Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 in
Published: July 30, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1451673094
ISBN - 13: 9781451673098
About the Book
A brilliant standalone crime novel and prequel to the acclaimed BBC series by the show's creator and sole writer. For fans of the award-winning series starring Emmy-nominee Idris Elba, and for all lovers of crime fiction, this book is a compelling, compulsively readable novel.
From the Publisher
A brilliant crime novel and prequel to the acclaimed BBC
series by the show's creator and sole writer
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. After years of
chasing the most depraved criminals in London's gritty underworld,
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 any other detective wouldn't and shouldn't do.
Luther: The Calling, the first in a new series of novels
featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther's past and into his
mind. It is the story of the serial killer case that tore his
personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him
over the precipice-beyond fury, beyond vengeance, all the way to
the other side of the law. Is Luther a force for good or a man
hell-bent on self-destruction? Edgar Award-winning writer Neil
Cross has created one of the most compelling characters in modern
crime fiction. Luther: The Calling is a compulsively
readable novel by the writer hailed by The Guardian as
"Britain's own Stephen King."
About the Author
Neil Cross is the creator and sole writer of the
critically acclaimed BBC America crime series Luther. In
2011, Cross was awarded the Edgar Award for Best Teleplay for
episode one of Luther. He is the author of the thriller
Burial and lives with his family in Wellington, New
Zealand. Visit Neil-Cross.com.