John Connolly

1 The Woman in the Woods

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-06-12
Description :  <b>“Fans will agree that this is Connolly's masterpiece.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)</b><br /><br /> <b>*Includes a free soundtrack download*</b><br /><br /> <b>From internationally bestselling author and “creative genius who has few equals in either horror fiction or the mystery genre” (<i>New York Journal of Books</i>) comes a gripping thriller starring Private Investigator Charlie Parker. When the body of a woman—who apparently died in childbirth—is discovered, Parker is hired to track down both her identity and her missing child.</b><br /><br />In the beautiful Maine woods, a partly preserved body is discovered. Investigators realize that the dead young woman gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby.<br /><br />Private detective Charlie Parker is hired by a lawyer 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 much more than a missing child…someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake.<br /><br />And in a house by the woods, a toy telephone begins to ring and a young boy is about to receive a call from a dead woman.

2 Filthy Rich

Author : James Patterson, John Connolly & Tim Malloy
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-10-10
Description :  <b><b>A shocking true crime tale of money, power, and sex from the world's most popular thriller writer.<br /><br /></b></b>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. <b><br /></b>

3 Every Dead Thing

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Police Procedural  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2000-07-01
Description :  Hailed internationally as a page-turner in a league with the fiction of Thomas Harris, this lyrical and terrifying bestseller is the stunning achievement of an "extravagantly gifted" (<i>Kirkus Reviews)</i> new novelist. John Connolly superbly taps into the tortured mind and gritty world of former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker, tormented by the brutal, unsolved murders of his wife and young daughter. Driven by visions of the dead, Parker tracks a serial killer from New York City to the American South, and finds his buried instincts -- for love, survival, and, ultimately, for killing -- awakening as he confronts a monster beyond imagining...

4 The Wrath of Angels

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-01-01
Description :  In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of a plane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. <br /><br />What the wreckage conceals is more important than money. It is power: a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the devil. Now a battle is about to commence between those who want the list to remain secret and those for whom it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. <br /><br />The race to secure the prize draws in private detective Charlie Parker, a man who knows more than most about the nature of the terrible evil that seeks to impose itself on the world, and who fears that his own name may be on the list. It lures others, too: a beautiful, scarred woman with a taste for killing; a silent child who remembers his own death; and a serial killer known as the Collector, who sees in the list new lambs for his slaughter. But as the rival forces descend upon this northern state, the woods prepare to meet them, for the forest depths hide other secrets. <br /><br /><b>Someone has survived the crash. <i>Something </i>has survived the crash.</b> <br /><br />And it is waiting. . . .

5 The Book of Lost Things

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-11-07
Description :  <b>New York Times<i> bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories.</i></b> <br /><br /> High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... <i>The Book of Lost Things.</i> <br /><br /> An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. <i>The Book of Lost Things </i>is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

6 Dark Hollow

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2001-07-03
Description :  When John Connolly burst upon the literary suspense scene in 1999, he was an immediate international sensation. His <i>Every Dead Thing</i> became an instantaneous bestseller in England, and here in America, his writing was greeted with extraordinary accolades. He won the prestigious Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel, and, as the <i>San Francisco Examiner</i> wrote, "John Connolly's tale is as riveting and chilling as Thomas Harris's <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i> and James Patterson's <i>Kiss the Girls."</i> <br /> Now, Connolly returns with <i>Dark Hollow,</i> a terrifying and ingenious novel of a murderous spree that reaches back decades into the victims' pasts. Back again is ex-New York Police Detective Charlie "Bird" Parker, who has returned to his hometown of Scarborough, Maine, after the vicious killings of his wife and daughter; it is time to leave the bloodstained streets of Manhattan and rebuild his family's house -- as well as his own life. But for Bird, returning to his roots means digging through a mountain of terror, as memories of his father's and grandfather's untimely deaths resurface and drive him to join the manhunt for the killer of yet another mother and child. Though the obvious suspect is Billy Purdue, the violent former husband of the murdered young woman, another player lurks in this disturbing drama, someone entangled in the dark hollow of Bird's past. <br /> Darkly atmospheric, tense and imbued with the page-turning ferocity that only the finest crime fiction offers, <i>Dark Hollow</i> is a stunning successor to <i>Every Dead Thing,</i> a testament to the burgeoning power of John Connolly to tell stories that thrill, frighten and haunt the soul.

7 The Wolf in Winter

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-10-28
Description :  <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author John Connolly is a master of the supernatural thriller—“a genre of one” (<i>Bookreporter</i>)—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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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…

8 The Atria International Book of Mysteries

Author : M. J. Rose, John Connolly, Liza Marklund & William Kent Krueger
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2012-03-27
Description :  <b><i>Somewhere in the world, a murderer is poised to strike. Meet the men and women who can stop him before it’s too late. Introducing fifteen of the most clever and irresistible sleuths in world literature.</i></b> <br /><br />SAMPLE EXCERPTS FROM: <br /><br />COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave <br /><br />THE BURNING SOUL by John Connolly <br /><br />BURNED by Thomas Enger <br /><br />MIDWINTER BLOOD by Mons Kallentoft <br /><br />SHUNNING SARAH by Julie Kramer <br /><br />NORTHWEST ANGLE by William Kent Krueger <br /><br />LAST WILL by Liza Marklund <br /><br />DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS by Walter Mosley <br /><br />BLESSED ARE THE DEAD by Malla Nunn <br /><br />UNWANTED by Kristina Ohlsson <br /><br />DOG ON IT by Spencer Quinn <br /><br />THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES by M. J. Rose <br /><br />THE GOAT WOMAN OF LARGO BAY by Gillian Royes <br /><br />A DOUBLE DEATH ON THE BLACK ISLE by A. D. Scott <br /><br />SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST by Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due, and Steven Barnes

