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Chris Carter is a Sunday Times Number One bestselling author.

Born in Brasilia, Brazil—where he spent his childhood and teenage years—he moved to the United States after graduating from high school; a place where he would study psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour.

Having worked as a criminal psychologist for several years, Chris moved to Los Angeles where he played the electric guitar for a number of recognized glam rock bands, before switching to London where he played for several of famous artists.

As professional musician, Chris toured the world a number of times before finally settling on being a full time writer.

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Genres: Mystery, Thriller

Born: 1965


Robert Hunter Series

  1. The Hunter: A Robert Hunter short story (2013)
  2. The Crucifix Killer (2009)
  3. The Executioner (2010)
  4. The Night Stalker (2011)
  5. The Death Sculptor (2012)
  6. One by One (2013)
  7. An Evil Mind (2014)
  8. I Am Death (2015)
  9. The Caller (2017)
  10. Gallery of the Dead (2018)
  11. Hunting Evil (2019)
  12. Written in Blood (2020)

Detailed book overview

Robert Hunter Series

The Hunter: A Robert Hunter short story

Robert Hunter is the youngest Homicide Detective the Los Angeles Police has ever recruited.

On his first day as a rookie, he is tested with a painless suicide investigation just to get the hang of the job.

But the sharp-witted young detective immediately notices that something looks off from the moment he arrives at the scene.

Although the door was locked from the inside, with no alternative way out of the apartment, Hunter believes that the victim did not take their own life.

With a newly installed Captain to win over yet with evidence working against him, Hunter certainly has his work cut out if he is to indeed retain his place in the team.

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
The Crucifix Killer

“Cross your heart and hope to die... quickly.”

The body of youthful woman is found severed in a derelict cottage in Los Angeles National Forest.

She is strung naked from two wooden posts, whereas the skin seems to have been ripped from her face while she was alive.

The only clue at the scene is a carved mysterious double-cross, on the nape of her neck, linked to a psychopath by the name the Crucifix Killer.

But how could it be, given that the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed two years ago?

Could a copycat killer be on the loose or does the real Crucifix Killer still roam the streets?

Is this the beginning of yet another merciless killing spree?

Homicide Detective Robert Hunter and his rookie partner are about to be hauled into a nightmare where quick deaths simply don’t exist!

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1471128219
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Reissue edition
The Executioner

“I know what scares you to death...”

The decollated, blood-dripping body of a priest is discovered on the altar steps inside a Los Angeles church.

The legs have been stretched out and the arms crossed over the chest, but the most terrifying part is that the priest's head has been replaced by that of a dog.

For Detective Robert Hunter, the killing looks ritualistic—until more bodies are discovered.

The killings are a manifestation of each victim’s worst nightmare, but how exactly could the killer have known?

Hunter finds himself dealing with a callous and evasive killer who seemingly has the ability to read the minds of his victims; someone who can not only sense his victims worst fears, but will also do whatever it takes to fulfill his darkest intensions.

This book has been translated into over ten languages.

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1471128226
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Reissue edition
The Night Stalker

“If you think you're safe... think again.”

The body of an unidentified female body is found lying on a slab inside a deserted butcher's shop in East Los Angeles.

The cause of death is however unclear, as the body has no marks whatsoever, except for her mysteriously stitched lips.

The devastating nature of the killer is only discovered when a full autopsy is carried out by the pathologist at the county morgue; a discovery so terrifying that Detective Robert Hunter, of the LAPD Homicide Special Section, is immediately withdrawn from a different case to take over the investigation.

When Hunter draws similarities with a missing persons' case being investigated Whitney Meyers, he finds himself dealing with an obsessive stalker for whom love has become hate!

This book has been translated into over fifteen languages.

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0857202970
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition
The Death Sculptor

“To some, killing is a form of art.”

A student nurse is shocked beyond words after she discovers that prosecutor Derek Nicholson, her patient, has been horribly murdered in his bed.

None of it makes sense, as Nicholson had only a few weeks to live given the terminal nature of his illness. Left behind by the killer is a calling card.

Detective Robert Hunter, of the Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Division, is convinced that the killer is trying to communicate with the police, but just can’t seem to decipher the secret message.

A fresh body, along with another calling card, is discovered just when Hunter and his partner, Garcia, seem to have found a timely lead.

When no recognizable links are discovered between the two bodies, Hunter is forced into an uneasy with the self-assured Alice Beaumont; racing against time to solve the mysteries before the Death Sculptor puts the final touches to his masterpiece.

