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The Lovers: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 8

John Connolly

8 Reviews

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Charlie Parker Thriller, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense

Charlie Parker investigates the case of his life in this chilling thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author of THE REAPERS

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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Praise for The Lovers: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 8

  • More restrained and reflective . . . but no less powerful - Sunday Times

  • As ever with Connolly, the macabre narrative is couched in prose that is often allusive and poetic. - Independent

  • Visionary brand of neo-noir . . . terrifically exciting, tightly plotted . . . written in an uncommonly fine, supple, sensuous prose. - Irish Times

  • Tremendous stuff, as Connolly's novels always are. - Independent on Sunday

  • His latest plot is a clever mixture of quest and chase, written in prose that unfolds at warp speed, and rarely fails to sing. - Observer

  • A tightly plotted, beautifully constructed novel where John Connolly exhibits his considerable skills. - crimesquad

  • You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. - Daily Express

  • His usual intriguing blend of fast-paced crime fiction and fantasy. - Independent

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John Connolly

John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.

 

 

In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

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