John Connolly

Irish novelist. Creator of the Charlie Parker series of novels.

John Connolly

Biography

Date of birth: 31 May 1968

John Connolly is an Irish author best known for his series of novels based around Charlie Parker, a former police officer hoping to take revenge on the person who killed his wife and daughter. Connolly grew up in Dublin and studied English at Trinity College, Dublin followed by an M.A. in journalism. He worked as a journalist for the Irish Times as well as a barman, waiter and dogsbody at Harrods department store in London.

After becoming disillusioned with journalism, he wrote his first novel, Every Dead Thing, which received critical acclaim upon publication. He has since continued the Charlie Parker series as well as writing an anthology of ghost stories and books for teenagers.

Book and writing awards

Shamus Award Best First P.I. Novel 2000 (Every Dead Thing), Barry Award Best British Crime Novel 2003 (The White Road).

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Val McDermid, Nelson DeMille and Jeffery Deaver.

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The Wolf in Winter

The Wolf in Winter

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Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins . . . The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its...
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Every Dead Thing - A Charlie Parker Thriller 15

Every Dead Thing - A Charlie Parker Thriller 15 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 480 pages
Published: 18/02/2010
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Tormented and racked with guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to track down a... Read more

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The Wrath of Angels - A Charlie Parker Thriller 25

The Wrath of Angels - A Charlie Parker Thriller 25 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 06/06/2013
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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,... Read more

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The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost Things (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 05/04/2007
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'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother ...' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and... Read more

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Every Dead Thing - A Charlie Parker Thriller 15

Every Dead Thing - A Charlie Parker Thriller 15 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 480 pages
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Tormented and racked with guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to track down a... Read more

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The Gates - Samuel Johnson Adventure 1

The Gates - Samuel Johnson Adventure 1 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 01/04/2010
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A strange novel for strange young people. Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full... Read more

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Hell's Bells: Samuel Johnson Vs the Devil - Samuel Johnson Adventure 2

Hell's Bells: Samuel Johnson Vs the Devil - Samuel Johnson Adventure 2 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 320 pages
Published: 10/11/2011
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Samuel Johnson - with a little help from his dachshund Boswell and a very unlucky demon named Nurd - has sent the demons back to Hell. But the... Read more

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The Creeps - Samuel Johnson Adventure

The Creeps - Samuel Johnson Adventure (Hardback)

by John Connolly

Format: Hardback 320 pages
Published: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

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Samuel Johnson is not in a happy place.He is dating the wrong girl, demons are occupying his spare room, and the town in which he lives appears to... Read more


The Killing Kind - A Charlie Parker Thriller 17

The Killing Kind - A Charlie Parker Thriller 17 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 384 pages
Published: 18/02/2010
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Did Grace Peltier commit suicide? When a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the final resting place of a religious community that disappeared... Read more

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The White Road: The Fourth Charlie Parker Thriller - A Charlie Parker Thriller 18

The White Road: The Fourth Charlie Parker Thriller - A Charlie Parker Thriller 18 (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 18/02/2010
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In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in... Read more

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The Black Angel - A Charlie Parker Thriller 19

The Black Angel - A Charlie Parker Thriller 19 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 512 pages
Published: 18/02/2010
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The Black Angel is not an object. The Black Angel is not a myth. The Black Angel lives. A young woman goes missing from the streets of New York.... Read more

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The Unquiet - A Charlie Parker Thriller 20

The Unquiet - A Charlie Parker Thriller 20 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 464 pages
Published: 18/02/2010
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Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing... Read more

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The Reapers - A Charlie Parker Thriller 21

The Reapers - A Charlie Parker Thriller 21 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 368 pages
Published: 18/02/2010
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They are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of... Read more

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The Lovers - A Charlie Parker Thriller 22

The Lovers - A Charlie Parker Thriller 22 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 496 pages
Published: 21/01/2010
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When Charlie Parker was still a boy, his father, a NYPD cop, killed a young couple, a boy and a girl barely older than his son, then took his own... Read more

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The Whisperers - A Charlie Parker Thriller 23

The Whisperers - A Charlie Parker Thriller 23 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 560 pages
Published: 20/01/2011
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The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people. Now a group of disenchanted former... Read more

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The Burning Soul - A Charlie Parker Thriller 24

The Burning Soul - A Charlie Parker Thriller 24 (Paperback)

by John Connolly

Format: Paperback 432 pages
Published: 21/06/2012
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Randall Haight has a secret: when he was a teenager, he and his friend killed a 14-year-old girl. Randall did his time and built a new life in the... Read more

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