An American writer of mystery novels, Kellerman is best known for her Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus series. Her other works include The Quality of Mercy (1989) and Moon Music (1998).
Before pursuing a literary career, she received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.
She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of California-Los Angeles.
With her husband Jonathan Kellerman, she had four children.
She and Mason Gamble both graduated from dentistry school.