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Written in Blood

February 2021

No. 1 Sunday Times Bestselling author Chris Carter is back in paperback this February. Pick up a copy of the instant No.1 Bestseller now.

A serial killer who will stop at nothing…If he writes your name, it's a death sentence.

Join Detective Robert Hunter as he faces his toughest case yet. 

‘Wonderful storytelling, with a superbly drawn killer, it underlines exactly how good Carter has become’ Daily Mail

Carter back at his best!

March 2020

Every story has a beginning, and every story must come to an end. The FBI caught Lucien. He's been in prison for years. But Lucien has just escaped. And he’s angry. He's going to make the person who put him away suffer.

That person ... is Robert Hunter.

'Carter is one of those authors who makes writing look effortless ... I couldn't put it down', make sure you pick up your copy from No. 1 Sunday Times Bestseller Author now. 

US and UK No 1's

May 2019

Chris Carter is the Sunday Times Hardback No 1 with Hunting Evil.

Lee Child is the US Bookscan paperback No 1 with Past Tense.

Latest Chris Carter Out Now

May 2019

Sunday Times bestseller Chris Carter's new book Hunting Evil is out today in hardback!

Hunting Evil is the 10th in the bestselling Robert Hunter series and follows Hunter as a vengeful figure from his past reappears.

Chris Carter: Sunday Times Bestseller Yet Again

September 2018

Chris Carter is a top 5 Sunday Times Bestseller for the second year in a row. 

In the first full week of sales Chris' Gallery of the Dead jumped up 5 places to the No 5 spot. He also No 9 on the combined fiction and non-fiction chart! 

Chris Carter - a sensation in Germany

August 2018

The ninth nail-biting Robert Hunter novel, Gallery of the Dead, is No.2 in Germany!

Published in Germany by renowned publishing house Ullstein, Chris' novel went straight to No.2 on Der Spiegel Bestsellers, after the first full week of sales. This is the highest German chart position of his career so far. 

Chris Carter is one of Germany's favourite international authors, with sales approaching 2 million copies sold across all his titles. His fifth novel One by One was voted the best thriller of the last 10 years by Vorablesen.de, a large online German book community. Germany is one of the biggest book markets in the world outside of the UK and US. 

Huge congratulations, Chris!

Gallery of the Dead Out Today

February 2018

The hardback of Chris Carter's latest thriller, Gallery of the Dead, is out today.

The No.1 Bestselling series returns with Detective Robert Hunter chasing a serial killer who views murder as an art form. Welcome to the Gallery of the Dead.

Chris Carter Tops the Sunday Times Hardback Bestseller List for the First Time

March 2017

With his new novel The Caller (S & S) Chris Carter has beaten established authors like Joanna Trollope, Katie Fforde, Neal Gaiman and Sophie Kinsella to the No 1 spot on the ST List in its first week of publication.

The Caller is Chris Carter’s eighth serial killer novel featuring Robert Hunter.

Carter’s sales have been increasing book by book since his debut in 2009 with The Crucifix Killer which Darley sold at auction to S&S CEO Ian Chapman

Carter’s previous two novels I Am Death and An Evil Mind both went to No 5 on the ST Hardback Bestseller Lists.

This is also a personal triumph for Darley as Carter is the sixth of his own authors to achieve the No 1 spot on the Sunday Times List.

Some like Martina Cole and Lee Child have been long term No 1 Bestsellers for many years. Chris Carter now looks like joining their ranks

Carter slays bestsellers

August 2015

I Am Death by Chris Carter, the highly anticipated 7th Robert Hunter serial killer thriller, has hit the No.5 spot in the hardback bestseller charts after just a partial week of sales! Congratulations, Chris. 

An Evil Mind is Out Now in Paperback

July 2015

Top 5 hardback bestseller An Evil Mind is out to buy now in paperback.

"this is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class - a master of monsters". The Daily Mail 

A Master of Monsters

August 2014

Chris Carter's top 5 Hardback Bestseller An Evil Mind has already received spectacular reviews after only 3 days on sale.

The Daily Mail said 'this is a chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class - a master of monsters'.

An Evil Mind by Chris Carter is out NOW!

July 2014

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 twenty-five years.

The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception - can he be believed? The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they're forced to ask for outside help. Ex-criminal behaviour psychologist and lead Detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter, is asked to run a series of interviews with the apprehended man.

These interviews begin to reveal terrifying secrets that no one could've foreseen, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed ...until now

‘A detective hunts a serial killer in Wyoming. Read with the lights on’
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Chris Carter Visits Denmark!

November 2013

Chris Carter has just returned from a fantastic book tour in Denmark. Chris was in Denmark over the 7th and 10th of November and had a packed schedule of signings including an appearance at the Copenhagen Book Fair.         

Chris was really excited to meet some of his Danish readers and they didn’t disappoint with a great turnout at all signings. He even invited them to celebrate with him at Copenhagen’s Coma club. Finally, the best news of the week: One by One is already a bestseller in Denmark and it’s only been a week since publication!