9 A Game of Ghosts

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2017-07-04
Description :  <b>“An epic supernatural suspense that will forever reset your standards for summer thrillers. From secret realms and horrific homicides to hauntings and criminal empires, there isn’t a single dull sentence found in the pages of <i>A Game of Ghosts</i>—and you’ll love it.” —<i>Redbook</i>: 10 Books You Have to Read This Summer</b><br /><br /><b>Books Every Dad Will Love This Father’s Day—PopSugar</b><br /><br />Internationally bestselling author John Connolly returns with another “superb fusion of noir and the supernatural” (My Bookish Ways) in this latest thriller in his gripping Charlie Parker series.<br /><br />It is deep winter and the darkness is unending. A private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished and Charlie Parker is assigned 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 is 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...

10 The White Road

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-03-11
Description :  In his fourth thriller, international bestselling author John Connolly once again takes readers into the dark world of private detective Charlie Parker, whose deadly fight against evil begins when the daughter of a South Carolina millionaire is raped and murdered.<br /><br />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, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality.<br /><br />But Parker is about to enter a living nightmare, a red dreamscape haunted by the murderous spectre of a hooded woman, by a black car waiting for a passenger that never comes, and by the complicity of both friends and enemies in the events surrounding Marianne Larousse's death. This is not an investigation. This is a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul...<br /><br /> For in a prison cell far to the north, an old adversary is about to take his revenge on Charlie Parker, its instruments the very men that Parker is hunting, and a strange, hunched creature that keeps its own secrets buried by a riverbank: the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn.<br /><br /> Soon, all of these figures will face a final reckoning in southern swamps and northern forests, in distant locations linked by a single thread, a place where the paths of the living and the dead converge.<br /><br /> A place known only as the White Road.

11 A Time of Torment

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-08-02
Description :  #1 internationally bestselling author John Connolly delivers a masterful combination of “the hard-boiled with the supernatural” (<i>Publishers Weekly, </i>starred review) with this return of dangerous and driven private investigator Charlie Parker as he battles an old evil that haunts a strange and isolated community.<br /><br />Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings, and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart, imprisoned and brutalized.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> Parker is not like other men. He died, and was reborn. He is ready to wage war.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> All in the name of the being they serve. All in the name of the Dead King.

12 The Burning Soul

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-09-06
Description :  What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done? <br /><br />“There are some truths so terrible that they should not be spoken aloud, so appalling that even to acknowledge them is to risk sacrificing a crucial part of one’s humanity, to exist in a colder, crueler world than before.” <br /><br />Randall Haight has a secret: He is a convicted murderer, a man with the blood of a young girl on his hands. He has built a new life for himself in the small Maine town of Pastor’s Bay, but someone has discovered the truth about him. He is being tormented by anonymously sent reminders of his crime. He wants private detective Charlie Parker to make them go away. <br /><br />But another girl has gone missing, this time from Pastor’s Bay itself, and her family has its own secrets to protect. Now, in a town built on blood and shadowed by old ghosts, Parker must unravel a twisted history of violence and deceit involving the police and the FBI, a doomed mobster and his enemies, and Randall Haight himself. <br /><br />Because Randall is telling lies. . . .

13 A Song of Shadows

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-09-29
Description :  Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II in this “all-out thrill ride” (<i>Suspense Magazine</i>).<br /><br />Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to regain his strength. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins. Now Parker is about to risk his life to defend a woman he barely knows, one who fears him almost as much as she fears those who are coming for her.<br /><br /> His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary.<br /><br /> But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid, and far from alone.<br /><br /> For something is emerging from the shadows…

14 The Killing Kind

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2002-09-13
Description :  His two previous novels, <i>Every Dead Thing and Dark Hollow,</i> were international bestsellers. Now the "compulsively readable" <i>(Publishers Weekly)</i> John Connolly confirms his position as one of our leading crime novelists with a story of superb menace and style. <br /> The body of Grace Peltier, a brilliant Ph.D. candidate, is found in the front seat of her car on a back road in northern Maine. No one wants to believe it was suicide -- not her father, not former U.S. senator Jack Mercier, and not private detective Charlie Parker, who has been hired to investigate the young woman's untimely death. <br /> But when a mass grave is accidentally discovered nearby, revealing the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community known as the Aroostook Baptists, Parker realizes that their deaths and the violent passing of Grace Peltier are part of the same mystery, one that has its roots in her family history and in the origins of the shadowy organization known as the Fellowship. Soon Parker is drawn into the dark world of this zealous religious group that has already consumed every person who has dared confront it. When a relic is discovered, one capable of linking the Fellowship to the slaughter of the Aroostook Baptists, Parker is forced into violent conflict with the Fellowship and its enigmatic leader. 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. <br /> "This is a honeycomb world. It hides a hollow heart," writes John Connolly. In <i>The Killing Kind,</i> he has once again created a world of love and hate, of tenderness and violence. Hailed by critics as "one of the best of the genre" <i>(Toronto Sun),</i> his intense, poetic prose and his terrifying clan of characters are sure to thrill even the most discerning suspense reader.

