Jesse Kellerman
Jesse Kellerman is an American novelist as well as a playwright. He is the son of Jonathan Kellerman and Faye Kellerman. Jesse studied psychology at Harvard and then playwriting at Brandeis University. He lives in California with his wife, Gabriella, and son, Oscar.

Jesse Kellerman became a published novelist in 2006 with the novel Sunstroke. Prior to that, he co-authored a book of poetry with his dad, Jonathan Kellerman, entitled Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky?. Below is a list of Jesse Kellerman’s books in order of when they were first released:

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Publication Order of Clay Edison Books

(with Jonathan Kellerman)

Crime Scene (2017)Description / Buy at
A Measure of Darkness (2018)Description / Buy at
Half Moon Bay (2020)Description / Buy at
The Burning (2021)Description / Buy at
The Lost Coast (2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Detective Jacob Lev Books

(with Jonathan Kellerman)

The Golem of Hollywood (2013)Description / Buy at
The Golem of Paris (2015)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Warmer Collection Books

The Way the World Ends (By: Jess Walter) (2018)Description / Buy at
Boca Raton (By: Lauren Groff) (2018)Description / Buy at
Controller (2018)Description / Buy at
There's No Place Like Home (By: Edan Lepucki) (2018)Description / Buy at
Falls the Shadow (By: Skip Horack) (2018)Description / Buy at
At the Bottom of New Lake (By: Sonya Larson) (2018)Description / Buy at
The Hillside (By: Jane Smiley) (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Sunstroke (2005)Description / Buy at
Trouble (2007)Description / Buy at
The Genius / The Brutal Art (2008)Description / Buy at
The Executor (2010)Description / Buy at
Potboiler / I'll Catch You (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Plays

Things Beyond Our Control (2004)Description / Buy at

Notes: The Genius was also published as The Brutal Art. Potboiler was also titled I’ll Catch You. The Clay Edison series as well as the books Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky? and The Golem of Hollywood were co-authored with Jonathan Kellerman.

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Jesse Kellerman Synopsis: In Sunstroke by Jesse Kellerman, during a vacation in Mexico, Carl Perreira disappears. His assistant, Gloria, has been secretly in love with him for years and has decided to go south of the border to find his body. As she goes deeper into the desert, she finds more and more shocking discoveries about not only Carl, but herself and how dangerous the truth can get.

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4 Responses to “Order of Jesse Kellerman Books”

  1. Harry: 2 years ago

    How is Jesse Kellerman connected to the “Warmer Collection?” I can’t seem to find anything.


    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      They wrote a book in that collection. Controller.


  2. Justbecuz: 7 years ago

    Hello, All! I’ve discovered a descrepancy in your list here for Jesse Kellerman. Which is quite rare for you guys here at Order Of Books! In your list of what are identified as Jesse’s “Standalone” novels, his book titled “The Golem of Hollywood” (2014) is actually the first of two novels featuring the protagonist Jacob Lev. The second novel with this main character is titled “The Golem of Paris” and was published by G.P. Putnam & Son’s on November 3, 2015. I have enjoyed both of these novels and recommend them to anyone who enjoys great writing, whether you be a long-time fan of the Kellermans (Jesse, Jonathan and Faye) or are new to this family’s amazing talent. As an avid reader, I have NEVER been disappointed or left “wanting” having invested my time with them and their great stories. Happy Reading! “Just”


    • Graeme: 7 years ago

      Thank you very much. I see what happened there – he wrote it with Jonathan and when they came in they were assigned to Jonathan Kellerman as a series and listed on there. So it was marked as “done” ignoring that Jesse wrote it as well.

      I’ve fixed it now. Thanks so much for letting me know 🙂 Really appreciate it.


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