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The Creeps by John Connolly

The Creeps

Part of the Samuel Johnson Adventure Series
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Samuel Johnson and his loyal dog, Boswell, have already saved the world from being overrun by demons – twice. You would have thought they had done enough, AND they’ves had to put up with a couple of strangely undemonic demons who stayed behind after the last adventure and are living with them at home. But no, it seems they must take on the forces of evil once again. There are weird things happening in Biddlecombe – statues that move without help, shadows that seem to grow and grow and begin to block out the sky’s light, strange goings on in the town’s big department store, which is theoretically opening as a toy shop. Something is not quite right (well, many things, really)…

If you like John Connolly you might also like to read books by Richard Laymon, Michael Marshall and James Herbert.


The Creeps by John Connolly

After years of neglect, the grand old building that once housed Wreckit & Sons is about to reopen as the greatest toyshop that Biddlecombe has ever seen, and Samuel and his faithful dachshund Boswell are to be guests of honour at the big event. A splendid time will be had by all, as long as they can ignore the sinister statue that keeps moving around the town, the Shadows that are slowly blocking out the stars, the murderous Christmas elves, and the fact that somewhere in Biddlecombe a rotten black heart is beating a rhythm of revenge. A trap has been set. The Earth is doomed. The last hope for humanity lies with one young boy and the girl who's secretly in love with him. Oh, and a dog, two demons, four dwarfs and a very polite monster.

This is the third book in the Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil series which began with The Gates and followed by Hell's Bells.


Praise for THE GATES:

Demonic and darkly comic' - Daily Telegraph

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole bizarre, mind-bending, thought-provoking ride - Books

A delight for kids and adults alike. - The Age

Destined to be another runaway success appealing to both young adults and their parent alike. - Sunday Independent

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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26th September 2013


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


320 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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