15 The Black Angel

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2005-06-01
Description :  <i>To those who have been forsaken, hell has no geography.</i> <br /><br /> <i>The Black Angel</i> begins with the disappearance of a young prostitute from one of New York City's seamiest neighborhoods. Like so many tormented souls before her, the girl's mother is inevitably drawn to Charlie Parker's doorstep desperate for redemption and revenge. Despite the danger that his chosen profession imposes on his wife and newborn daughter, Parker knows that the woman and her troubles cannot be ignored. As always, he is driven as much by the evil that simmers in the hidden honeycomb world as he is by the ties of friendship and blood. <br /> As Parker gets closer to the girl's captors, he discovers that her disappearance is linked to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944, and to the myth of an object known as the Black Angel -- an object 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.

16 The Whisperers

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-07-13
Description :  <i>“‘Oh, little one,’ he whispered, as he gently stroked her cheek, the first time he had touched her in fifteen years. ‘What have they done to you? What have they done to us all?’ ”</i><br /><br />In his latest dark and chilling Charlie Parker thriller, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly takes us to the border between Maine and Canada. It is there, in the vast and porous Great North Woods, that a dangerous smuggling operation is taking place, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq. Illicit goods—drugs, cash, weapons, even people—are changing hands. And something else has changed hands. Something ancient and powerful and evil.<br /><br />The authorities suspect something is amiss, but what they can’t know is that it is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men’s hearts. As the smugglers begin to die one after another in apparent suicides, Parker is called in to stop the bloodletting. The soldiers’ actions and the objects they have smuggled have attracted the attention of the reclusive Herod, a man with a taste for the strange. And where Herod goes, so too does the shadowy figure that he calls the Captain. To defeat them, Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a man he fears more than any other, the killer known as the Collector. . . .

17 The Unquiet

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-05-15
Description :  <i>But that is the nature of revenge. It escalates. It cannot be controlled. One hurt invites another, on and on until the original injury is all but forgotten in the chaos of what follows.</i> <br /><br /> John Connolly's originality and talent for storytelling have quickly made him one of today's preeminent thriller writers. Now, in <i>The Unquiet,</i> private detective Charlie Parker returns to untangle a horrifying story of betrayal, unclean desires, and murder -- a story of never-ending evil whose conclusion is not yet written. <br /><br /> Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has gone missing. His daughter insists that he killed himself after allegations surfaced that he had betrayed his patients to foul and evil men -- but when a killer obsessed with uncovering the truth behind his own daughter's disappearance comes seeking revenge, long-forgotten secrets begin to emerge. Hired by Dr. Clay's daughter to protect her from the predator on the loose, tortured and ingenious private detective Charlie Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth to be revealed and those who will go to any length to keep it hidden. <br /><br /> John Connolly masterfully intertwines secret lives and secret sins with the violence that so often lies beneath the surface of the honeycomb world in this gripping page-turner. Fast-paced, hypnotic, and elegantly written, The Unquiet is John Connolly at his chilling best.

18 The Lovers

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-06-02
Description :  Charlie Parker is a lost soul. Deprived of his private investigator's license and under scrutiny by the police, Parker takes a job in a Portland bar. But he uses his enforced retirement to begin a different kind of investigation: an examination of his own past and an inquiry into the death of his father, who took his own life after apparently shooting dead two unarmed teenagers. It's a search that will eventually lead Parker to question all that he believed about his beloved parents, and about himself. <br /><br /> But there are other forces at work: a troubled young woman who is running from an unseen threat, one that has already taken the life of her boyfriend; and a journalist-turned-writer named Mickey Wallace, who is conducting an investigation of his own. And haunting the shadows, as they have done throughout Parker's life, are two figures: a man and a woman who seem driven to bring an end to Charlie Parker's existence. <br /><br /> Haunting, lyrical, and impossible to put down, <i>The Lovers</i> is John Connolly at his best.

19 The Reapers

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-05-27
Description :  <b>A brilliantly chilling novel by <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author John Connolly about a chain of killings, linked obscurely by great distances and the passage of years, and the settling of their blood-debts -- past, present, and future.</b> <br /><br /> As a small boy, Louis witnesses an unspeakable crime that takes the life of a member of his small, southern community. He grows up and moves on, but he is forever changed by the cruel and brutal nature of the act. It lights a fire deep within him that burns white and cold, a quiet flame just waiting to ignite. Now, years later, the sins of his life are reaching into his present, bringing with them the buried secrets and half-forgotten acts of his past. <br /><br /> Someone is hunting him, targeting his home, his businesses, and his partner, Angel. The instrument of revenge is Bliss, a killer of killers, the most feared of assassins. Bliss is a Reaper, a lethal tool to be applied toward the ultimate end, but he is also a man with a personal vendetta. <br /><br /> Hardened by their pasts, Louis and Angel decide to strike back. While they form a camaraderie that brings them solace, it offers them no shelter from the fate that stalks them. When they mysteriously disappear, their friends are forced to band together to find them. They are led by private detective Charlie Parker, a killer himself, a Reaper in waiting. <br /><br /> Connolly's triumphant prose and unerring rendering of his tortured characters mesmerize and chill. He creates a world where everyone is corrupt, murderers go unpunished, but betrayals are always avenged. Yet another masterpiece from a proven talent, <i>The Reapers</i> will terrify and transfix.

