharted new territory with DECEPTION'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime TimeTRUE DETECTIVES debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list
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      Evidence

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Early one morning a foreman shows up at the building site of a mega-mansion. Proceeding up unfinished plank steps, he arrives at the master bedroom. There, lying on a blanket, are a man and a woman, stabbed and bludgeoned to death.

      Who are the lovers? Why have they chosen a construction site for their late-night tryst. Is the double murder simply a horrific example of wrong-place, wrong-time? Or were the victims stalked? And will the outrage be repeated?

      Alex and Milo are called in but, as they struggle to make their way through the alternative universe that is the domain of the impossibly rich, they discover a scheme rooted in deception and evil beyond even their imaginations.

      'The expected unexpected twists are embedded in a tale of real texture: every character, no matter how minor is given a life of their own - and the cat-and-mouse interviews led by Sturgis as he tries to nail a suspect are nothing less than superb''It's always a pleasure to read Kellerman, who injects his fast-paced psychological thrillers with enough humour and authentic glimpses of LA life to leaven his often grisly themes'Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detailAn Alex Delaware thriller - compulsive, intriguing and unputdownableA vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time
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      Bones

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      A woman's body is found in marshland outside LA. By the next morning the police have discovered the decaying corpses of three more women. They were all prostitutes except for the most recent victim; a classically trained pianist employed by a wealthy family, Selena Bass seems out of place in the grim tableau.

      Psychologist Alex Delaware is drafted in by homicide detective Milo Sturgis to help with the case. Details of the crimes suggest a serial killer is prowling LA's gritty streets. But when a new murder deviates from the pattern, derailing a possible profile, Alex and Milo must look beyond the suspicion of madness... and consider an even more sinister mind at work. There are no easy answers, for the darkest of drives and desires will fuel the most devious of foes.

      Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detailAlex Delaware returns in Bones - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.A vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time
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      A Cold Heart

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Juliet Kipper, a gifted painter, is strangled in the LA gallery where her first solo show has opened to critical acclaim, and Milo Sturgis takes on the murder investigation as a favour to an old friend. He consults Alex Delaware, who, researching parallels with other deaths, looks for artists killed when on the verge of a breakthrough or comeback. And he finds two others.

      The investigation points to a gruesome, sadistic pattern of death, taking Milo and Alex into the dark side of the art world, and Alex's ex-lover Robin into terrible danger.

      Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detail

      Alex Delaware, The Crime Reader, returns in A Cold Heart - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.

      'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA Today'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time
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      Flesh and Blood

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      When Alex Delaware first saw Lauren Teague she was a sullen teenager with the usual problems: bad grades at school, moody, uncommunicative with her parents - which is why they thought she needed to see a psychologist.

      Then years later, a shock: at a batchelor party for a fellow doctor, Delaware finds himself uncomfortably watching two strippers going through a degrading display - and one of them is Lauren Teague. And now her mother is pleading for help once again. Lauren has disappeared - and she thinks Delaware can find her. He's not so sure - but when her disappearance turns into a murder investigation, he knows he owes it to the dead girl to find out what demons drove her to such a horrifying end . . .

      Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviourFilled with insightCoolly intelligentA sense of humanity and justiceAn alert eye for detailAlex Delaware, criminal psychologist, works with the police to help solve the most complex, twisted and dangerous of crimesStunning new backlist package'Kellerman is a thrilling writer' Indepependent'Kellerman is an endlessly entertaining and wonderfully witty writer' Daily Mail
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      The Murder Book

      By Jonathan Kellerman

      Alex Delaware's relationship with his longterm partner is on the rocks. He is floored when Robin announces she's heading off on a three-month music tour.

      But he soon has other things to think about. He is sent an envelope with no return address. Inside, he finds an album with gold letters on it - THE MURDER BOOK. It's full of macabre pictures of murders, with brief descriptions of how, and why, the victims died. One picture is marked 'Not solved' - the horrifically mutilated body of a young woman.

      Unsettled, Alex calls his friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, who seems strangely familiar with the case. What connects the photograph with Milo's past? What's more, why has it been sent to Alex - and by whom?

      An Alex Delaware thriller: a page-turning psychological blockbuster from the internationally bestselling Jonathan KellermanA vintage performance from the world's number one psychological thriller writer'Often mystery writers can either plot like devils or create believable characters. Kellerman stands out because he can do both. Masterfully' USA TodayFantastic new backlist package'Kellerman has proved that you can combine action, mystery and believable characters to create an intelligent bestseller' Crime Time