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.
This is a weighty epic, full of cunningly knotted plot strands - Mail on Sunday This could be Connolly's masterpiece, but who knows what might appear in the future - Buzzmag Essential reading for any Charlie Parker fan, and a masterclass in juggling multiple styles. 10/10 - SciFi Bulletin This is a five-star novel. How can Connolly possibly surpass it? I can't wait to find out - Shots magazine Connolly's potent, turbulent blend of crime and supernatural fiction is on full display, and there is a new stylistic ease . . . A Book of Bones is a rich mix . . . infused with English folk mythology and an uncanny feel for landscape and setting, with a delirious, propulsive plot - Irish Times Dark, full of depth, at times downright creepy, totally gripping and ticks all the boxes for a must-read - The Tattooed Book Geek Another classic Charlie Parker tale . . . where history, lore, myth and legend come together to welcome sacrifice - Press Association This epic tale deserves all the praise that is coming its way. Phenomenal. - Sun