Frank Quinn

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,813 ratings

Darker Than Night Publisher's Summary

Ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn is still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career, but a new case presents a chance to salvage his reputation. A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has begun terrorizing the citizens of New York City. Unseen, he enters couples' homes. Unsuspected, he lingers until the perfect moment arrives to murder his victims.

With the body count climbing, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign of terror. Quinn has his work cut out for him, because in the city of New York, any one of eight million faces could be that of a killer - or his next target.

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  • Book 1

    • Darker Than Night

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 564
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 356
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 352

    Ex-homicide cop Frank Quinn is still reeling in the wake of an elaborate setup that ended his career, but a new case presents a chance to salvage his reputation. A killer dubbed "The Night Prowler" has begun terrorizing the citizens of New York City. With the body count climbing, it's up to Quinn to unlock the mystery of a madman's past and end his bloody reign of terror. But in the city of New York, any one of eight million faces could be that of a killer - or his next target.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Twist

    • By Amazon Customer on 11-28-07

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • In for the Kill

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 507
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 233
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    A madman is stalking women in the city. By the time his victims are found, they've been dismembered with careful precision, their limbs stacked into a gruesome pyramid and completely cleansed of every last drop of blood. Accustomed to working on the most grisly homicides, detective Frank Quinn's nerves don't rattle easily. But when the last names of the killer's victims spell out "Q-u-i-n-n", the veteran cop feels a chill run down his spine.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great read

    • By Larry on 06-24-08

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 3

    • Night Kills

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 172

    Frank Quinn is sure he is hunting for a madman: someone who is shooting young women in the heart, defiling their bodies, leaving only the torsos to be found. But in the concrete canyons of New York, this shocking serial murder case is turning into something very different. Struggling against a death trap closing in around her, Jill Clark has a powerful ally in Frank Quinn. But no one knows the true motives behind a rampage of cold-blooded murder or how much more terrifying this is going to get.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Night Kills

    • By Chris on 01-04-09

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 4

    • Urge to Kill

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 225
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 152

    Homicide detective Frank Quinn can't stay retired when a new breed of murdering madman is on the prowl. In a city terrorized by bloody brutality, Quinn and his team hunt a psychopath who lures beautiful women into a night of unbridled passion, then wakes them to a vicious, drawn-out death. Stumbling over a trail of horribly defiled bodies, Quinn can't seem to catch up to the killer - because the killer is about to catch up to him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good job at connecting plots

    • By Ed on 12-03-09

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 5

    • Mister X

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 236
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    He mutilates his victims. Slices their throats. And carves an X into their flesh. Five years ago, he claimed the lives of six women. Then the killings abruptly stopped - no one knows why. Ex-homicide detective Frank Quinn remembers - which is why he's shocked to see one of the dead women in his office. Actually, she's the identical twin of the last victim, and she wants Quinn to find her sister's murderer. But when the cold case heats up, it attracts the media spotlight - and suddenly the killings start again....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's the narrator

    • By Hendrik on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 6

    • Serial

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 14 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 267
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 226

    She was gagged. Violated. Tortured. Nailing the killer is priority number one and only the best will do-that means Frank Quinn. And Quinn wouldn't want it any other way. Because he recognizes the victim. Years ago, as a homicide detective, he saved her young life. Now the hunt is on, and deep in his gut, Quinn welcomes it. He knows he's seeing the work of a truly twisted serial killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Lutz = Nail biting suspense...

    • By shelley on 08-10-12

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 7

    • Pulse

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    The killer's depravity is insatiable. What he does to his victims is unthinkable. Homicide detective turned P.I. Frank Quinn has seen this M.O. before. A demented ritual, it's the work of Daniel Danielle - a notorious serial killer who blurs the line between male and female, human and monster. Danielle disappeared ten years ago. Is a copy cat repeating the crimes? Or has Danielle made a deadly return? Either way, this time the killing won't stop....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This Narrator Always Comes Through

    • By Hendrik on 08-20-12
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 182 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • Frenzy

    • Frank Quinn, Book 9
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 187

    Six dead women in a hotel room. Five of them students, still in their teens. Tied up. Tortured. The NYPD recognizes the suspect’s signature - three bloody initials carved into each victim’s forehead. Ex-cop Frank Quinn has faced this madman before. Both bear scars from their last encounter. Killer and cop, hunter and prey… In a deadly game of matched wits, only one can prevail. It’s not just about who gets killed. It’s about who will survive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Lutz & Scott Brick r a great suspense team

    • By shelley on 10-09-14
    • Frank Quinn, Book 9
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 10-07-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 203 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 10

    • Twist

    • Frank Quinn, Book 8
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 207

    Kill... or be killed. Frank Quinn is a decorated ex-cop. A former homicide detective specializing in tracking serial killers. Now his niece, Carlie Clark, needs help. Someone is stalking her, and the NYPD can’t stop him. A blonde, blue-eyed beauty, Carlie fits the victim type of the killer who’s been terrorizing women — leaving them bound, gagged, and tortured with surgical precision. To win against the most personal adversary of his career, Quinn will have to set the perfect trap. All he needs is the perfect bait….

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lutz has done it again

    • By B. brown on 09-24-13
    • Frank Quinn, Book 8
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 09-24-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 223 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 11

    • Slaughter

    • Frank Quinn, Book 10
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 144
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    A beautiful jogger, drained of blood, dismembered, then meticulously reassembled on the grass in Central Park. Subway derailments, plummeting elevators, collapsing construction cranes, apartment explosions - all creating a bloody, senseless puzzle.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should of called it Gremlin

    • By Sleeping in Cleveland on 04-15-16
    • Frank Quinn, Book 10
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 08-25-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 144 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99