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The Instruments of Darkness (Charlie Parker, #21) was the most recently released book by John Connolly, on May 7th, 2024.

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John Connolly Stats: The highest rated book by John Connolly on Book Notification is A Game of Ghosts, the 15th novel in the Charlie Parker series. The second-highest rated book is The Dirty South (Charlie Parker #18).

The most read book by John Connolly on Book Notification is Every Dead Thing, the first novel in the Charlie Parker series. The second most read book is Dark Hollow (Charlie Parker #2).

Below is a complete list of John Connolly books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by John Connolly is the Charlie Parker Series.

List of The Book of Lost Things Books in Publication Order

List of Charlie Parker Books in Publication Order

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The Dirty South comes first chronologically,.

List of Charlie Parker Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Nocturnes Books in Publication Order

List of Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil Books in Publication Order

List of Chronicles of the Invaders Books in Publication Order

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Bibliomysteries Books in Publication Order

A collection of short stories and novellas centered around the theme of books. Each story combines elements of mystery, crime, and suspense with a focus on books, libraries, bookstores, or the world of literature, involving various authors contributing to this intriguing and literary-focused series.

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List of Bibliomysteries Series in Chronological Order

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List of Mysterious Profiles Books in Publication Order

The Mysterious Profiles series offers brief biographies of iconic mystery writers, providing insights into their lives, works, and the creation of their most famous characters.

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List of John Connolly Anthologies in Publication Order

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John Connolly: Biography

John Connolly was born on May 31st, 1968 and is currently 56 years old. John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland, Ireland. Connolly attended Trinity College, Dublin where he received a B.A. English, Dublin City University where he received an M.A. Journalism and.

John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series which currently consists of 21 novels. The Charlie Parker series started in 1999 with the novel Every Dead Thing. The most recently released novel in the Charlie Parker series was The Instruments of Darkness which was released in 2024. There are no upcoming novels for the Charlie Parker series.

John Connolly: Awards & Accolades

John Connolly was nominated for the Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2019.

John Connolly has won many awards including:

  • Every Dead Thing won the Shamus Award, Best First P.I. Novel, in 2000.
  • The Book of Lost Things won the Alex Awards, Best Book, in 2007.
  • Books to Die For won the Agatha Award, Best Non-fiction, in 2012 as well as the Anthony Award - Best Non-Fiction Book in 2013, Macavity Award - Best Mystery Critical/Biographical in 2013.
  • The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository won the Anthony Award, Best Short Story, in 2014 as well as the Edgar Award - Best Short Story in 2014.
  • On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Short Story Award, in 2016.

The following novels by John Connolly were nominated for these awards:

  • Every Dead Thing: Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in a First Novel (1999). Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2000).
  • Dark Hollow: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2001).
  • The Killing Kind: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2002).
  • The White Road: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2003).
  • Dark Delicacies: Fear: Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in an Anthology (2007). Shirley Jackson Award, Best Anthology (2007).
  • The Unquiet: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2008). Gumshoe Award, Best Mystery Novel (2008). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2008).
  • The Lovers: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2010).
  • The Gates: Barry Award, Best Novel (2010).
  • The Whisperers: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2011).
  • The Infernals / Hell's Bells: Barry Award, Best British Crime Novel (2012).
  • The Burning Soul: Theakston's Old Peculier, Crime Novel of the Year (2012).
  • Books to Die For: Edgar Award, Best Critical/Biographical Work (2013).
  • The Wolf in Winter: Goodreads Awards, Best Horror (2014).
  • The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository: Macavity Award, Best Short Story (2014).
  • A Song of Shadows: Barry Award, Best Novel (2016).
  • Holmes on the Range: A Tale of the Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository: Crime Writer's Association Award, Short Story Award (2016).
  • A Time of Torment: Goodreads Awards, Best Horror (2016).
  • A Game of Ghosts: Goodreads Awards, Best Horror (2017).
  • The Woman in the Woods: Goodreads Awards, Best Horror (2018).
  • Horror Express: Bram Stoker Awards, Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction (2018).
  • The Nameless Ones: Barry Award, Best Thriller (2022).

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John Connolly: F.A.Q

When was John Connolly Born? How old is John Connolly?

