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John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, the Samuel Johnson novels for middle-grade readers, and—with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard—the co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders, as well as The Book of Lost Things and other works. Explore this site for more information about John, his books and the inspiration behind them, and his other activities, such as his weekly radio show, ABC to XTC, on RTE 2XM.

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A Song of Shadows


The 13th Charlie Parker novel, A Song of Shadows, was published on April 9 by Hodder & Stoughton (UK), and is coming from Emily Bestler Books (US) on September 29.

Read about A Song of Shadows
See the list of UK and South Africa tour events for A Song of Shadows

Night Music


Night Music: Nocturnes 2, a new collection of short fiction, will be published on October 15 in the UK and October 6 in the US. This anthology includes new stories as well as award-winning tales never before collected. To celebrate, John's sponsoring an art competition with cash prizes—click here for details!

Empire Empire


Empire, the second book in the Chronicles of the Invaders series for teen readers by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard, is now available in the UK and the US!

The Creeps The Creeps

The Creeps, the third book of the Samuel Johnson trilogy for middle-grade readers! Samuel Johnson and his loyal Dachshund, Boswell, are the special guests at the re-opening of Biddlecombe's greatest toyshop—but somewhere in town, a black heart beats revenge...

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