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Novels ( Also see: Short Stories )

John Lutz

 

TWIST -- Pinnacle, 2013 (Quinn)

PULSE -- Pinnacle, 2012 (Quinn)

SERIAL -Pinnacle, 2011 (Quinn)

MISTER X- Pinnacle, 2010 (Quinn)

URGE TO KILL - Pinnacle, 2009 (Quinn)

NIGHT VICTIMS (Previously published as The Night Spider.) - Pinnacle, 2009

NIGHT KILLS - Pinnacle, 2008 (Quinn)

IN FOR THE KILL - Pinnacle, 2007 (Quinn)

CHILL OF NIGHT - Pinnacle, 2006

FEAR THE NIGHT - Pinnacle, 2005

DARKER THAN NIGHT - Pinnacle, 2004 (Quinn)

THE NIGHT SPIDER - Pinnacle, 2003

THE NIGHT WATCHER - Pinnacle, 2002

THE NIGHT CALLER - Pinnacle, 2001

FINAL SECONDS (with David August) - Pinnacle, 1998 

OOPS! - St. Martin's Press, 1998 (Nudger)

THE EX - Pinnacle, 1996

LIGHTNING - Holt, 1996 (Carver)

DEATH BY JURY - St. Martin's Press, 1995 (Nudger)

BURN - Holt, 1995 (Carver)

TORCH - Holt, 1994 (Carver)

THICKER THAN BLOOD - St. Martin's Press, 1993 (Nudger)

SPARK - Holt, 1993 (Carver)

DANCING WITH THE DEAD - St. Martin's Press, 1992

HOT - Holt, 1992 (Carver)

SINGLE WHITE FEMALE  (Previously published as SWF Seeks Same.) - Pocket Books, 1992

BLOODFIRE - Holt, 1991 (Carver)

SWF SEEKS SAME - St, Martin's Press, 1990

DIAMOND EYES - St. Martin's Press, 1990 (Nudger)

FLAME - Holt, 1990 (Carver)

TIME EXPOSURE - St. Martin's Press, 1989 (Nudger)

KISS - Holt, 1988 (Carver)

SHADOWTOWN - Mysterious Press, 1988

DANCER'S DEBT - St. Martin's, 1988 (Nudger)

SCORCHER - St. Martin's, 1988 (Carver)

RIDE THE LIGHTNING - St. Martin's Press, 1987 (Nudger)

TROPICAL HEAT - Holt, 1986 (Carver series)

THE RIGHT TO SING THE BLUES - St. Martin's Press, 1986 (Nudger)

NIGHTLINES - St. Martin's Press, 1985 (Nudger)

Man Standing OutdoorsTHE EYE - with Bill Pronzini, Mysterious Press, 1984

EXILED - with and as by Steven Greene, Fawcett, 1982

THE SHADOW MAN - Morrow, 1981

JERICHO MAN - Morrow, 1980

LAZARUS MAN - Morrow, 1979

BONEGRINDER - Putnam's, 1977

BUYER BEWARE - Putnam's, 1976 (Nudger series)

