Jonathan Kellerman was a child psychologist before becoming a full-time novelist. He is married to the writer Faye Kellerman and they live in Los Angeles with their four children.
Sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware discovers that a respected scientist's offer of an expense-paid vacation is too good to be true. Kellerman's latest thriller spent 11 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (Oct.)
Psychologist Alex Delaware, last seen in Bad Love (Audio Reviews, LJ 5/1/94), is invited by the famous but eccentric scientist William Moreland to organize years of medical paperwork in preparation for publication. When Delaware arrives at Moreland's estate on the tropical island of Aruk, there are immediate signs that all is not right. Unusual house guests, Moreland's dark and dangerous insectarium, and a particularly gruesome murder add to Delaware's unease. When another local is murdered, Delaware finds himself unwittingly thrust into a psychological and political maze that culminates in a discovery far beyond his wildest fears. Kellerman's ability to weave an intriguing story with tantalizing hints of horror and breathtaking suspense makes this an unforgettable tale that will be popular with the author's fans as well as general fiction listeners. Reader John Rubenstein's mastery of a variety of character voices, coupled with occasional ominous background music, makes this an entertaining program.-Susan McCaffrey, Legg Middle Sch. Lib., Coldwater, Mich.
Jonathan Kellerman may have the French government to thank for making this terribly timely thriller, but he must take credit himself for making it a coolly intelligent one. GQ Elegant, ironic and ingenious as ever. LITERARY REVIEW hard to put down. DAILY MAIL splendidly handled version of THE WEB in which Kellerman delivers a fresh and ingeniously crafted outing for his hero Alex Delaware. NEW SCIENTIST