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Kellerman, Jesse

Overview
Works: 102 works in 627 publications in 8 languages and 32,762 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Fantasy fiction  Forensic fiction  Paranormal fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Creator, Narrator, Donor
Classifications: PS3561.E3865, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jesse Kellerman
Crime scene : a novel by Jonathan Kellerman( Book )

23 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 3,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A former star athlete turned deputy coroner is drawn into a brutal, complicated murder in this psychological thriller from a father-son writing team that delivers "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King). Natural causes or foul play? That's the question Clay Edison must answer each time he examines a body. Figuring out motives and chasing down suspects aren't part of his beat--not until a seemingly open-and-shut case proves to be more than meets his highly trained eye. Eccentric, reclusive Walter Rennert lies cold at the bottom of his stairs. At first glance the scene looks straightforward: a once-respected psychology professor, done in by booze and a bad heart. But his daughter Tatiana insists that her father has been murdered, and she persuades Clay to take a closer look at the grim facts of Rennert's life. What emerges is a history of scandal and violence, and an experiment gone horribly wrong that ended in the brutal murder of a coed. Walter Rennert, it appears, was a broken man--and maybe a marked one. And when Clay learns that a colleague of Rennert's died in a nearly identical manner, he begins to question everything in the official record. All the while, his relationship with Tatiana is evolving into something forbidden. The closer they grow, the more determined he becomes to catch her father's killer--even if he has to overstep his bounds to do it. The twisting trail Clay follows will lead him into the darkest corners of the human soul. It's his job to listen to the tales the dead tell. But this time, he's part of a story that makes his blood run cold. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman "Jonathan Kellerman's psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix."--Los Angeles Times "Kellerman doesn't just write psychological thrillers--he owns the genre."--Detroit Free Press "A master of the psychological thriller."--People Praise for Jesse Kellerman "Gripping and compelling. but what truly separates Kellerman from the pack is his prose. Jesse Kellerman tightens the noose slowly, and we his readers can do nothing but turn the pages."--Harlan Coben, on The Genius "Kellerman has a gift for creating compelling characters as well as for crafting an ingenious plot that grabs the reader and refuses to let go."--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Genius"--
A measure of darkness : a novel by Jonathan Kellerman( Book )

23 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the bestselling father-son team who write "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King) comes the second installment in crime fiction's most intriguing new series. It's been a busy year for Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man--earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. And his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a great big basket of crazy. Then the call comes in the middle of the night. It's a bad one. A party in West Oakland. An argument with the neighbors. A crowd in the street. Two guns, firing at random, spreading chaos and death. Nobody knows the body count yet. What Clay does know is this: it's going to be a long, long night. Longer than he ever could have imagined. Because when the dust settles, there's an extra victim. One who can't be accounted for. A young woman, strangled instead of shot, without ID and a stranger to all. She is Jane Doe. She is the Unknown. Clay's journey to give her a name and bring her justice will lead him into the bizarre--a seductive world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle; where right and wrong begin to blur."--
Trouble by Jesse Kellerman( Book )

56 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City medical student Jonah stumbles into the middle of a crime in progress and inadvertently kills a would-be murderer, only to find himself showered by intrusive media attention and pursued by the unstable woman he saved
Sunstroke by Jesse Kellerman( Book )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Carl, the boss she has secretly loved for years, goes missing during his annual visit to Mexico, Gloria Mendez begins a search for answers that reveals hidden, sinister aspects of her employer's life
The golem of Paris by Jonathan Kellerman( Book )

29 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From two #1 bestselling masters of crime fiction comes an extraordinary thriller about family, murder, and the secrets that refuse to stay buried. It's been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well. He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night. And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris -- the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening. Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level"--
The genius by Jesse Kellerman( Book )

39 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a retired cop recognizes the faces of murdered children in an art gallery exhibit, he and his assistant DA daughter Susan begin a search to find the artist of the portraits--and possibly crack open a forty-year murder case
The executor by Jesse Kellerman( Book )

36 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grad student meets his intellectual match and seals his dark fate when he responds to a newspaper ad seeking a conversationalist
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague
Half Moon Bay : a novel by Jonathan Kellerman( Book )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 1,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deputy Coroner Clay Edison has his hands full. He's got a new baby who won't sleep. He's working the graveyard shift. And he's trying, for once, to mind his own business. Then comes the first call. Workers demolishing a local park have made a haunting discovery: the decades-old skeleton of a child. But whose? And how did it get there? No sooner has Clay begun to investigate than he receives a second call - this one from a local businessman, wondering if the body could belong to his sister. She went missing fifty years ago, the man says. Or at least I think she did. It's a little complicated. And things only get stranger from there. Clay's relentless search for answers will unearth a history of violence and secrets, revolution and betrayal. Because in this town, the past isn't dead. It isn't even past. It's very much alive. And it can kill"--Provided by publisher
Potboiler by Jesse Kellerman( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Pfefferkorn, is a middle-aged college professor with long dead literary aspirations. When his oldest friend, successful thriller writer William de Vallee, is lost at sea, Pfefferkorn is torn between envy and grief, for de Vallee not only outshone Pfefferkorn professionally, but married the woman Pfefferkorn loved. He struggles with his failed ambitions while reflecting on his late friend's successes and marriage. He decides to take the best-selling author's latest manuscript and publish it as his own. Although the novel brings him great success, his life soon spirals into a series of betrayals and double-crosses torn straight from the pages of his plagiarized work. His decision to reconnect with de Vallee's widow sets in motion a surreal chain of events, plunging him into a shadowy realm of intrigue, a world where no one can be trusted, and nothing can be taken seriously
Crime scene : a novel by Jonathan Kellerman( Recording )

