Detective Sam Porter

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,260 ratings

The Fourth Monkey Publisher's Summary

Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind".

For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive. As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own. With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer's identity remains a mystery. Time is running out, and the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written, fast-paced thriller.

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  • Book 1

    • The Fourth Monkey

    • By: J. D. Barker
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,992
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,722
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,713

    Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called "a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind". For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one that proves he has taken another victim, who may still be alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twisted Knives And Killer Humor

    • By Charles Atkinson on 08-15-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Fourth Monkey

    • By: J. D. Barker
    • Narrated by: Eduardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Brilliant. Complicated. Psychopath. That's the Four Monkey Killer, or 4MK. A murderer with a twisted vision and absolutely no mercy. Detective Sam Porter has hunted him for five long years, the recipient of box after box of grisly trinkets carved from the bodies of 4MK's victims. But now Porter has learnt the killer's twisted history and is racing to do the seemingly impossible - find 4MK's latest victim before it's too late....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The birth of a potentially great new villain

    • By Vinodhan on 06-10-18

    Regular price: $15.48

  • Book 2

    • The Fifth to Die

    • By: J. D. Barker
    • Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini, Graham Winton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    Detective Porter and the team have been pulled from the hunt for Anson Bishop, the Four Monkey Killer, by the feds. When the body of a young girl is found beneath the frozen waters of Jackson Park Lagoon, she is quickly identified as Ella Reynolds, missing three weeks. But how did she get there? The lagoon froze months earlier. More baffling? She's found wearing the clothes of another girl, missing less than two days. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Taught Fast Paced Thriller- Loved it...

    • By shelley on 07-11-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Fifth to Die

    • A Detective Porter Novel
    • By: J. D. Barker
    • Narrated by: James Alexander
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the midst of one of the worst winters Chicago has seen in years, the body of missing teenager Ella Reynolds is discovered under the surface of a frozen lake. She’s been missing for three weeks...the lake froze over three months ago. Detective Sam Porter and his team are brought in to investigate, but it’s not long before another girl goes missing. The press believes the serial killer Anson Bishop has struck again, but Porter knows differently. The deaths are too different. There’s a new killer on the loose.

    Regular price: $14.18