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The Wolf In Winter

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781501122705
Genre : Fiction
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"The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling Charlie Parker series. The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town... But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet. Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins."--
Category: Fiction

The Whisperers

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781439165294
Genre : Fiction
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“‘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?’ ” 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. 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. . . .
Category: Fiction

The Reapers

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781416570059
Genre : Fiction
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Darkly brilliant and intuitive private detective Charlie Parker returns in the next thrilling installment of the New York Times bestselling series by John Connolly about an elite group of killers. The Reapers are the elite of killers, the best at their trade, and Louis, confidante of troubled private detective Charlie Parker, is one of their number. Now the sins of his past are about to be visited upon him, for someone is hunting Louis, targeting his home, his businesses, and his partner, Angel. The instrument of his revenge is Bliss, the killer of killers, the most feared of assasins, and a man with a personal vendetta against Louis. But when Louis and Angel decide to strike back, they disappear, and their friends are forced to band together to find them. They are led by Parker, a killer himself, a reaper in waiting... The harvest is about to begin.
Category: Fiction

The Wrath Of Angels

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781444756463
Genre : Fiction
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A gripping Charlie Parker thriller perfect for fans of Stephen King and Michael Connelly. 'Haunting, scary and addictive' - Independent on Sunday In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies. No such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. Hidden in the plane is 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 who believe that it represents a crucial weapon in the struggle against the forces of darkness. 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. But as the rival forces descend upon this northern state, the woods prepare to meet them, for the forest depths hide other secrets. Someone has survived the crash. Some thing has survived the crash. And it is waiting . . .
Category: Fiction

A Time Of Torment

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 9781444751598
Genre : Fiction
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The Number One bestseller, now out in paperback. 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. 'One of the writer's finest achievements . . . new readers - start here' Independent 'A consistently excellent series . . .a dizzying ride to hell and back' Sunday Herald 'Magical, horrific, poetic, gothic. Unique and rewarding' Maxim Jakubowski
Category: Fiction

Twilight Burning

Author : A Davies
ISBN : 1782805222
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When his mentor's niece rips off a local criminal and disappears, former private detective Adam Park has little choice but to return from self-imposed exile to help track her down. As he commences his investigation, though, it becomes clear the troubled young woman was acting under the influence of a cunning and domineering boyfriend. Using cutting edge technology, Adam tracks the pair to Paris, where he learns not only are they in far more trouble than he first thought, but elements back home are also seeking revenge upon them. Forced to pursue them from the UK to Paris, then Paris to Asia, he will confront an international network of criminals for whom human life is nothing but another business commodity. If he is to survive, return the girl safely, and protect the people he cares for most, Adam must delve into the darkest recesses of his soul, and blur his previously-solid concepts of right and wrong. AUTHOR Q&A Q. This is your third book. What makes this different? A. My debut "His First His Second" was a serial killer thriller featuring an unusual British detective, then "Three Years Dead" saw a corrupt cop waking up from a murder attempt with no memory. Both were grounded in my home town of Leeds and the county of West Yorkshire, and while Twilight Burning does feature Leeds, and the story world from the first two, I have a real international mystery here. Q. Who will it appeal to? A. Anyone who liked my first two books, of course, but I think fans of most ongoing private detective series will enjoy this, so if you can't get enough of the Charlie Parker novels by John Connolly (Every Dead Thing, The Wolf of Winter, A Song of Shadows), or even the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child (Personal, Never go Back, Make Me) and Myron Bolitar by Harlan Coben (Live Wire, Drop Shot, Back Spin). I also love Dennis Lehane and his Kenzie and Genero series (A Drink Before the War, Gone Baby Gone, Darkness Take My Hand), and Dave Robicheaux created by James Lee Burke (Light of the World, The Glass Rainbow, The Neon Rain). Q. So you've taken a lot of inspirations from other PIs. A. Yes, but my creation Adam Park is not quite "there" yet. He isn't this expert private investigator, he isn't a super-human fighting machine, and he isn't quite able to kill people with impunity. I am trying to show the evolution of a "hard boiled" detective, so the series will see how he grows into the role of a tough-guy gumshoe, so I have also taken inspiration from classic PIs like Raymond Chandler and his Phillip Marlowe creation. Q. Jack Reacher vs Adam Park - who wins? A. To be honest, Jack Reacher would likely cream Adam in a one-on-one fistfight. At the moment, anyway. Adam knows how to fight, but he's more like the sort of guy the average Joe doesn't mess with rather than feared internationally. It's his willpower, his deviousness, and his commitment to his cause that sets him apart from his antagonists. Q. Is this a straightforward mystery with a fairly tough protagonist? A. No, it crosses into international crime and mystery, and there's something of a pulp element to it, in similar way that my novel "Three Years Dead" had. He is a British detective, under pressure from a vengeful organized crime boss, and pursues a girl who may be the victim of a kidnapping to Paris, then the trail leads to some very dark conspiracies. Q. Action-Adventure elements? A. Some. There's hand-to-hand combat, a bit of gunplay, an extensive chase sequence set around an exotic island. But it all leads to a healthy dose of vigilante justice and to something of an international conspiracy. Q. Is it the first in a series? A. I hope so. Yes. Yes it is. If people like it enough.

The Book Of Lost Things

Author : John Connolly
ISBN : 1473659140
Genre : Fiction
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'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.
Category: Fiction

Tv Guide

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ISBN : UCAL:B3537776
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Story Parade

Author : Lockie Parker
ISBN : CORNELL:31924071028140
Genre : Literary Criticism
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