John Connolly Books

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John Connolly was born in 1968 in Dublin, Ireland. At certain points in his life, John Connolly worked as a waiter, journalist, local government official, a barman and a dogsbody at the Harrods department store based in London. He studied English at The Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at The Dublin City University. He subsequently spent 5 years working as the freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper; a newspaper that he continues contribute up to today.

Johnny Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of novels.

Order of Charlie Parker Series

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1Every Dead Thing 1999Description / Buy
2Dark Hollow 2000Description / Buy
3The Killing Kind 2001Description / Buy
4The White Road 2002Description / Buy
5The Black Angel 2005Description / Buy
6The Unquiet 2007Description / Buy
7The Reapers 2008Description / Buy
8The Lovers 2009Description / Buy
9The Whisperers 2010Description / Buy
10The Burning Soul 2011Description / Buy
11The Wrath of Angels 2012Description / Buy
12The Wolf in Winter 2014Description / Buy
13A Song of Shadows 2015Description / Buy
14A Time of Torment 2016Description / Buy
15A Game of Ghosts 2017Description / Buy
16The Woman in the Woods 2018Description / Buy
17A Book of Bones 2019Description / Buy
18The Dirty South 2020Description / Buy
19The Nameless Ones 2021Description / Buy

Order of Charlie Parker Non-Fiction Novels

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1Parker: A Miscellany 2016Description / Buy

Order of Nocturnes Series

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1Nocturnes 2004Description / Buy
2Night Music 2015Description / Buy

Order of Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil Series

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1The Gates 2009Description / Buy
2The Infernals / Hell's Bells 2011Description / Buy
3The Creeps 2013Description / Buy

Order of Chronicles of the Invaders Series

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1Conquest 2013Description / Buy
2Empire 2014Description / Buy
3Dominion 2016Description / Buy

Order of John Connolly Standalone Novels

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1Bad Men 2003Description / Buy
2The Book of Lost Things 2006Description / Buy
3He 2017Description / Buy

Order of John Connolly Non-Fiction Books

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1Filthy Rich ( With: James Patterson, Tim Malloy) 2016Description / Buy

Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen) 2012Description / Buy
2Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box) 2012Description / Buy
3The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman) 2012Description / Buy
4The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille) 2012Description / Buy
5An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver) 2012Description / Buy
6Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link) 2012Description / Buy
7The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner) 2013Description / Buy
8Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell) 2013Description / Buy
9The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor) 2013Description / Buy
10The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman) 2013Description / Buy
11The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson) 2014Description / Buy
12What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook) 2014Description / Buy
13Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey) 2014Description / Buy
14The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine) 2014Description / Buy
15The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye) 2014Description / Buy
16The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow) 2014Description / Buy
17It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane) 2014Description / Buy
18The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry) 2014Description / Buy
19The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry) 2015Description / Buy
20The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott) 2015Description / Buy
21Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady) 2015Description / Buy
22Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates) 2015Description / Buy
23Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina) 2015Description / Buy
24From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart) 2015Description / Buy
25The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin) 2016Description / Buy
26Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter) 2016Description / Buy
27Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler) 2016Description / Buy
28Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey) 2016Description / Buy
29The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall) 2016Description / Buy
30Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale) 2017Description / Buy
31The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd) 2018Description / Buy
32Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson) 2018Description / Buy
33The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler) 2018Description / Buy
34The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta) 2018Description / Buy
35The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository 2018Description / Buy

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Series

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1The Book of Virtue ( By: Ken Bruen)2012Description / Buy
2The Scroll (Short Story) ( By: Anne Perry)2014Description / Buy
3Pronghorns of the Third Reich (Short Story) ( By: C.J. Box)2012Description / Buy
4An Acceptable Sacrifice ( By: Jeffery Deaver)2012Description / Buy
5Death Leaves a Bookmark (Short Story) ( By: William Link)2012Description / Buy
6Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Peter Robinson)2018Description / Buy
7The Book Thing ( By: Laura Lippman)2012Description / Buy
8The Book of Ghosts (Short Story) ( By: Reed Farrel Coleman)2013Description / Buy
9The Long Sonata of the Dead (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Taylor)2013Description / Buy
10The Final Testament (Short Story) ( By: Peter Blauner)2013Description / Buy
11Rides a Stranger (Short Story) ( By: David Bell)2013Description / Buy
12What's in a Name? (Short Story) ( By: Thomas H. Cook)2014Description / Buy
13It's in the Book (Short Story) ( By: Mickey Spillane)2014Description / Buy
14The Nature of My Inheritance (Short Story) ( By: Bradford Morrow)2014Description / Buy
15Remaindered (Short Story) ( By: Peter Lovesey)2014Description / Buy
16The Compendium of Srem (Short Story) ( By: F. Paul Wilson)2014Description / Buy
17The Gospel of Sheba (Short Story) ( By: Lyndsay Faye)2014Description / Buy
18The Sequel (Short Story) ( By: R.L. Stine)2014Description / Buy
19The Book of the Lion (Short Story) ( By: Thomas Perry)2015Description / Buy
20The Little Men (Short Story) ( By: Megan Abbott)2015Description / Buy
21From the Queen (Short Story) ( By: Carolyn Hart)2015Description / Buy
22Every Seven Years (Short Story) ( By: Denise Mina)2015Description / Buy
23Citadel (Short Story) ( By: Stephen Hunter)2016Description / Buy
24Condor in the Stacks (Short Story) ( By: James Grady)2015Description / Buy
25Mystery, Inc. (Short Story) ( By: Joyce Carol Oates)2015Description / Buy
26The Travelling Companion ( By: Ian Rankin)2016Description / Buy
27The Haze (Short Story) ( By: James W. Hall)2016Description / Buy
28Dead Dames Don't Sing (Short Story) ( By: John Harvey)2016Description / Buy
29Reconciliation Day (Short Story) ( By: Christopher Fowler)2016Description / Buy
30Hoodoo Harry (Short Story) ( By: Joe R. Lansdale)2017Description / Buy
31The Pretty Little Box (Short Story) ( By: Charles Todd)2018Description / Buy
32The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository2018Description / Buy
33The Hemingway Valise ( By: Robert Olen Butler)2018Description / Buy
34The Last Honest Horse Thief ( By: Michael Koryta)2018Description / Buy
35The Book Case ( By: Nelson DeMille)2012Description / Buy

