John Lutz Bio
John Lutz published his first short story in 1966 in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and has been publishing regularly ever since. His work includes political suspense, private eye novels, urban suspense, humor, occult, crime caper, police procedural, espionage, historical, futuristic, amateur detective.virtually every mystery sub-genre. He is the author of more than thirty-five novels and 250 short stories and articles. His novels and short fiction have been translated into virtually every language and adapted for almost every medium. He is a past president of both Mystery Writers of America and Private Eye Writers of America. Among his awards are the MWA Edgar, the PWA Shamus, The Trophee 813 Award for best mystery short story collection translated into the French language, the PWA Life Achievement Award, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Golden Derringer Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of two private eye series, the Nudger series, set in his home town of St. Louis, and the Carver series, set in Florida, as well as many non-series suspense novels.¹
John Lutz Quotes
"Twenty-four. Being a writer is like being a cop; you're always one, even off duty. Fortunately, no one shoots at writers. Not often, anyway." ~ John Lutz on how many hours a day he writes
"Keep in mind we get paid for lying convincingly." ~ John Lutz
"I’m most interested in the NYPD as a huge bureaucracy, rife with political infighting, as are most bureaucracies. Like Enron only with guns." ~ John Lutz
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