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John Connolly

John Connolly is the Sunday Times, Irish Times, New York Times bestselling Irish author of the Charlie Parker novels.

John Connolly’s first novel, Every Dead Thing, was published in 1999 introducing the character of Charlie Parker. He has since written twelve more Charlie Parker novels, A Song of Shadows, went straight in at No.3 on the Sunday Times Hardback bestseller list. The newest in the series, A Time of Torment, will be published in April 2016.

John has also written three books for children in the Samuel Johnson series, a young adult fantasy, Conquest, with Jennifer Ridyard and a stand-alone coming-of-age, The Book of Lost Things. His short story collection, Nocturnes, was adapted for BBC Radio Four. 

John Connolly is the first non-US author to win the Shamus Award. He has also won the Barry and Agatha awards. He is sold in 28 languages. 

John was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968, and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a dogsbody at Harrods. He studied English at Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute. 

He is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States, where each of his novels has been set.

 **THE FIRST BRITISH WRITER TO WIN THE US SHAMUS AWARD**

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A Time of Torment

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.

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A Game of Ghosts

It is deep winter. Charlie Parker is dispatched to find private detective Jaycob Eklund who has vanished. Parker’s
employer, Edgar Ross, an FBI agent, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found.

No ordinary investigator, Eklund is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings.

Now Parker will be 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...

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Nocturnes 2: Night Music

Fans of THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS and NOCTURNES will be delighted with this superbly crafted collection of short stories of the supernatural from John Connolly.

A decade after NOCTURNES 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 narrative 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.

NIGHT MUSIC also contains two novellas: the multi-award-winning THE CAXTON PRIVATE LENDING LIBRARY & BOOK DEPOSITORY, and THE FRACTURED ATLAS, featuring The Wanderer in Unknown Realms, previously published as an ebook, developed here into a five-part novella.

NIGHT MUSIC: NOCTURNES 2 is a masterly collection to be read with the lights on - menace has never been so seductive.

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A Song of Shadows

Grievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.

Broken, but undeterred, private detective Charlie Parker faces the darkest of dark forces in a case with its roots in the second world war, and a concentration camp unlike any other . . .

Recovering from a near-fatal shooting and tormented by memories of a world beyond this one, Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to recover. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. She is hiding from the past, and the forces that threaten her have their origins in the Second World War, in a town called Lubko and a concentration camp unlike any other. 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.

His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary.

But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid, and far from alone.

For something is emerging from the shadows...

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The Wolf in Winter

Prosperous, a small town in the depths of Maine, shuns outsiders. It guards its own.

The community of Prosperous, Maine, has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children’s future secure. It keeps outsiders out. And its secrets in. At the heart of the town lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders.

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, rage, and the desire for vengeance. 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 community, Parker will encounter his most vicious
enemies yet.

Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins…
 

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The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository

2013 Edgar® award winner for Best Short Story (also published as The Museum of Literary Souls)

Mr. Berger spent 34 years as a closed accounts registrar, keeping his life as quiet and empty as possible. He prefers the company of books to that of people, and when the opportunity for early retirement presents itself, he is happy to spend the rest of his years in the countryside, with only books for company.

Mr. Berger’s quiet life is interrupted one evening when he sees a woman fling herself before a train, in the manner of Anna Karenina. When he rushes to help, however, the woman is gone—and thus Mr. Berger is even more shocked when he sees the same woman do exactly the same thing again, a few nights later.

His investigation leads him to the Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository, a place beyond all his imaginings.

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Conquest

The start of an epic new series from bestselling author John Connolly, and Jennifer Ridyard. For fans of The 5th Wave.

Earth is no longer ours. It is ruled by the Illyri, a beautiful, civilised 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.

Syl Hellias 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.

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.

For there is a greater darkness behind the Illyri conquest of Earth, and the real invasion has not yet even begun...

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The Wanderer in Unknown Realms

A digital only short story from John Connolly, The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Charlie Parker novels.

Lionel Maulding, a rare-book collector, has gone missing from his country home in Norfolk. When his nephew approaches Mr Maulding's solicitor, Mr Quayle, to look into the matter, the investigation is passed on to Soter, a WWI veteran, who has done similar detective work for Quayle.