16 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the daughter of a once-respected psychology professor insists her father has been murdered, Clay Edison, a former athlete turned coroner's investigator, follows a twisted trail of scandal and violence
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman( Recording )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew and the legend of the Golem of Prague
A measure of darkness : a novel by Jonathan Kellerman( Recording )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending the scene of a mass shooting at a West Oakland party, Alameda County Coroner's Deputy Clay Edison discovers a mysterious victim and is drawn into a bizarre counterculture world of blurred moralities
The golem of Paris by Jonathan Kellerman( Recording )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From two #1 bestselling masters of crime fiction comes an extraordinary thriller about family, murder, and the secrets that refuse to stay buried. It's been more than a year since LAPD detective Jacob Lev learned the remarkable truth about his family, and he's not coping well. He's back to drinking, he's not talking to his father, the LAPD Special Projects Department continues to shadow him, and the memory of a woman named Mai haunts him day and night. And while Jacob has tried to build a bridge to his mother, she remains a stranger to him, imprisoned inside her own tattered mind. Then he comes across the file for a gruesome unsolved murder that brings the two halves of his life into startling collision. Finding the killer will take him halfway around the world, to Paris--the city of romance, but also of gritty streets, behind the lights. It's a dangerous search for truth that plunges him into the past. And for Jacob Lev, there is no place more frightening. Jonathan Kellerman has long been known for his mastery of criminal psychology and his ability to create thrilling novels of nuanced drama and suspense. But in The Golem of Paris, he and Jesse Kellerman raise that suspense to a whole new level"--
Trouble by Jesse Kellerman( Recording )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonah, a medical student in New York City, saves a woman being attacked on the sidewalk. He kills the attacker and is thrust into the spotlight by the media
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman( Book )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking up beside a beautiful woman he has no memory of meeting, Detective Jacob Lev investigates a Hollywood Division murder case involving a severed head, an ominous message in Hebrew, and the legend of the Golem of Prague
The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 ... Detective Jacob Lev wakes one morning, dazed and confused: He seems to have picked up a beautiful woman in a bar the night before, but he can't remember anything about the encounter, and before he knows it, she has gone. But this mystery pales in comparison to the one he's about to be called on to solve. Newly reassigned to a Special Projects squad he didn't even know existed, he's sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood Division. There is no body, only an unidentified head lying on the floor of a house. Seared into a kitchen counter nearby is a single word: the Hebrew for justice. Detective Lev is about to embark on an odyssey -- through Los Angeles, through many parts of the United States, through London and Prague, but most of all, through himself. All that he has believed to be true will be upended -- and not only his world, but the world itself, will be changed
The genius by Jesse Kellerman( Recording )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Muller is struggling to establish his reputation as a dealer in the cut-throat world of contemporary art when he stumbles onto a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in a decaying New York slum. An elderly tenant named Victor Cracke has disappeared, leaving behind an enormous trove of original artwork. Ethan takes the launches a successful show with the art until the police show up to talk to him, it seems that Victor had a nasty past
The executor by Jesse Kellerman( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grad student meets his intellectual match and seals his dark fate when he responds to a newspaper ad seeking a conversationalist
Sunstroke by Jesse Kellerman( Recording )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Carl, the boss she has secretly loved for years, goes missing during his annual visit to Mexico, Gloria Mendez begins a search for answers that reveals hidden, sinister aspects of her employer's life
 
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Alternative Names
Jesse Kellerman American novelist and playwright

Jesse Kellerman Amerikaans auteur

Jesse Kellerman auteur de thrillers

Jesse Kellerman scrittore e drammaturgo statunitense

Jesse Kellerman US-amerikanischer Pychologe und Roman- sowie Drehbuchautor

Kellerman, Jesse 1978-

Kellerman, Jesse Oren, 1978-

Келлерман, Джесси

جيسي كيلرمان

ケラーマン, ジェシー

ジェシー・ケラーマン

Languages
English (381)

French (44)

Russian (5)

Dutch (4)

Chinese (3)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

Czech (1)