The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of the Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town . . .
But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.
Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.
John has produced a fourth collection of songs, "Ghosts," as a companion to The Wolf in Winter. Read more about it here.
The Wolf in Winter is also available as an audiobook read by Jeff Harding. US listeners can download the audiobook from Audible or iTunes, and UK readers can order it from Isis Soundings. Listen to an excerpt here:
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"Connolly is at his very best here: angry, polemical and compassionate, with an acute eye . . . the three references to Dickens throughout the novel are more than earned. The Wolf in Winter is a brilliant performance from one of our finest writers." —Declan Hughes, The Irish Times
"John Connolly has pulled another rabbit out of the hat with this superb crime thriller . . . Almost Gothic in its feel, the tension is ever-present and has the reader gripped at all times." —Margaret Madden, Bleach House Library
"It's probably the best book I will read in 2014." —The Art of Danger
Atria Books, US & Canada hardcover, October 2014, ISBN: 9781476703183 Hodder & Stoughton, UK, Ireland, Australia, etc. hardcover, April 2014, ISBN: 978-1444755329