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Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to numerous bestselling tales of suspense (which have been translated into two dozen languages), including the Alex Delaware novels; The Butcher's Theater, a story of serial killing in Jerusalem; Billy Straight, featuring Hollywood detective Petra Connor; and The Conspiracy Club, featuring psychologist Dr. Jeremy Carrier. He is also the author of numerous essays, short stories, and scientific articles, two children's books, and three volumes of psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. Jonathan Kellerman has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award.
Faye Kellerman is the author of thirteen Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mysteries, including such bestsellers as Jupiter's Bones, Moon Music, Serpent's Tooth, and Prayers for the Dead. She earned a BA in mathematics and a doctorate in dentistry at UCLA, and is currently on the board of directors of the Southern California chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. Faye and Jonathan Kellerman have four children and live in Southern California.
This is interesting. A few years ago Jonathan Kellerman moved publishers and joined his wife at Headline. I wondered at the time if this could put Headline in an awkward situation as one or other author might expect the same marketing spend, PR treatment and advertising campaign as the other. I even began to imagine their pillow-talk, but I hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t foreseen this. A novella from each of them published to be read from either end of the book. The only similarity is that they are both feature cops, one in Santa Fe, one in Boston. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a nice collaboration that, if successful, is supposed to be the start of a series. But I wonder now if it will continue for Jonathan is on the move again; next year he will be published by Penguin. Anyway, these are good fun but perhaps a bit staccato. I can see film script written all over them!Comparisons: each other, John Sandford, James Patterson, Jeffery Deaver.Similar this month: Val McDermid, Mary Higgins Clark.