Search Results: "John Connolly"


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THE INFERNALS by John Connolly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Brilliantly funny, often touching, with enough action to keep adventure fans on the edges of their chairs, this novel combines top-notch writing with cutting wit."
Bestselling thriller writer Connolly continues his change-of-pace saga of an ordinary English boy, his loyal dog and their encounters with demons and dark lords in this devilishly entertaining follow-up to The Gates (2009). Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A robust storyteller loses his way."
A child's nightmare odyssey through an alternate world inspired by the darkest aspects of fairy tales. Read full book review >

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THE WHITE ROAD by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 11, 2003

"So, not your usual thriller. And the payoff comes singing like eelgrass in a stream."
Fourth in the Charlie Parker private-eye series (The Killing Kind, 2002, etc.) by former Dublin journalist Connolly: as ambitiously rich as ever, with lyrically dark watercolors. Read full book review >

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DARK HOLLOW by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2001

"Long, but a strong stride forward."
New York PD Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker, relocated to his hometown in Maine after the murders of his wife and daughter in Every Dead Thing (1999), tracks a serial killer. Read full book review >

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A SONG OF SHADOWS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Connolly infuses his thrillers with enough of the supernatural to please fans of both genres, but it's his sense of humor, timeless characters, and impeccable writing that make his work worth reading."
Nazis, neighbors, and a nasty hit man coalesce around Connolly's iconic character, Charlie Parker, who's recovering from a near-fatal hit. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF IN WINTER by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"While it helps to have read previous Parker novels, it's not a prerequisite for enjoying this witty and imaginative journey into the darker natures of men and things that go bump in the night."
Parker, Connolly's scarred and battered private detective, continues on the trail of his main quarry—The Collector—but swerves to take a job offered by a homeless man in his 12th outing. Read full book review >

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THE WRATH OF ANGELS by John Connolly
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"Connolly's Parker remains an interesting character, but Connolly's books are infinitely more enjoyable when he refrains from political moralizing."
Connolly's antihero, former cop turned private detective Charlie Parker, continues his fight against the forces of darkness in this supernatural thriller. Read full book review >

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A TIME OF TORMENT by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"No more likely than late Faulkner novels to win new fans for the author, but bestselling author Connolly's fans, who already know what they like, won't care a bit."
Beneath the generic title—when is it not a time of torment for seen-it-all detective Charlie Parker?—lurks a supernatural nightmare within a criminal nightmare. Read full book review >

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THE KILLING KIND by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Connolly's reflections on evil, the past, and reparation are lyrical and affecting, and his grim fundamentalists send off frissons. But the often-languorous narrative lacks tone and modulation."
Detective Charlie Parker (Dark Hollow, 2001, etc.) finds salvation in this uneven tale of his investigation into the death of a graduate student. Read full book review >

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A GAME OF GHOSTS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Connolly creates complicated plots that never unravel. He's just that good."
The games begin anew as retired police detective Charlie Parker, along with fan-favorite sidekicks Angel and Louis, bring their special brand of cynicism and expertise to Connolly's latest paranormal thriller. Read full book review >

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DOMINION by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A yarn that makes little claim to originality but offers appealing characters and an involving narrative to devotees of easy-reading space operas."
An alien-warfare trilogy (Empire, 2015, etc.) culminates with white-hat aliens, black-hat aliens, young human survivors, and evil brain-sucking parasites battling to a gruesome finish. Read full book review >

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THE CREEPS by John Connolly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 22, 2013

"Connolly has perfected delivering clever, funny, offbeat tales that are guaranteed to delight both older and younger readers."
Connolly whisks readers back to the unsettling English village of Biddlecombe for another oddly entertaining adventure populated by hoards of demons, monsters, ghostly creatures and one valiant little boy with his small canine sidekick. Read full book review >