Jonathan Kellerman
Jonathan Kellerman, who has a Psychology BA & Ph.D, is most famous for his books featuring child psychologist Alex Delaware. He has also written many other novels, including books revolving around Petra Connor, who is part of the “Delaware universe”. Jonathan is married to fellow author Faye Kellerman, who he has co-authored multiple books with. Their son, Jesse Kellerman, is also an author.

Jonathan Kellerman became a published author in 1981 with the non-fiction book Helping the Fearful Child. His debut novel was the first Alex Delaware novel, entitled When the Bough Breaks. It was published in 1985. Kellerman has also written various other books, both fiction and non-fiction, all of which are listed below in the order that they were written:

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Publication Order of Alex Delaware Books

(with)

When the Bough Breaks (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Test (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Over the Edge (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silent Partner (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Time Bomb (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Eyes (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Devil's Waltz (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bad Love (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Self-Defense (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Web (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Clinic (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Survival of the Fittest (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monster (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dr. Death (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Flesh and Blood (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder Book (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Cold Heart (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Therapy (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rage (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gone (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Obsession (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Compulsion (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bones (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Evidence (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deception (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Victims (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guilt (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Killer (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Motive (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Breakdown (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heartbreak Hotel (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Night Moves (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wedding Guest (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Museum of Desire (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Serpentine (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of the Dead (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unnatural History (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ghost Orchid (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Petra Connor Books

Publication Order of Detective Jacob Lev Books

(with Jesse Kellerman)

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

Publication Order of Clay Edison Books

(with Jesse Kellerman)

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Butcher's Theater (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Double Homicide (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Conspiracy Club (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Capital Crimes (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
True Detectives (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murderer's Daughter (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Right Thing to Do (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky? (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Alex Delaware Graphic Novels

The Web (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Silent Partner (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Monster (By: Ande Parks) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Helping the Fearful Child (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Savage Spawn (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alex Delaware (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (By: Charles Todd) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ben Kincaid (By: William Bernhardt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Murder For Love(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Great Writers and Kids Write Mystery Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Law and Order(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Diagnosis Dead(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Notes: When the Bough Breaks is also known as Shrunken Heads. The Golem of Hollywood is co-authored with Jesse Kellerman. Double Homicide and Capital Crimes were co-authored by Faye Kellerman. The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 was co-edited by Thomas H. Cook and Otto Penzler. The Clay Edison series was written with Jesse Kellerman.

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