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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (343 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Lutz Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Frank Quinn Series Release Date: August 2004 ISBN: 9781415917992
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DJ Wilson | 2/20/2014

    " Just re-read this , really enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 2/16/2014

    " One of a triolgy, In for the Kill, and Night Kills. Great suspense, serial killer, dective series that will keep you up all night reading just to get to the end. It will keep you guessing all the way to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben Rameaka | 2/15/2014

    " My Dad recommended this. Don't read books my Dad recommends to you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 1/31/2014

    " I killer enters silently into couple's homes as they sleep. He watches a while, even raids their refrigerators, then leaves "gifts" for this victims and murders them leaving no trail behind. Interesting story and something to think about in your own home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarina52 | 1/19/2014

    " Frank Quinn series....a must read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 1/17/2014

    " This is a book that I could not put down..I found the characters fascinating and the plot kept me guessing. I have read the entire Frank Quinn series and each one keeps getting better and better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy | 1/15/2014

    " Poorly written. Full of cliches. Bumbling characters who don't do one thing to solve the crime. No nuance. No surprise. Not sure why anyone would read a sequel to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/12/2014

    " This book was excellent ! I love series of books with the same characters. I found a new author !!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luann | 1/10/2014

    " A good thriller, but a little predictable. I do enjoy Lutz's writing style and characters so I'll definitely read other books of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annieb | 12/27/2013

    " Loved it! Can't wait to read the next one in the series! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michele Faith | 12/25/2013

    " The things I remember most about this book - Why are most of the women described as fat? Why are the women too stupid to be concerned when strange gifts start showing up in their apartments and their husbands claim no knowledge? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 12/13/2013

    " Yet another great read by John Lutz. I should have read this first as it's the first in the Night series but that isn't overly important. It does explain the Pearl and Frank relationship a bit more. I lived the twist about the Night Prowler although I guessed half if the twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynda | 12/2/2013

    " I wish I had read this book first because it answered some of the questions which don't seem to get addressed in subsequent books. I enjoyed this one most of the 4 books I read by this author. His story lines are good, I just think he could use a better editor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/31/2013

    " LANGUAGE! This was a book that made me afraid of trusting anyone. Should have read the cover and the comment: 'John Lutz know how to make you shiver.' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 3/29/2013

    " This was the first Lutz book that I found was easy to put down. However, the ending made up for it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Igurgi | 2/27/2013

    " This is a good mystery/thriller. Lutz is a little slower moving than some authors, but more accurate to reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Uncouth13 | 12/30/2012

    " I enjoyed this novel, the first in the Quinn series, despite some unfinished plot lines. Will definitely read the next book and see how it goes from there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimblankenfeld | 3/4/2012

    " Good book, great multi-stories within the main story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 2/19/2012

    " I'm not usually a fan of serial killer/grittier mysteries but this novel hooked me and I had a hard time putting it down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandra Dark | 12/28/2011

    " I give the author one star for writing a book this thick. But the characters were poorly drawn, the dialogue was awful, and the exposition limped along with a broken leg. I give credit to my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for my wading through the whole thing despite all its shortcomings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billie Cubic | 12/22/2011

    " A little too character heavy but still a decent distraction. Wierd but good twist at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanillahugz | 11/28/2011

    " I enjoyed this book as much as the others of his I have read. Kept me guessing and had a hard time putting this book down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trikkessa | 9/28/2011

    " Many things going on at one time, but very good thriller with a big twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/23/2011

    " Read this book for a mystery book-club...I would definitely read another by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika Van | 9/6/2011

    " Great for the "serial killer" genre... a few odd bits, a few questions at the end, but I really like the main cast of characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don Sparrow | 8/28/2011

    " Wow! First book I've read by John Lutz..and its his first in the detective "Frank Quinn" series.This was a heart pounding suspense thriller that kept you on the edge of your seat.If you like serial killers you'll love this. I can't wait to read the 2nd book in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jorge | 5/27/2011

    " It was pretty decent. It had so much going with different characters. But it's a good suspense story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 4/24/2011

    " This book is okay but I'm at the point where I'm bored with it and would like to know how it ends so I can move on. Disappointed that there wasn't more suspense. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andy | 12/15/2010

    " Poorly written. Full of cliches. Bumbling characters who don't do one thing to solve the crime. No nuance. No surprise. Not sure why anyone would read a sequel to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 9/23/2010

    " Wow! First book I've read by John Lutz..and its his first in the detective "Frank Quinn" series.This was a heart pounding suspense thriller that kept you on the edge of your seat.If you like serial killers you'll love this. I can't wait to read the 2nd book in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ben | 7/29/2010

    " My Dad recommended this. Don't read books my Dad recommends to you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 7/29/2010

    " This was the first Lutz book that I found was easy to put down. However, the ending made up for it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2010

    " Read this book for a mystery book-club...I would definitely read another by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Georgiann | 2/28/2010

    " A fantastic read keeps you entralled right from the beginning.A serial killer who only kills married couples and a cop accused of a rape he didn,t commit trying to clear his name and help catch the killer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 5/1/2009

    " One of a triolgy, In for the Kill, and Night Kills. Great suspense, serial killer, dective series that will keep you up all night reading just to get to the end. It will keep you guessing all the way to the end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandra | 11/20/2008

    " I give the author one star for writing a book this thick. But the characters were poorly drawn, the dialogue was awful, and the exposition limped along with a broken leg. I give credit to my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder for my wading through the whole thing despite all its shortcomings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 11/14/2008

    " Yet another great read by John Lutz. I should have read this first as it's the first in the Night series but that isn't overly important. It does explain the Pearl and Frank relationship a bit more. I lived the twist about the Night Prowler although I guessed half if the twist. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Weylin | 11/13/2008

    " Cookie cutter killer mystery. It was mostly ok but kind of lame. Super fast read though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 10/9/2008

    " This book is a murder mystery - usually my favorite genre. I just can't get into this. It definitely won't keep you up reading all night long, that's for sure.

    11/17/08 Retired this book to the shelf. I doubt I'll revisit it. Too many other reading opportunities out there! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 *~sandi~* | 9/9/2008

    " This is actually another book that got more interesting with each page.
    Good story line, graphic though..but puts you on the edge of your seat!
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trikkessa | 7/25/2008

    " Many things going on at one time, but very good thriller with a big twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mama | 5/9/2008

    " A little too character heavy but still a decent distraction. Wierd but good twist at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Igurgi | 12/10/2007

    " This is a good mystery/thriller. Lutz is a little slower moving than some authors, but more accurate to reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 11/3/2007

    " I killer enters silently into couple's homes as they sleep. He watches a while, even raids their refrigerators, then leaves "gifts" for this victims and murders them leaving no trail behind. Interesting story and something to think about in your own home. "

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About the Author
Author John Lutz

John Lutz is the author of more than forty novels and two hundred short stories and is a past president of Mystery Writers of America and Private Eye Writers of America. He is the recipient of the Edgar Award and the Shamus Award. His novel SWF Seeks Same was made into the movie Single White Female, starring Bridget Fonda. He is the author of two private eye series and divides his time between homes in St. Louis, Missouri, and Sarasota, Florida.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.