This book has been translated into over fifteen languages.

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0857203021
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition
One by One

“I need your help detective... Fire or water...”

When Robert Hunter, a Detective with the LAPD's Homicide Special Section, receives an anonymous call directing him to go to a certain private web broadcast, a show designed specifically for him begins as soon as he logs in.

The mysterious caller however doesn't want Hunter to just watch, but rather participate in an act where refusing is not an option.

Coerced into making a disturbing choice, Hunter sits through and watches as an unidentified victim is tortured and murdered live on live stream.

As the LAPD and the FBI employ everything at their disposal to electronically track the transmission, they soon come to learn that the killer is no amateur.

Just when Hunter and Garcia are about to get their investigations going, Hunter receives a new phone call. A new web address has been set, and a new victim selected.

But unlike the last time, the killer has upgraded his killing game into a live murder reality show where anyone can cast the deciding vote.

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0857203076
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition
An Evil Mind

“If he's thinking about you... you're already dead.”

When a horrible accident in rural Wyoming prompts the Sheriff’s Department to take a man into custody on the grounds of committing a double homicide, extensive investigations point to a far greater and more appalling discovery.

A serial killer has, for over a quarter-century, been kidnapping, torturing and maiming victims across the United States.

Although the case is immediately handed over to the FBI, Robert Hunter—an ex-criminal behaviour psychologist and lead Detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD—is enlisted to interview the suspect who claims to be a mere pawn in a huge web of lies.

The interview will uncover horrible secrets; secrets like the real identity of a killer that not even the FBI knew existed!

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1471132216
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition
I Am Death

“How can you arrest DEATH.”

The body of a twenty-year-old woman is discovered on a green patch by the Los Angeles International Airport, a week after she was abducted.

Her limbs have been stretched out and spread apart, appearing like a five-point human star.

Although the autopsy reveals that she was tortured and murdered in the strangest of ways, the most puzzling part is that the killer left behind a clue for the cops.

Just as soon as Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Special Section and Ultra Violent Unit is brought in, a second body is found.

Detective Hunter learns that he is dealing with a man whose hunger to hurt and murder can never be doused, as he is death himself!

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1471132254
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition
The Caller

“If the call ends...So does your life.”

Having had a rough week, Tanya Kaitlin can’t wait to have a relaxing night in.

When her phone rings just as she steps out of the shower, the video call request seems harmless as it’s from her best friend, Karen Ward.

But when Tanya receives the call, the nightmare begins!

Gagged and tied to a chair in her own living room is Karen.

If Tanya disconnects from the call, or so much as looks away from the camera, the deep demonic voice at the other end of the line swears that she will be the next victim.

Conducting the investigations, Hunter and Garcia will be tossed into a rollercoaster of evil where the perpetrator searches for victims on social media networks.

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1471156328
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; 01 edition
Gallery of the Dead

“To some, murder is much more than just killing. It's an art form.”

‘Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’

Those where the shrill words of a LAPD Lieutenant to Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit when they arrived at one of the most disturbing crime scenes of their careers.

The detectives, in an unprecedented turn of events, are forced to join forces with the FBI as they look to bring down a serial killer whose hunting ground knows no bounds—for to him, murder is a form of art.

This is The Gallery of the Dead!

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1471156366
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Hunting Evil

“Every story one day comes to an end.”

They met for the first time in college, became roommates and were two of the sharpest minds ever to graduate from Stamford Psychology University.

They met again in Quantico, Virginia, but as sworn enemies: Robert Hunter as the head of the LAPD’s Ultra Violent Crimes Unit while Lucien Folter as the feared and most prolific serial killer in the history of the Bureau.

Having spent the last three and a half years locked in solitary confinement, Lucien eventually breaks free.

He spent every single moment of the last three and a half years plotting his revenge.

Robert Hunter, the one person solely responsible for locking him away, has to pay.

And the time to finally execute the plan is nigh!

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1471179532
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; Export/Airside edition
Written in Blood

It’s December in Los Angeles, approximately three weeks to Christmas.

Angela Wood, a seasoned pickpocket, has just earned herself six hundred and eighty-seven dollars in under fifteen minutes.

Out to celebrate her day's work with a cocktail, her attention is drawn to one of the patrons in the lounge that was being rude to an elderly man.

Determined to teach him a lesson, she steals the man’s lavish-looking leather bag, only to find that it has nothing of value.

The only thing inside it is a leather-bound book.

And as she goes through the pages, her worst nightmare begins to unveil.

Author: Chris Carter
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1471179587