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 during Halloween week last year. Spooky, chilling, macabre or just plain dark, the collection also contains two good-sized novellas to get your teeth into. Nobody is writing like him at the moment. They are great.
Comparison: Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Peter James.
Similar this month: Erin Hart, Sue Walker.
Take his hand and follow him into the darkness . . . John Connolly, bestselling author of five brilliantly scary mystery novels, now turns his pen to the short story to give us a dozen chilling tales of the supernatural. In this macabre collection, echoing masters of the genre from M R James to Stephen King, Connolly delves into our darkest fears – lost lovers, missing children, subterranean creatures and predatory demons. Framing the collection are two substantial novellas – The Cancer Cowboy Rides charts the fatal progress of a modern-day grim reaper, while The Reflecting Eye is a haunted house tale with a twist and marks the return of private detective Charlie Parker, the troubled hero of Connolly's crime novels. NOCTURNES is a masterly volume to be read with the lights on - menace has never been so seductive . . .
Publication date: 04/10/2007
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
|Publication date:||4th October 2007|
|Publisher:||Hodder & Stoughton General Division|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Horror, Thriller / Suspense,|
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