20 The Gates

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2009-10-06
Description :  Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund, Boswell, are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Halloween, which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Road. The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with the underworld, but when they unknowingly call forth Satan himself, they create a gap in the universe, a gap through which a pair of enormous gates is visible. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out.... <br /><br /> Can one small boy defeat evil? Can he harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world as we know it? <br /><br /> Bursting with imagination and impossible to put down, <i>The Gates</i> is about the pull between good and evil, physics and fantasy. It is about a quirky and eccentric 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. <br /><br /> In this wonderfully strange and brilliant novel, John Connolly manages to re-create the magical and scary world of childhood that we've all left behind but so love to visit. And for those of you who thought you knew everything you could about particle physics and the universe, think again. This novel makes anything seem possible.

21 Bad Men

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2004-03-23
Description :  <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author John Connolly masterfully intertwines mystery, emotion, violence, and the supernatural in this raw and gripping thriller.<br /><br /><i>He has been told the girl’s last words, and he feels unaccountably afraid. The dead ones. They were dead, but they had lights. Why do the dead need light?</i><br /><br />Three hundred years ago, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Since then, the island has known peace. Until now. A gang of four men are descending on Sanctuary, intent on committing a brutal and relentless massacre. All that stands in their way are rookie police officer Sharon Macie and the strange, troubled officer Joe Dupree. But Joe is no ordinary policeman. He knows the island has been steeped in blood once and that it will never again tolerate the shedding of innocent blood. The band of killers who are set to desecrate Sanctuary will unleash the fury of its ghosts upon themselves and all who stand by them. On Sanctuary, all hell is about to break loose...

22 The Infernals

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2011-10-18
Description :  From <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author John Connolly, a wonderfully strange and brilliant novel about a boy, his dog, and their struggle to escape the wrath of demons. Young Samuel Johnson is in trouble. Not only is his eyesight so poor that he mistakenly asks out a letter box on a date, but an angry demon is seeking revenge for Samuel’s part in foiling the invasion of Earth by the forces of evil. It wants to get its claws on Samuel, and when Samuel and his faithful dachshund, Boswell, are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, the home of the Infernals, it gets its chance. <br /><br />But catching Samuel is not going to be easy, for the Infernals have not reckoned on the bravery and cleverness of a boy and his dog, or the loyalty of Samuel’s friend, the hapless demon Nurd, or the presence of two clueless policemen and the unlucky, if cheerfully optimistic, driver of an ice-cream van. <br /><br />Most of all, no one has planned on the intervention of an unexpected band of little men, for Samuel and Boswell are not the only inhabitants of Earth who have found themselves in the underworld. If you thought demons were frightening, just wait until you meet Mr. Merryweather’s Elves. . . .

23 Conquest

Author : John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Fiction & Literature  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-02-11
Description :  <b>Earth is no longer ours. . . .</b><br /><br />It is ruled by the Illyri, a beautiful, civilized, yet ruthless alien species. But humankind has not given up the fight, and Paul Kerr is one of a new generation of young Resistance leaders waging war on the invaders. <br /><br />Syl Hellais is the first of the Illyri to be born on Earth. Trapped inside the walls of her father’s stronghold, hated by the humans, she longs to escape. <br /><br />But on her sixteenth birthday, Syl’s life is about to change forever. She will become an outcast, an enemy of her people, for daring to save the life of one human: Paul Kerr. Only together do they have a chance of saving each other, and the planet they both call home. <br /><br />For there is a greater darkness behind the Illyri conquest of Earth, and the real invasion has not yet even begun. . . .

24 Nocturnes

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Short Stories 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2005-03-22
Description :  In his first collection of short fiction, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author John Connolly offers a selection of dark, daring, and utterly haunting tales. Here are lost lovers and missing children, predatory demons, and vengeful ghosts. In "The New Daughter," a father comes to suspect that a burial mound on his land hides something very ancient, and very much alive; in "The Underbury Witches," a pair of London detectives find themselves battling a particularly female evil in a town culled of its menfolk. And finally, private detective Charlie Parker returns in the long novella "The Reflecting Eye," in which the photograph of an unknown girl turns up in the mailbox of an abandoned house once occupied by an infamous killer. This discovery forces Parker to confront the possibility that the house is not as empty as it appears, and that something has been waiting in the darkness for its chance to kill again. <br /> In these stories, Connolly ratchets up the tension to almost unbearable -- and irresistible -- levels. Nocturnes is a deliciously chilling collection from "one of the best thriller writers we have" (Harlan Coben).

25 Night Music

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2015-10-06
Description :  From the bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mysteries—"the finest crime series currently in existence" (<i>The Independent</i>)—comes a new anthology of chilling short fiction.<br /><br />A decade after <i>Nocturnes</i> first terrified and delighted readers, John Connolly, bestselling author of thirteen acclaimed thrillers featuring private investigator Charlie Parker, 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 account 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.<br /><br /><i>Night Music: Nocturnes 2 </i>also contains two novellas: the multi-award-winning <i>The Caxton Private Lending Library &amp; Book Depository</i> and <i>The Fractured Atlas</i>.<br /><br /><i>Night Music: Nocturnes 2</i> is a masterly collection to be read with the lights on—menace has never been so seductive.