Chris Carter storms into Top Ten

March 2013

Chris Carter’s success just keeps on growing, as The Death Sculptor’s fantastic No.10 spot in the Paperback Bestseller list shows.

And it’s not just UK readers that are snapping up his books. In Germany The Death Sculptor will enter the Spiegel Online bestseller list at No.19 after only two days of sales. Amazon in Germany are also featuring Chris Carter as ‘author of the month’ on their main page.

Huge congratulations Chris!

The Death Sculptor Is Out Now!

February 2013

 The Death Sculptor by our internationally bestselling author Chris Carter is out in paperback now!

Chris Carter's fourth terrifying installment of his crime series featuring DSI Robert Hunter has already received rave reviews: 'For those of a nervous disposition the fourth offering in Carter's excellent crime series should be approached with caution.....Carter is gathering quite a momentum with this series...Through the single minded determination of Hunter, we are witness to one of the most multi-faceted detectives in crime fiction - highly intelligent, perceptive, focused and tenacious with an inherent need to analyse and predict the actions of the killer submersing himself into the realm of a killer's mind as this killer seeks to test Hunter to his limit.'


To some, killing is an artform.

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.


Chris Carter's books have been translated into 14 languages and he is a big bestseller in Germany and Denmark, as well as the UK.

His book The Night Stalker was named Book of the Month by CBS Action TV channel and The Death Sculptor has received similar praise. It will be Vox's (a German tv channel) top thriller and Chris will be their author of the month this April and run as Asda's paperback book of the week.

Hundreds of The Death Sculptor posters will adorn the London Underground and the UK rail network in Chris Carter's biggest and wide-reaching campaign to date!

Rising Star Chris Carter

May 2012

Darley AndersonWith a flat market seeing many authors' sales in decline, Chris Carter is powering ahead!

The weekly sale total for The Night Stalker is a whopping 51% more than those of The Executioner (released last year) in the same week. And sales are 14% up in total.

With wonderfully inventive, high-concept storylines; interesting, brutal and ingenious killers and the unforgettable hero Robert Hunter, Chris has firmly established himself as a regular on foreign and UK bestseller lists!

Find out more at www.chriscarterbooks.com

New Bestseller At The Agency

March 2012

Chris CarterChris Carter's The Night Stalker has smashed into the paperback charts at No. 11 in it's first full week of sales!

Named Book of the Month by CBS Action TV channel, The Night Stalker tells the spine-chilling tale of Detective Robert Hunter's hunt for a murderer who is more monstrous than he ever could have expected; a night stalker with a warped obsession.

As the body count rises and the mystery intensifies, the clock is ticking for Hunter and his team in this fantastic suspense-filled bestseller.

Become The Next Victim

March 2011

The ExecutionerWould you like to win a starring role in the next Robert Hunter novel.

The Executioner published in paperback on the 17th March 2011, has been offering readers the chance to become the victim in Chris Carter's next spine chilling novel.

The new thriller has the No.1 at Tesco as well as being at the top of the charts in Morrisons and Asda. The book is also on promotion at Amazon, Waterstones and WH Smith (Travel and High Street) among others.

Pick up a copy from your nearest bookshop and get in the running for becoming a victim...

Crucifix Killer - Bestseller In Germany

July 2009

Chris Carter - The Crucifix KillerTHE CRUCIFIX KILLER has been released in Germany ahead of UK publication and it has already climbed to No.15 on the German bestseller lists.  Ullstein published earlier this month and have done a huge publicity campaign with window displays in German bookstores, airports, train stations and cafes, as illustrated in the following slideshow HERE

Simon & Schuster will publish on 3rd of August in the UK.

Ullstein made Linwood Barclay’s NO TIME FOR GOODBYE a bestseller in Germany before UK publication.

No. 1 again for Chris Carter!

July 2020

Chris Carter has gone straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List with his superb new Robert Hunter novel, Written in Blood.

A serial killer who will stop at nothing…If he writes your name, it's a death sentence.

Join Detective Robert Hunter as he faces his toughest case yet. 

‘Wonderful storytelling, with a superbly drawn killer, it underlines exactly how good Carter has become’ Daily Mail


More success in Germany for best-selling author, Chris Carter

August 2019

Chris Carter continues to shine in Germany with his 10th book in the Robert Hunter series, HUNTING EVIL.

Now at No.4 in the Spiegel Bestseller list having been at No.1 for 2 weeks, HUNTING EVIL has sold over 101,000 copies in just 19 days since publication.

That's more that 5000 copies a day! 

Congratulations Chris!  

Bestsellers for Darley Anderson Agency

May 2019

Lee Child is the paperback No 2 with Past Tense after 5 weeks on sale. 

John Connolly's A Book of Bones is the hardback No 8, Beth O'Leary's The Flatshare is the hardback No 12 and Gillian McAllister's The Evidence Against You is the paperback No 24.


Chris Carter - a winner in Germany

December 2018

The Sunday Times bestselling Gallery of the Dead by Chris Carter has been voted by readers in Germany as one of the most beloved crime novels of 2018! 

Lovely Books, the biggest digital reading community in Germany, awarded Chris the Silver Prize for his ninth outstanding Robert Hunter novel. 