Order of Dark Delicacies Series

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1Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World's Greatest Horror Writers 2005Description / Buy
2Dark Delicacies II: Fear 2007Description / Buy
3Dark Delicacies III: Haunted 2009Description / Buy

John Connolly Anthologies

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1 Like a Charm2004Description / Buy
2 Dangerous Women2005Description / Buy
3 Dark Delicacies III: Haunted2009Description / Buy
4 From the Republic of Conscience2010Description / Buy
5 Books to Die For2012Description / Buy
6 A Carnivàle of Horror2012Description / Buy
7 Inherit the Dead2013Description / Buy
8 Once upon a Place2015Description / Buy
9 Echoes of Sherlock Holmes2016Description / Buy
10 Daggers Drawn2021Description / Buy
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CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF JOHN CONNOLLY BOOKS

The Charlie Parker series, as well as all other John Connolly novels, feature the same chronological order as their publication order.

JOHN CONNOLLY AWARDS

The Books To die For novel, a nonfiction anthology that was co-edited by Declan Burke and John Connolly, won the 2013 Anthony, Macavity and Agatha Awards for Best Critical and Biographical Book of the year.

John Connolly Anthologies:

John Connolly is also the editor of the incredible anthology Books to Die For. Released in 2012, this anthology features some of the greatest mystery writers.

Authors who have written for the Books To Die For anthology include the likes of Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin and the author of the Harry Bosch series, Michael Connelly.

This anthology is different from your standard anthology as it is actual essays by the authors sharing their favourite stories.

For example the author Sara Paretsky talks about her favourite book which was Bleak House by Charles Dickens. She breaks down the book covering the story and what it entails, and just why exactly it’s a favourite.

This sort of anthology can be interesting for a couple of reasons. For example it’s a great way to find some new books to read. You also get more of a description than your standard description on the back of the book cover.

More importantly you get to really understand the hows and whys in regard to a book. It’s very, very interesting to see an actual writers take on things and it will help you look at books differently.

It will also help change your approach when you read future novels in this genre as there will be a lot more to think about, and a lot more behind just the story.

BEST JOHN CONNOLLY BOOKS

When it comes to John Connolly, most readers would agree that the best books he writes are the Charlie Parker series of novels. Here are what we feel are three of the best books in that series:

The Killing Kind: Did Grace Peltier actually commit suicide? When a mass grave in the northern Maine reveals the ultimate resting place of the religious community which disappeared almost 40 years earlier, Charlie Parker, a private detective hired to investigate the circumstances of their death, realizes that the deaths along with the violent passing of Grace are part of the same mystery. A mystery that has its roots in the family history and also in the origins of a shadowy organization called the Fellowship. Assisted by the genial killers Louis and Angel, Parker has to descend into the depths of the honeycomb world. This is a world populated by lost souls and dark angels, a world where ghosts of the dead usually wait for justice and the unwary are preys for the worst type of creatures.

The White Road: This is the fourth book in Charlie Parker series. In South parts of Carolina, a young black man is facing the death penalty for the murder and rape of Marianne Larousse, the daughter of one of the richest men in the state. It is a case that nobody ever wants to touch, a case with roots in the old evil, and the old evil is Charlie Parker’s specialty. However, Parker is just about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with the dark forces that are threatening all that Charlie Parker holds dear: his unborn child, his lover and even his soul. In a prison cell, one fanatical preacher is just about to take his revenge on Parker, its instruments being the very men that Charlie Parker is hunting, and a strange creature that keeps its secrets buried by the riverbank. This is the undiscovered killer Cyrus Nairn. Within a short period of time, all these figures will face the final reckoning in the northern forests and southern swamps, in distant locations that are linked by one thread. This is a place where the paths of the dead and living converge. A place only as known the White Road.

The Black Angel: With The Black Angel novel, John Connolly takes the Charlie Parker series a step away from being the conventional serial killer thriller and over the borders into supernatural horror. This is exactly where these extraordinary novels have been heading to from the beginning. The question of how and why so many bad individuals find their way into Charlie Parker’s orbit has always been lurking in the background of the novels. Why are so many ghosts of the victims pointing him and why so good a man who is so fond of his killers for hire friends Angel and Louis. Many writers would simply leave them as givens, but John Connolly has a lot of integrity for that.

The search for Louis’ junkie cousin as well as her abductors, leads the trio further into the darkness. They have managed to fight evil obsessives before, but none was as bad as the Believers. This is a group that’s obsessed with the fallen angels and with strange sculpted objects that men have made from the human bones. However, this time at least there’s a possibility that what Believers believe is in fact true, both what they believe about Charlie Parker and what they also believe about the world. This is one book that ought to be ludicrous and insane yet it’s in fact chilling

When Does The Next John Connolly book come out?

John Connolly doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Nameless Ones and was released on July, 8th 2021. It is the newest book in the Charlie Parker Series.

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