John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. He worked as a bartender, local government official and journalist before publishing his first novel, Every Dead Thing, in 1999. He is the winner of a number of literary prizes for his work, including the Edgar, Shamus and Anthony awards, and a CWA Dagger. His latest books are The Dirty South, A Book of Bones, and he.
In the months after the murders of his wife and daughter, ex-NYPD Detective Charlie Parker is following up on reports of crimes that seem to have elements in common with those deaths. Almost deranged with grief, Parker finds himself in Burdon County, Arkansas and the town of Cargill, where the local sheriff wants no help from a stranger in search of revenge.
The Charlie Parker Series
John's first novel, Every Dead Thing, introduced the character of Charlie Parker, a former policeman hunting the killer of his wife and daughter. Parker has since appeared in 16 additional novels and a novella.
The Samuel Johnson Series
Samuel Johnson and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, battle the forces of darkness—with help from various demons, dwarfs, police officers and even an ice cream man—in three books for middle-grade readers.
Chronicles Of The Invaders
John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard have come together to write a three-part space opera.
Syl and Paul are a human-alien couple on an alien-occupied earth. Little do they know they will have to face far greater enemies than Syl's own earth-invading species. For there is a darkness stirring, a darkness that has plans for our planet... plans far worse than death.
From music to accompany the Parker books, to radio shows, to artwork and films. Some interesting bibs and bobs related to John and his books