Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther.
He's a murder detective. A near-genius. He's brilliant; he's intense; he's instinctive. He's obsessional.
DCI John Luther has an extraordinary clearance rate. He commands outstanding loyalty from friends and colleagues. Nobody who ever stood at his side has a bad word to say about him. And yet there are rumours that DCI Luther is bad - not corrupt, not on the take, but tormented. Luther seethes with a hidden fury that at times he can barely control. Sometimes it sends him to the brink of madness, making him do things he shouldn't; things way beyond the limits of the law.
Luther: The Calling, the first in a new series of novels featuring DCI John Luther, takes us into Luther's past and into his mind. It is the story of the case that tore his personal and professional relationships apart and propelled him over the precipice. Beyond fury, beyond vengeance. All the way to murder…
Neil Cross is creator and sole writer for the international hit BBC series Luther. He was previously a lead writer for Spooks and continues to write widely for TV and film. He is also the author of several acclaimed novels, including the recent thrillers Burial and Captured.
“Luther is to crime fiction what his historical counterpart was to religion. The mystery he is trying to solve is the murder of his soul in an imperfect world. Fallen from grace but struggling for salvation, Luther’s most formidable foe is himself. Gripping, taut fiction by a new master in the genre…” - Guillermo del Toro
Luther star, Idris Elba and series creator/writer Neil Cross take you inside the first episode and inside the mind of Luther himself.
WARNING: This video contains spoilers to season 1 of LUTHER. And as the novel is a prequel to the series, this video contains spoilers for THE CALLING
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Series Creator and writer Neil Cross discuss the role of London in the TV Series and looks back at Luther Series 1 and discusses the character of John Luther and where he might go in Series 2...
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