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John Connolly


Ireland (b.1968)

John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968 and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a dogsbody at Harrods department store in London. He studied English in Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute.
 

Awards: Edgar (2014), Anthony (2014), Barry (2003), Shamus (2000)  see all

Genres: Mystery, Horror, Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
October 2024

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Night & Day
(Nocturnes, book 3)
Series
Charlie Parker
   1. Every Dead Thing (1999)
   2. Dark Hollow (2000)
   3. The Killing Kind (2001)
   4. The White Road (2002)
   Every Dead Thing / Dark Hollow (2003)
   5. The Black Angel (2005)
   6. The Unquiet (2006)
   7. The Reapers (2008)
   8. The Lovers (2009)
   9. The Whisperers (2010)
   10. The Burning Soul (2011)
   11. The Wrath of Angels (2012)
   12. The Wolf in Winter (2014)
   13. A Song of Shadows (2015)
   14. A Time of Torment (2016)
   15. A Game of Ghosts (2017)
   16. The Woman in the Woods (2018)
   17. A Book of Bones (2019)
   18. The Dirty South (2020)
   19. The Nameless Ones (2021)
   Charlie Parker: A Mysterious Profile (2022)
   20. The Furies (2022)
   21. The Instruments of Darkness (2024)
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Nocturnes
   1. Nocturnes (2004)
   2. Night Music (2015)
   3. Night & Day (2024)
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Samuel Johnson Vs. The Darkness
   1. The Gates (2009)
   2. Hell's Bells (2011)

     aka The Infernals

   3. The Creeps (2013)
   4. The Monks of Appalling Dreadfulness (2020)
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Chronicles of the Invaders Trilogy (with Jennifer Ridyard)
   1. Conquest (2013)
   2. Empire (2015)
   3. Dominion (2016)
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Novels
   Bad Men (2003)
   Inherit the Dead (2013) (with others)
   He (2017)
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Collections
   From the Republic of Conscience (2009) (with others)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Non fiction show
 
John Connolly recommends
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Killing Jericho (2023)
(Killing Jericho, book 1)
William Hussey
"A distinctive detective, a striking setting, and macabre murders - what more could a reader ask for?"
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The Other Side of Night (2022)
Adam Hamdy
"A strange, compelling, and ultimately moving head-spinner of a novel."
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Death and the Conjuror (2022)
(Joseph Spector, book 1)
Tom Mead
"An engrossing tale of murder and magicians, and a revealing exploration of the ever-popular locked-room mystery, Mead's debut is a novel to intrigue and delight."

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Books containing stories by John Connolly
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First Edition (2020)
Celebrating 21 Years of Goldsboro Books
edited by
Daniel Gedeon and David Headley

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Awards
2014 Edgar Award for Best Short Story : The Caxton Private Lending Library and Book Depository
2014 Anthony Award for Best Short Story : The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository
2003 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel : The White Road
2000 Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel : Every Dead Thing

Award nominations
2022 Barry Award for Best Thriller (nominee) : The Nameless Ones
2019 CWA Dagger in the Library (shortlist)
2016 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Song of Shadows
2014 Macavity Award for Best Mystery Short Story (nominee) : The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository
2012 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year (shortlist) : The Burning Soul
2012 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel (nominee) : Hell's Bells
2011 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel (nominee) : The Whisperers
2010 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Gates
2010 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel (nominee) : The Lovers
2008 Macavity Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Unquiet
2008 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Unquiet
2006 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Black Angel
2002 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel (nominee) : The Killing Kind
2001 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel (nominee) : Dark Hollow
2000 Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel (nominee) : Every Dead Thing
1999 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel (nominee) : Every Dead Thing


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