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The Calling

(2011)
(The first book in the Luther series)
A novel by

 
 
A brilliant crime novel and prequel to the acclaimed BBC series by the show's creator and sole writer
Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He's a murder detective with an extraordinary case-clearance rate.
He's obsessive, instinctive, and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him.
And yet there are rumors that Luther is bad - not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented.

After years of chasing the most depraved criminals in London's gritty underworld, he seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things any other detective wouldn't and shouldn't do. Luther: The Calling, the first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther's past and into his mind. It is the story of the serial killer case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice - beyond fury, beyond vengeance, all the way to the other side of the law.
 Is Luther a force for good or a man hell-bent on self-destruction?
 Edgar Award - winning writer Neil Cross has created one of the most compelling characters in modern crime fiction.

Luther: The Calling is a compulsively readable novel by the writer hailed by The Guardian as "Britain's own Stephen King."

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Neil Cross's The Calling

Hardback Editions

October 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 1-4448-1262-9 / 978-1-4448-1262-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 1-4516-7309-4 / 978-1-4516-7309-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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August 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 0-85720-336-3 / 978-0-85720-336-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 1-4516-7310-8 / 978-1-4516-7310-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Calling: A John Luther Novel
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 0-85720-339-8 / 978-0-85720-339-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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July 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Calling: A John Luther Novel
Author(s): Neil Cross
ISBN: 0-85720-337-1 / 978-0-85720-337-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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October 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Luther - The Calling (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Neil Cross, narrated by David Bauckham
ISBN: 1-4074-8942-9 / 978-1-4074-8942-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Luther: The Calling
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   


August 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Calling: A John Luther Novel
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Calling: A John Luther Novel
Author(s): Neil Cross
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK