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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.

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Darker Than Night
December 19th, 2014
Darker Than Night is a real page turner. I couldn't put it down. Will definitely be reading more of his books.
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Darker than night
November 9th, 2014
Awesome woven together to make you think you know what is going on Awesome Awesome
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Mr.
November 19th, 2013
Real mystery to end.
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1st time reader
May 28th, 2013
I enjoyed my first experience with John Lutz and he had us guessing between a few characters who the actual killer was.....I am pleasantly surprised by who it actually was. However, I am confused by the addition of one character.... I thought he was the killer and when he turned out not to be, I fell the events revolving around him were pointless. Anna is another character that I don't think ADDS anything to the story. As a personal who loves character development, I feel more depth to Pearl & Quinn's relationship would have been worthwhile. We are told the have deep feelings for each other but we as readers are not 'reading' anything to suggest those feelings. Overall I will Lutz & Quinn another chance....
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