Coming May 1st:

They Can Find You Anywhere.

They Can Reach You Anytime.

Society’s Rejects Are Stricking Back.

Disgraced former FBI agent Kevin Arneson once hunted the world’s most dangerous terrorists. Now, back home in a tense, post-George Floyd Minneapolis, he takes on a new challenge when one of his closest friends receives serious death threats. The suspects: group of embittered, sex-starved, and sometimes violent young men called incels, who are terrorizing and then killing successful middle-aged women with no apparent connection to each other. Each victim inexplicably admits the killers into her home, despite widespread publicity and hysteria over the serial murders. Arneson, defying warnings from the FBI and police to stand down, recruits his friend Camryn Becket, an ex-lover and former deep-cover CIA agent, to help track the mystery assailants. As the death toll mounts, Arneson and Becket pursue the killers, burrowing through layers of deception. In a stunning climax, they uncover a monstrous scheme that goes beyond the murders, reaching back into their own troubled past.

Advance Praise for Incel:

“Best keep a catcher’s mitt at the ready; Lutterman’s twists and turns come at you with the speed of a fastball.”

-Jeffrey B. Burton, award-winning author of the Mace Reid K-9 mystery series

Incel Launch Events – An Invitation From Brian:

Saturday, May 4th: The big day! I’ll be holding the launch party for Incel, as I have for all eight of my previous books, at Once Upon a Crime mystery bookstore in Minneapolis from 12-2. If you’ve never been to OUAC, come and visit the best mystery bookstore on the planet. We’ll have refreshments, and a Conga line, and–well, maybe not the Conga line. But we’ll have plenty of great books and great people. Don’t miss it. 

Monday, May 20th: I’ll be the featured guest at Minnesota Mystery Night, with author Christopher Valen as my conversation partner. I’ll be talking about Incel, the Pen Wilkinson books, and anything else that might come up. Check out the details here. Mystery Night has become a must-attend event for mystery lovers since we created it a year and a half ago, and I’m thrilled to be part of it. There’s no charge, but I hope you’ll come and have dinner with me and my friends and colleagues. It promises to be a special night; I hope to see you there.

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Before Downfall

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Young attorney Pen Wilkinson, broken in body and spirit, is recovering from the accident that left her a paraplegic and killed her young niece. Confined to a dismal rehab facility and abandoned by her family, friends, and fiance, she becomes troubled by signs that the facility is not what it seems. She looks into a series of unexpected deaths among the facility’s residents, including a friend of Pen’s, learning that the deceased residents made large contributions to a local charity. As the unseen perpetrators press her to drop the inquiry, Pen presses on, working to learn the truth, realizing that she, too, has become . . .


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