Search Results: "John Connolly"


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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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THE LOVERS by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2009

"Though Charlie's investigation of his roots doesn't provide anything like closure to this heaven-storming series, it provides all the pleasures fans expect."
Bereft of his private investigator's license since his last horrific outing (The Reapers, 2008, etc.), Charlie Parker takes time out from tending bar in Portland, Maine, to confront the powers of Hell once more as he searches for the reason his father killed himself. 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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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 >

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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 BLACK ANGEL by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Stylishly literate gore and terror."
The latest problem for Big Problem Guy Charlie Parker is fallen angels, on a mission to recover one of their nasty number from centuries' long imprisonment. 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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BAD MEN by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2004

"A stylish darkness sucks you under."
After his fourth Charlie Parker private investigator entry, The White Road (2003), the Irish Connolly offers a supernatural chiller to brighten his dark-veined Americana. 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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THE BURNING SOUL by John Connolly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

"An intelligent, plausible thriller, both harrowing and memorable."
Connolly's latest Charlie Parker thriller offers a powerful story line that weaves together suspense, mystery and a small touch of the supernatural. Read full book review >

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EMPIRE by John Connolly
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Should particularly appeal to the more youthful section of the audience, devotees of the Kevin Anderson-Brian Herbert epics and suchlike."
Second in a just-about independently intelligible alien-warfare trilogy (Conquest, 2014) from Connolly (the Charlie Parker mysteries, etc.) and wife Ridyard, who offer a helpful short summary in the first couple of pages.Read full book review >