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The Whisperers by John Connolly

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Charlie Parker returns in the chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LOVERS

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The Whisperers by John Connolly

Charlie Parker returns in the chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LOVERS. The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people. Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts. But the soldiers' actions have attracted the attention of the reclusive Herod, a man with a taste for the strange. And where Herod goes, so too does the shadowy figure that he calls the Captain. To defeat them, Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a man he fears more than any other, the killer known as the Collector ...


'A tour de force finale in a book which will sure be a bestseller this summer. It well deserves to be.'
Independent on Sunday

'This is one of Connolly's darker, scarier novels, all the more effective for the way the supernatural elements arise organically out of the realistic detail'

'Connolly subtly combines the supernatural with the traditional crime story to superb effect. And in Herod, a man being eaten by cancer, he may have created his creepiest villain yet.'

'Another creepy thriller from a modern master'
Daily Mirror

'Brilliant, terrifying and effortlessly seductive, I defy anyone to put this thriller down -- it is sensational.'
Daily Mail

'As ever with Connolly, the macabre narrative is couched in prose that is often allusive and poetic.'
Barry Forshaw, Independent

'His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase, written in prose that unfolds at warp speed'

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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20th January 2011


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


560 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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