Robert Hunter

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211 ratings

The Crucifix Killer Summary

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 that's 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.

©2009 Chris Carter (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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  • Book 1

    • The Crucifix Killer

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Holly H. on 03-05-17

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 2

    • The Executioner

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brill as usual

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-03-17

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 3

    • The Night Stalker

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    When an unidentified female body is discovered laid out on a slab in an abandoned butcher's 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another thrilling listen from Chris Carter.

    • By anne on 23-05-17

    Regular price: £14.39

  • Book 4

    • The Death Sculptor

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing series

    • By Zilvinas on 22-05-18

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 5

    • One by One

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Martin Mcque on 21-06-18

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  • Book 6

    • An Evil Mind

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: George Newburn
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    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 25 years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception - can he be believed?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Silence of the Lambs meets a textbook

    • By Julie Lang on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 7

    • I Am Death

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: George Newburn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    An Evil Mind was Chris Carter'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 Times top 10 and received brilliant reviews and sales. This terrifying new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Too gory for me

    • By Vienna Girl on 02-09-16

    Regular price: £15.99

  • Book 8

    • The Caller

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Happy for the return of Thomas Judd.

    • By shaun simon on 12-01-18

    Regular price: £14.39

  • Book 9

    • Gallery of the Dead

    • By: Chris Carter
    • Narrated by: Thomas Judd
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    '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 detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders, a psychopath who loves what he does.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Trying too hard

    • By mrs p on 11-05-18

    Regular price: £14.39