Series Link – Jonathan Kellerman

Books with recurring characters are always popular, often leading to almost guaranteed best-sellers once the fan base has been established. I for one love a good series to get stuck into, discovering new characters and watching them grow and develop over a number of novels. I’m also very much a stickler for reading in order. I do sometimes read them out of order but I much prefer to start at the very beginning. Novel series are very much present in crime fiction but are also featured across many different genres. This feature aims to showcase series’. Hopefully you will be able to find a new favourite character amongst them.

First up is Jonathan Kellerman, whose prolific back catalogue includes non-fiction, standalone crime novels and the crime series featuring Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis have earned him his place on the best-sellers list. Alex Delaware is a child psychologist, called in to help disturbed or traumatised children. His work has led him to investigate many murders with his best friend, Detective Milo Sturgis. I personally love this series. I’ve read every one of them (though I admit I didn’t start at the beginning with this one!) I am always eager to read the latest novel to feature the pair. Below is a list of all of the Alex Delaware novels in order. Any hyperlinks should lead through to my reviews.

When the Bough Breaks

Blood Test

Over the Edge

Silent Partner

Time Bomb

Private Eyes

Devil’s Waltz

Bad Love

Self-Defence

The Web

The Clinic

Survival of the Fittest

Monster

Dr. Death

Flesh and Blood

The Murder Book

A Cold Heart

Therapy

Rage

Gone

Obession

Compulsion

Bones

Evidence

Deception

Mystery

Victims

Guilt

Killer

Motive (I’ve read this just still need to write my review!)

Breakdown

You can read more about Jonathan Kellerman and his novels on his website.

Do let me know if you have read any of the Alex Delaware series and what you think to them. And let me know if you have a series you love.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. What a great idea!!! I’m collecting Kellerman’s novels to read in order. I love series as well!

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    1. janetemson says:

      Thank you. I do hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I’m hoping to discover some more series for myself as I research these posts 🙂

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      1. I’m sure you’ll find loads! I’m learning about new ones too from my own series feature! My TBR will kill me 😂

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  2. Betty says:

    You picked a great author to kick off this feature! I love the Alex Delaware series. I’ve read a few of them in the last 4 or 5 years, but I want to start over from the very beginning and read/review my way through them. (The one review I wrote in the past was too brief and is begging for a do-over.)

    My favorite series is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It’s a combination of genres that I enjoy–historical fiction, romance, time travel–and they’re all really BIG books, which I also love.

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    1. janetemson says:

      I’m glad to hear you are enjoying his books too. I’ve not read the Outlander series but I’ve heard a few people say how much they love the books. It will no doubt feature on a later post, so I’m eager to find out more about them 🙂

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      1. Betty says:

        If you want to see excerpts of Diana’s writing, you can go to dianagabaldon.com and click on the ‘Books’ link to see excerpts from each book, synopsis, etc.

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  3. Wow, how have I never read Kellerman. What a back catalogue. I must see if he is lurking in the 746!

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    1. janetemson says:

      I hope you do Cathy. If not sneak one in there 🙂

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      1. I’ve just checked Janet and I have one!! Deception. Have you read it?

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      2. janetemson says:

        I have. I thought it was a good one. It’s book 25 I think. But it will give you a good idea about the characters. I hope you like it when you get to it. Let me know what you think 🙂

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