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER - Pocket Books, 1971

Short Stories Collections

ENDLESS ROAD - Five Star, 2005

THE NUDGER DILEMMAS - Five Star, 2001

UNTIL YOU ARE DEAD - Five Star, 1998

SHADOWS EVERYWHERE - Mystery Scene Press, 1994

BETTER MOUSETRAPS - ed. Francis M. Nevins, St. Martin's Press, 1988



Short Stories

Abridged - Mike Shayne’s Mystery Magazine, August, 1983
After the Ball - Dracula: Prince of Darkness, 1994
All Business - Ellery Queen’s Prime Crimes 2, 1984
All of a Sudden - Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, August, 1974
Animal Wrongs - Thirteen Doors Vl (audio), Buckingham Classics Ltd. 199?
Arful - Show Business is Murder, 2004
Arm of the LawM. - AHMM, October, 1974
Autumn Madness - EQMM, November, 1972
The Basement Room - MSMM, October, 1973
The Bear Cottage - MSMM, July, 1981
Before You Leap - Deadly Allies, 1992
Big Game - Signature, August, 1967
Bingo - The Mysterious West, 1994
Booth Thirteen - Galaxy, 1968
Buried Treasure - AHMM, August, 1982
Burglary in Progress - Woman’s World, Issue #37, 1986
Burning Evidence - bePuzzled (story-puzzle), 1993
But Once a Year - Cat Crimes Goes on Holiday, 1997
The Butcher, the Baker - AHMM, July, 1974
Case of the Dead Gossip (as by Tom Collins) - TV Fact, October, 1971
The Case of the Canine Companion AHMM, March, 1982
Cheeseburger (a collaboration as by John Barry Williams) - AHMM, October, 1978
The Chess Players - EQMM, June, 1994
Chop Suey - Murder and All that Jazz, 2004
The Clarion Call - MSMM, July, 1975
Close Calls - AHMM, November 1978
Coffee and conversation - Murder Past, Murder Present, 2009
A Crazy Business - Feline and Famous, 1994
The Creator of Spud Moran - AHMM, July, 1968
Swell - Crime Square, 2012
The Crooked Picture
- The Man From UNCLE Mystery Magazine, November, 1967
Curb Service - 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine, 1974
Dangerous Game - AHMM, February, 1979
Day of Evil (as by John Bennett) - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, June, 1975
The Day of the Picnic - AHMM, October, 1971
Day Shift - MSMM, June, 1974
Dead Man - AHMM, March, 1974
Dead, You Know - AHMM, January, 1968
Dear Dorie - HMM, September, 1981
Death by the Numbers - MSMM, December, 1977
Death for Sale - Swank, 1971
Death on the Silver Screen - MSMM, April, 1968
DDS 10752 Libra (with Josh Pachter) - An Eye for Justice, 1988
Deeper and Deeper - EQMM, September, 1982
Dilemma - Unholy Orders, 2000                           
Discount Fare - AHMM, April, 1979
DNA (audio) - For Crime Out Loud, 1997
Dogs and Fleas - Guilty as Charged, 1996
Doom Signal - AHMM, November, 1969
Double Cross -(puzzle story by bePuzzled), 1989
Double Murder - AHMM, January, 1981
El Palacio - A Hot and Sultry Night, 2003
Endless Road - Murder on Route 66, 1998
Explosive Cargo - AHMM, October, 1977
The Explosives Expert - AHMM, September, 1967
Eye of the Storm - First Thrills, (with Lise S. Baker), ed. Lee Child, Forge, 2010
Fair Shake - AHMM, April, 1968
Feline Frenzy - (puzzle story by bePuzzled), 1991
Figure in Flight - Charlie Chan Mystery Magazine, February, 1974
The Final Reel - AHMM, May, 1971
Finicky - Cat Crimes, 1991
Flotsam and Jetsam - New Black Mask #8, 1987
Flowers from a Stranger - (puzzle story by bePuzzled), May, 1994
Fractions - AHMM, June, 1972
Franticman - AHMM, October, 1979
Friendly Hal - AHMM, November 1971
Games for Adults - AHMM, December, 1971
Garden of Dreams - AHMM, June, 1971
The Gentleman on the Titanic - EQMM, November, 1999
A Glimpse of Evil - AHMM, March, 1980
Going, Going… - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, April, 1975
Green Death - AHMM, May, 1974
Grounds for Murder - (a puzzle story by bePuzzled), February, 1995
Hand of Fate - AHMM, July, 1969
