New Release Books by John Connolly

John Connolly is the author of The Wolf in Winter (2014), The Nameless Ones (2021), The Wrath of Angels (2013), The Wanderer in Unknown Realms (2013) and other 215 books.

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The Wolf in Winter

release date: Oct 28, 2014
The Wolf in Winter
New York Times bestselling author John Connolly is a master of the supernatural thriller—“a genre of one” (Bookreporter)—whose eerie and electrifying Charlie Parker mystery turns a small town in Maine into an unforgettable character that threatens to destroy the brooding private investigator. The isolated community of Prosperous, Maine, has always thrived. While others suffered, the people there have remained fortunate, wealthy, secure, and insular throughout the centuries. Miles to the south, in Portland, a homeless man dies, and the disturbing manner of his death brings Prosperous to the attention of the private investigator Charlie Parker. He is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, rage, and the desire for vengeance. Prosperous and its townsfolk recognize that he poses a threat to their security that runs deeper than any in their long history. But this community has its own way of protecting itself, and its sheltered residents have marked Charlie for death so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that is buried beneath it…

The Nameless Ones

release date: Jul 08, 2021
The Nameless Ones
In Amsterdam, three people are butchered in a canal house, their remains arranged around the crucified form of their patriarch, De Jaager: fixer, go-between, and confidante of the assassin named Louis. The men responsible for the murders are Serbian war criminals. They believe they can escape retribution by retreating to their homeland. They are wrong. For Louis has come to Europe to hunt them down: five killers to be found and punished before they can vanish into the east. There is only one problem. The sixth.

The Wrath of Angels

release date: Jan 01, 2013
The Wrath of Angels
A latest entry in the popular series finds the intrepid detective racing against time to acquire a list of strategically important names from the site of a mysterious plane crash in the Maine woods, an effort that lures both good and evil individuals including a brutal serial killer. By the best-selling author of Every Dead Thing.

The Wanderer in Unknown Realms

release date: Jun 25, 2013
The Wanderer in Unknown Realms
“Books alter men, and men, in their turn, alter worlds.” Soter is a man who has been haunted by World War I. But when he’s sent to investigate the disappearance of Lionel Maudling, the owner of a grand country house whose heir may be accused for his death, he encounters a home that will lead him to nightmares he could have never imagined. Maudling’s estate houses countless books of every sort—histories, dramas, scientific treatises. But none seems to offer Soter any hint to Maudling’s whereabouts, until he’s led to an arcane London bookseller where the reclusive scholar made his last purchase. What Soter finds at the end of a twisted maze of clues is a book like no other, with a legacy that will put everything he knows in danger… An inventive horror novella from internationally bestselling author John Connolly, this is a story of madness, of obsession, and of books’ power to change the world.

Conquest

release date: Feb 11, 2014
Conquest
Depicts a world where humanity has been conquered by oppressive alien forces and where a group of increasingly powerful young rebels is assisted by an alien ruler''s daughter, who risks her life after falling in love with a human.

Our Lives

release date: Mar 01, 2014
Our Lives
A series of stories that provide a picture of struggle and strength in many different societies. What makes history live? Stories about individuals who take us to places we have not been. Learning about the lives of girls and women over a lengthy period of time will stimulate discussion about those lives as well as their counterparts today. Each life lived has a story we can learn from. In Our Lives: Girls’ and Women’s Stories Across Two Millennia, editor John Connolly offers ten short fiction stories penned by young writers that provide pictures of the struggle and strength of girls and women in many different societies. These stories may take us to unfamiliar places, as the girls’ and women’s images come to life through original sketches. “Hoski” tells the story of a young Navajo girl living in the period around 1400 in what is now the United States; it explores her relationship with her grandmother and explains why she needs to be strong. “Gaia Valeria” introduces Gaia, a fifteen-year-old from a wealthy family living in Pompeii during the Roman Empire, and compares her life with that of her slave. “The Diary of Zhang Lihua” shares excerpts from the diary of a young woman living in northern China near the end of the sixth century as she describes her family and political changes taking place at that time. Making history come alive, Our Lives is intended to stimulate discussion about the lives of girls and women and their struggles and triumphs of yesteryear and what it means to today’s society.

