John Connolly writes like an angel, but about evil men and their diabolical deeds. . . Written with some style and by a man completely at ease with his work, Bad Men is probably John Connolly's best novel yet. It is five-star chill with enough menace to keep the pages turning well into the wee small hours.
Remarkably assured and atmospheric crime novel . . . each successive Connolly novel has grown in authority and skill. . . Crime, horror and the supernatural are blended in a queasy mix that often has an almost physical impact on the reader.
Connolly writes like a poet . . . A stylish darkness sucks you under.
Bad Men is thoughtful, dark and absolutely addictive
Connolly spins his gruesome yarn with relish.
Think Thomas Harris by way of Stephen King: haunting, compelling, but not for the faint of heart.
a unique blend of crime and horror
In the crowded killing fields of crime fiction, John Connolly has quickly and decisively established himself as a unique voice. With BAD MEN he does it again, giving us a powerful story that is dark, daring and original. This one is his best.