A Handgun for Protection Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine, September, 1984
Hanson’s Radio - Dark Love, 1995
Have You Ever Seen this Woman? - AHMM, August, 1976
Heat - EQMM, September 1985
Hector Gomez Provides - MSMM, August, 1985
High Stakes - The Saint Mystery Magazine, June, 1984
His Honor the Mayor - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, August, 1975
Hobson’s Choice - The Blue and the Gray Undercover, 2002
Image Diagnosis Dead, 1999
In the Blood - Cavalier, 1972
In by the Tenth - EQMM, 1978
In Memory of… - AHMM, January, 1972
The Infernal Machine - The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1987
The Insomniacs’ Club - EQMM, September, 1968
It Could Happen to You - AHMM, March, 1975
Jelly Reds - Deals with the Devil, 1993
A Killer Foiled - MSMM, November, 1972
King of the Kennel - MSMM, November, 1968
King of the World - AHMM, 1973
Kitty - Cat Crimes III, 1992
The Landscape of Dreams - EQMM, March, 1982
The Last to Know - MSMM, June, 1985
The Laundry Room - Manhattan Noir, 2006
Lease on Life - 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine, June, 1975
The Ledge Walker - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, June, 1975
The Lemon Drink Queen - AHMM, February, 1974
Life Sentence - 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine, August, 1975
Lily and Men - Flesh and Blood, Dark Desires, 2002
The Litigants - The Shamus Game, 2000
The Live Tree - Mistletoe Mysteries, 1989
Living all Alone - AHMM, May, 1972
Mr. Lucrada - The Ultimate Dracula, 1991
Machete - Mystery in the Sunshine State, 1999
Mail Order - AHMM, April, 1975
The Man in the Morgue - AHMM, February, 1978
Marked Down - AHMM, July, 1978
Men with Motives - 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine, August, 1975
The Midnight Train - AHMM, March, 1968
Missing Personnel - AHMM. June, 1977
Mitt's Murder -- At the Scene of the Crime, 2008
Mom's Kitchen -- Murder Here, Murder There, 2012
Moon Children - 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine, May, 1975
Mortal Combat - January, EQMM, 1981
Murder Malignant - AHMM. August, 1971
Murder on the Titanic - (puzzle story by bePuzzled), 1997
The Music from Downstairs - AHMM, March, 1979
Next to the Woman from Des Moines (as by Paul Shepptarton) - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, June, 1975
Night Chase - New Mystery, May, 1992
Night Crawlers For Crime Out Loud, (audio), 1996
Nighthawks - Guilty as Sin, 2003
No Small Problem - AHMM, September, 1968
Not a Home - AHMM, September 1976
Not Just a Number - MSMM, July, 1976
Obedience School - MSMM, 1969
Objective Mirror - AHMM, July, 1973
Old Saying - Dick Tracy—the Secret Files, 1990
On Guard - Mystery Scene, September, 1986
On Judgment Day - Espionage, August, 1985
One for All - The Adam Bedside Reader, June, 1970
One Man’s Manual
- AHMM, March, 1977
One Way - AHMM, March, 1969
Only One Way to Land - AHMM, October, 1983
Open and Shut - Invitation to Murder, 1991
The Organization Man - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, June, 1975
The Other Runner - EQMM, October, 1978
The Other Side of Reason - MSMM, December, 1974
Other than Murder -- Sony E-reader, 2009
Past Perfect - AHMM, December, 1978
Personalized Copy (as by Elwin Strange) - 87th Precinct Mystery Magazine, June, 1975
Plague - Celebrity Vampires, 1995
Poe, Poe, Poe -- On a Raven's Wing, 2009
Political Decision - First Lady Murders, 1999               
The President’s Cat is Missing - Danger in D.C., 1993
A Private - Restful Place, MSMM, May, 1974
Prospectus on Death - AHMM, July, 1971
Pure Rotten - MSMM, August, 1977
Quid, Pro Quo - EQMM, August, 1967
A Rare Bird - AHMM, August, 1967
The Real Shape of the Coast - EQMM, June, 1971
Recreational Vehicle -- Sex, Lies and Private Eyes, 2009
