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Publication Order of Charlie Parker Books

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

Publication Order of Charlie Parker Non-Fiction Novels

Parker: A Miscellany (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nocturnes Books

Nocturnes (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Music (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil Books

The Gates (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Infernals / Hell's Bells (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Creeps (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chronicles of the Invaders Books

Conquest (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dominion (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Bad Men (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Lost Things (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Filthy Rich (With: James Patterson,Tim Malloy) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By:Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By:Andrew Taylor) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scroll (By:Anne Perry) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By:John Harvey) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haze (By:James W. Hall) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoodoo Harry (By:Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By:Ken Bruen)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scroll (By:Anne Perry)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By:C.J. Box)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By:Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By:William Link)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Years (By:Peter Robinson)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Thing (By:Laura Lippman)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Ghosts (By:Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By:Andrew Taylor)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Testament (By:Peter Blauner)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rides a Stranger (By:David Bell)(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's in a Name? (By:Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It's in the Book (By:Mickey Spillane)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nature of My Inheritance (By:Bradford Morrow)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remaindered (By:Peter Lovesey)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Compendium of Srem (By:F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gospel of Sheba (By:Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sequel (By:R.L. Stine)(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of the Lion (By:Thomas Perry)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Little Men (By:Megan Abbott)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Queen (By:Carolyn Hart)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Seven Years (By:Denise Mina)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citadel (By:Stephen Hunter)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Condor in the Stacks (By:James Grady)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery, Inc. (By:Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Travelling Companion (By:Ian Rankin)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haze (By:James W. Hall)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By:John Harvey)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reconciliation Day (By:Christopher Fowler)(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hoodoo Harry (By:Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pretty Little Box (By:Charles Todd)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hemingway Valise (By:Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By:Michael Koryta)(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book Case (By:Nelson DeMille)(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Delicacies Books

Dark Delicacies: Original Tales of Terror and the Macabre by the World's Greatest Horror Writers (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Delicacies II: Fear (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Like a Charm(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Women(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Republic of Conscience(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Books to Die For(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Carnivàle of Horror(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inherit the Dead(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once upon a Place(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daggers Drawn(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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