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A Book of Bones

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781473642010

Price: £20

ON SALE: 18th April 2019

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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The new thrilling instalment of John Connolly’s popular Charlie Parker series.

He is our best hope.

He is our last hope.

On a lonely moor in the northeast of England, the body of a young woman is discovered near the site of a vanished church. In the south, a girl lies buried beneath a Saxon mound. To the southeast, the ruins of a priory hide a human skull.

Each is a sacrifice, a summons.

And something in the shadows has heard the call.

But another is coming: Parker the hunter, the avenger. Parker’s mission takes him from Maine to the deserts of the Mexican border; from the canals of Amsterdam to the streets of London – he will track those who would cast this world into darkness.

Parker fears no evil.

But evil fears him . . .


This is a weighty epic, full of cunningly knotted plot strands
Mail on Sunday
This could be Connolly's masterpiece, but who knows what might appear in the future
Essential reading for any Charlie Parker fan, and a masterclass in juggling multiple styles. 10/10
SciFi Bulletin
This is a five-star novel. How can Connolly possibly surpass it? I can't wait to find out
Shots magazine
Dark, full of depth, at times downright creepy, totally gripping and ticks all the boxes for a must-read
The Tattooed Book Geek
Another classic Charlie Parker tale . . . where history, lore, myth and legend come together to welcome sacrifice
Press Association
Connolly's potent, turbulent blend of crime and supernatural fiction is on full display, and there is a new stylistic ease . . . A Book of Bones is a rich mix . . . infused with English folk mythology and an uncanny feel for landscape and setting, with a delirious, propulsive plot
Declan Hughes, Irish Times
This epic tale deserves all the praise that is coming its way. Phenomenal.
A fascinating exploration of British folklore . . . Connolly uses all that he has found to create a gothic atmosphere of dread
Crime Fiction Lover