From the nature of books in Lionel Maulding's impressive library at Bromdum Hall, it is clear that he was greatly interested in the occult. But how far did that take him? There is evidence of the withdrawal of £10,000, an extraordinary sum of money for the purchase of a single book.

As Soter delves deeper into the connection between Lionel Maulding's disappearance and the possible existence of the rare book Atlas of Unknown Realms, he starts to question his own sanity. Did Lionel Maulding release evil into the world, or is Soter suffering from post traumatic stress?

As we follow Soter from the slowly decaying Bromdum Hall to the sinister bookseller in Chelsea and the book scout in Whitechapel, we enter his nightmare world where his horrific experiences in the trenches echo the fearful reality unleashed by his search.
 

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Books To Die For

In the most ambitious anthology of its kind yet attempted, the world's leading mystery writers have come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written.

In a series of personal essays that often reveal as much about themselves and their work work as they do about the books that they love, more than 120 authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Christie to Child and Poe to PD James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Peter Wimsey, BOOKS TO DIE FOR brings together the cream of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and 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 want more!

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The Wrath Of Angels

In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane 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. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money: it is power. 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: a beautiful, scarred woman with a taste for killing; a silent child who remembers his own death; and the 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.

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The Burning Soul

Randall Haight has a secret: when he was a teenager, he and his friend killed a 14-year-old girl.

Randall did his time and built a new life in the small Maine town of Pastor's Bay, but somebody has discovered the truth about Randall. He is being tormented by anonymous messages, haunting reminders of his past crime, and he wants private detective Charlie Parker to make it stop.

But another 14-year-old girl has gone missing, this time from Pastor's Bay, and the missing girl's family has its own secrets to protect. Now Parker must unravel a web of deceit involving the police, the FBI, a doomed mobster named Tommy Morris, and Randall Haight himself.

Because Randall Haight is telling lies . . .

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Hell's Bells

Samuel Johnson - with a little help from his dachshund Boswell and a very unlucky demon named Nurd - has sent the demons back to Hell. But the diabolical Mrs Abernathy is not one to take defeat lying down.

When she reopens the portal and sucks Samuel and Boswell down into the underworld, she brings an ice-cream van full of dwarfs as well. And two policement. Can this eccentric gang defeat the forces of Evil? And is there life after Hell for Nurd?

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The Whisperers

Charlie Parker returns in the chilling new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LOVERS.

The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people.

Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved 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.

But the soldiers' actions 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 . . .

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The Gates

A strange novel for strange young people.

Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Hallowe'en. Which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Avenue.

The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with Satanism. But it just happens to coincide with a malfunction in the Large Hadron Collider that creates a gap in the universe. A gap in which there is a pair of enormous gates. The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out...

Can Samuel persuade anyone to take this seriously? Can he harness the power of science to save the world as we know it?

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The Lovers

When Charlie Parker was still a boy, his father, a NYPD cop, killed a young couple, a boy and a girl barely older than his son, then took his own life. There was no explanation for his actions.

Stripped of his private investigator's license, and watched by the police, Parker is working in a Portland bar, holding down a job and staying out of trouble. But in the background, he is working on his most personal case yet, an investigation into his own origins and the circumstances surrounding the death of his father, Will.

It is an investigation that will reveal a life haunted by lies, by his mother's loss and his father's betrayal, by secrets kept and loyalties compromised.

And by two figures in the shadows, a man and a woman, with only one purpose: to bring an end to Charlie Parker's existence...

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The Reapers

***Straight into the Irish Bestseller Lists at No2 in its first week***

They are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them. But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis's blood spilt. There they find themselves trapped, isolated, and at the mercy of a killer feared above all others: the assassin of assassins, Bliss. Thanks to former detective Charlie Parker, help is on its way. But can Angel and Louis stay alive long enough for it to reach them?

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The Unquiet

*** THE IRISH TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER AND SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER***

Parker: “What makes you think I’m going to get in trouble?”

Aimee (the lawyer): “You’re a repeat offender Mr Parker... Trouble is your thing.”

Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychologist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing him dead, his daughter Rebecca has tried to come to terms with her father's legacy, but her fragile peace is about to be shattered.

