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John Connolly - Author


John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - Every Dead Thing - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC : Nocturnes Stoughton Vol 2. In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

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Maxim Jakubowski's view on CHARLIE PARKER...

The travails of a haunted American detective whose past always catches up with him as he hunts down fiendish killers. Poetic and sometimes supernatural ambience. THE LOVERS marks his latest appearance.

The Charlie Parker Series:

1. Every Dead Thing
2. Dark Hollow
3. The Killing Kind
4. The White Road
5. The Black Angel
6. The Unquiet
7. The Reapers
8. The Lovers
9. The Whisperers
10. The Burning Soul
11. The Wrath of Angels
12. The Wolf in Winter
13. A Song of Shadows
14. A Time of Torment

If you like John Connolly you might also like to read books by Peter James, Ken Bruen and Michael Marshall.

Featured Books, with extracts, by John Connolly

A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly
A Game of Ghosts
John Connolly
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. How time flies: already the fifteenth Charlie Parker novel from Irish author John Connolly! And they keep on getting better and better as he insidiously keeps on reducing the mystery element...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
Night Music by John Connolly
Night Music
John Connolly
If you are an intrepid reader and delight in the creatively eerie, startling and spine-chilling, then some distinctive and perfectly crafted short stories await. Of course there are 13 tales, however there is nothing about the obvious here, as they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016
A Time of Torment by John Connolly
A Time of Torment
John Connolly
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Irish crime writer Connolly's Charlie Parker series has now reached its 14th volume and never fails to impress. Indeed, it just keeps on getting better and better...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/04/2016
Night Music: Nocturnes 2 by John Connolly
Night Music: Nocturnes 2
John Connolly
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 Book of the Month. If you are an intrepid reader and delight...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2015
The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly
The Wolf in Winter
John Connolly
A Charlie Parker mystery, for fans I’ve said enough, you know you have to have it and will be rewarded with more on Angel and Louis still chasing the Collector. For newcomers this is a stunning series of detective novels...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
The Creeps by John Connolly
The Creeps
John Connolly
Written for young adults but enjoyable for readers of all ages this is (sadly) the last in the Samuel Johnson series. This isn’t the first time Samuel and his dog Boswell have faced off against the forces of evil, but...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly
The Wolf in Winter
John Connolly
A Charlie Parker mystery, for fans I’ve said enough, you know you have to have it and will be rewarded with more on Angel and Louis still chasing the Collector. For newcomers this is a stunning series of detective novels...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/04/2014
The Creeps by John Connolly
The Creeps
John Connolly
Samuel Johnson and his loyal dog, Boswell, have already saved the world from being overrun by demons – twice. You would have thought they had done enough, AND they’ves had to put up with a couple of strangely undemonic demons...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2013
The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly
The Wrath of Angels
John Connolly
The thrilling new dark supernatural Charlie Parker novel, 11th in the series, from bestselling author John Connolly. For fans of the series the dark shadowy 'Collector' introduced in Nocturnes (book 5 in the series) also makes a reappearance as good...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly
The Wrath of Angels
John Connolly
The thrilling new dark supernatural Charlie Parker novel, 11th in the series, from bestselling author John Connolly. For fans of the series the dark shadowy 'Collector' introduced in Nocturnes (book 5 in the series) also makes a reappearance as good...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2012
The Burning Soul The Tenth Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly
The Burning Soul The Tenth Charlie Parker Thriller
John Connolly
Shortlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2012. 'What's the worst thing you've ever done?' The thrilling new Charlie Parker novel from bestselling author John Connolly.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2012
The Whisperers by John Connolly
The Whisperers
John Connolly
Charlie Parker returns in the chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LOVERS
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/01/2011
The Black Angel by John Connolly
The Black Angel
John Connolly
This begins and culminates in one of the most extraordinary places in the world, an ossuary in the Czech Republic that is completely decorated with human bones. I was privileged to visit it with the author himself, an awesome experience....
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 18/02/2010
The Reapers by John Connolly
The Reapers
John Connolly
CHARLIE PARKER - the travails of a haunted American detective whose past always catches up with him as he hunts down fiendish killers. Poetic and sometimes supernatural ambience. THE REAPERS marks his latest appearance. THE LOVERS comes next in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/02/2010
The Lovers by John Connolly
The Lovers
John Connolly
Like James Lee Burke; read John Connolly. Few crime writers flirt with the supernatural, as its essence basically denies some of the major rules of mystery writing, but both Burke and Connolly do so and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2010
The Gates by John Connolly
The Gates
John Connolly
October 2009 Book of the Month. John Connolly is a mega-bestselling author of thrillers but recently his mind and his imagination wandered into an altogether different dimension and The Gates...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2009
Nocturnes by John Connolly
Nocturnes
John Connolly
These are supernatural short stories from a very special man, although to be honest, I prefer his full-length work, but these are an excellent introduction to that. You might have caught some of them being read on BBC Radio 4...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2007

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