Kellerman, Jonathan 1949–
Kellerman, Jonathan 1949–
PERSONAL: Born August 9, 1949, in New York, NY; son of David (an electrical engineer) and Sylvia (Fiacre) Kellerman; married Faye Marilyn Marder (an author), July, 1972; children: Jesse, Rachel, Ilana, Aliza. Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1971; University of Southern California, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1974. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Painting, book collecting, art collecting, playing and collecting guitars.
ADDRESSES: Home and office—P.O. Box 16275, Beverly Hills, CA 90209.
CAREER: Writer and child psychologist. Daily Bruin, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, editorial cartoonist, editor, and political satirist, 1967–71; Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, founder director of psychosocial program, 1976–80; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, assistant clinical professor, 1978–80, clinical associate professor, 1980–97, clinical professor, 1998–. Freelance illustrator, 1966–1972.
AWARDS, HONORS: Samuel Goldwyn literary award, University of California, Los Angeles/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1971, for Poor Lieber; Edgar Allan Poe Award for first novel, Mystery Writers of America, and Anthony Boucher Award, both 1986, both for When the Bough Breaks.
"ALEX DELAWARE" SERIES
When the Bough Breaks, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1985, published in England as Shrunken Heads, Macdonald (London, England), 1986.
Blood Test, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1986.
Over the Edge, Atheneum (New York, NY), 1987.
Silent Partner, Bantam (New York, NY), 1989.
Time Bomb, Bantam (New York, NY), 1990.
Private Eyes, Bantam (New York, NY), 1992.
Devil's Waltz, Bantam (New York, NY), 1993.
Bad Love, Bantam (New York, NY), 1994.
Self-Defense, Bantam (New York, NY), 1995.
The Web, Bantam (New York, NY), 1996.
Jonathan Kellerman Omnibus (contains Bad Love and Bad Love), Little, Brown (Boston, MA), 1996.
The Clinic, Bantam (New York, NY), 1997.
Survival of the Fittest, Bantam (New York, NY), 1997.
Monster, Ballantine (New York, NY), 1999.
Dr. Death, Random House (New York, NY), 2000.
Flesh and Blood, Random House (New York, NY), 2001.
The First Alex Delaware Omnibus (contains Blood Test and When the Bough Breaks), Time Warner Books (New York, NY), 2001.
The Murder Book, Ballantine (New York, NY), 2002.
A Cold Heart, Ballantine (New York, NY), 2003.
Two Complete Alex Delaware Novels (contains Devil's Waltz and Bad Blood), Wings (New York, NY), 2003.
Therapy, Ballantine (New York, NY), 2004.
Rage, Ballantine Books (New York, NY) 2005.
Gone, Ballantine Books (New York, NY) 2006.
Psychological Aspects of Childhood Cancer, C.C. Thomas (Springfield, IL), 1980.
Helping the Fearful Child: A Parent's Guide to Everyday and Problem Anxieties, Norton (New York, NY), 1981.
Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children, Ballantine (New York NY), 1999.
The Butcher's Theater (mystery novel), Bantam (New York, NY), 1988.
(And illustrator, with Jesse Kellerman) Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky?: Poems for Children and Parents to Share, Bantam (New York, NY), 1994.
Billy Straight, Random House (New York, NY), 1998.
(Editor) Diagnosis Dead: A Mystery Writers of America Anthology, Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1999.
The Conspiracy Club (mystery novel), Ballantine (New York, NY), 2003
(With wife, Faye Kellerman) Double Homicide, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2004.
(With Faye Kellerman) Double Homicide: Boston; Double Homicide: Santa Fe, Warner (New York, NY), 2004.
Twisted, Ballantine (New York, NY), 2004.
Also coauthor of Poor Lieber, an unpublished comic novel. Contributor to anthologies; contributor of stories to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine; contributor to Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, and Los Angeles Magazine; contributor of many articles to academic journals.
ADAPTATIONS: When the Bough Breaks was adapted for television in 1986; all of Kellerman's novels have been recorded as audiobooks, including Private Eyes, Bantam, 1992; Devil's Waltz, 1994; Bad Love, 1995; Billy Straight, Random Audio, 1999; Monster, Books on Tape, 1999; Dr. Death, Random, 2001; The Conspiracy Club, Books on Tape, 2004; Therapy, Random House Audio, 2004; and Double Homicide, Books on Tape, 2005.
