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Chris Carter - Author

About the Author

Born in Brazil of Italian origin, Chris Carter studied psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Michigan State District Attorney's Criminal Psychology team, he interviewed and studied many criminals, including serial and multiple homicide offenders with life imprisonment convictions. Having departed for Los Angeles in the early 1990s, Chris spent ten years as a guitarist for numerous bands before leaving the music business to write full-time. He now lives in London.

Featured books by Chris Carter

An Evil Mind

An Evil Mind

Author: Chris Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery - a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception - and he will now only speak to Rober Hunter ...

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An Evil Mind

An Evil Mind

Author: Chris Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2014

A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery - a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception - can he be believed? The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they're forced to ask for outside help. Ex-criminal behaviour psychologist and lead Detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter, is asked to run a series of interviews with the apprehended man. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could've foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed ...until now.

One by One

One by One

Author: Chris Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2014

'I need your help, Detective. Fire or water?' Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private broadcast. Hunter logs on and a show devised for his eyes only immediately begins. But the caller doesn't want Detective Hunter to just watch, he wants him to participate, and refusal is simply not an option. Forced to make a sickening choice, Hunter must sit and watch as an unidentified victim is tortured and murdered live over the Internet. The LAPD, together with the FBI, use everything at their disposal to electronically trace the transmission down, but this killer is no amateur, and he has covered his tracks from start to finish. And before Hunter and his partner Garcia are even able to get their investigation going, Hunter receives a new phone call. A new website address. A new victim. But this time the killer has upgraded his game into a live murder reality show, where anyone can cast the deciding vote.

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One by One

One by One

Author: Chris Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2013

'I need your help, Detective. Fire or water?' Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD's Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private broadcast. Hunter logs on and a show devised for his eyes only immediately begins. But the caller doesn't want Detective Hunter to just watch, he wants him to participate, and refusal is simply not an option. Forced to make a sickening choice, Hunter must sit and watch as an unidentified victim is tortured and murdered live over the Internet. The LAPD, together with the FBI, use everything at their disposal to electronically trace the transmission down, but this killer is no amateur, and he has covered his tracks from start to finish. And before Hunter and his partner Garcia are even able to get their investigation going, Hunter receives a new phone call. A new website address. A new victim. But this time the killer has upgraded his game into a live murder reality show, where anyone can cast the deciding vote.

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The Death Sculptor

The Death Sculptor

Author: Chris Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

'Good job you didn't turn on the lights...' A student nurse has the shock of her life when she discovers her patient, prosecutor Derek Nicholson, brutally murdered in his bed. The act seems senseless - Nicholson was terminally ill with only weeks to live. But what most shocks Detective Robert Hunter of the Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Division is the calling card the killer left behind. For Hunter, there is no doubt that the killer is trying to communicate with the police, but the method is unlike anything he's ever seen before. And what could the hidden message be? Just as Hunter and his partner Garcia reckon they've found a lead, a new body is found - and a new calling card. But with no apparent link between the first and second victims, all the progress they've made so far goes out of the window. Pushed into an uncomfortable alliance with confident investigator Alice Beaumont, Hunter must race to put together the pieces of the puzzle ...before the Death Sculptor puts the final touches to his masterpiece.

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Other books by Chris Carter

The Caller

The Caller

Author: Chris Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Be careful before answering your next call. It could be the beginning of your worst nightmare. After a tough week, Tanya Kaitlin is looking forward to a relaxing night in, but as she steps out of her shower, she hears her phone ring. The video call request comes from her best friend, Karen Ward. Tanya takes the call and the nightmare begins. Detectives Robert Hunter and Carlos Garcia are thrown into a rollercoaster of evil, chasing a predator who scouts the streets and social media networks for victims, taunting them with secret messages and feeding on their fear. AS ADDICTIVE AS A TV BOXSET! What the reviewers are saying: 'Carter has a background in criminal psychology and the killers at the centre of his novels are all the more terrifying for it.' Mail on Sunday, chosen for 'If You Only Pack One' 'Carter is one of those authors who makes writing look effortless ... I couldn't put it down' Crime Squad 'An insanely good crime series. Extraordinarily well written, high quality and high drama all the way' Liz Loves Books 'An intriguing and scary thriller' Better Reading 'A gripping feast of thrills' Shots 'A gripping psychological thriller' Breakaway 'Very satisfying read' Falcata Times

