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The Golem of Hollywood

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The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman
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Jul 28, 2015 | ISBN 9780425276136
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Praise for The Golem of Hollywood

“An extraordinary work of detection, suspense, and supernatural mystery. I spent three days totally lost in the world Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman have created. This is brilliant, page-turning fiction with mythic underpinnings that give it a special resonance; a rare collaboration where the sum is truly greater than the parts. The book is like nothing I’ve ever read before. It sort of took my breath away.”—Stephen King

“One of the many things I enjoy about anticipating something is having my expectations met and exceeded…the Kellermans met my expectations and blew the roof off of them. The Golem of Hollywood transcends genre. It’s a whole that exceeds the sum of its very considerable parts, creative and otherwise. It’s a religious tale that doubters and non-believers will love, a mystery that literary snobs will appreciate, and a story so wonderfully told that your bookshelf must have it. Once you finish reading it, of course.”—

“Two masters of psychological suspense weave a sprawling contemporary whodunit steeped in religious mythology, gruesome violence, and the supernatural…this is a witty, propulsive and frequently chilling read; its phantasmagorical elements are blended seamlessly enough with its up-to-the-minute crime-genre trappings to give its imaginative speculations some eerie plausibility. Any mystery that leaves you as satisfied with its lingering questions as it does with its solutions is worth your patronage.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Combining the procedural structure of Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware novels with the character-driven plotting of son Jesse’s fiction, the novel is a solidly plotted thriller that takes its compelling lead character, Detective Lev, deep into some Old World mysteries. Very nicely done.”—Booklist

“Astonishing…more complex and deeper book than I have read from either author.”—

Author Essay

Dear Reader,

I’ve been asked what it was like to write The Golem of Hollywood with Jesse. Unlike other novelists, I’ve avoided farming my books out to ghost writers, so any collaboration would have to be genuine. And frankly, I’d never have written with Jesse – not that he ever asked – if he hadn’t already built his own impressive reputation as a novelist: 5 books published by the age of 35, Edgar nominee, international bestseller. Even so, venturing into virgin territory is always a risk and though the idea to co-write originated with me, I wondered how it would turn out. In a word: great. Working with a topnotch, mature and reliable novelist, half of whose chromosomes come from me, was a pleasure. Interestingly, Stephen King, who was kind enough to read and praise The Golem of Hollywood , remarked that this was one of the few times where the whole really was greater than the sum of the parts. And that’s exactly what Jesse and I have continued to pursue as we work on the sequel.

Jonathan Kellerman

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