SIDELIGHTS: Working as a child psychologist for ten years before he became a full-time writer, Jonathan Kellerman now bases his popular mystery novels on the experience he gained while in practice. The hero of his first three mysteries, Dr. Alex Delaware, is also a child psychologist and bears some resemblances to Kellerman in that they both have worked with cancer-stricken children, a subject about which the author wrote professionally in his first book, Psychological Aspects of Childhood Cancer. In addition to his nonfiction and suspense novels, he has also written Helping the Fearful Child: A Parent's Guide to Everyday and Problem Anxieties and Daddy, Daddy, Can You Touch the Sky?: Poems for Children and Parents to Share, a collection written and illustrated with Kellerman's son Jesse and intended to help children develop stronger identity. Kellerman, however, remains best known for his Alex Delaware novels, as well as the highly acclaimed The Butcher's Theater, a novel about serial killings set in Jerusalem.
Kellerman's first published novel, When the Bough Breaks, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award and Anthony Boucher Award in 1986 and was later made into a television movie. John Gross evaluated the merits of this book in a New York Times article, noting that the novel "marks an assured and more than promising debut. Some of the ingredients may have a familiar look—memories of 100 television programs hover somewhere in the background—but they have been whipped together with skill and conviction, and the result is an exceptionally exciting story." In this first novel to feature Alex Delaware, the thirty-three-year-old retired psychologist is introduced while recuperating from the stress of his job. But his newfound, relaxing lifestyle is interrupted when Sergeant Milo Sturgis, a friend of his who is also a gay Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective, enlists the psychologist's help to solve a double homicide. The only witness is an abused and uncommunicative girl from whom Delaware must get testimony.
Because When the Bough Breaks was published soon after the highly publicized child molestation case against the McMartin Preschool workers in California, and so "there is … the niggling suspicion that [Kellerman] had cashed in on the most unspeakable crime of the year," wrote Los Angeles Times Book Review critic Mary Dryden. Dryden added: "These doubts are quickly dispelled. The reader rapidly will gather that neither the child molesters nor the children themselves are exploited. Further, the author … had written and submitted this novel for publication many months before the McMartin case surfaced." The subjects about which Kellerman writes, however, are indeed topical. In addition to the subject of child molestation in his first mystery, he addressed the issues of child abduction in Blood Test and child persecution in Over the Edge, doing so "with authority and humor, sensitivity and more than considerable skill," according to one Publishers Weekly reviewer.
Critics have also lauded the author's depiction of life on the West Coast and his skills at characterization. For example, Newsweek contributor David Lehman commented that Blood Test, which, like the other Delaware novels, is set in Los Angeles, "renders this atmosphere of nouveau depravity and trendy nuttiness vividly but not ostentatiously. It's a relentlessly intelligent thriller." One weakness in the author's thrillers, noted several critics, is his portrayal of the relationship between Delaware and his girlfriend. In his review of Over the Edge, Gross observed that "this is the kind of letdown that readers of mysteries learn to live with, and it doesn't cancel out the excitement of what has gone before."
In The Butcher's Theater, Kellerman broke away from the Alex Delaware series in Los Angeles temporarily to take his readers to Jerusalem. About this move Mort Kamins remarked in the Los Angeles Times Book Review that "it's good to see Kellerman break a mold that threatened to straitjacket his creativity. And Jerusalem as a setting was an inspired choice." Having lived in that city in 1968 and 1969, Kellerman was able to write about it from the same kind of experience that lent realism to his earlier novels. In an interview with William C. Brisick in Publishers Weekly, he revealed, "[Jerusalem is] almost a second home to me, and I feel comfortable writing about places that I know." Several reviewers have praised the book for this authenticity. As Edward Hawley asserted in a Chicago Tribune article: "The author does a superb job of evok-ing the sights, sounds and smells of Jerusalem." And Kamins concluded that "Kellerman has written a compelling story full of idiosyncratic characters in a beautifully rendered setting." Within this setting, the author weaves a tale about a serial murderer who targets young Arab women in Jerusalem, a city in which the homicide rate is normally very low. Avoiding the temptation to dwell on the political aspects that such a situation could inspire, Kellerman instead has provided his readers with an action-packed plot which, according to Hawley, "is constructed like a good movie,… with episode after episode that keeps the pace moving swiftly."