26 Thrill Rides

Author : John Connolly, Louise Millar, Mons Kallentoft, Liza Marklund, Caroline Kepnes, Sabine Durrant, Lee Goodman & Kristina Ohlsson
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2014-11-25
Description :  A thriller sampler from Emily Bestler Books, featuring John Connolly, Louise Millar, Mons Kallentoft, Liza Marklund, Caroline Kepnes, Sabine Durrant, Lee Goodman, and Kristina Ohlsson.

27 The John Connolly Collection #1

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $23.99
Release Date :  2012-09-04
Description :  <b>In Volume I of this special collectors’ edition, visit the terrifying world of John Connolly’s #1 internationally bestselling thrillers: <i>Every Dead Thing</i>, <i>Dark Hollow</i>, and <i>The Killing Kind</i>.</b><br /><br /><b>EVERY DEAD THING</b><br />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.<br /><br /><b>DARK HOLLOW</b><br />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.... <br /><br /><b>THE KILLING KIND</b><br />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.

28 The John Connolly Collection #2

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $22.99
Release Date :  2012-09-04
Description :  <b>In Volume II of this special collectors’ edition, visit the terrifying world of John Connolly’s #1 internationally bestselling thrillers: <i>The White Road</i>, <i>The Black Angel</i>, and <i>The Unquiet</i>.</b><br /><br /><b>THE WHITE ROAD</b><br />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. <br /><br /><b>THE BLACK ANGEL</b><br />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. <br /><br /><b>THE UNQUIET</b><br />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.

29 Atria Mystery Sampler 2016

Author : William Kent Krueger, Christine Carbo, Mindy Mejia, John Connolly, Matthew Betley, Thomas Mullen, Kate Moretti, John Lescroart, R. G. Belsky, Christina Kovac, K.A. Tucker, Mikel Santiago & Vince Flynn
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2016-09-06
Description :  A selection of excerpts from many top-notch mystery authors, including Christine Carbo, John Connolly, Mindy Mejia, Matthew Betley, William Kent Krueger, Thomas Mullen, John Lescroart, Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills, as well as Adi Tantimedh.

30 Empire

Author : John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2015-02-24
Description :  <i>Empire </i>continues the journey of Syl and Paul as they fight to regain planet Earth from a ruthless alien species, in this next installment of a stunning new science fiction trilogy that “should not to be missed” (<i>The Guardian</i>).<br /><br />She is the trophy of a civilization at war with itself.<br /><br />He is its rebel captive.<br /><br />Separated by millions of light years, they will fight to be united…<br /><br />Earth has been conquered and occupied. The war is lost.<br /><br />The Resistance still fights the invaders, but they are nothing more than an annoyance to the Illyri, an alien race of superior technology and military strength.<br /><br />When caught, the young rebels are conscripted. Part soldiers, part hostages, they join the Brigades, sent to fight at the edges of the growing Illyri Empire.<br /><br />Paul Kerr is one such soldier—torn from his home and his beloved Syl Hellais. She is the first alien child born on Earth, a creature of two worlds—and a being possessed of powers beyond imagining. Now both must endure the terrible exile that Syl’s race has deemed just punishment for their love.<br /><br />But the conquest of Earth is not all it seems.<br /><br />There is another species involved, known only as the Others, and the Illyri will kill to keep their existence secret.<br /><br />Light years from Earth and millions of miles apart, Paul and Syl must find a way to reveal the horrifying truth behind the Empire, and save all that they hold dear from the hunger of the Others.<br /><br />Even at the cost of their own lives…

31 Books to Die For

Author : John Connolly & Declan Burke
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2012-10-02
Description :  The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more.<br /><br />In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, <i>Books to Die For </i>brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…<i>I want more!</i>

32 He

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2018-05-01
Description :  <b>John Connolly brings Stan Laurel to life in this extraordinary novel about the comedian's wildly successful and tender partnership with Oliver Hardy during the anarchy of early Hollywood</b><br /> John Connolly conjures the Golden Age of Hollywood in this moving, literary portrait of two men who find their true selves in a comedic partnership. When Stan Laurel is paired with Oliver Hardy, affectionately known as Babe, the history of comedy--not to mention their personal and professional lives--is altered forever.<br />Yet Laurel's simple screen persona masks a complex human being, one who endures rejection and intense loss; who struggles to build a character from the dying stages of vaudeville to the seedy and often volatile movie studios of Los Angeles in the early years of cinema; and who is haunted by the figure of another comic genius, the brilliant, driven, and cruel Charlie Chaplin.<br /><br />Eventually, Laurel becomes one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who enjoys both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and is loved in turn; who betrays, and is betrayed; who never seeks to cause pain to anyone else, yet leaves a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake. <br />But Laurel's life is ultimately defined by one relationship of such astonishing tenderness and devotion that only death could sever this profound connection: his love for Babe. Shot through with the competing themes of loyalty and heartbreak, ambition and selflessness, artistry and compromise, this novel is an unforgettable testament to the redemptive power of love, as experienced by one of the twentieth century's greatest performers.

