Faye Kellerman - New York Times Bestselling Author


About the Author

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, will be 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 including his¬†latest Potboiler which was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award. She lives in Los Angeles and Santa Fe with her husband, Jonathan.

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A personal thanks to all of you for making MURDER 101 a New York Times Bestseller for the week of September 21st. I couldn’t have done anything without all of you! If I’m in your area, please drop by and say hello  

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upcoming appearances

I tried to publish this under events but I must have dome something wrong.   Here are our upcoming appearance Poisoned Pen in Phoenix September 16th at 7PM Book Passage in Corte Madera, Ca October 19th at 7PM JCC Cleveland November 5th details to come JCC Austin November 6th details to come

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