Further adventures with the demon Nurd and his friends, who appeared in the Samuel Johnson books: The Gates, Hell's Bells and The Creeps
The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness are the most feared assassins in the Multiverse.
They are ruthless. They are cunning. They can do interesting things with oranges.
Now they have been hired to hunt down and kill the demon Nurd, along with every friend he's ever had.
But friends come in all shapes and sizes, and with all kinds of talents.
The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness are about to meet their match . . .
Praise for THE GATES, HELL'S BELLS and THE CREEPS:
Delightfully horrific and hilarous - Eoin Colfer
Destined to be another runaway success appealing to both young adults and their parent alike - Sunday Independent
A demonic, darkly comic tale . . . satisfyingly peppered with science, history and amusing footnotes on everything from St Thomas Aquinas to quantum theory, and will go down well with readers of Eoin Colfer and Lemony Snicket - Telegraph
Incredibly enjoyable - FHM
Funny and a great read for teens - Sun
Nail-biting books for children - Independent
Connolly's book is a horror story but, because it's aimed at a fairly young audience, comedy is never far away - Sunday Express
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.