Jonathan Kellerman is a clinical psychologist and the bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. He has written more than thirty novels including the Alex Delaware detective series. Alex Delaware is a forensic psychologist who first appeared in Kellerman’s first novel “When the Bough Breaks” in 1985. These novels are set in Los Angeles where Alex often helps out his friend LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis in his investigations. His newest Alex Delaware novel, “Breakdown” is due to be released on Tuesday February 2, 2016.
According to Amazon, in “Breakdown: An Alex Delaware Novel” Dr Alex Delaware is called to evaluate a five year old boy named Ovid. During this time he meets Zelda Chase, Ovid’s mother who happens to be a beautiful and emotionally fragile television actress. Years later their paths cross again when she is involuntarily committed after a bizarre psychotic episode. After her release she is found dead at a Bel Air estate and her son is missing. Alex knows there’s more to the story of her tragic murder so he turns to his friend and LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis to help him investigate. The case escalates when more victims vanish from this same upscale neighborhood. As the clues start to pile up Alex and Milo must confront the corruption of a famil y and a blatant betrayal of innocence. This new case challenges Alex like never before but he is determined to uncover the truth and put a killer behind bars.
Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York City and raised in Los Angeles. He received a BA in psychology from UCLA and has worked extensively in that field. Aside from writing suspense novels, his nonfiction writings include “Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children” as well as medical texts, essays and scientific articles. His wife Faye Kellerman is also a crime novelist and together they have written “Double Homicide” and “Capital Crimes.”