In 1989 Kellerman returned to the Alex Delaware series with Silent Partner, in which an ex-girlfriend apparently commits suicide after calling Delaware for help. His investigation into the mystery surrounding her death reveals links to the pornography underworld. Kellerman's next novel, Time Bomb, followed in 1990 and focuses on the psychological background of a schoolyard sniper, prompting Library Journal contributor Ray Vignovich to compare Kellerman with Ross MacDonald, "as both authors examine the underlying psychological motivations of their characters." Breaking his novel-a-year trend, Private Eyes appeared in 1992 to mixed reviews.
Devil's Waltz, called "a superior mystery-thriller" by Charles Champlin in the Los Angeles Times Book Review, is a fictional case study of Munchausen's Syndrome by proxy, wherein a girl's parents fabricate her illnesses in order to bask in the attention and concern generated by their repeated trips to the hospital. Champlin complimented the novel by saying "Kellerman constructs a tense, dank atmosphere of suspicion and doubt. The plot strands tighten like knots." Booklist contributor Emily Melton praised Kellerman's plotting as well, calling it "an awesome performance."
In the eighth Alex Delaware thriller, Bad Love, Delaware finds himself a likely target for death when fellow panelists at a psychology conference on corrective therapy start dying in "accidents." Booklist reviewer Emily Melton described Bad Love as "macabre enough to induce nightmares in the most sensible readers." Robert Ward wrote in his review for the Los Angeles Times Book Review that "the book generates a good deal of suspense."
Self-Defense, a 1995 novel that deals with the controversial topic of repressed memories was deemed melodramatic by some critics, but the book received positive reviews from many others. Marilyn Stasio, for instance, complimented Kellerman in her New York Times Book Review assessment for his ability to tell "an exciting story that is loaded with tension and packed with titillating insights into abnormal psychology." Critics have applauded Kellerman's sense of suspense and his ability to load a book with intricate plots that Dr. Delaware unravels with great finesse. "If you plot a graph line," Kellerman told Catherine M. Nelson in an interview for the Armchair Detective, "each book has increased over the previous book by twenty, thirty percent."
Kellerman maintained his prolific output of novels featuring Delaware into the twenty-first century. In The Web the psychologist and his girlfriend, Robin Castagna, go to the island of Aruk while his home is being renovated. While there, he helps another doctor named Bill Moreland organize his voluminous case files, only to become involved in the gruesome murder of a woman when one of Moreland's staff is arrested for the crime. Delaware eventually comes to find that Moreland is keeping a devastating secret from him. A Publishers Weekly contributor commented that readers "will turn these pages compulsively." Melton, writing in Booklist, called the novel "a must-have for all mystery collections."
In The Clinic Delaware is asked by Detective Sturgis to look into the baffling case of Hope Devane, who was murdered after writing a feminist book of pop psychology. As he delves into the case, Delaware finds that Devane had a mysterious past, and he begins to unravel the mystery following the murder of one of her students. "This may be Kellerman's most riveting story yet," wrote Melton in another Booklist review. In the follow-up Delaware mystery, Survival of the Fit-test, Delaware and Sturgis team up on a cold case involving a strangled, mentally handicapped girl who was the daughter of an Israeli diplomat. Joining in the case is noted detective Daniel Sharavi, who appeared earlier in The Butcher's Theater. In a review for the Library Journal, Laurel A. Wilson noted that "fans and readers seeking an intelligent thriller should enjoy this." A Publishers Weekly contributor called the effort a "typically complicated, exciting Kellerman page-turner."
Kellerman turns from Delaware's adventures to introduce new a new detective in his novel Billy Straight. The title character is a twelve-year-old boy who runs away from home and his mother's abusive boyfriend. Living on the streets of Los Angeles, Billy witnesses a murder that detective Petra Connor, a former artist, is assigned to investigate. Instead of reporting what he has seen, Billy fears for his life and continues to hide as Connor investigates the murder of a woman who turns out to be the ex-wife of a television star. A Publishers Weekly contributor noted that Kellerman's novel has "enough panache and surprises to satisfy his most demanding fans." In a review in the Library Journal, Rebecca House Stankowski wrote that the novel is "another winner from the master of the psychological thriller."