John Connolly was born on May 31st, 1968. John Connolly is currently 56 years old.

Where was John Connolly Born?

John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland, Ireland and is Irish.

What book awards has John Connolly won?

Every Dead Thing: Shamus Award Best First P.I. Novel (2000).
The Book of Lost Things: Alex Awards Best Book (2007).
Books to Die For: Agatha Award Best Non-fiction (2012), Anthony Award Best Non-Fiction Book (2013), Macavity Award Best Mystery Critical/Biographical (2013).
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository: Anthony Award Best Short Story (2014), Edgar Award Best Short Story (2014).
On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier: Crime Writer's Association Award Short Story Award (2016).

What was the first book John Connolly wrote?

The first novel written by John Connolly was Every Dead Thing, published in 1999.

What was the most recent book John Connolly wrote?

His most recently released work was The Instruments of Darkness on May 7th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by John Connolly?

John Connolly does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has John Connolly written?

John Connolly has written 44 books across 12 series, excluding contributions to anthologies.
  • 2 books in The Book of Lost Things Series
  • 21 books in the Charlie Parker Series
  • 3 Charlie Parker Non-Fiction Books
  • 2 books in the Nocturnes Series
  • 3 books in the Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil Series
  • 3 books in the Chronicles of the Invaders Series
  • 2 Standalone Novels
  • 5 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the Bibliomysteries Series
  • 1 book in the Mysterious Profiles Series

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    John’s ability to paint a vivid picture with words makes his writing come off like it is really poetry. It is so easy to start begin one of his books and lose yourself in them.

    After reading a few of his books, his characters have become like family members for me and each novel is a roller coaster ride of emotion. I have images in my mind of the people from the Charlie Parker novels that are so real when I read that I just end up getting caught up in the moment.

    He allows his clever wit to shine through and his own masterful command of the English language.

    Tobily McSmith
    Tobily McSmith
    Admin
    2 years ago

    Thanks for this list of books. I was rearranging my bookshelf and wanted to make sure I got the Parker series in just the right order.

    Speaking of Parker, can we get a movie/TV adaptation of this series already!?

    I always pictured a serious actor like Ed Norton or Tom Hardy taking the role of Parker. Then maybe Lance Reddick or Idris Elbra from The Wire as Louis. Then Angel, in my mind, has to be Mark Ruffalo.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    John Connolly’s ‘The Book of Lost Things’ is the most shocking discovery I’ve made so far this year. It wasn’t at all what I expected. Also, I can’t believe I’ve never heard of Connolly. He’s a genius.

    ‘The Book of Lost Things’ sounds like YA. Initially, I was cross with my librarian for leaving it on the YA shelf. But after reading it and skimming the synopsis, I can see why he thought it deserved that classification.

    This book is incredibly dark and psychologically disturbing. I don’t know how to categorize it. I suppose it fits the ‘Urban Fantasy’ label. Regardless of the genre, it is definitely worth the read, at least for older audiences.

    squeekybee
    squeekybee
    9 months ago

    I have been blown away by Connolly’s books. I started the Charlie Parker series because I thought jazz was involved. Boy was I wrong, but glad I was. Connolly knows people. I love his characters and the depth of their personalities. I recommend him highly. He has become my favourite writer.

    Deborah Moore
    Deborah Moore
    8 months ago

    One of my most favorite authors; always a treat when he publishes a new novel

    Tom
    Tom
    25 days ago

    Currently reading “The Reapers” which I believe is the first book by this author I have read.

    PeachTree
    PeachTree
    16 days ago

    The Charlie Parker series by John Connolly is worth taking a crack at if you’re looking for something in the realm of crime fiction or a detective thriller. I can’t get enough of anything involving detectives or mysteries, and if you’re like me, the first book in the series is going to be like your bread and butter!

    Every Dead Thing features the main character of Charlie Parker. Parker’s dealing with the loss of his wife and child, but of course like so many other stories like this it is only a matter of time before he is drawn into a world where things are pretty murky thanks to his search for a missing girl. This book is one of those that you’ll just want to read cover to cover so you can find out what happens, so set aside some time to read this book as you won’t want to put it down!

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