33 Dominion

Author : John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard
Genre :  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Books  Science Fiction & Literature  Adventure  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-04-05
Description :  The third thrilling Chronicles of the Invaders adventure from <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard mixes classic sci-fi with gripping suspense and richly drawn characters.<br /><br />Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr have traveled through Derith, the mysterious wormhole from which no traveler has ever returned. Yet Derith’s secrets are darker than they imagined, and trapped in a dimension beyond their own, they finally emerge to discover a universe that has moved on without them.<br /><br /> Years have passed, and civil war rages among the Illyri. It is whispered that the Earth is lost, prey to the alien parasites known as the Others, and other worlds will soon follow. Most shocking of all, the sinister Archmage Syrene of the Nairene Sisterhood has disappeared into the bowels of the Sisterhood’s lair.<br /><br /> But before she cloistered herself, Archmage Syrene chose her replacement. The Sisterhood has a new leader, with her own plans for the future of her race. Now Syl and Paul, teenagers in a deadly adult world, must find a way to change the course of history and save the lives of billions. They have but one hope—for Syl Hellais is changing…

34 Todo lo que muere

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2012-10-16
Description :  Una noche, Charlie Parker, alias «Bird», inspector de policía de Nueva York, sale a tomar unas copas después de una discusión conyugal; cuando vuelve a casa, se encuentra a su mujer y a su hija brutalmente asesinadas. Entre los sospechosos figura el propio Parker, a quien expulsan del cuerpo de policía, pero el crimen queda sin resolver. Roído por el sentimiento de culpa y deseoso de venganza, Parker, sin embargo, no duda en acudir en ayuda de su antiguo jefe para resolver el misterioso y trágico caso de una joven desaparecida, una investigación que le llevará allí donde jamás imaginó que llegaría.

35 El poder de las tinieblas

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-10-16
Description :  Una fría noche de invierno, la paz de Maine se ve perturbada por dos hechos aparentemente inconexos: un sangriento tiroteo durante el cobro de un rescate y el suicidio de una anciana en un denso bosque. Todas las pistas apuntan a un mismo hombre. Y Charlie Parker, alias «Bird», ex policía convertido en detective privado, deberá actuar con rapidez porque los acontecimientos se suceden a un ritmo vertiginoso, los cadáveres se multiplican y la violencia se extiende como un reguero de sangre por los bosques nevados de Maine.

36 Perfil asesino

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-04-11
Description :  El hallazgo fortuito de una fosa común, a orillas de un lago en el norte de Maine, pone al descubierto un espeluznante asesinato en masa cometido hace más de treinta años. Todos los miembros de una comunidad religiosa, los Baptistas de Aroostook, desaparecieron sin dejar rastro en 1964, y, ahora que sus cadáveres han vuelto al presente como una muda acusación, alguien parece muy interesado en que el misterio quede sin resolver. Pero el pasado regresa con inusitada brutalidad. La primera víctima es Grace Peltier, una estudiante que, al investigar sobre el fanatismo religioso en el estado de Maine, ha ahondado en la vida y el enigmático final de la comunidad de Aroostook. En apariencia, Grace se ha suicidado, pero hay indicios de asesinato más que suficientes para que la familia solicite la intervención del detective Charlie Parker, «Bird».

37 El camino blanco

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-04-11
Description :  En Carolina del Sur, un joven negro se enfrenta a la pena de muerte acusado de haber violado y asesinado a Marianne Larousse, hija de uno de los hombres más ricos del estado. El caso, que nadie quiere investigar, hunde sus raíces en un mal que se remonta a un pasado remoto, el tipo de misterio que se ha convertido en la especialidad del detective Charlie Parker. Éste ignora que está a punto de sumergirse en una auténtica pesadilla y de introducirse en un escenario teñido de sangre en el que se mezclan el espectro asesino de una mujer encapuchada, un coche negro que espera a un pasajero que nunca llega, y la complicidad tanto de amigos como de enemigos en los sucesos que rodean la muerte de Marianne Larousse. Más que una investigación, es un descenso a los abismos, un enfrentamiento con las fuerzas oscuras que amenazan todo aquello que Parker ama. Paralelamente, en la celda de una prisión, el fanático predicador Faulkner trama una venganza contra Charlie Parker, y para ello utilizará a los mismos hombres a los que el detective está siguiendo, y a una extraña y contrahecha criatura que guarda sus secretos enterrados en la orilla de un río: Cyrus Nairn. Todas estas figuras deberán enfrentarse a su cruento destino final en los pantanos del sur y los bosques del norte, escenarios muy alejados entre sí pero unidos por un frágil hilo: el lugar donde convergen los caminos de los muertos y de los vivos.

38 Nocturnos

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-11-07
Description :  El autor de la célebre serie de novelas policiacas protagonizadas por Charlie Parker despliega su reconocido talento para lo sobrenatural en diecinueve escalofriantes relatos de terror. En la estela de maestros del género, desde M.R. James y Ray Bradbury hasta Stephen King, Connolly ahonda en los miedos más profundos y arraigados: niños perdidos, forasteros atormentados y portadores de extraños virus, criaturas del submundo y demonios depredadores surgen en los ambientes más anodinos… o en los parajes más aterradores, como casas malditas, rectorías solitarias o pantanos de aguas densas. Entre guiños a obras maestras del género, vueltas de tuerca a figuras prototípicas como los vampiros y realidades engañosamente idílicas, los cuentos se internan en ese terreno en el que el hombre está inerme ante fuerzas todopoderosas. Aunque muchos de sus protagonistas son víctimas de sus desmedidas ansias de éxito, de deseos insatisfechos o de sentimientos espurios, lamentamos tener que decir que no siempre es así: a veces el Mal se ceba en los más inocentes. Y un consejo: si deciden leer este libro de noche, iluminen su entorno con algo más que una vela.

