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John Lutz


John Lutz

John Lutz is a multiple Edgar and Shamus Award winner, including the Shamus Lifetime Achievement Award --- and the author of over 40 books. His novel SWF SEEKS SAME was made into the hit movie Single White Female, and The Ex was a critically acclaimed HBO feature. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and Sarasota, Florida.

Books by John Lutz

by John Lutz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A beautiful jogger, drained of blood, dismembered, then meticulously reassembled on the grass in Central Park. Subway derailments, plummeting elevators, collapsing construction cranes, apartment explosions --- all creating a bloody, senseless puzzle. Detective Frank Quinn knows that even while the slayer is taunting the cops and the public, he’s also screaming to be caught. But Quinn will have to risk everything he holds precious to bring in this killer.

by John Lutz - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Frank Quinn is a decorated ex-cop and a former homicide detective specializing in tracking serial killers. Someone is stalking Quinn's niece, Carlie Hobbs, and the NYPD can't stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who's been terrorizing women --- leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. To win against the most personal adversary of his career, Quinn will have to set the perfect trap...with the perfect bait.

by John Lutz - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

What the killer does to his victims is unthinkable. Homicide detective turned P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. It's the work of Daniel Danielle, a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster. Danielle disappeared 10 years ago. Is a copy cat repeating the crimes? Or has Danielle made a deadly return?

by John Lutz - Thriller

In SERIAL, the latest Frank Quinn thriller, Quinn and his quirky, prickly team are brought in as consultants almost immediately when a fiend who quickly becomes known as the Skinner begins preying on seemingly random people in Manhattan.

by John Lutz - Crime, Fiction, Suspense

He mutilates his victims. Slices their throats. Then the killings abruptly stopped --- no one knows why. Ex-homicide detective Frank Quinn remembers. Which is why he's shocked to see one of the dead women in his office. Actually, she's the identical twin of the last victim, and she wants Quinn to find her sister's murderer. But when the cold case heats up, it attracts the media spotlight --- and suddenly the killings start again...

by John Lutz - Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

Homicide detective Frank Quinn can't stay retired when a new breed of murdering madman is on the prowl. In a city terrorized by bloody brutality, Quinn and his team hunt a psychopath who lures beautiful women into a night of unbridled passion, then wakes them to a vicious, drawn-out death. Stumbling over a trail of horribly defiled bodies, Quinn can't seem to catch up to the killer --- because the killer is about to catch up to him...

by John Lutz - Psychological Thriller

New York Times bestselling author John Lutz returns with a gruesome, page turning psychological thriller. A former NYPD detective is hunting for a madman: someone is shooting young women in the heart, defiling their bodies, and only leaving their torsos to be found. No one knows the true motives behind a rampage of cold-blooded murders… or how much more terrifying it’s going to get.

by John Lutz - Crime, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Thriller

A madman is stalking women in the city. By the time his victims are found, they’ve been dismembered with careful precision, their limbs stacked into a gruesome pyramid and completely cleansed of every last drop of blood. When the last names of the killer’s victims spell out “Q-u-i-n-n,” the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine. Hunting down killers is what Quinn does best. But this time, Quinn is up against a psychopath that will test him as never before…

by John Lutz - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

When the men find him, the boy’s legs look like they were run through a wood-chipper. He’s bleeding heavily and near death, but he still has strength to tell them of the monster that attacked him: a dark, massive creature that emerged from the bottom of the lake. The child dies before he can say more. Sheriff Billy Wintone has seen too much in this small Ozarks town to believe the delirious boy’s tale of a monster lurking under the lake’s dark waters. When another body is found chewed to pieces, the Sheriff begins to wonder what evil lies at the bottom of Big Water Lake.