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John Lutz
John Lutz's work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective...virtually every mystery sub-genre. He is the author of more than forty-five novels and 250 short stories and... show more



John Lutz's work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective...virtually every mystery sub-genre. He is the author of more than forty-five novels and 250 short stories and articles. His novels and short fiction have been translated into virtually every language and adapted for almost every medium. He is a past president of both Mystery Writers of America and Private Eye Writers of America. Among his awards are the MWA Edgar, the PWA Shamus, The Trophee 813 Award for best mystery short story collection translated into the French language, the PWA Life Achievement Award, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Golden Derringer Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of two private eye series, the Nudger series, set in his home town of St. Louis, and the Carver series, set in Florida, as well as many non-series suspense novels. His SWF SEEKS SAME was made into the hit movie SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and his THE EX was made into the HBO original movie of the same title, for which he co-authored the screenplay. When Lutz isn't writing, he's reading, following baseball, dining out with friends, or going to movies. He's a serious movie buff. Lutz and his wife, Barbara, split their time between St. Louis and Sarasota, Florida. His latest book is the suspense novel, SERIAL.

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debbiekrenzer
debbiekrenzer rated it 5 years ago
This is definitely one of the goriest books that I have read. It had a lot of action. However, I'm not sure if its the fact that I did not read this in one sitting but several sittings, but I tended to get lost a few times. And when the author was going back and forth from New York to St. Louis, som...
Blood Rose Books
Blood Rose Books rated it 6 years ago
John Lutz is a well known for his suspense fiction and in the Night Caller, when a former police officer is the one to discover his daughter dead: Ezekiel Cooper, Coop to everyone, is a former NYPD detective who is about to be pulled into the hunt of his life. His daughter has been murder and he i...
Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it 6 years ago
As is true of just about every short story collection, this is uneven. I would have given it 2 stars except for the amusing surprise of finding Harlan Ellison in a noir crime collection instead of his usual home in speculative fiction.
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it 7 years ago
It is abundantly clear from the outset that the murder that opens Serial, the latest Frank Quinn novel from John Lutz, is not going to be last we see. There will be more, many more, and they will become increasingly gruesome (and described in increasingly disturbing detail). New York Police Commis...
The Book Frog
The Book Frog rated it 7 years ago
A serial killer with a very bad mommy. A grizzled cop brought out of retirement--along with his former team--to hunt him. A hot, hot summer in a very gritty New York. Who could ask for anything more? In the New York of In For the Kill a serial killer, soon to be dubbed "The Butcher" because of h...
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