Congratulations, Chris!

Sunday Times Bestseller Gallery of the Dead Out in Paperback

September 2018

Chris Carter's Gallery of the Dead is availble now in paperback.

The No 1 bestselling Detective Hunter series is as addictive as a TV box set, and in the class of Jeffrey Deaver. 

Chris Carter Wins in Warsaw

May 2018

#1 bestselling author Chris Carter has won the Best International Crime Novel Award at the Warsaw Book Fair for I Am Death, the 7th oustanding novel in the Robert Hunter series! 

Chris Carter's novels are sold in 19 languages and has with legions of fans across the globe. In Germany alone, he has sold over 2 million copies! 

Congratulations, Chris! 

Sunday Times No.1 The Caller is Out in Paperback

July 2017

Chris Carter's Sunday Times No.1 Bestselling novel The Caller is out in paperback!

Happy publication Chris! 

Superstar Carter Scores Spiegel's No.7 Spot!

September 2015

Congratulations to Chris Carter, author of the international bestselling Robert Hunter serial killer thrilers - An Evil Mind is at No.7 in the German Spiegel mass-market paperback bestseller list! 

I Am Death is out now

July 2015

The 7th gripping serial killer thriller by Chris Carter is out now in hardback. I Am Death sees homicide detective Robert Hunter investigating another terrifying series of murders in LA. For more information, visit Chris' author page

Another No.5 For An Evil Mind!

August 2014

An Evil Mind by Chris Carter hit the No.5 Hardback Bestseller slot for a second time this week. 

Congratulations Chris!

A New Record For Chris Carter!

August 2014

Chris Carter has achieved his highest position to date at No.5 in the Hardback Bestsellers List with An Evil Mind after only 3 days on sale.

Congratulations Chris! 

Chris Carter with his Top 5 Bestseller An Evil Mind


'with An Evil Mind there are shocks aplenty in store for the reader' Ravencrimereads.com

'This is addictive reading at its absolute best and I was devastated when I turned the very last page.' Goodreads.com

'Can you rate a book 6 stars yet? No? Well you should be able to, this one would get an easy 6 stars from me' Goodreads.com

Chris Carter Nominated for the Leserpreis!

November 2013

We are delighted to announce that Chris Carter has been shortlisted in the Crime & Thriller category of the Leserpreis for the second year running.

The Leserpreis is the biggest people's choice book award in Germany. More than 15,000 readers had the opportunity to nominate over 4,000 books and authors from 15 different categories.

Out of 35 nominees, Chris came 6th last year but it would be brilliant to see him reach the top spot and you can help him by placing your vote here: http://www.lovelybooks.de/leserpreis/2013/

Well done, Chris!

One by One by Chris Carter is out now!

August 2013

Robert Hunter is back. And the most twisted reality TV show ever seen is about to begin.

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.

Visit Chris Carter's webpage for more information.:


Chris Carter Is A Top 25 Bestseller After Just 3 Days!

March 2013

Chris Carter's The Death Sculptor has soared into the paperback bestseller list at number 22 after only 3 days!

The latest chilling Robert Hunter novel has already sold over 5,000 copies and has beaten the record set by Chris' last book The Night Stalker (released last year) by 17% in the same 3 day time frame. It is also the 4th bestselling title of that release date. Congratulations Chris!

The Night Stalker is one of Germany's best reads of 2012

November 2012

The Night Stalker by Chris Carter takes sixth place in the Lovely Books Reader’s Choice Best Crime Book awards in Germany.

Over 35,000 votes were cast in 10 categories.

Chris Carter said, ‘I am very flattered to have finished in sixth position over all, especially because the book was nominated by readers and not a committee. I am also very humbled to be amongst such esteemed company, such as Stephen King, Tess Gerritsen and Anthony Horowitz.’

You can have a look at the results here -


Hunter Is A Huge Hit In Denmark

April 2012

Chris Carter Fantastic news once again for The Night Stalker which has reached No.10 in Denmark's bestseller list.

Last month Chris Carter visited Denmark to attend the Horsens Crime Festival. During his trip he gave interviews to the national tabloids and signed copies for fans in three different cities.

The Night Stalker was given a 5 starred review and competed against the huge amount of Scandinavian Crime fiction writers to secure the No.10 position. Congratulations Chris!

The Night Stalker

August 2011

IdolChris Carter's latest gruesome read went to No. 13 in the Hardback Bestseller's list after only three days of sales.

The Night Stalker is Chris' third novel and not for the faint hearted. All of his spine tingling tales, filled with chills and thrills, have been bestsellers.

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 - a discovery so devastating that Detective Robert Hunter of the Los Angeles Homicide Special Section has to be pulled off 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 the killer might be keeping several women hostage. Soon Robert finds himself on the hunt for a murderer with a warped obsession, a stalker for whom love has become hate.

Killer Campaign For A Spine Chilling Debut

March 2010

Chris Carter: Poster

Huge thanks to the team at Simon & Schuster for their phenomenal nationwide poster campaign for the The Crucifix Killer by Chris Carter.

The Crucifix Killer is available in paperback from the 18th March.

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