Delaware returns in Monster, which features the psychologist and Sturgis trying to track down a violent serial killer who gouges out his victims' eyes. When an insane asylum psychologist is murdered, the duo turn to one of the patients, whose ramblings seem to predict the murders, as a potential suspect, even though he is locked inside the hospital. Realizing that someone else must be involved, they set out to track down the killer using clues from Delaware's dealings with the asylum patient. Booklist contributor Melton called Kellerman's book "definitely his best yet." Leslie Madden, writing in Library Journal, noted the novel's "intelligent, well-drawn characters." The next Delaware novel, Dr. Death, features Dr. Eldon Mate, who helps the terminally ill commit suicide with his Humanitron machine. When Mate is found murdered, Sturgis once again requests Delaware to use his expertise concerning the criminal mind to help track down the killer. "The mystery is enhanced by the range of suspects, including the families of the suicides," wrote Connie Fletcher in Booklist. Library Journal contributor Stankowski called the author "still the master of the psychological thriller."
Kellerman sets Delaware on the case of a former patient who is found brutally murdered in his novel Flesh and Blood. Aided once again by Sturgis, Delaware traces his former patient's life from being a high school drop-out and prostitute to her efforts to turn her life around by going to college. "Kellerman's well-established hero remains as likable as ever," wrote a Publishers Weekly contributor. The Murder Book presents Delaware in a different light as he tells the story of Detective Sturgis's struggles as a young black and gay police officer. Sturgis still cringes when he sees the victims from one of his first murder cases turn up in a photo in a mysterious book of police case files that have been sent to Delaware. Booklist contributor Connie Fletcher noted that "the emphasis here on Sturgis rather than Delaware breathes new life into the series."
In the next book featuring Delaware and Sturgis, Cold Heart, the duo investigate the murder of artists who are just about to become stars. A Kirkus Reviews contributor wrote: "Detective fiction's best-loved shrink … is in top form." Kellerman's latest Delaware novels have continued to receive praise from the critics, such as Booklist contributor Stephanie Zvirin, who, in a review of Therapy, commented: "Thumbs up yet again for the ever-popular Kellerman." Rage, a story featuring wayward children, foster families, and murder, was called "an impressive piece of detection" by a Publishers Weekly contributor. In Twisted, Kellerman brings back the character of Petra Connor, who is trying to solve a series of homicides that have occurred on the same day in June for the previous six years. Ken Bolton, writing in the Library Journal, noted that the novel contains the author's "trademarks of complex characterization and suspenseful twists."
Kellerman once told CA, because he believes in good storytelling above all: "I think there's an awful lot of emperor's clothing in fiction, stories about nothing. I still like something that has a beginning, a middle, and an end…. I'm not trying to make any political points or hype a big message. I just want to tell an engrossing story that captivates the reader."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Bestsellers 90, Issue 1, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1990.
Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 44, Gale (Detroit, MI), 1987.
Armchair Detective, winter, 1993, Catherine M. Nelson, interview with Jonathan Kellerman, pp. 9-15, 92-95.
Book, July-August, 2002, "The Kellermans: It's a Family Affair," p. 24.
Booklist, October 15, 1992, Emily Melton, review of Devil's Waltz, p. 379; October 15, 1993, Emily Melton, review of Bad Love, p. 395; August, 1994, Barbara Diltz-Siler, review of Bad Love, p. 2064; October 15, 1994, Emily Melton, review of Self-Defense, p. 372; October 15, 1995, Emily Melton, review of The Web, p. 363; September 15, 1996, Emily Melton, review of The Clinic, p. 180; September 1, 1997, Emily Melton, review of Survival of the Fittest, p. 7; December 1, 1998, Emily Melton, review of Billy Straight, p. 452; October 15, 1999, Emily Melton, review of Monster, p. 395; October 1, 2000, Connie Fletcher, review of Dr. Death, p. 292; March 15, 2001, Barbara Baskin, review of When the Bough Breaks, p. 1412; September 1, 2002, Laurie Hartshorn, review of Flesh and Blood, p. 146; September 1, 2002, Connie Fletcher, review of The Murder Book, p. 6; May 1, 2003, Connie Fletcher, review of A Cold Heart, p. 1546; October 15, 2003, Stephanie Zvirin, review of The Conspiracy Club, p. 357; April 1, 2004, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Therapy, p. 1331; September 1, 2004, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Double Homicide: Boston; Double Homicide: Santa Fe, p. 5; October 1, 2004, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Twisted, p. 283; May 15, 2005, Stephanie Zvirin, review of Rage, p. 1613.