The John Connolly Collection #1

release date: Sep 04, 2012
The John Connolly Collection #1
In Volume I of this special collectors’ edition, visit the terrifying world of John Connolly’s #1 internationally bestselling thrillers: Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, and The Killing Kind. EVERY DEAD THING Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, and tormented by his sense of guilt, former NYPD detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by violence, regret, and the desire for revenge. But when his ex-partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker embarks on an odyssey that leads him to the heart of organized crime; to an old black woman who dwells by a Louisiana swamp and hears the voices of the dead; to cellars of torture and murder; and to a serial killer unlike any other, an artist who uses the human body as his canvas and takes faces as his prize, the killer known only as the Traveling Man. DARK HOLLOW Haunted by the murder of his wife and daughter, former New York police detective Charlie Parker retreats home to Scarborough, Maine, to rebuild his shattered life. But his return awakens old ghosts, drawing him into the manhunt for the killer of yet another mother and child. The obvious suspect is the young woman''s violent ex-husband. But there is another possibility—a mythical figure who lurks deep in the dark hollow of Parker''s own past, a figure that has haunted his family for generations: the monster known as Caleb Kyle.... THE KILLING KIND When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, Charlie Parker is drawn into vicious conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr. Pudd, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.

The Creeps

release date: Oct 22, 2013
The Creeps
In this delightfully imaginative novel, once again, hell threatens to break loose as Samuel Johnson and his ragtag group of friends must defend their town from shadowy forces more threatening than ever before... In this clever and quirky follow-up to The Gates and The Infernals, Samuel Johnson''s life seems to have finally settled down—after all, he’s still got the company of his faithful dachshund, Boswell, and his bumbling demon friend, Nurd; he has foiled the dreaded forces of darkness not once, but twice; and he’s dating the lovely Lucy Highmore, to boot. But things in the little English town of Biddlecombe rarely run smoothly for long. Shadows are gathering in the skies, a black heart of pure evil is bubbling with revenge, and it rather looks as if the Multiverse is about to come to an end, starting with Biddlecombe. When a new toy shop’s opening goes terrifyingly awry, Samuel must gather a ragtag band of dwarfs, policemen, and very polite monsters to face down the greatest threat the Multiverse has ever known, not to mention assorted vampires, a girl with an unnatural fondness for spiders, and highly flammable unfriendly elves. The latest installment of John Connolly’s wholly original and creepily imaginative Samuel Johnson Tales, The Creeps is humorous horror for anyone who enjoys fiction at its best.

A Narrative Of The Transactions, Imprisonment, And Sufferings Of John Connolloy, An American Loyalist, And Lieutenant-Colonel In His Majesty'S Service. In Which Are Shewn, The Unjustifiable Proceedings Of Congress, In His Treatment And Detention

release date: Mar 15, 2021
A Narrative Of The Transactions, Imprisonment, And Sufferings Of John Connolloy, An American Loyalist, And Lieutenant-Colonel In His Majesty'S Service. In Which Are Shewn, The Unjustifiable Proceedings Of Congress, In His Treatment And Detention
A Narrative Of The Transactions, Imprisonment, And Sufferings Of John Connolloy, An American Loyalist, And Lieutenant-Colonel In His Majesty''S Service. In Which Are Shewn, The Unjustifiable Proceedings Of Congress, In His Treatment And Detention has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

The John Connolly Reader's Companion

release date: Sep 04, 2012
The John Connolly Reader's Companion
A collection of excerpts from the Charlie Parker thrillers, including: Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind, The White Road, The Black Angel, The Unquiet, The Reapers, The Lovers, The Whisperers, The Burning Soul, and The Wrath of Angels. Also includes excerpts from the Samuel Johnson novels The Gates and The Infernals, as well as other works, including Bad Men, Nocturnes, and The Book of Lost Things.