39 The New Dead: Die Zombie-Anthologie

Author : Max Brooks, Joe Hill, Tad Williams, David Liss, John Connolly, Kelley Armstrong, Stephen R. Bissette, Jonathan Maberry, Mike Carey & David Wellington
Genre :  Horror  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2011-04-07
Description :  Die Toten sind zurückgekehrt und sie sind hungrig! Sie wanken über die Straßen, sie verstecken sich in Hinterhöfen, Garagen und Einkaufszentren und sie verspeisen Nachbarn, Haustiere und Polizisten. Sie sind gekommen um zu bleiben. Die Frage ist jetzt, was kann man dagegen tun? Wie soll man überleben?

40 The Creeps

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2013-10-22
Description :  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...<br /><br />In this clever and quirky follow-up to <i>The Gates</i> and <i>The Infernals</i>, 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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />The latest installment of John Connolly’s wholly original and creepily imaginative Samuel Johnson Tales, <i>The Creeps</i> is humorous horror for anyone who enjoys fiction at its best.

41 Our Lives

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-03-20
Description :  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.

42 Das Portal der Dämonen

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Fantasy  Books  Kids  Fiction 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2011-08-25
Description :  Dämonisch gut, höllisch rasant, teuflisch komisch<br /><br />Der 11-jährige Samuel ist ein ganz normaler Junge, na ja, vielleicht ein bisschen schlauer als der Rest, aber ansonsten alles im grünen Bereich. Bis, ja bis seinen gelangweilten Vorstadtnachbarn nichts Besseres einfällt, als mal eben ein wenig Dämonenbeschwörung zu üben. Das klappt dummerweise überraschend gut und nun sind die dämlichen Nachbarn nicht nur von Dämonen besessen, sondern diese fiesen Gestalten auch noch hinter Samuel und seinem Dackel Boswell her. Die waren nämlich unfreiwillige Zeugen als die Hobby-Satanisten das Portal im Universum auftaten, durch das der finstere Lord nun seine Voraustrupps in die Welt der Menschen entsendet. Tja und jetzt ist es also an Samuel, den Schlamassel wieder zu richten und den Untergang der Menschheit zu verhindern.

43 Les Murmures

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2011-04-14
Description :  Dans le Maine, à la frontière entre le Canada et les Etats-Unis, ont lieu des trafics en tous genres ? armes, drogue, êtres humains. C'est dans cette zone de non-droit que des vétérans désabusés, rentrés d'Irak il y a peu, se livrent à la contrebande d'œuvres dérobées au musée de Bagdad pendant la guerre. <br />Chargé d'enquêter sur les agissements de l'un de ces soldats, le détective Charlie Parker découvre que plusieurs membres de son unité ont été retrouvés morts après avoir été rendus à moitié fous par des voix qui leur chuchotaient à l'oreille dans une langue inconnue. D'après la thèse officielle, ces hommes souffraient du syndrome de stress post-traumatique, ce qui les aurait poussés au suicide. Mais cette explication ne satisfait guère Charlie Parker, qui ne peut s'empêcher de soupçonner l'existence d'un lien entre les décès et la marchandise transportée illégalement par les vétérans. <br /><br />John Connolly mêle habilement le fantastique au réalisme le plus cru dans ce roman hypnotique, qui flirte parfois avec l'horreur.<br />

44 L'Empreinte des amants

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2010-02-05
Description :  L'enquête la plus personnelle de Charlie " Bird " Parker, au cœur de ses origines. <br />Charlie Parker n'a que quinze ans lorsque son père, policier, se donne la mort après avoir abattu un couple d'adolescents dans une voiture. Cette tragédie, jamais expliquée, n'a cessé de hanter " Bird ". Après avoir perdu sa licence de détective privé, il décide d'employer son temps libre à faire la lumière sur son histoire familiale, et se rend à New York, sur les lieux de son adolescence, afin d'interroger les anciens collègues de son père. <br />En fouillant dans son passé, Charlie va réveiller certains fantômes qui sont tout sauf bien intentionnés...<br />

45 La nuit des corbeaux

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2012-03-22
Description :  Adolescent, Randall Haight a commis l’irréparable : avec un ami, il a tué sans raison une jeune fille de quatorze ans.<br /><br />Lorsqu’il était adolescent, Randall Haight a commis l’irréparable : avec un ami, il a tué sans raison une jeune fille de quatorze ans. Après avoir purgé une peine de prison pour ce meurtre, il a refait sa vie dans une petite ville du Maine, où il pense que personne ne connaît ni son identité, ni son histoire. Pourtant quelqu’un sait. Un jour, il reçoit un courrier anonyme contenant une photo de la ferme où le crime a eu lieu. Il fait alors appel à Charlie Parker afin de découvrir qui est le mystérieux corbeau. Mais une adolescente disparaît, et l’instinct du détective l’amène à soupçonner son client…

46 La Colère des anges

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2013-04-11
Description :  Au fin fond d’une forêt du Maine, un chasseur découvre l’épave d’un avion dont la disparition n’a jamais été signalée. Parmi les débris de l’appareil, aucune trace humaine, mais une sacoche contenant de l’argent, qu’il dérobe, et une liste de noms, qu’il laisse derrière lui. Peu après la mort de l’homme, sa fille, harcelée par des étrangers venus l’interroger au sujet de l’avion, contacte Charlie Parker. Le détective ne tarde pas à comprendre que les individus cités sur le mystérieux document ont été mandatés pour corrompre l’âme humaine. Serait-il lui aussi mentionné dans la liste ? Parker se retrouve au cœur d’une guerre sans merci entre les forces du Bien et du Mal, dont l’une des plus féroces batailles s’apprête à être livrée dans les bois.

