MLA Platinum Award Press Release

Faye Kellerman biography

Author Biography  | Books by this Author

Faye Kellerman

Faye Kellerman

Faye Kellerman Biography

Faye Kellerman was born in St. Louis, Missouri and grew up in Sherman Oaks, California. She earned a BA in mathematics and a doctorate in dentistry at UCLA. Kellerman's groundbreaking first novel, The Ritual Bath, was published in 1986 to wide critical and commercial acclaim. The winner of the Macavity Award for the Best First Novel from the Mystery Readers of American, The Ritual Bath introduced readers to Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus, termed by People Magazine "Hands down, the most refreshing mystery couple around." The New York Times enthused, "This couple's domestic affairs have the haimish warmth of reality, unlike the formulaic lives of so many other genre detectives."

There are well over twenty million copies of Faye Kellerman's novels in print internationally. The Decker/Lazarus thrillers include Sacred And Profane; Milk And Honey; Day of Atonement; False Prophet; Grievous Sin; Sanctuary; as well as her New York Times Bestsellers, Justice, Prayers for The Dead – listed by the LA Times as one of the best crime novel of 2001; Serpent's Tooth; Jupiter's Bones, The Forgotten, Stone Kiss, Straight Into Darkness, The Burnt House, The Mercedes Coffin and Blindman's Bluff. Hangman, and Gun Games. The novels, Stalker and Street Dreams, introduced Kellerman's newest protagonist, Police Officer Cindy Decker. In addition to her crime series, Kellerman is also the author of New York Time's bestseller Moon Music, a suspense horror novel set in Las Vegas featuring Detective Romulus Poe, as well as an historical novel of intrigue set in Elizabethan England, The Quality of Mercy. She has also co-authored the New York Times Bestseller Double Homicide, with her husband and partner in crime, Jonathan Kellerman. She has also written a young adult novel, Prism, with her daughter, Aliza Kellerman. Her newest novel, The Beast, was released in August of 2013. She is currently under contract for two other Decker/Lazarus novels and a stand alone novel to be released in the future

Faye Kellerman's highly praised short stories and reviews have been anthologized in numerous collections including two volumes of the notable Sisters in Crime Series, Sara Paretsky's, A Woman's Eye; The First Annual Year's Finest Crime And Mystery Stories; The Third Annual Best Mystery Stories Of The Year; Women Of Mystery And Deadly Allies 11. Her personally annotated collection of her award winning stories, The Garden Of Eden and Other Criminal Delights, was published in August of 2006. In July of 2013, Ms. Kellerman was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Strand Magazine.

Her other hobbies include gardening, sewing and jogging if her back doesn't give out. She had four children, and her eldest son, Jesse, has published five novels. She lives in Los Angeles and Santa Fe with her husband, Jonathan.

Faye Kellerman's website

This bio was last updated on 09/25/2016. We try to keep BookBrowse's biographies both up to date and accurate, but with many thousands of lives to keep track of it's a tough task. So, please help us - if the information about this author is out of date or inaccurate, and you know of a more complete source, please let us know. Authors and publishers: If you wish to make changes to a bio, send the complete biography as you would like it displayed so that we can replace the old with the new.

Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" articles
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $39 for a year or $12 for 3 months
  • More about membership!

Books by this Author

Books by Faye Kellerman at BookBrowse
Blindman's Bluff jacket The Mercedes Coffin jacket The Burnt House jacket The Garden of Eden and Other Criminal Delights jacket
Membership Advantages
  • Reviews
  • "Beyond the Book" articles
  • Free books to read and review (US only)
  • Find books by time period, setting & theme
  • Read-alike suggestions by book and author
  • Book club discussions
  • and much more!
  • Just $39 for a year or $12 for 3 months
  • More about membership!

Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: The Black Cathedral
    The Black Cathedral
    by Marcial Gala
    Marcial Gala's The Black Cathedral, translated from the Spanish by Anna Kushner, is narrated through...
  • Book Jacket: When We Were Vikings
    When We Were Vikings
    by Andrew David MacDonald
    In When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald, readers are first introduced to Zelda on her ...
  • Book Jacket: How to Build a Heart
    How to Build a Heart
    by Maria Padian
    Maria Padian is well-known for her motif of exploring teen reactions to social issues. Her novel ...
  • Book Jacket: Follow Me to Ground
    Follow Me to Ground
    by Sue Rainsford
    Ada and her father are human-like beings who age slowly and possess the power to heal all illness. ...

Readers Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    Red Letter Days
    by Sarah-Jane Stratford

    A striking novel about two daring women who escape McCarthy-era Hollywood for London.
    Reader Reviews

  • Book Jacket

    The Splendid and the Vile
    by Erik Larson

    A fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.
    Reader Reviews

Book Club Discussion
Book Jacket
American Dirt
by Jeanine Cummins

"American Dirt is a Grapes of Wrath for our times."
—Don Winslow

About the book
Join the discussion!
Win this book!
Win The Lost Family

The Lost Family
by Libby Copeland

A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives.

Enter

Wordplay

Solve this clue:

A F I Need I A F I

and be entered to win..

Books that     
entertain,
     engage

 & enlighten

Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

Join Today!

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.