Child psychologist-turned-novelist Jonathan Kellerman uses his knowledge of the psyche's weaknesses to create chilling crime novels, many starring detective (and former child psychologist, natch) Alex Delaware and cop friend Milo Sturgis.
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Beverly Hills, California
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
B.A. in psychology, University of California-Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1974
Edgar Award, Anthony Award for When the Bough Breaks, 1986
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|Partners in Crime|
Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman
Jonathan and wife Faye Kellerman join forces once again to present two novellas -- "Thy Sister's Keeper" and "Music City Breakdown" -- in one thrilling volume. And no worries, Kellerman fans -- eroes Alex Delaware, Peter Decker, and Rina Lazarus all make a showing.
Meet Faye Kellerman
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|When the Bough Breaks|
Stephen King announced that Kellerman had "reinvented the private-eye story" with his Alex Delaware series. When the Bough Breaks, which introduces Delaware as a burnt-out child psychologist called in to help investigate a murder, is a tightly plotted, engrossing thriller—the first of many for this master of psychological suspense.
|Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children|
Disturbed by the spate of school shootings in the late '90s, Kellerman wore his child psychologist cap to pen this nonfiction analysis of young psychopathy. Through several case studies, the author builds a profile of the budding criminal and poses suggestions for dealing with dangerous kids.
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