Rest Assured - MSMM, February, 1975
The Return of D.B. Cooper - MSMM, December, 1982
Ride the Lightning - AHMM, January, 1985
The Right to Sing the Blues - AHMM, May, 1983
The Romantics - Deadly Allies II, 1994
Room 33 (as by Van McCloud) - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, June, 1975
Safe and Loft -- EQMM, March/April, 2008
The Second Shot - EQMM, September, 1984
Second Story Sunlight - Most Wanted, 2002
Severance Pay - AHMM, 1977
Shadows Everywhere - AHMM. June, 1973
Shell Game - Vampire Detectives, 1995
Shock - Unusual Suspects, 1996
The Shooting of Curly Dan - EQMM. August, 1973
Short Shrift - Woman’s World, 10/26, 1986
Slay Belle - Santa Clues, 1993
A Slight Oversight (as by Edwin Hicks) - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, June, 1975
Sneak Pitch - Special Report, November, 1988
So Young, so Fair, so Dead - MSMM, March, 1973
Someone Else - Justice for Hire, 1990
Something for the Dark - AHMM, November, 1977
Something Like Murder - EQMM, January, 1978
S.O.S. - Death Cruise, 1999
Split Personalities - MSMM, February, 1984
Sporting Blood - Swank, 1968
Star Bright - Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, 1988
Stutter Step - Irreconcilable Differences, 1999
Swan Song - Once Upon a Crime, 1998
Swell --Crime Square, 2012
Tango was her life
- Death Dance, 2002
Taxed to Death - (puzzle story by bePuzzled), 1996
That Kind of World - AHMM, July, 1980
Theft is My Profession - AHMM, September, 1971
Thieves’ Honor - AHMM, December, 1966
The Thunder of Guilt - Mean Streets, 1986
Thelma and Laverne -- Kansas City Noir, 2012
Tiger, Tiger, (with Bill Pronzini) - Mystery, September, 1981.
Time Exposure - AHMM, June, 1982
Toad Crossing (with David August) - AHMM, July, 1996
Tough - MSMM, November, 1980
Traveling Alone (with Barbara Lutz) - Till Death do us Part, 1999
Trickle Down - AHMM, October, 1985
Twice Removed - Espionage, February, 1985
Two by Two - AHMM, November 1970
Typographical Error - The Eyes Have it, 1984
Undercover Cat - (puzzle story by bePuzzled), 1996
Understanding Electricity - AHMM, August, 1975
Until You are Dead - AHMM, January, 1980
A Verdict of Death - Charlie Chan Mystery Magazine, May, 1974
The Very Best - AHMM, March, 1972
Veterans - Murder Most Confederate, 2007
The Weapon -- AHMM, May, 1969
Where Is, As Is - AHMM, April, 1978                                                                    
Where is Harry Beal? - AHMM, August, 1979
Winds of Change - Espionage, December, 1984
Within the Law - AHMM, April, 1972
Wonder World - AHMM, January, 1976
The Wounded Tiger - Signature, November, 1967
W.O.W. - The Executioner Mystery Magazine, 1974
Wriggle - Creature, 1981
Web Site - Compulsion, 2000
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You - AHMM, November, 1982
With Anchovies - Murder is my Business, 1994
White Mustangs - Solved, 1991
You Belong to Me - Homicide Hosts Presents, 1996
You and the Music - AHMM, June, 1975.

ARTICLES

Beyond Good and Evil - The Writer, December, 1994.
Breaking the Rules - The Writer, June, 1991.
Criminal Viewpoint - The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, 1999.
How to Generate Suspense in Fiction - The Writer, June, 1999.
If You Haven’t a Clue - Basics of Writing and Selling Mystery and Suspense, 1991.
In the Beginning is the End - Writing Mysteries, 1992.
The Long and Short of It - The Writer, December, 1987.
Not Quite Dead Enough - (introduction), Rex Stout Reprints, 1992.
Nothing Old Under the Sun - The Writer, July, 1980.
Setting for Suspense - The Writer, July, 1974.
The Sight of Music - Mystery Readers Journal, 1990.
Short and Shamus - Writing the Private Eye Novel, 1997.
Two Timers - Mystery Scene #41, 1994.
Using Technology in Mysteries - The Writer, July, 1978.