The Caller THE #1 ROBERT HUNTER BESTSELLER

The Caller THE #1 ROBERT HUNTER BESTSELLER

Author: Chris Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/02/2017

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER After a tough week, Tanya Kaitlin is looking forward to a relaxing night in, but as she steps out of her shower, she hears her phone ring. The video call request comes from her best friend, Karen Ward. Tanya takes the call and the nightmare begins. Karen is gagged and bound to a chair in her own living room. If Tanya disconnects from the call, if she looks away from the camera, he will come after her next, the deep, raspy, demonic voice at the other end of the line promises her. As Detectives Robert Hunter and Carlos Garcia investigate the threats, they are thrown into a rollercoaster of evil, chasing a predator who scouts the streets and social media networks for victims, taunting them with secret messages and feeding on their fear. AS ADDICTIVE AS A TV BOXSET! What the reviewers are saying: 'Carter has a background in criminal psychology and the killers at the centre of his novels are all the more terrifying for it.' Mail on Sunday, chosen for 'If You Only Pack One' 'Carter is one of those authors who makes writing look effortless ... I couldn't put it down' Crime Squad 'An insanely good crime series. Extraordinarily well written, high quality and high drama all the way' Liz Loves Books 'An intriguing and scary thriller' Better Reading 'A gripping feast of thrills' Shots 'A gripping psychological thriller' Breakaway 'Very satisfying read' Falcata Times

Crucifix Killer

Crucifix Killer

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in the middle of Los Angeles National Forest, Homicide Detective Robert Hunter finds himself entering a horrific and recurring nightmare. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face - while she was still alive. On the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But thats impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him? Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining.

Death Sculptor

Death Sculptor

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

Good job you didnt turn on the lights... A student nurse has the shock of her life when she discovers her patient, prosecutor Derek Nicholson, brutally murdered in his bed. The act seems senseless - Nicholson was terminally ill with only weeks to live. But what most shocks Detective Robert Hunter of the Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Division is the calling card the killer left behind. For Hunter, there is no doubt that the killer is trying to communicate with the police, but the method is unlike anything hes ever seen before. And what could the hidden message be? Just as Hunter and his partner Garcia reckon theyve found a lead, a new body is found - and a new calling card. But with no apparent link between the first and second victims, all the progress theyve made so far goes out of the window. Pushed into an uncomfortable alliance with confident investigator Alice Beaumont, Hunter must race to put together the pieces of the puzzle . . . before the Death Sculptor puts the final touches to his masterpiece.

Executioner

Executioner

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar steps, lies the blood-soaked, decapitated body of a priest. Carefully positioned, legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priests head has been replaced by that of a dog. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victims chest, the figure 3 has been scrawled in blood. At first, Detective Robert Hunter believes that this is a ritualistic killing. But as more bodies surface, he is forced to reassess. All the victims died in the way they feared the most. Their worst nightmares have literally come true. But how could the killer have known? And what links these apparently random victims? Hunter finds himself on the trail of an elusive and sadistic killer, somone who apparently has the power to read his victims minds. Someone who can sense what scares his victims the most. Someone who will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted aim.

One by One

One by One

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER.Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPDs Homicide Special Section receives an anonymous call asking him to go to a specific web address - a private broadcast. Hunter logs on and a horrific show devised for his eyes only immediately begins. The LAPD, together with the FBI, use everything at their disposal to electronically trace the transmission down, but this killer is no amateur, and he has covered his tracks from start to finish. And before Hunter and his partner Garcia are even able to get their investigation going, Hunter receives a new phone call. A new website address. A new victim. But this time the killer has upgraded his game so that anyone can take part ...Praise for Chris Carter: A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carters plotting Mail on Sunday Gripping . . . not for the squeamish Heat A page-turner Express

Night Stalker

Night Stalker

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 23/02/2017

When an unidentified female body is discovered laid out on a slab in an abandoned butchers shop, the cause of death is unclear. Her body bares no marks; except for the fact that her lips have been carefully stitched shut. It is only when the full autopsy gets underway at the Los Angeles County morgue that the pathologist will reveal the true horror of the situation - a discovery so devastating that Detective Robert Hunter of the Los Angeles Homicide Special Section has to be pulled off a different case to take over the investigation But when his inquiry collides with a missing persons case being investigated by the razor-sharp Whitney Meyers, Hunter suspects the killer might be keeping several women hostage. Soon Robert finds himself on the hunt for a murderer with a warped obsession, a stalker for whom love has become hate.

I Am Death

I Am Death

Author: Chris Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is found on a green patch of grass by the Los Angeles International Airport. She has been left with her limbs stretched out and spread apart, placing her in a five-point human star. The autopsy reveals that she had been murdered in a most terrible way. But the surprises don't end there. Detective Robert Hunter, who leads LAPD's Special Section, Ultra Violent Unit, is assigned the case. But almost immediately a second body turns up. Hunter knows he has to be quick. Surrounded by new challenges as every day passes, Detective Hunter finds himself chasing a monster. A predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched - for he is DEATH. Praise for Chris Carter 'This is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class' Daily Mail 'Punchy and fast paced' Sunday Mirror 'There's a touch of the Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday

