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John Lutz

(John Thomas Lutz)
USA flag (b.1939)

John Lutz published his first short story in 1966 in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and has been publishing regularly ever since. His 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 35 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.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Western
Anthologies containing stories by John Lutz
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Short stories
The Explosives Expert (1967)
The Midnight Train (1968)
Jelly Reds (1994)
Hanson's Radio (1995)

Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1989) : Kiss

John Lutz recommends
Gray Matter (1996)
(P. J. Gray, book 1)
Shirley Kennett
"Kennett is a writer of rare skill, and GRAY MATTER is a deftly plotted novel bristling with suspense. Its characters are real and contemporary, and its premise is gripping and unique. Not since RED DRAGON has a more menacing serial killer roamed metropolitan St. Louis. A rip-roaring good read."
Bad Karma (1997)
(Criminally Insane, book 1)
Andrew Harper (Douglas Clegg)
"A thriller that grabs and persists like a nightmare. Quite a ride."
Shoot! (1997)
Jay Cronley
"Shoot! is one of the funniest books to come along in years - a wonderfully entertaining novel that allows the reader to share Cronley's unique and incisive take on the world. Read!"
Doc in a Box (2000)
(Francesca Vierling, book 4)
Elaine Viets
"Nobody knows St. Louis better than Elaine Viets . . .I'm looking forward to reading more about Francesca Vierling. Her creator has the touch."
A Forever Death (2001)
(Emerson Ward, book 4)
Michael W Sherer
"Sherer is a top-notch talent..."
Kill Time (2007)
(Nora McKee & Alex Kincaid, book 1)
T J MacGregor
"Plenty of suspense."
President Lincoln's Spy (2008)
(Fitz Dunaway, book 1)
Steven Wilson
"The reader can taste the grit and feel the excitement and expectations of a pivotal time in American history. In President Lincoln's Spy, Wilson has given us a time machine."
Don't Ever Tell (2008)
Brandon Massey
"The talented Mr. Massey has the rare knack of grabbing the reader early and not letting go. In this relentlessly gripping novel the hold only gets tighter as the pages turn. Massey knows how to ratchet up the suspense. Tell everyone that DON'T EVER TELL is a crackling good thriller."
Silent Screams (2009)
(Silent, book 1)
C E Lawrence
"Pulse racing, compelling, first-rate."
The Sculptor (2009)
(Sam Markham, book 1)
Gregory Funaro
"Funaro provides clever plotting and plenty of suspense."
The Dead Detective (2010)
(Dead Detective , book 1)
William Heffernan
"William Heffernan is one of the finest craftsmen in mystery fiction. The publication of a new Heffernan novel is an event worth cheering, and The Dead Detective is no exception. A mystery treat. A literary treat."

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