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The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly
  

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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 all with a strange twist. Although each contains a separate story there is background to follow so do read earlier ones. Some are blatantly other worldly, some just hint at the supernatural, all are superb. This one concerns a small community in Maine, USA, whose forefathers shipped their ancient church stone by stone over from England and with it came a sinister religious ritual that survives to today. An evil bunch of characters protect their town and secret until a girl disappears, her father is found hanged ( murder? suicide?) and Charlie knows something is very wrong. Throughout there is an atmosphere of menace and fear, and then Charlie himself is in real danger. It’s terrific.

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

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. This is typically irresistible, Connolly tackling customary themes of redemption and a bitter clash between good and evil. As ever, he proves totally adept at creating American locales with the skill of a native writer, and his best writing concerning his central character is always conjured when Charlie Parker is at the end of his tether – very much the case here. As the lies and betrayal are stripped away in a dangerous community called ‘Prosperous’, the reader is taken into a grim but exhilarating nightmare world.
~ The Good Book Guide

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Synopsis

The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly

The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town ...But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet. Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.

Reviews

The finest crime series currently in existence - Independent on Sunday

[What] is so impressive [is] the fact that he's able to work poetic language into the thriller format ... You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. - Daily Express

Skilful at humour and building suspense, Connolly's writing is also poignant and at times downright beautiful - Sunday Business Post

About the Author

John Connolly

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.

Author photo © Mark Condren

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

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Book Info

Publication date

10th April 2014

Author

John Connolly

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
352 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781444755329

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