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Author John LutzJohn Lutz was born September 11, 1939 in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of more than forty novels and over 200 short stories and articles. His work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective, thriller; virtually every mystery sub-genre.

His novels and short fiction have been translated into almost 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 St. Louis, Missouri, and the Carver series, set in Florida, as well as many non-series novels. His SWF SEEKS SAME was made into the hit movie SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, starring Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and his novel 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 or plays.

Lutz and his wife, Barbara, split their time between St. Louis and Sarasota, Florida.

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His website: www.johnlutzonline.com
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The Right to Sing the Blues
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Author Signed Hardcover Book  1979 NY: Morrow First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.    Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1985 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1988 NY: Mysterious Press  First edition, first printing, label mark on front endpaper otherwise fine, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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John Lutz Bibliography


Alo Nudger Series

  1. Buyer Beware - 1976
  2. Night Lines - 1984
  3. The Right to Sing the Blues - 1986
  4. Ride the Lightning - 1987
  5. Dancer's Debt - 1988
  6. Time Exposure - 1989
  7. Diamond Eyes - 1990
  8. Thicker Than Blood - 1993
  9. Death by Jury - 1995
  10. Oops! - 1998
  11. The Nudger Dilemmas - 2001

Fred Carver Series

  1. Tropical Heat - 1986
  2. Scorcher - 1987
  3. Kiss - 1988
  4. Flame - 1990
  5. Bloodfire - 1991
  6. Hot - 1992
  7. Spark - 1993
  8. Torch - 1994
  9. Burn - 1995
  10. Lightning - 1996

Night Series

  1. The Night Caller - 2001
  2. The Night Watcher - 2002
  3. The Night Spider - 2003 (republished as Night Victims in 2009)
  4. Fear The Night - 2005
  5. Chill Of Night - 2006

Frank Quinn Series

  1. Darker Than Night - 2004
  2. In For The Kill - 2007
  3. Night Kills - 2008
  4. Urge To Kill - 2009
  5. Mister X - 2010
  6. Serial - 2011
  7. Pulse - 2012
  8. Twist - 2013
  9. Frenzy - 2014
  10. Slaughter - 2015

Stand-Alone Novels

  • The Truth of the Matter - 1971
  • Bonegrinder - 1977
  • Lazarus Man - 1979
  • Jericho Man - 1980
  • The Shadow Man - 1981
  • Exiled - 1982 (with Steven Greene)
  • The Eye - 1984
  • Shadowtown - 1988
  • Single White Female - 1990 (original title: SWF Seeks Same; see also movie page Single White Female)
  • Dancing with the Dead - 1992
  • The Ex - 1996
  • Final Seconds - 1998 (with David August)

Collections


  • Better Mousetraps - 1988
  • Shadows Everywhere - 1994
  • Until You Are Dead - 1998
  • Endless Road: And Other Stories - 2003

Anthologies Containing Short Stories

  • Coffin Corner - 1968 (edited by Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Coffin Break - 1974 (edited by Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Tales To Be Read With Caution - 1979 (edited by Eleanor Sullivan)
  • The Giant Book of Horror Stories - 1981 (edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Barry N. Malzberg and Bill Pronzini)
  • Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense - 1981 (edited by Martin H. Greenberg, Barry N. Malzberg and Bill Pronzini)
  • Top Fantasy - 1984 (edited by Josh Pachter)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Crime-Watch (edited by Cathleen Jordan)
  • Alfred Hitchcock's Book of Horror Stories, Book 5 - 1986 (edited by Alfred Hitchcock and Eleanor Sullivan)
  • Deals with the Devil - 1994 (edited by Loren D. Estleman, Martin H. Greenberg and Mike Resnick)
  • Celebrity Vampires - 1995 (edited by Martin H. Greenberg)
  • Dark Love - 1995 (edited by Nancy A. Collins,Martin H. Greenberg and Edward E. Kramer)
  • Vampire Detectives - 1995 (edited by Martin H. Greenberg)

John Lutz Awards

  • MWA Edgar
  • PWA Shamus
  • Trophee 813 Award for best mystery short story collection translated into the French language
  • PWA Life Achievement Award
  • Short Mystery Fiction Society's Golden Derringer Lifetime Achievement Award

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