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									John ConnollyJohn Connolly
Fans of John Connolly's unique, atmospheric novels have come to know that the cases former NYPD detective Charlie Parker sets out to solve are haunting -- literally haunting.

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Fact File

Name:
John Connolly
Current Home:
Dublin, Ireland
Date of Birth:
May 31, 1968
Place of Birth:
Dublin, Ireland
Education:
B.A. in English, Trinity College Dublin, 1992; M.A. in Journalism, Dublin City University, 1993
Awards:
Shamus Award, for Best First P.I. Novel, 1999, for Every Dead Thing; Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel, 2001, for The White Road

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Connolly's Latest

The Charlie Parker Series

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								Book of Lost Things: A Novel, Author: 
								John Connolly.

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Book of Lost Things: A Novel
by John Connolly
Thriller writer Connolly (Every Dead Thing) turns from criminal fears to primal fears in this enchanting novel about a 12-year-old English boy, David, who is thrust into a realm where eternal stories and fairy tales assume an often gruesome reality.

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								Dark Hollow, Author: 
								John Connolly.
*  Every Dead Thing (1999)
*  Dark Hollow (2000)
*  The Killing Kind (2001)
*  The White Road (2002)
*  The Black Angel (2005)
*  Book of Lost Things: A Novel (2006)

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A Dazzling Debut

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								Every Dead Thing, Author: 
								John Connolly.

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Every Dead Thing
by John Connolly
In the novel that introduced Charlie "Bird" Parker, the former detective is already on the edge of madness, tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds the edge closer than ever. He enters a world of unresolved crimes haunted by the unquiet dead -- and by the murderer responsible for the deaths in his own family.

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A Penman's Pet Peeve

"I love going to the movies, but think cell phones have made it a less enjoyable experience than before," Connolly comments in our interview. "In fact, I think cell phones have made life that little bit less bearable, and I can't imagine how awful it will be when people can use them on aeroplanes. In the last couple of books I've written, people have died terrible deaths because of their fascination with cell phones. I always feel a little calmer after I've killed someone in print.”



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								Bleak House, Author: 
								Charles Dickens.

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Bleak House
by Charles Dickens
Connolly told us that this Dickens classic "is, for me, simply the greatest novel ever written. It's hugely daunting until you pick it up and start reading it, whereupon the very first page, with its description of the London fog, picks you up like a cork on a wave and carries you easily all the way through its considerably length and deposits you, exhausted but grateful, at the other end, a changed person."

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								The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time, Author: 
								Hunter S. Thompson.

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The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
by Hunter S. Thompson
Connolly also mentions the late Hunter S. Thompson's The Great Shark Hunt as an inspiring read. "Thompson confirmed me in my desire to become a journalist," he says. "It's a collection of his writings, assembled from his best work and published before he became something of a parody of himself." Read our interview with Connolly to learn about more of his best-loved books, including:

*Blood Meridian  by Cormac McCarthy
*Wuthering Heights  by Emily Bronte
*The Good Soldier   by Ford Madox Ford
*The Sportswriter  by Richard Ford
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