Chicago Tribune, May 6, 1988, Edward Hawley, review of The Butcher's Theater.
Detroit Free Press, October 13, 2004, Ron Bernas, review of Double Homicide.
Entertainment Weekly, February 7, 1992, Gene Lyons, review of Private Eyes, p. 54; January 22, 1993, Gene Lyons, review of Devil's Waltz, p. 50; January 14, 1994, Tom De Haven, review of Bad Love, p. 46; February 4, 1994, "A Classic Overachiever," p. 51; December 16, 1994, Ben Kallen, "Savoring Their Glory Days," profile of Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, p. 60; January 20, 1995, Mark Harris, review of Bad Love, p. 47; February 9, 1996, D.A. Ball, review of The Web, p. 49; January 22, 1999, review of Billy Straight, p. 98; December 12, 2003, Gillian Flynn, review of The Conspiracy Club, p. 87; April 23, 2004, David Koeppel, review of Therapy, p. 85; October 8, 2004, Karyn Barr, review of Double Homicide, p. 120; November 26, 2004, Karyn Barr, review of Twisted, p. 123; May 27, 2005, Jennifer Reese, review of Rage, p. 146.
Houston Chronicle, January 23, 2004, Carol Deegan, review of The Conspiracy Club.
Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2003, review of A Cold Heart, p. 575; August 15, 2004, review of Double Homicide: Boston; Double Homicide: Santa Fe, p. 781.
Library Bookwatch, August, 2004, review of Therapy.
Library Journal, September 1, 1993, Ray Vignovich, review of Time Bomb, p. 242; April 15, 1997, Catherine Swenson, review of The Clinic, p. 136; August, 1997, Laurel A. Wilson, review of Survival of the Fittest, p. 131; February 1, 1999, Rebecca House Stankowski, review of Billy Straight, p. 121; November 15, 1999, Leslie Madden, review of Monster, p. 98; November 1, 2000, Rebecca House Stankowski, review of Dr. Death, p. 135; December, 2003, Leslie Madden, review of The Conspiracy Club, p. 167; September 1, 2004, Amy Brozio-Andrews, review of Double Homicide, p. 125; November 1, 2004, Ken Bolton, review of Twisted, p. 75.
Los Angeles Times Book Review, September 8, 1985, Mary Dryden, review of When the Bough Breaks, p. 5; March 13, 1988, Mort Kamins, review of The Butcher's Theatre; April 11, 1993, Charles Champlin, review of Devil's Waltz, p. 8; February 6, 1994, Robert Ward, review of Bad Love, p. 12.
Newsweek, June 9, 1986, David Lehman, review of Blood Test.
New York Times, March 12, 1985, John Gross, review of When the Bough Breaks, p. C17; April 4, 1986, John Gross, review of Blood Test, p. C32; April 24, 1987, John Gross, review of Over the Edge, p. C29; January 13, 1992, p. C16.
New York Times Book Review, February 2, 1992, Marilyn Stasio, review of Private Eyes, p. 19; January 8, 1995, Marilyn Stasio, review of Self-Defense, p. 24.
Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, FL), May 12, 2004, Ann Hellmuth, review of Therapy; December 1, 2004, Ann Hellmuth, review of Twisted.
People, October 8, 1990, Susan Toepfer, review of Time Bomb, p. 33; March 22, 1992, Pam Lambert, review of Devil's Waltz, p. 22; February 28, 1994, Susan Toepfer, review of Bad Love, p. 32; February 19, 1996, Rob Howe, "Home Sweet Homicide," profile of Jonathan and Faye Keller-man, p. 57; December 22, 1997, Cynthia Sanz, review of Survival of the Fittest, p. 38; January 8, 2001, J.D. Reed, review of Dr. Death, p. 39; January 19, 2004, Sean Daly, review of The Conspiracy Club, p. 46.
