The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman & Jesse Kellerman

The Golem of Hollywood

By Jonathan Kellerman & Jesse Kellerman

  • Release Date: 2014-09-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 62 Ratings
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“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

From Jonathan Kellerman, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and master of psychological suspense, and Jesse Kellerman, the international #1 bestselling author of The Genius, comes one of the most remarkable novels of the year.

A burned-out L.A. detective . . . a woman of mystery who is far more than she seems . . . a grotesque, ancient monster bent on a mission of retribution. When these three collide, a new standard of suspense is born.

The legend of the Golem of Prague has endured through the ages, a creature fashioned by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect his congregation, now lying dormant in the garret of a synagogue. But the Golem is dormant no longer.

Detective Jacob Lev wakes one morning, dazed and confused: He seems to have picked up a beautiful woman in a bar the night before, but he can’t remember anything about the encounter, and before he knows it, she has gone. But this mystery pales in comparison to the one he’s about to be called on to solve. Newly reassigned to a Special Projects squad he didn’t even know existed, he’s sent to a murder scene far up in the hills of Hollywood Division. There is no body, only an unidentified head lying on the floor of a house. Seared into a kitchen counter nearby is a single word: the Hebrew for justice.

Detective Lev is about to embark on an odyssey—through Los Angeles, through many parts of the United States, through London and Prague, but most of all, through himself. All that he has believed to be true will be upended—and not only his world, but the world itself, will be changed.


  • The Golem of Hollywood

    By kasi159
    First in the Golem series by Jesse Kellerman. He's got it!
  • Tremendous!

    By Cingin
    I enjoyed this book tremendously, thank you two for writing such an intriguing story!
  • The Golem of Hollywood

    By Jazzyfawn
    This was by far the WORST book I have ever read! And I have read thousands! Extremely disappointed! I should have read the reviews first!
  • Disappointing

    By Curlie Queue
    I've read every one of Jonathan Kellerman's books, and loved them all. Not this one, though. It just wasn't as good. And what was that kind of biblical story inside the story? I couldn't get through that thing no matter how hard I tried. I feel like I was cheated. It was awful, and somehow I paid for it!
  • The Golem of Hollywood

    By SLZ Tahoe
  • Golem

    By Sawarren60
    I did not enjoy reading this book I prefer reality.
  • Strange Read

    By gplain58
    This is just me but no idea wth I just read.. Started out like a great mystery and steadily got darker/strange with other world ideas. I'll pass on the follow-up.
  • Not The Best Kellerman Has Done

    By Kenschaub
    Pre ordered this thinking I would get another Alex Delaware mystery. Instead a story about an alcoholic Jewish detective in LA who gets recruited to solve murders committed by an ancient Jewish supernatural force (The Golem) disguised alternatively as a beautiful woman and an ancient flying beetle bug. Too much for me