Chris Carter

Okay so if ever there was a genre of fiction that was overcrowded then it's the crime fiction genre. What that means is crime fans are spoilt for choice, what it also means is there is a lot of repetitiveness out there and quite a few duds... I'm at the point with crime fiction where I need it to be different, something I haven't read before a million times over. It was on this search that I found this author, Chris Carter. And well, I've never looked back. I read his books in no time at all and he is now one of top three crime fiction authors of all time!

I love the really gruesome crime fiction. I think the problem is you can become desensitized to reading about murder when you've read hundreds of crime fiction books. Well Chris Carter takes characters and has them be killed in the most inventive and brutal ways imaginable. It may sound terrible but I absolutely love reading his books because of it. They are certainly not for the faint hearted or the squeamish that's for sure. 

They also feature a fantastic cast of characters, especially our main character Robert Hunter. Okay so he's a bit of a Supercop but that's no bad thing to me as he is very believable with it. Despite having now read five books (six if you count the short) featuring him, I feel like we have only just scratched the surface with this character! And that there's so much more we can learn about him. I also love his sidekick and good friend Garcia. Another very believable character I enjoy reading about.

But a good crime fiction book isn't good without it's serial killer and the ones created by Chris Carter are just fantastic. Read on to find out more about Chris's excellent books that I seriously cannot reccommend highly enough. They are heart stopping reads with really short chapters which means you can't turn the pages quick enough. I called ONE BY ONE one of the best crime fiction books I have ever read and I stand by that comment.

Chris is one of the best crime writers in the business and I am already counting down the days until book number 6 which is called AN EVIL MIND and will be released in August 2014!

My personal favourites are ONE BY ONE and THE NIGHT STALKER. But all books so far have been five star reads for me and so the expectation for AN EVIL MIND is extremely high... 

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In a derelict cottage in Los Angeles National Forest, a young woman is found savagely murdered. Naked, strung from two wooden posts, the skin has been ripped from her face – while she was alive. On the nape of her neck is carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer.

But that’s not possible. Because, two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed.

Could this be the work of a copycat killer? Someone who has somehow accessed intricate details of the earlier murders – details that were never made public? Or is Homicide Detective Robert Hunter forced to face the unthinkable? Is the real Crucifix Killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Hunter with his inability to catch him?

Robert Hunter and his rookie partner are about to enter a nightmare beyond imagining, where there's no such thing as a quick death.

To date The Crucifix Killer has been released in over fifteen countries.


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 priest's head has been replaced by that of a dog. Later, the forensic team discover that, on the victim's 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, someone 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.


When an unidentified female body is discovered laid out on a slab inside an abandoned butcher's shop in East Los Angeles, the cause of death is unclear. Her body bears no marks; except for the fact that her lips have been stitched shut.

It's only when a full autopsy gets underway at the county morgue that the pathologist will reveal the true horror of this killer - a discovery so devastating that Detective Robert Hunter of the LAPD Homicide Special Section has to be pulled from 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 that the killer might be keeping several women hostage. Soon Hunter finds himself on a hunt for a murderer with a warped obsession, a stalker for whom love has become hate.



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 the confident Alice Beaumont, Hunter must race to put together the pieces of the investigation . . . before the Death Sculptor puts the final touches to his masterpiece.


Meet Robert Hunter, the youngest Homicide Detective the Los Angeles Police has ever recruited, on his first day. As a rookie, he is given a simple suicide investigation to cut his teeth on. But when he arrives at the scene, he swiftly begins to suspect that something is not quite right.

Despite the fact that the door was locked from the inside, and there is no other way out of the apartment, Hunter has a hunch that the victim did not commit suicide. But with a new Captain to impress and the evidence stacked against him, Hunter has a lot to prove if he is to solve the case and keep his place on the team. 


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 track the transmission down, but this killer is no amateur, and he was more than prepared for it.

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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