Publishers Weekly, January 25, 1985, Sybil Steinberg, review of When the Bough Breaks, p. 88; Febru-ary 19, 1988, William C. Brisick, "Jonathan Kellerman," interview with Kellerman, p. 63; August 31, 1990, Sybil Steinberg, review of Time Bomb, p. 48; October 5, 1990, review of Blood Test, p. 72; October 25, 1991, review of Private Eyes, p. 44; November 2, 1992, review of Devil's Waltz, p. 54; November 1, 1993, review of Bad Love, p. 68; November 21, 1994, review of Self-Defense, p. 71; October 2, 1995, review of The Web, p. 58; November 20, 1995, Daisy Maryles, "Behind the Best Sellers," includes discussion of Self-Defense and The Web, pp. 19-20; October 14, 1996, Judy Quinn, "Jonathan Kellerman Moves to RH," p. 25; January 13, 1997, Daisy Maryles, "Behind the Best Sellers," includes discussion of The Clinic, p. 18; August 18, 1997, review of Survival of the Fittest, p. 72; December 21, 1998, review of Billy Straight, p. 57; November 1, 1999, review of Monster, p. 76; October 23, 2000, review of Dr. Death, p. 61; October 8, 2001, John F. Baker, "Kellerman Is New Ballantine Star," p. 13; October 22, 2001, review of Flesh and Blood, p. 52; December 3, 2001, Daisy Maryles, "Numbers Three and Four. (Behind the Best Sellers)," includes discussion of Flesh and Blood, p. 18; September 16, 2002, review of The Murder Book, p. 52; October 21, 2002, Daisy Maryles, "Murder, He Wrote. (Behind the Bestsellers)," discusses The Murder Book, p. 20; April 14, 2003, review of A Cold Heart, p. 51; April 14, 2003, Adam Dunn, "There Are Ways of Doing It," interview with Jonathan Kellerman, p. 50; October 13, 2003, review of The Conspiracy Club, p. 54; December 8, 2003, Daisy Maryles, "Kellerman Kudos," p. 15; April 5, 2004, review of Therapy, p. 42; September 6, 2004, review of Double Homicide, p. 49; September 27, 2004, Judith Rosen, "Kellermans Double Up," p. 23; December 13, 2004, review of Twisted, p. 47; April 25, 2005, review of Rage, p. 38.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 21, 2003, Bill Hirschman, review of The Murder Book; December 1, 2004, Oline H. Cogdill, review of Twisted.
Writer, May, 2003, "Jonathan Kellerman Now Has 16 Consecutive Bestsellers to His Credit, but His First 14 Years as a Novelist Brought Nothing but Rejection," p. 10.
AllReaders.com, http://www.allreaders.com/ (December 1, 2005), review of When the Bough Breaks; Marco Aurelio, review of The Web; Lorna J. Miller, review of Silent Partner; Alexis Taib, review of Silent Partner; David Mclean, review of Over the Edge; Tamika Black, review of Flesh and Blood; Bill Brumlow, review of Billy Straight; Nancy Carrigan, review of Billy Straight; review of Bad Love; Mary LeLoo, review of A Cold Heart.
BookPage, http://www.bookpage.com/ (December 2, 2005), Alden Mudge, "Partners in Crime: The Kellermans Share a Knack for Suspense," interview with Kellerman.
BookReporter.com, http://www.bookreporter.com/ (December 1, 2005), Joe Hartlaub, reviews of Rage, Therapy, A Cold Heart, The Murder Book, Dr. Death, Monster, The Conspiracy Club, Double Homicide, and Twisted; Jill Williams, review of Survival of the Fittest; Sofrina Hinton, review of Billy Straight; profile and interviews with Kellerman.
Crime Time, http://www.crimetime.co.uk/ (December 2, 2005), Barry Forshaw, "Jonathan Kellerman," interview with Kellerman.
Jonathan Kellerman Home Page, http://www.jonathankellerman.com (December 2, 2005).
Mystery Reader, http://www.themysteryreader.com/ (December 1, 2005), Lesley Dunlap, review of Billy Straight; David Pitt, review of Flesh and Blood.