The John Connolly Collection #2

release date: Sep 04, 2012
The John Connolly Collection #2
In Volume II of this special collectors’ edition, visit the terrifying world of John Connolly’s #1 internationally bestselling thrillers: The White Road, The Black Angel, and The Unquiet. THE WHITE ROAD 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 the state. It''s a case that nobody wants to touch, deeply rooted in old evil—and old evil is Charlie Parker''s specialty. He''s about to enter a living nightmare, a dreamscape of sorrow haunted by the murderous specter of a hooded woman, by a black car waiting for a passenger that never comes, and by the sinister complicity of both friends and enemies in Larousse''s brutal death. Soon, all will face a final reckoning in an unearthly realm where the paths of the living and the dead converge. A place known only as the White Road. THE BLACK ANGEL When a young woman disappears from the streets of New York City, ties of friendship and blood inevitably draw ingenious, tortured detective Charlie Parker into the search. Soon he discovers links to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, a 1944 slaughter at a French monastery, and to the myth of an object known as the Black Angel—considered by evil men to be beyond priceless. But the Black Angel is not a legend. It is real. It lives. It dreams. And the mystery of its existence may contain the secret of Parker''s own origins. THE UNQUIET Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing. His daughter insists that he killed himself after allegations surfaced surrounding the harm done to patients in his care. Now, a killer obsessed with finding the truth about his own daughter’s disappearance is seeking revenge—and private investigator Charlie Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Clay’s disappearance to be revealed, and those who will go to any length—no matter the cost—to keep a deep, dark secret about a local town hidden.

Samuel Johnson vs the Darkness Trilogy

release date: Oct 29, 2020
Samuel Johnson vs the Darkness Trilogy
Bursting with imagination and impossible to put down, these novels - ''darkly comic'' (Telegraph) and ''delightfully horrific and hilarious'' (Eoin Colfer) - from The Sunday Times bestselling author John Connolly, are about the pull between good and evil, physics and fantasy - and a quirky boy, who is impossible not to love, and the unlikely cast of characters who give him the strength to stand up to a demonic power. The Gates: Samuel Johnson''s neighbour Mrs Abernathy is trying to open the gates of hell. It''s up to Samuel to stop her, except nobody will believe him, and time is running out. The Infernals (prev. Hell''s Bells): Samuel and Boswell are pulled through a portal into Hell. But Mrs Abernathy has reckoned without their bravery and cleverness, or the loyalty of Samuel''s friend, the demon Nurd, and Mr Merryweather''s Elves. The Creeps: Samuel and Boswell are to be guests of honour at the opening of the greatest toyshop. A splendid time will be had by all, as long as they can ignore the sinister statue that keeps moving around the town, the Shadows that are slowly blocking out the stars, murderous elves, and the fact that, somewhere, a rotten black heart is beating a rhythm of revenge.

The Dirty South

release date: Apr 14, 2020
The Dirty South
It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young black women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one wants to admit it, not in the Dirty South.In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child, and searching in vain for their killer. He cares only for his own lost family.But that is about to change . . .Witness the becoming of Charlie Parker.

Gaelic Games in Society

release date: Dec 17, 2019
Gaelic Games in Society
In this book John Connolly and Paddy Dolan illustrate and explain developments in Gaelic games, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), and Irish society over the course of the last 150 years. The main themes in the book include: advances in the threshold of repugnance towards violence in the playing of Gaelic games, changes in the structure of spectator violence, diminishing displays of superiority towards the competing sports of soccer and rugby, the tension between decentralising and centralising processes, the movement in the balance between amateurism and professionalism, changes in the power balance between ‘elite’ players and administrators, and the difficulties in developing a new hybrid sport. The authors also explain how these developments were connected to various social processes including changes in the structure of Irish society and in the social habitus of people in Ireland.

