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John Connolly Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Book of Lost Things Books

The Book of Lost Things (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Land of Lost Things (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Charlie Parker Books

Every Dead Thing (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Hollow (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killing Kind (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The White Road (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Angel (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unquiet (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Reapers (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lovers (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whisperers (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Burning Soul (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wrath of Angels (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wolf in Winter (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Song of Shadows (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time of Torment (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Game of Ghosts (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman in the Woods (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Book of Bones (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dirty South (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nameless Ones (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Furies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Instruments of Darkness (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dirty South comes first chronologically,.

Publication Order of Charlie Parker Non-Fiction Books

Parker: A Miscellany (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Express (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Voices (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nocturnes Books

Publication Order of Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil Books

The Gates (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Infernals / Hell's Bells (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creeps (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chronicles of the Invaders Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Reflecting Eye (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Museum of Literary Souls (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wanderer in Unknown Realms (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holmes on the Range: A Tale of the Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sisters Strange (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Filthy Rich (With: James Patterson,Tim Malloy) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
It's in the Book (By: Max Allan Collins,Mickey Spillane)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Parker (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (By: Charles Todd) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ben Kincaid (By: William Bernhardt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Reflecting Eye(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Like a Charm(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Women(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The British Fantasy Society: A Celebration(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Delicacies: Fear(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncage Me(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Republic of Conscience(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down These Green Streets(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books to Die For(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Carnivàle of Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inherit the Dead(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Place(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Exit Wounds(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Edition: Celebrating 21 Years of Goldsboro Books(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daggers Drawn(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

John Connolly is an Irish author who mainly writes short stories and novels. He is best known as the author of the Charlie Parker series of private detective novels and the Samuel Johnson series of young adult novels. Connolly’s genres of books include crime fiction, horror fiction, science fiction, drama, and fantasy.

Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968 on May 31. For his education, he attended Trinity College in Dublin where he earned his Bachelors of Arts. John then went Dublin City University where he earned his Masters in journalism. His education, background, and life experience positioned him in the direction of telling stories through novels and journalism.

The author had a wide variety of jobs including working as a barman, a waiter, a Harrods department store gofer in London and a local government official. During his time in these professions, he did not find the satisfaction that he was looking for and always kept writing in the back of his mind.

He would eventually go to write as a journalist for the Irish Times newspaper as a freelance journalist, but was ultimately frustrated with his career and began to work on his first novel in his spare time. That book would become Every Dead Thing, the first Charlie Parker book. That book would lead to his career as a novelist taking off. Despite his success as an author, John still contributes to the Irish Times Newspaper through his articles and he does interviews with other authors who are established.

His first novel, Every Dead Thing, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. Connolly would go on to win the 2000 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel. The Irish author was the first author from outside of the United States to win that award.

Many of Connolly’s works have been optioned for film and television adaptations. His short story, “The New Daughter”, was the first of his works to make it to the big screen. The film was released in 2009 and starred Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero and Samantha Mathis.

Every Dead Thing is the first book in the Charlie Parker series. The series introduces readers to Charlie “Bird” Parker, a former NYPD detective who now finds himself on the verge of madness. His wife and young daughter were killed and the case has remained unsolved which has left him consumed by guilt and the desire for revenge. Parker is asked by his former partner to help find a missing girl which puts him into a dark world he never imagined, a world made by the serial killer responsible for the deaths that hurt him so badly. Parker ends up using himself as bait in a trap in Louisiana to try and stop the killer. In order to do so, he must seek a brutal confrontation with the Traveling Man.

The Charlie Parker series continues with Dark Hollow, the second book in the series. The story sees more drama for Charlie as he befriends a struggling mother and her child. Not long after, the mother turns up dead. Charlie seeks to investigate and his first suspect is the woman’s estranged husband. He’ll follow his trail to Maine where he soon notices a number of strange events that harken back to a group of unsolved murders from generations before. Those crimes were left unsolved and now Charlie must look for a connection between the cold cases and his current one.

Connolly is also the author of the Samuel Johnson series which begins with The Gates. The young adult novel introduces us to young Samuel Johnson and his dog, Boswell. He is a young man with initiative which leads him to going out trick-or-treating three days before Halloween, thinking he’s beating the rush. His plan leads him to witnessing something very strange that he had not intended to. The Abernathy family has been flirting with the underworld for fun, but end up doing something far worse: calling forth Satan from Hell. Their actions lead to a gap in the universe which brings the gates of Hell to their town. Now, it’ll be up to Samuel to harness the power of science, faith, and love to save the world.

Samuel Johnson returns in The Infernals. The book picks up after the events of the first book as an angry demon is looking for revenge on Samuel. He’ll get his chance when Samuel and Boswell are pulled through a portal into the dark realm, home of the Infernals. The evil beings think that they have him, but catching him won’t be easy. Samuel will get help from his demon friend Nurd as well as two policemen and an unlucky ice cream truck driver.

John Connolly also co-wrote The Chronicles of the Invaders Trilogy with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard. The first book in that series is called Conquest. In this world, the Earth is no longer ours and it is now being ruled by the Illyri, a ruthless alien species. However, humankind is not going down without a fight. Paul Kerr is one of the young Resistance leaders who is leading the fight against the invaders. The aliens are making their home here though and Syl Hellais is the first of the Illyri to be born on Earth. She is trapped inside her father’s stronghold, but she wishes to escape. When Syl turns sixteen, her life changes forever and she’ll become an enemy of her people when she saves the life of Paul Kerr. Now drawn together, these two may be the only hope to save the planet.

He is a standalone novel from John Connolly. This ambitious novel takes place in the Golden Age of Hollywood and paints a unique portrait of the legendary Laurel and Hardy. The lives of the two men end up becoming defined by one another as they build a relationship of tenderness and devotion to one another. Connolly’s novel is a testament to the redemptive power of love.

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