The Burning

The Burning

By Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman

A Clay Edison Novel

Now Available!

A raging wildfire. A massive blackout. A wealthy man shot to death in his palatial hilltop home. For Clay Edison, it’s all in a day’s work. As a deputy coroner, caring for the dead, he speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. He prides himself on an unflinching commitment to the truth. Even when it gets him into trouble. Read More

“Intriguing… the bestselling Kellermans provide food for thought along with a tidy mystery”
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“Beyond the mystery, the Kellermans touch on big themes here, from climate change and politics to the sometimes-tenuous yet surprisingly elastic bonds of family.” BookPage

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- Listen to Jesse Kellerman and I in conversation on The Poisoned Pen podcast. Listen here

- Now available, the latest Alex Delaware Novel! Read more

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- Read Jonathan’s essay, DReamlaND, about his hometown of Los Angeles.

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“Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.” —Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York City in 1949 and grew up in Los Angeles. He helped work his way through UCLA as an editorial cartoonist, columnist, editor and freelance musician.

In 1985, Jonathan's first novel, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, was published to enormous critical and commercial success and became a New York Times bestseller. BOUGH was also produced as a TV movie and won the Edgar Allan Poe and Anthony Boucher Awards for Best First Novel. | Read More

Jonathan Kellerman’s Books

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, Twisted, and True Detectives. With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored the first book of a new series, The Golem of Hollywood. | View All

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