The Caxton Lending Library & Book Depository

release date: Dec 18, 2018
The Caxton Lending Library & Book Depository
Mr. Berger has spent thirty-four years keeping his life as empty as possible. His job title as a ''Closed Accounts Registrar'' doesn''t spark much interest, and his cautious flirtation with a woman at his company was cut short upon her engagement to another man. This doesn''t bother him, however, as he much prefers the company of books to that of people. When a series of fortunate events leads to an early retirement in the English countryside, Mr. Berger is content to spend the remainder of his years nestled comfortably between the pages of a book. But fate has other plans. His serene life is rendered strange when he witnesses a tragedy chillingly reminiscent of Anna Karenina as a woman flings herself before a train. When he rushes to the scene, she has vanished, leaving no body on the tracks. Berger''s investigation into this event leads him to The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository, where the line between fiction and reality becomes blurred beyond comprehension. The DEATH SENTENCE series includes: 1. THE BOOK OF VIRTUE – Ken Bruen. 2. THE BOOK OF GHOSTS – Reed Farrel Coleman. 3. THE SCROLL – Anne Perry. 4. PRONGHORNS OF THE THIRD REICH – C.J. Box. 5. DEATH LEAVES A BOOKMARK – William Link. 6. AN ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE – Jeffery Deaver. 7. BOOK CLUB – Loren D. Estleman. 8. THE BOOK THING – Laura Lippman. 9. THE LONG SONATA OF THE DEAD – Andrew Taylor. 10. THE FINAL TESTAMENT – Peter Blauner. 11. RIDES A STRANGER – David Bell. 12. WHAT’S IN A NAME – Thomas H. Cook. 13. IT’S IN THE BOOK – Mickey Spillane & Max Allan Collins. 14. REMAINDERED – Peter Lovesey. 15. MYSTERY, INC. – Joyce Carol Oates. 16. THE COMPENDIUM OF SREM – F. Paul Wilson. 17. THE GOSPEL OF SHEBA – Lyndsay Faye. 18. THE SEQUEL – R. L. Stine. 19. FROM THE QUEEN – Carolyn Hart. 20. THE BOOK OF THE LION – Thomas Perry. 21. THE LITTLE MEN – Megan Abbott. 22. THE NATURE OF MY INHERITANCE – Bradford Morrow. 23. CITADEL – Stephen Hunter. 24. EVERY SEVEN YEARS – Denise Mina. 26. THE TRAVELLING COMPANION – Ian Rankin. 27. CONDOR IN THE STACKS – James Grady. 28. THE HAZE – James W. Hall. 29. THE PRETTY LITTLE BOX – Charles Todd. 30. SEVEN YEARS – Peter Robinson. 31. RECONCILIATION DAY – Christopher Fowler. 32. DEAD DAMES DON''T SING – John Harvey. 33. HOODOO HARRY – Joe R. Lansdale. 34. THE LAST HONEST HORSE THIEF – Michael Koryta. 35. THE HEMINGWAY VALISE – Robert Olen Butler. 36. THE CAXTON PRIVATE LENDING LIBRARY & BOOK DEPOSITORY – John Connolly.

Filthy Rich

release date: Apr 18, 2017
Filthy Rich
A shocking true crime tale of money, power, and sex from the world''s most popular thriller writer. Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City''s financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire--especially a taste for young girls--resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, FILTHY RICH examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America''s richest communities. An explosive true story, FILTHY RICH is a riveting account of wealth, power and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system.

A Time of Torment

release date: Feb 09, 2017
A Time of Torment
Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized. But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death but was saved, of the ones who tormented him, and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade. Parker is not like other men. He died, and was reborn. He is ready to wage war. Now he will descend upon a strange, isolated community called the Cut, and face down a force of men who rule by terror, intimidation, and murder. All in the name of the being they serve. All in the name of the Dead King.