Someone is asking questions about Daniel Clay, someone who does not believe that he is dead: the revenger Merrick, a father and a killer obsessed with discovering the truth about his own daughter's disappearance. Private detective Charlie Parker is hired to make Merrick go away, but Merrick will not be stopped. Soon Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Daniel Clay to be revealed, and those who want it to remain hidden at all costs.

But there are other forces at work here. Someone is funding Merrick's hunt, a ghost from Parker's past. And Merrick's actions have drawn others from the shadows, half-glimpsed figures intent upon their own form of revenge, pale wraiths drifting through the ranks of the unquiet dead. The Hollow Men have come ...

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The Book Of Lost Things

***WINNER OF THE SIMON & SCHUSTER ALEX AWARD***

***NOMINATED FOR THE HUGHES & HUGHES IRISH BOOK AWARD***


High in his attic bedroom twelve year old David mourns the loss of his mother.He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf to keep him company.

But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness and as he takes refuge in the whispers and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: "Welcome your majesty, all hail the new king."

As war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a world that is both a constrict of his imagination yet frighteningly real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by worves and worse than wolves and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book...

"An engaging, magical, thougthful read" - The Independent

"As sinister and unsettling as anything invented by the Brothers Grimm" - The Daily Mail

"A moving, brilliantly imagined fable"- The Times

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The Black Angel

THE NEW CHARLIE PARKER THRILLER

*** THE IRISH TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER***

**THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER**


The Black Angel is not an object. The Black Angel is not a myth. The Black Angel lives…

A young woman goes missing from the streets of New York. Those who have taken her believe that nobody cares about her and that no one will come looking for her. They are wrong.

She is “blood” to the killer Louis, the man who stands at the right hand of private detective Charlie Parker and Louis will tear apart anyone who stands in the way of his attempts to find her. But as Louis’ violent search progresses, Parker comes to realize that the disappearance is part of an older mystery, one that is linked to an ornate church of bones in Eastern Europe, to the slaughter at a French monastery in 1944 and to the quest for a mythical prize that has been sought for centuries by evil men: the Black Angel.

Yet the Black Angel is more than a myth. It lives. And men are not the only creatures that seek it.

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Nocturnes

***A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM THE MASTER OF CHILL***

“Connolly creates those rarest of books – literate and beautifully written page-turners.” Mark Billingham, Daily Mail.

Take his hand and follow him into the darkness…

John Connolly here turns his pen to the short story to give us more than a dozen chilling tales of the supernatural. In this macabre collection, echoing masters of the genre from M.R. James to Stephen King, Connolly delves into our darkest fears – lost lovers, missing children, subterranean creatures and predatory demons.

Framing the collection are two substantial novellas: The Cancer Cowboy Rides charts the fatal progress of a modern-day grim reaper while The Reflecting Eye is a haunted house tale with a twist and marks the return of private detective Charlie Parker, the troubled hero of Connolly’s crime novels.

Nocturnes is a masterly volume to be read with the lights on – menace has never been so seductive

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Bad Men

*** A UK SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER ***AN IRISH TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER ***

*** AN AUSTRALIAN TOP 10 BESTSELLER ***

In 1702, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Since then, the island has known three hundred years of peace.

Until now. For men are descending on Sanctuary, their purpose to hunt down and kill the wife of their leader and retrieve the money that she stole from him. All that stands in their way are a young rookie officer, Sharon Macy, and the island’s strange, troubled policeman, the giant known as Melancholy Joe Dupree.

But Joe Dupree is no ordinary policeman. He is the guardian of the island’s secrets, the repository of its memories. He knows that Sanctuary has been steeped in blood once; it will tolerate the shedding of innocent blood no longer. Now a band of killers is set to desecrate Sanctuary and unleash the fury of its ghosts upon themselves and all who stand by them.

On Sanctuary, all hell is about to break loose…

This book eats away at your soul. Sunday Business Post

With Bad Men there's no chance of indifference. This is horror that will knock your socks off. Daily Mirror

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The White Road

*** A NUMBER 1 IRISH TIMES BESTSELLER ***

*** A UK SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER ***


***A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER***

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.

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 no ordinary 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, his very soul...

