Character Of Alo Nudger

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Alo Nudger is the lead character of the Alo Nudger series of novels by John Lutz the New York Times bestselling author. Lutz has made a name for himself writing in practically every genre imaginable including mystery, thriller, amateur detective, futuristic, historical, espionage, police procedural, crime caper, occult, humor, urban suspense, private eye, and political suspense novels. With more than 40 novels and over two hundred short stories to his name, he has been a very successful author with his works translated into tens of languages and adapted for a variety of media. His debut novel in the Alo Badger series was Buyer Beware that was first published in 1992 to much popularity. With his novel attaining much popularity among detective…show more content…
He once worked for the St Louis PD and was always intrigued by the black humor of the police which he infuses into the lead character Alo Nudger. While people get hurt, Alo has to either adapt and become indifferent to the happenings or lose his mind by the cruelty of it all. Nonetheless Nudger is not all about being an unfeeling detective finding children as at the crux of the novels is the feeling that no matter how bad things became, understanding and compassion might just win in the end. Alo tends to live by the philosophy that people should not be doing nasty things to each other even if there are some really nasty twists that Alo has to deal with. In his characteristic Chaplinesque Everyman demeanor, Alo presents the notion that hope and faith in the human spirit runs strong in the midst of sadness and desperation. The series has won several award the most prominent of which have been the 1985 Edgar for Best Short Story for the novel Ride the Lightning and a Shamus for Best Private Eye Short Story for the novel What You Don 't Know Can Hurt…show more content…
It is an active police investigation and Nudger knows from experience not to interfere though in this case he needs the work to pay his bills. He soon finds himself in an intricate web of danger and deceit following a killer stalking the streets of his city. The serial killer seems to have something with the nightline special phones that the largest phone company in the state uses for testing their equipment. Most users of the phones are lonely people that contact other lonely people fro some phone or possibly physical company if there is a connection. But things have gone haywire and people are dying. Nudger joins the network as an investigator but soon finds himself caught up in the web when he falls for a woman that may just be the next target of a vicious
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