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The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly
  

The Wrath of Angels

Part of the Charlie Parker Thriller Series
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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 and evil battle over a list of names of people who have struck a deal with the devil!

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Synopsis

The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly

In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies. No such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. Hidden in the plane is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the Devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those who believe that it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, a man who knows more than most about the nature of the terrible evil that seeks to impose itself on the world, and who fears that his own name may be on the list. It lures others too. But as the rival forces descend upon this northern state, the woods prepare to meet them, for the forest depths hide other secrets. Someone has survived the crash. Some thing has survived the crash. And it is waiting ...

Reviews

'Connolly's writing is poetic, mystical - and almost impossible to put down' -- Woman & Home

'Haunting, scary and addictive ... the finest crime series currently in existence. As always, the plot marries an ingenious, if recognisable, detective story with something wicked and otherwordly.' -- Independent on Sunday

'Few thriller writers can create a sense of menace and evil as deftly as Connolly does. Compelling.' -- Irish Independent

'Connolly has always managed to deftly juggle the essential elements of genre fiction with his own supernatural flavour and WRATH is no exception ... Connolly has crafted [Parker] so expertly.' -- Hot Press Ireland

'With Connolly, good and evil are always too close for comfort' -- Daily Mirror

'Connolly returns to page-turning form with his depiction of a moral world at the mercy of epic conspiracy and remorseless, primordial evil' -- The Irish Times

'[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

'This thriller might just have you grasping for your childhood teddy.' -- Loaded

'His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase ... rarely fails to sing' -- Observer

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

'Ingenious, seriously scary and plausible ... Excellent' -- Sun

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.

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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

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Book Info

Publication date

6th June 2013

Author

John Connolly

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Horror
Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781444756487

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