“A brilliantly terrifying ride” Irish Times

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The Killing Kind

***A UK SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BEST-SELLER ***

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AN IRISH TIMES NUMBER ONE BEST-SELLER ***

*** A SYDNEY MORNING HERALD BEST-SELLER ***

JOHN CONNOLLY AT HIS VERY BEST – AS POWERFUL, DISTURBING AND COMPELLING AS THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Nobody wants to believe that Grace Peltier committed suicide: not Curtis, her father; not former state senator Jack Mercier; and not private detective Charlie Parker, who has been hired to investigate the circumstances of her death.

But when a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the final resting place of the Aroostock Baptists, a religious community that disappeared almost forty years earlier, Parker realises 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 organisation known as the Fellowship.

“Menace has never been so seductive” Maxim Jakubowski, The Guardian

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Dark Hollow

***IN EVERY DEAD THING JOHN CONNOLLY SET NEW STANDARDS FOR THE GENRE***

***IN DARK HOLLOW, CONNOLLY TRIUMPHANTLY JUSTIFIES THE PROMISE OF HIS DEBUT***

*** A UK SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BEST-SELLER ***
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A young woman, Rita Ferris, and her little son die at the hands of an unknown killer, and the past and present collide for Bird Parker.

Still raw from the brutal slayings of his wife and daughter, and the events surround the hunt for their killer, Bird has retreated to the wintry Maine landscapes of his youth. But his return awakens the ghosts of the past, forcing him to join the hunt for Billy Perdue, Rita’s ex-husband and the chief suspect in the slayings.

It becomes clear that someone else is also hunting for Billy Perdue, someone who seems to know Bird almost as well as he knows himself, and that the true answer to the puzzle lies thirty years in the past in the troubled history of Bird’s own grandfather and in the origins of a mythical killer, the monster known as Caleb Kyle.

“Connolly is a master storyteller” The Express

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Hodder & Stoughton
North America Simon & Schuster
Bulgaria Prozarets
China New Star
Croatia KIP International
Czech Republic BB Art
France Presses de la Cité
Germany Ullstein
Greece Harlenic Hellas
Hungary Pecsi Direkt
Indonesia Gramedia
Italy Fanucci
Japan Kodansha
Korea Gu-Fic
Norway Vendetta
The Netherlands Anthos
Poland C & T Pawel Marszalek
Russia Eksmo
Spain Tusquets Editores
Taiwan Faces
Thailand Nanmeebooks
Turkey Altin Bylek
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Every Dead Thing

****WINNER OF THE SHAMUS AWARD ***

*** A UK SUNDAY TIMES BEST-SELLER ***AN IRISH TIMES BEST-SELLER ***A SYDNEY MORNING HERALD BEST-SELLER ***

***UK RIGHTS SOLD TO HODDER & STOUGHTON FOR THE BIGGEST AUCTION FOR A FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE HORSE WHISPERER ***

Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and daughter and tormented by his sense of guilt, former New York City detective Charlie 'Bird' Parker is a man consumed by violence, regret and the desire for revenge.

Then Bird's ex-partner asks him to track down a missing girl and Bird embarks on an odyssey that is to lead him into the bowels of organised crime; to an old black woman who lives by the Louisiana swamps; to cellars of torture and death; and to a serial killer unlike any other who uses the human body as his own canvas and takes faces as his prize; a killer known only as The Travelling Man.

Steeped in the best tradition of American crime fiction, John Connolly's stunning first novel pushes back the frontiers of the genre. Complexly plotted, richly textured with memorable characters and a profoundly moral dimension, it is an ambitious debut, triumphantly realised.

This is an ambitious, moral, disturbing tale with a stunning climax The Times

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Hodder & Stoughton
North America Simon & Schuster
Bulgaria Prozarets
Brazil Bertrand
China New Star
Croatia KIP International
Czech Republic BB Art
France Presses de la Cité
Germany Ullstein
Greece Harlenic Hellas
Hungary General Press
Indonesia Gramedia
Italy Fanucci
Japan Kodansha
Korea Open House Publishing
Norway Vendetta
The Netherlands Luitingh-Sijthoff
Poland C & T Pawel Marszalek
Romania RAO
Russia Eksmo
Spain Circulo de Lectores
Taiwan Faces
Thailand Nanmeebooks
Turkey Altin Bylek

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