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Stephen Hunter


Stephen Hunter

Stephen Hunter has written 17 novels. The retired chief film critic for The Washington Post, where he won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, he has also published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, AMERICAN GUNFIGHT. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Books by Stephen Hunter

by Stephen Hunter - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

1934. The depths of the Depression were marked by an epidemic of bank robberies. The new U.S. Division of Investigation was determined to nab the most dangerous gangster this country has ever produced --- Lester Gillis, better known as Baby Face Nelson. To stop him, the Bureau recruited the most talented gunman of the time --- Charles Swagger. Eighty years later, Charles’s grandson Bob Lee Swagger has finally decided to sell the family homestead, but when the developers begin to tear down the house, they uncover a strongbox. Enclosed is an array of memorabilia dating back to 1934 all belonging to Charles Swagger. But as he investigates further, Bob learns that someone is sharing his obsession with finding out what Charles Swagger really left behind.

by Stephen Hunter - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

I, RIPPER is a vivid reimagining of Jack the Ripper’s personal story entwined with that of an Irish journalist who covered the case, knew the principals, charted the investigation, and, at last stymied, went off in a bold new direction. These two men stalk each other through a city twisted in fear of the madman’s blade, a cat-and-mouse game that brings to life the sounds and smells of the fleshpot tenderloin of Whitechapel and all the lurid acts that fueled the Ripper headlines.

by Stephen Hunter - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post becomes interested in the story of Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova, a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history. Reilly enlists former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce details of Mili’s military service. The more Swagger learns about Mili’s last mission, the more he’s convinced her disappearance was no accident.

by Stephen Hunter - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Why did the third bullet aimed at John F. Kennedy explode? Bob Lee Swagger knows. Fifty years after the shots that brought America to its knees, the tough-as-nails sniper turns his forensic skills toward the most baffling rifle crime of all time. With the help of a new clue, Swagger follows a tantalizing path through old records, intelligence archives and buildings back to the sniper’s nest.

by Stephen Hunter - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In Stephen Hunter's latest breakneck thriller, ex-Marine sniper Ray Cruz confronts a group of murderous terrorists who have laid siege to America’s largest shopping mall.