Darker Than Night by John Lutz

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Darker Than Night

A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has turned the city that doesn't sleep into a town kept awake by terror. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives. He leaves "gifts" for his victims--before taking their lives.

Enter ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn, still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career. For Quinn, this isn't just any job--it's a last chance to salvage his reputation. As the investigation proceeds, the murderer loses no time stalking new prey: a loan officer and her high-earning husband;a couple who made a killing in the stock market;a pretty actress and her prosperous lover.

With the body count rising, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign. Quinn's got his work cut out--because in a city the size of New York, any one of 8 million faces could be that of a killer--or his next target. . .

Praise for John Lutz and The Night Spider

"Lutz offers up a heart-pounding roller-coaster of a tale."--Jeffery Deaver

"I've been a fan of John Lutz for years."--T. Jefferson Parker

"John Lutz just keeps getting better and better."
--Tony Hillerman

"Some writers just have a flair for imaginative suspense, and John Lutz is one of them. . . truly superb."
--Jeremiah Healy

"John Lutz is the new Lawrence Sanders."
--Mystery Scene

"Lutz knows how to seize and hold the reader's imagination."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Lutz's real gift is to evoke detective work better than anyone else."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Lutz is among the best."
--San Diego Union

"It's easy to see why he's won an Edgar and two Shamuses."
--Publishers Weekly

A multiple Edgar and Shamus Award winner--including the Shamus Lifetime Achievement Award--John Lutz is 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.


About John Lutz

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John Lutz is the author of more than thirty novels and two hundred short stories, and is a past president of Mystery Writers of America and Private Eye Writers of America. He is the recipient of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and the Trophee 813 Award for best mystery short story collection translated into the French language. Lutz is the author of two private eye series. He divides his time between homes in St. Louis, Missouri, and Sarasota, Florida.
Published October 1, 2007 by Pinnacle Books. 548 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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