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John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, the Samuel Johnson novels for middle-grade readers, and—with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard—the co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders, as well as The Book of Lost Things and other works. Explore this site for more information about John, his books and the inspiration behind them, and his other activities, such as his weekly radio show, ABC to XTC, on RTE 2XM.

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Now available in the UK and Ireland, he is a literary imagining of the life of the great comedian Stan Laurel, and a unique look at the golden age of Hollywood and the artistic compromises required by success. John will be touring the UK with he in September, and signed copies will be available from bookstores in Ireland and the UK. It is now available for pre-order.

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A Game of Ghosts


The 15th Charlie Parker novel, A Game of Ghosts, is is now on sale worldwide. Want a signed copy? Check here for a list of stores.

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A Time of Torment, the 14th Charlie Parker novel, is now available in paperback in the UK, Ireland, and the US.

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THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS 10th Anniversary Edition

Hodder & Stoughton have reissued The Book of Lost Things in a new edition to celebrate its tenth anniversary. This hardcover includes illustrations by Anne M. Anderson, originally created for a special limited edition published by Edel Torr Editions; two new stories set in the world of the novel; and a new introduction by the author. Copies signed by John Connolly and Anne M. Anderson may be available from No Alibis Bookstore in Belfast, The Gutter Bookshop and Alan Hanna's Bookshop in Dublin, and Goldsboro Books in London. A paperback of the 10th anniversary edition will be available from Hodder & Stoughton on April 6th.

Parker: A Miscellany

PARKER: A Miscellany

PARKER: A Miscellany is a nonfiction companion to the Charlie Parker novels, using music as a starting point. This signed, limited edition includes introductions to each of the first 13 Parker novels and Bad Men; "The Music Lover," an essay about John's life as a music fan; essays on each of the songs included in the six companion CDs to the Parker novels; and a box set of those six companion CDs. With cover art by the legendary Neil Shawcross, PARKER: A Miscellany is essential for long-time readers.

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DOMINION: The Thrilling Conclusion to the Chronicles of the Invaders!

Dominion, Volume 3 of The Chronicles of the Invaders by John Connolly and Jennifer Ridyard is now on sale in the UK, Ireland and the US. As a civil war rages among the Illyri, new dangers face both Earth and Illyr. The mysterious Nairene Sisterhood has a new leader, and Syl Hellais and Paul Kerr together may not be strong enough to save the universe.

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Night Music


Night Music: Nocturnes 2, a new collection of short fiction, is now available. This anthology includes new stories as well as award-winning tales never before collected. See the list of UK and US tour events for Night Music: Nocturnes 2.

The Samuel Johnson trilogy for middle-grade readers—The Gates, Hell's Bells/The Infernals, and The Creeps—has been sold to DreamWorks for development as a possible franchise. Read the books first!

The Gates The Gates Hell's Bells The Infernals The Creeps The Creeps

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