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John Connolly

Author of The Book of Lost Things

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John Connolly is the author of "Every Dead Thing" which was a bestseller in Britain and Ireland. He is a regular contributor to "The Irish Times," and has traveled extensively in the United States. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. (Publisher Provided) 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. His current bestseller is A Time of Torment, the fourteenth in the Charlie Parker series.. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Book of Lost Things 6,328 copies, 313 reviews
Every Dead Thing 1,915 copies, 66 reviews
The Gates 1,330 copies, 80 reviews
The Black Angel 1,238 copies, 27 reviews
Dark Hollow 1,210 copies, 35 reviews
The Killing Kind 1,154 copies, 23 reviews
The Unquiet 1,095 copies, 27 reviews
The White Road 994 copies, 19 reviews
Nocturnes 968 copies, 22 reviews
The Reapers 940 copies, 20 reviews
The Lovers 752 copies, 34 reviews
Bad Men 750 copies, 19 reviews
The Whisperers 612 copies, 28 reviews
The Burning Soul 494 copies, 22 reviews
The Wrath of Angels 450 copies, 13 reviews
The Wolf in Winter 429 copies, 21 reviews
The Infernals 426 copies, 29 reviews
The Woman in the Woods 318 copies, 12 reviews
A Song of Shadows 311 copies, 23 reviews
A Time of Torment 305 copies, 43 reviews
A Game of Ghosts 245 copies, 12 reviews
The Creeps 214 copies, 13 reviews
The Dirty South 175 copies, 8 reviews
A Book of Bones 173 copies, 7 reviews
Night Music 149 copies, 14 reviews
Conquest 147 copies, 9 reviews
He 92 copies, 3 reviews
The Nameless Ones 88 copies, 4 reviews
The Museum of Literary Souls 87 copies, 9 reviews
Empire 58 copies, 2 reviews
The Wanderer in Unknown Realms 50 copies, 2 reviews
Dominion 43 copies, 2 reviews
The Reflecting Eye 32 copies, 1 review
The Underbury Witches 30 copies, 2 reviews
Defender 1 copy
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology (Contributor) 338 copies, 12 reviews
Like a Charm: A Novel in Voices (Contributor) 297 copies, 8 reviews
Inherit the Dead (Contributor) 261 copies, 10 reviews
Dangerous Women (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (Contributor) 69 copies, 2 reviews
OxCrimes (Contributor) 64 copies, 7 reviews
The Best British Mysteries 2006 (Contributor) 59 copies, 1 review
Cinema Futura (Contributor) 18 copies
Bogus Dead (Contributor) 18 copies
The Atria International Book of Mysteries (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
Uncertainties Volume 1 (Foreword) 10 copies
A Carnivale of Horror (Contributor) 6 copies
Hebbes 1 (Contributor) 2 copies
Thrill Rides (Contributor) 1 copy

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