Dominion

release date: Feb 25, 2016
Dominion
DOMINION is the epic follow-up to CONQUEST and EMPIRE in the Chronicles of the Invaders series by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard. Fans of Pittacus Lore and Veronica Roth will be entranced. They have cheated death. Defied their people. Changed beyond recognition. Their love has survived the impossible. But now they must learn to trust again: the future of their worlds depends on it.

The Woman in the Woods

release date: Apr 05, 2018
The Woman in the Woods
The Number One bestseller. It is spring, and the semi-preserved body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missing child, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake. And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring. For a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman . . .

The History of the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners;

release date: Feb 22, 2019
The History of the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners;
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The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness

release date: Oct 29, 2020
The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness
The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness are the most feared assassins in the Multiverse. They are ruthless. They are cunning. They can do interesting things with oranges. Now they have been hired to hunt down and kill the demon Nurd, along with every friend he''s ever had. But friends come in all shapes and sizes, and with all kinds of talents. The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness are about to meet their match . . .

A Book of Bones

release date: Apr 18, 2019
A Book of Bones
The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly''s popular Charlie Parker series. He is our best hope. He is our last hope. On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull. Each is a sacrifice, a summons. And something in the shadows has heard the call. But another is coming: Parker the hunter, the avenger. Parker''s mission takes him from Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border; from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London - he will track those who would cast this world into darkness. Parker fears no evil. But evil fears him . . .

Night Music

release date: Oct 20, 2016
Night Music
CRIME & MYSTERY. A decade after NOCTURNES first terrified and delighted readers, John Connolly, bestselling author of the acclaimed Charlie Parker thrillers, gives us a second volume of tales of the supernatural. From stories of the monstrous for dark winter nights to fables of fantastic libraries and haunted books, from a tender narrative of love after death to a frank, personal and revealing account of the author''s affection for myths of ghosts and demons, this is a collection that will surprise, delight - and terrify. NIGHT MUSIC: NOCTURNES 2 is a masterly collection to be read with the lights on - menace has never been so seductive.

Don't Be Like Trump

release date: Aug 05, 2020
Don't Be Like Trump
"Mom, why is Donald Trump such a jerk?" If you or your kids have ever asked this question, Don''t Be Like Trump is here to inform and entertain you. Now that you''re homeschooling during the Covid-19 pandemic, you may have to learn or teach about Trump yourself in the 2020 election.Trump provides the perfect example of how not to behave, speak, and treat people. Now there''s a book to help your kids understand why Trump alarms[DL2] most Americans.Most kids'' presidential biographies gloss over the scandals and bad behavior. We explain how Trump wants to return to an America that wasn''t great for Blacks, women, immigrants, or anyone different. We explore his worrying relationship with dictators. Don''t Be Like Trump explains the long history of useless border walls, Trump''s military service (just kidding!), and the Resistance in an accessible, breezy style. Plus! 12 activities make learning about our awful president fun, including: - Impersonate the President- Get Rich Quick Using Trump''s Proven Method- Prove You are Smarter than the President with Quizzes- Annoy President Donald Trump Eight Different Ways

The Book of Lost Things

release date: Apr 06, 2017
The Book of Lost Things
''A brilliantly creepy coming of age novel'' Daily Mirror ''A moving fable, brilliantly imagined, about the agony of loss and the pain of young adulthood'' The Times ''This is no saccharine fairytale, but an eerie fable that''s perfect for long winter nights'' Daily Mail This illustrated edition includes two new short stories - Cinderella, A Version and The Rat King, the latter introducing the Crooked Man who is central to the world of The Book of Lost Things - and an afterword from the author. ''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 fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters in his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

A Game of Ghosts

release date: Apr 06, 2017
A Game of Ghosts
The Number One bestseller. It is deep winter. The darkness is unending. The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker''s employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found. Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund''s world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . .
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