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Pinko Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-07-06 04:35 PM
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Any Jonathan Kellerman fans here?
I love most all of his books. He's one of the few mystery authors who's written dozens of novels over several decades but still managed to keep his act fresh, his writing good and his feet planted firmly on the ground. All that and he's also a DNC contributor (although he did donate to John "maverick when the media's looking" McCain earlier) and has one of the least stereotypical gay characters you are ever likely to encounter.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-07-06 04:38 PM
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1. Dr. Delaware, I presume?
Yes, I like him a lot, though haven't read a new one recently. And detective Milo, a crusty old guy who is a beloved character.
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Pinko Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-07-06 04:44 PM
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3. Yup
As a side note, I also hope he'll write a new Petra Connor book soon.
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Pugee Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-07-06 04:44 PM
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2. Yes! And I like his wife's books also. (Faye Kellerman)
For anyone who reads a lot, check out bookcrossing.com
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-07-06 04:55 PM
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4. I LOVE him!
Milo Stugis and Rick are great! And the French bull dog. Did anyone else cry when Spike died? I cried my eyes out! Aaaaaaaaaw, but the cute little puppy Robin got ~~ that likes Alex the best so far ~~ did put a smile on my face!

These books are especially interesting because I live in the location where most are set. When he writes about the "405," I can so truly picture being stuck in traffic on that beast of a freeway! Plus ~~ at one time I owned a Seville just like Alex has ~~ same year, but different color.

KELLERMAN ROCKS!!!!
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-09-06 01:07 PM
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5. I had not heard of him until recently
I have several of both his and his wife's books on my site for sale.

Maybe I should pull one and read it...

RL
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-10-06 06:55 PM
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6. I love Jonathan Kellerman!
I thought I had read every one of his books, but yesterday I took out "Self-Defense" from the library. I don't THINK I've read it, though occasionally I do start to read a book and then think, "Wait a minute-- this sounds awfully familiar!"

I also recently discovered Stephen White, who's also a psychologist turned mystery writer, with a shrink as the protagonist. I'm liking his books as well.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-12-06 06:44 PM
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7. I've loved his books for years and have read them all.
I always am in anticipation for the next one.

Love Milo's character. Just the best.


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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-14-06 04:02 PM
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8. I like both Jonathan and Faye Kellerman
Edited on Tue Nov-14-06 04:03 PM by Lydia Leftcoast
Most of Faye Kellerman's books have the unusual setting of the Orthodox Jewish community of Los Angeles, and the main character is a police detective (whose description sounds an awful lot like Jonathan) who, in the first book, The Ritual Bath, falls in love with a young Orthodox widow. I'm not giving away too much to say that he converts and they marry and are the central figures in all the subsequent books in that series.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:27 PM
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9. Reading Jonathan Kellerman's "True Detectives" right now
and as with everything he's written, it is top notch. This guy is one of my all time favorite writers and I've read most all of his novels, starting when he first released one in 1985.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Kellerman

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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-22-10 04:33 PM
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10. I am a Kellerman fan...
even though I find Alex and Robin to be incredibly annoying people.
Pretty weird, huh?
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-23-10 03:18 PM
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11. Yup! Discovered him fairly recently.
Reading my second of his books, "The Murder Book," right now and have 2 others waiting in line.

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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 08:29 AM
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12. They are pretty good, but I don't like his wife's stuff for the most part. nt
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 11:29 AM
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13. No, I don't either.
I just can't get into her. They have a grown kid who is author too. I gave one of his books a go, but didn't enjoy the book.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:52 PM
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14. Same here on both counts. nt
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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 11:07 AM
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15. Just glanced over my first Faye Kellerman book...
I don't think I'll read it, too much religion, or maybe Faye is just too young for me. This book's entitled, SACRED AND PROFANE. I'd like to try another by her because she's so popular - maybe this is the wrong book to start with..



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