Chris Carter

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Biographies can be an absolute drag, so I won’t bore anyone with a long life story.

I was born in Brasilia, Brazil where I spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I moved to the USA where I studied psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour. During my University years I held a variety of odd jobs, ranging from flipping burgers to being part of an all male exotic dancing group.

I worked as a criminal psychologist for several years before moving to Los Angeles, where I swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, I decided to try my luck in London, where I was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists. I toured the world several times as a professional musician.

A few years ago I gave it all up to become a full time writer.


Chris Carter's books

  • Cover of the book, The Crucifix Killer (Robert Hunter, #1).

    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 parallel wooden posts, the victim was sadistically tortured before meeting an excruciatingly painful death. All the skin has been ripped from her face -...(Read More)

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    based on 12,276 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Executioner (Robert Hunter, #2).

    Imagine your worst fear - and then meet your worst nightmare...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legs stretched out, arms crossed over the chest, the most horrifying thing of all is that the priest's head has been replaced by that of a dog.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 vi...(Read More)

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    based on 8,323 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Night Stalker (Robert Hunter, #3).

    An unidentified female body is brought into the Los Angeles County morgue. The cause of death is still unclear. Her body bares no marks; except for the fact that her most intimate parts have been stitched shut. But what shocks the pathologist the most is that the killer had left something inside her. Something so monstrous Detective Robert Hunter, of the Los Angeles Homicide Sp...(Read More)

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    based on 7,428 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Death Sculptor (Robert Hunter, #4).

    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 is the calling card the killer left behind.

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    based on 5,930 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, One by One (Robert Hunter, #5).

    '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 si...(Read More)

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    based on 6,007 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, I Am Death (Robert Hunter, #7).

    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 explo...(Read More)

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    based on 5,056 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Gallery of the Dead (Robert Hunter, #9).

    ‘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.'That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended. In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detecti...(Read More)

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    based on 3,591 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, The Hunter (Robert Hunter, #0.5).

    Мъртво тялоЗаключена вратаЗагадъчен случайЗапознайте се с Робърт Хънтър – най-младият детектив, назначаван някога в отдел «Убийства» на полицията в Лос Анджелис. Първото разследване, което му поверяват, е ...(Read More)

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    based on 1,808 ratings.