The Golem of Hollywood

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Headline Publishing Group, 2014 - Detective and mystery stories - 320 pages
A unique blend of crime thriller, paranormal love story and horror saga, which only No. 1 bestselling author and master of criminal psychology Jonathan Kellerman could create. The in world of superheroes and monstrosities, the Golem towers. The Golem to accrue the greatest mystique is the terrifying colossus said to have been fashioned by the 16th century Czech Rabbi Judah Loew. What if this Golem survived centuries of inactivity only to be awakened by serial murderer's attempt to destroy an innocent young woman? What if the Golem is embarking on a journey of retribution, carrying out its self-appointed 'duties' in an unspeakably hideous manner? And what if the Golem finds its match in an unlikely hero and lineal descendant of its creator? Self-styled heretic and burnt-out L.A. homicide detective Jacob Lev, whose assignment to a baffling homicide plunges him to the depths of depravity ...

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

I'm a big fan of Jonathan Kellerman, and this was an interesting departure from the norm. It felt like a blend of myth, suspense, crime, and horror, all pulled together into a story that was more ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deankut - LibraryThing

Outside the quirky writing style that fell flat of its intent, this novel had potential and grew interesting only to let me down by the end with its lack of sense, closure with relevance to the story ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he also co-authored the bestsellers DOUBLE HOMICIDE and CAPITAL CRIMES. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar and Anthony Awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jesse Kellerman is the author of five novels. He has won several awards for his writing, including the 2003 Princess Grace Award, given to America's most promising young playwright, and the 2010 Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle for THE GENIUS. POTBOILER was also nominated for a best novel Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives with his wife and son in California.

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