I Am Death

I Am Death

Author: Chris Carter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is found on a green patch of grass by the Los Angeles International Airport. She has been left with her limbs stretched out and spread apart, placing her in a five-point human star. The autopsy reveals that she had been murdered in a most terrible way. But the surprises don't end there. Detective Robert Hunter, who leads LAPD's Special Section, Ultra Violent Unit, is assigned the case. But almost immediately a second body turns up. Hunter knows he has to be quick. Surrounded by new challenges as every day passes, Detective Hunter finds himself chasing a monster. A predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched - for he is DEATH. Praise for Chris Carter 'This is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class' Daily Mail 'Punchy and fast paced' Sunday Mirror 'There's a touch of the Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday

Der Kruzifix-Killer / Der Vollstrecker

Der Kruzifix-Killer / Der Vollstrecker

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2016

Die ersten beiden Hunter-und-Garcia-Thriller - jetzt als Doppelband im E-Book BundleDer Kruzifix-Killer - Band 1 der Hunter-und-Garcia-ReiheSein ist die Rache. Er kennt keine Gnade. Er ttet grausam. Und er ist teuflisch intelligent. Los Angeles: Die Leiche einer wunderschnen Frau wird gefunden, zu Tode geqult und bestialisch verstmmelt. Keinerlei Spuren. Bis auf ein in den Nacken geritztes Kreuz, ein Teufelsmal: das Erkennungszeichen eines hingerichteten Serienmrders. Detective und Profiler Robert Hunter wird schnell klar, dass der Kruzifix-Killer lebt. Er mordet auf spektakulre Weise weiter. Und er ist Hunter immer einen Schritt voraus - denn er kennt ihn gut. Zu gut.Der Vollstrecker - Band 2 der Hunter-und-Garcia-ReiheEr wei wovor du Angst hast ... Ein Priester wird gekpft, seiner Leiche ein Hundekopf aufgesetzt. Eine Frau verbrennt bei lebendigem Leibe in einem verlassenen Haus. Eine weitere wird an den Fen aufgehngt und in ihrer eigenen Badewanne ertrnkt. Detective Robert Hunter und sein Kollege Garcia sind auf der Jagd nach einem brutalen und gewissenlosen Killer. Ein Killer ohne Erbarmen, der wei was seine Opfer am meisten frchten.

I Am Death. Der Totmacher

I Am Death. Der Totmacher

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2016

Denn ich bin der Tod ... Vor dem Los Angeles International Airport wird eine brutal zugerichtete Leiche gefunden. In ihrem Hals steckt ein Zettel mit einer Botschaft: Ich bin der Tod. Profiler Robert Hunter ist der Einzige, der den Tter finden kann. Bald hat er einen Verdacht. Doch da taucht eine weitere Leiche auf. Ein grausames Spiel beginnt

Evil Mind

Evil Mind

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

From a Top 10 Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author comes an intelligent, action-packed suspense novel featuring Robert Hunter, a criminal behavior psychologist turned LAPD detective, who must race to identify the most brutal, clever, and elusive serial killer yetA freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the sheriffs department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discoverya serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing, and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deceptionbut can he be believed? The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time theyre forced to ask for outside help. Ex-criminal behavior psychologist and lead detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD Robert Hunter is asked to run a series of interviews with the apprehended man. These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one couldve foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existeduntil now...

Die stille Bestie

Die stille Bestie

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2015

Profiler Robert Hunter vertraut nur wenigen Menschen. Eigentlich gibt es nur einen, fur den er immer seine Hand ins Feuer legt. Lucien Folter, seinen Freund aus Studientagen. Beide konnen Menschen besser lesen als jeder andere. Hunter vertraute Folter seine engsten Geheimnisse an. Bis dieser plotzlich verschwand. Jetzt kommt ein Anruf. Die Krperteile unzhliger Mordopfer sind aufgetaucht, grausige Trophen. Angeklagt ist Lucien Folter. Und er will nur mit einem reden: Robert Hunter

I Am Death

I Am Death

Author: Chris Carter Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2015

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. Seven days after being abducted, the body of a twenty-year-old woman is found on a green patch of grass by the Los Angeles International Airport. She has been left with her limbs stretched out and spread apart, placing her in a five-point human star. The autopsy reveals that she had been murdered in a most terrible way. But the surprises don't end there. Detective Robert Hunter, who leads LAPD's Special Section, Ultra Violent Unit, is assigned the case. But almost immediately a second body turns up. Hunter knows he has to be quick. Surrounded by new challenges as every day passes, Detective Hunter finds himself chasing a monster. A predator whose past hides a terrible secret, whose desire to hurt people and thirst for murder can never be quenched - for he is DEATH. Praise for Chris Carter 'This is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class' Daily Mail 'Punchy and fast paced' Sunday Mirror 'There's a touch of the Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday

I Am Death

I Am Death

Author: Chris Carter Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

AN EVIL MIND was Chris Carters's most acclaimed novel to date, described by the Daily mail as: 'A chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class.' It spent three weeks in the Sunday Timestop ten and received brillant reviews and sales. This terrifying new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.

An Evil Mind

An Evil Mind

Author: Chris Carter Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery - a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception - and he will now only speak to Rober Hunter ...

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