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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (560 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil Cross Narrator: David Bauckham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A brilliant standalone crime novel and prequel to the acclaimed BBC series by the show’s creator and sole writer: “Luther is to crime fiction what his historical counterpart was to religion.…Gripping, taut fiction by a new master in the genre” (Guillermo del Toro).

Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther. He’s a murder detective with an extraordinary case clearance rate. He’s obsessive, instinctive, and intense. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumors that Luther is bad—not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. He seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things he shouldn’t—things well beyond the limits of the law.
     Edgar Award-winning writer Neil Cross has created one of the most compelling characters in modern crime fiction—a man who may be a force for good, or hell-bent on self-destruction. For fans of the award-winning series starring Emmy-nominee Idris Elba, and for all lovers of crime fiction, Luther is hailed by The Guardian as “Britain’s own Stephen King.” Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “For all his skill as scriptwriter, Cross is above all else a gifted novelist. Luther: The Calling is more than a tie-in novel. It is some of the best crime fiction to hit bookstores this year.”

    Hollywood Reporter

  • “The amazing force and power of the writing and the hell-for-leather plotting together pull readers along whether they like it or not.”


Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suicide Blonde | 2/16/2014

    " I knew the storyline and characterizations in this would be amazing because of how developed the plots and characters are on the show, but I didn't expect how beautiful the writing was going to be. Outstanding visuals and insight, riveting read, and a much much better thriller novel than Gone Girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine Greenwood | 2/13/2014

    " Not for the faint hearted. Very gruesome and quite disturbing, but a great crime thriller. Well worth a read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Reina Salt | 2/6/2014

    " Wonderfully written. A dark, intelligent thriller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol-anne | 2/4/2014

    " Even better than the TV show. I loved this book . Brilliantly written and gruesome in parts. The characters are so well captured. Can't wait to read more from Neil Cross "

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