John Connolly

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Internationally bestselling author of 20+ books, including the Charlie Parker novels, The Book Of Lost Things, The Samuel Johnson Adventures and more.

About John

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 A Book of Bones, Horror Express, and he.

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Latest Book

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 Creeps by John Connolly
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The Infernals
Samuel Johnson vs The Devil
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The Gates UK Cover
The Creeps by John Connolly
The Creeps UK Cover
The Infernals
Samuel Johnson vs The Devil
The Gates book cover
The Gates UK Cover
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.

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Other Titles
Night Music By John Connolly
The Book of Lost Things
Book of Lost Things 10th Anniversary
The Wanderer in Unknown Realms
Museam of Literary Souls
The Wanderer in Unknown Realms
Noctournes
Books to die for UK cover
Parker Miscellany
Night Music By John Connolly
The Book of Lost Things
Book of Lost Things 10th Anniversary
The Wanderer in Unknown Realms
Museam of Literary Souls
The Wanderer in Unknown Realms
Noctournes
Books to die for UK cover
Parker Miscellany

In addition to the Charlie Parker novels, the Samuel Johnson novels and The Chronicles of the Invaders, John has published several standalone books.

 

Get In Touch 

As a writer, I enjoy receiving feedback from readers, booksellers, and librarians. The easiest way to contact me is through Facebook and Twitter, but feel free to send an email and I'll do my best to get back to you as soon as I can. Please bear in mind, though, that writing comes first, and it may take me a little while.  

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Novel Soundtracks

Songs to accompany Charlie parker novels

Curiosities

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