47 Corbs

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2013-05-08
Description :  Randall Haight té un secret així: és un assassí, un home amb la sang d’una nena a les mans. S’ha construït una nova vida a Pastor’s Bay, però algú l’ha descobert i el turmenta amb missatges anònims al voltant del seu crim. Per això, demana ajuda al detectiu Charlie Parker. Ara, una altra jove ha desaparegut, aquesta vegada a Pastor’s Bay, i la seva família ha de protegir els seus propis secrets. En una ciutat construïda sobre la sang i l’ombra de vells fantasmes, Parker ha de desentranyar una història retorçada de violència i engany que implica la policia i l’FBI, un mafiós i els seus enemics, i el mateix Randall.

48 La Maison des miroirs

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2013-06-13
Description :  États-Unis, 1977. Un certain John Grady s’installe dans une petite ville du Maine. Après y avoir acheté une maison, il entreprend de la rénover. Mais très vite, ses voisins se posent des questions : les murs semblent recouverts de miroirs, et Grady passe ses journées à poser du papier peint avec une colle à l’odeur infâme, qui empoisonne tout le quartier. Au même moment, plusieurs petites filles disparaissent, et les soupçons se portent sur Grady. Alors que les policiers s’apprêtent à l’arrêter, il se suicide sous leurs yeux. Pendant des années, la maison est restée à l’abandon, rachetée anonymement par le père d’une des fillettes, et plus personne n’a parlé de John Grady. Jusqu’à ce que la photo d’une petite fille, retrouvée dans la maison, ne fasse craindre une nouvelle vague de disparitions. Charlie Parker, détective privé, est chargé de découvrir l’identité de l'enfant avant qu’il ne soit trop tard. Son enquête le met aux prises avec plusieurs illuminés, attirés comme des papillons par les scènes de crime. Un homme en particulier l’intrigue, celui qu’il surnomme le « Collectionneur » et qui réclame instamment, en paiement d’une dette contractée par John Grady, un des nombreux miroirs de la maison. Et cet homme étrange ne semble pas mû par un simple instinct d’antiquaire…

49 Les âmes perdues de Dutch Island

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2014-04-03
Description :  <b>Il n'y aura pas d'échappatoire.</b> <br /><br /> Depuis quelques années, Marianne vit seule avec son fils à Dutch Island, petite île pittoresque de l'Etat du Maine. Elle a choisi cet endroit isolé pour échapper à son mari, Moloch, un criminel particulièrement violent et dépravé qui la maintenait sous sa coupe. Aujourd'hui Moloch croupit en prison. Du fond de sa cellule, il fait des rêves étranges auxquels il se sent lié. Il y est question de piraterie, de massacres et de pillages. Une histoire qui ressemble étrangement à celle des premiers colons de Dutch Island, autrefois appelée Sanctuary. Cette histoire, Joe Dupree, l'unique policier local, en est le dépositaire.<br /><br /> Apprécié de tous, Joe garde un statut particulier dans l'île. La faute à son regard, toujours triste, qui lui vaut le surnom de Mélancolie Joe, et à sa stature de géant. Ces derniers temps, il a senti un changement dans l'île. Les anciens du village aussi. Il y a une recrudescence des événements singuliers dont Dutch Island a toujours été le théatre. Des apparitions de silhouettes à l'orée des bois. Une densification anormale de la végétation. Quelque chose est à l'œuvre. L'orage se prépare.<br /><br /> A la faveur d'un transfert, Moloch s'échappe grâce à l'aide de complices. Dans sa tête résonne l'écho d'un cri : vengeance. Mais reste à savoir s'il en sera le bras armé ou la victime...

50 Le livre des choses perdues

Author : John Connolly
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2009-10-14
Description :  Inconsolable depuis la mort de sa mère, David, 12 ans, se réfugie dans les livres pour fuir le remariage de son père et se consoler de la naissance de Georgie, son demi-frère. Un jour, il découvre un trou caché derrière des buissons, au fond du jardin, et se retrouve propulsé dans un univers parallèle, un monde étrange et hostile peuplé de trolls, de sires loups, de créatures hybrides, mi-homme mi-animal, et d'autres personnages issus de ses lectures et de son imaginaire...<br />Grâce à l'aide du Garde-Forestier et de Roland, un preux chevalier, il va, après bien des épreuves - combats, énigmes à résoudre... - rencontrer un vieux roi qui conserve ses secrets dans un volume mystérieux, Le Livre des choses perdues. Ce dernier, conseillé par l'Homme Biscornu, être maléfique qui suit David depuis son arrivée, lui propose un pacte : la vie de son demi-frère contre son royaume. David trahira-t-il Georgie ? Parviendra-t-il à regagner le monde réel sain et sauf ?



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