A Secret Plan to Ignite Racial Violence is Underway.

Only One Woman Can Stop It.


“Nightfall is a gripping political thriller, a serious page turner. — Whispering Stories

“. . . a great read . . . Don’t count on getting any sleep if you read it at night.”  — Sweet Mystery Books.


2019 Best Adult Novel, Runner-Up

Minnesota Library Association – MN Author Project




The Pen Wilkinson Series



Other Thrillers



About Brian


A former corporate attorney. A Minnesota farm kid. And, in recent years, an author. Lutterman coined the term “corporate thriller” to describe his series of suspense-filled novels featuring Pen Wilkinson, a sassy, whip-smart, paraplegic attorney, described by the St. Paul Pioneer Press as “. . . one of the most intriguing new characters on the Minnesota crime scene.” The series began with Downfall, praised by Mystery Gazette as ” . . . an exhilarating, action-packed financial thriller.”  Brian’s most recent book, Nightfall, was named 2019 runner-up for Minnesota’s best adult novel in the Minnesota Library Association’s annual competition. Lutterman’s first book, Bound to Die, was a Minnesota Book Award finalist. Brian lives with his family in the Twin cities. Visit his website at: www.brianlutterman.com.