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. This chilling thriller concerns sinister people who collect sinister art for sinister reasons. It’s violent, exciting stuff with a touch of the supernatural and a fair bit of horror. I rate him very highly.
Comparison: Stephen King, James Herbert, P J Tracy.
Similar this month: None but try Michael Marshall or Michael Cordy.
Maxim Jakubowski, a Lovereading expert voice says: 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 July.
Charlie Parker series:
1. Every Dead Thing, 1999
2. Dark Hollow, 2000
3. The Killing Kind, 2001
4. The White Road, 2002
5. The Black Angel, 2005
6. The Unquiet, 2007
7. The Reapers, 2008
8. The Lovers, projected for 2009
A young woman goes missing from the streets of New York. Those who have taken her believe that nobody cares about her, and that no one will come looking for her. They are wrong. She is 'blood' to the killer Louis, the man who stands at the right hand of private detective Charlie Parker, and Louis will tear apart anyone who stands in the way of his attempts to find her. But as Louis's violent search progresses, Parker comes to realize that the disappearance is part of an older mystery, one that is linked to an ornate church of bones in Eastern Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the quest for a mythical prize that has been sought for centuries by evil men: the Black Angel. Yet the Black Angel is more than a myth. It is conscious. It dreams. It is alive. And men are the not the only creatures that seek it . . .
Publication date: 18/02/2010
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||18th February 2010|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Horror, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Adventure,|
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 ...More About John Connolly