|Publish Date:||Mar 2008|
|Number of Pages:||515|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.56|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.14 x 1.15 x 6.74|
John Connolly was born May 31, 1968 in Dublin. He is an Irish writer who is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker. His first novel, Every Dead Thing was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel and went on to win the 2000 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel (he is the first author outside of the US to have won the award). Connolly's debut introduced readers to the anti-hero Charlie Parker, a former police officer hunting the killer of his wife and daughter.
Connolly has since written a further 5 books in the popular Parker series and a non-Parker thriller, as well as venturing outside of the crime genre with the publication of first, an anthology of ghost stories and later, a novel about a young boy's coming-of-age journey during World War II England. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Connolly worked as a journalist, a barman, and a local government official. After graduating with a B.A. in English from Trinity College, Dublin and a M.A. in Journalism from Dublin City University, he spent five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper.
He quickly became frustrated with the profession, and began to write Every Dead Thing in his spare time. Connolly continues to contribute articles to the paper. His eighth book in the Charlie Parker series, The Reapers, was published in 2008. The tenth Parker novel, titled The Whisperers, was published in 2010.
Following the standalone The Book of Lost Things, Connolly returns to his Charlie Parker series in this dark and disturbing tale of retribution. The P.I. is hired by the daughter of a missing child psychiatrist being stalked by a man who insists that she knows where her father is. Parker discovers that the man is an ex-con with a missing family member of his own-his daughter Lucy, a patient of the psychiatrist.
As Parker investigates, a decades-old pattern of child abuse begins to emerge, and Parker finds that the ex-con is not the only one seeking revenge. Connolly's latest offering deals with a disturbing subject that may not appeal to some readers, although his fans won't be disappointed.
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NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR JOHN CONNOLLY DELIVERS A RIVETING THRILLER FEATURING PRIVATE DETECTIVE CHARLIE PARKER -- WHO NOW MUST UNRAVEL A TWISTED STORY OF BETRAYAL, UNCLEAN DESIRES, AND MURDER.
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 Charlie Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Clay to be revealed, and those who will go to any length -- no matter the cost -- to keep it hidden.
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