PARKER: A Miscellany
Published in a limited edition in 2016, PARKER: A Miscellany is a non-fiction companion to the Charlie Parker novels, using music as a starting point for much of its contents. PARKER: A Miscellany includes:
- Introductions to the first 13 Parker novels and Bad Men, including an as-yet-unpublished introduction to A Song of Shadows.
- An essay on every song to feature on the six CD compilations created for the books, with each song as a window on the Parker novels, music, writing, or general creativity.
- "The Music Lover," a long essay on John's life as a music fan.
- Revised versions of three essays previously published in other volumes, collected here for the first time: "The Origins of Charlie Parker;" "No Blacks, No Dogs, No Crime Writers: Ireland and the Mystery Genre;" and "Introduction to the Scorpion Press edition of The Glass Rainbow by James Lee Burke."
At nearly 300 pages, the book comes in a slipcase with a ribbon bookmark. Noted artist Neil Shawcross designed the detailed wraparound cover, in full color.
This book is now available in a signed and numbered edition of 900; sorry, we cannot honor requests for specific numbers. Copies are available for €55 plus shipping, directly from John via ABE, or from these booksellers:
Alan Hanna's Bookshop
The Gutter Bookshop
No Alibis Bookstore
The text of PARKER: A Miscellany is now available in electronic format from Amazon, AmazonUK and Kobo. Unfortunately, we cannot make electronic versions of the companion albums available.