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Publisher Comments:

John Connolly's Every Dead Thing and Dark Hollow were international bestsellers. Now the "compulsively readable" (Publishers Weekly) Connolly returns to heart-pounding form with a crime novel that combines sinister menace with superb style.

When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr. Pudd, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.

Review:

"[M]asterful....[T]he author's wry sense of humor easily lightens the situation, often harking back to earlier noir writers....Also becoming more apparent are the depths of this author's psychological acumen, literary skills and prodigious creativity." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"[Connolly's] skewed perspective, surprisingly, works entirely to the novel's advantage, turning a somewhat familiar story (private eye hunts killers while killers hunt private eye) into something new and exciting." Booklist

Review:

"Connolly's reflections on evil, the past, and reparation are lyrical and affecting, and his grim fundamentalists send off frissons. But the often-languorous narrative lacks tone and modulation." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Connolly has again written a compelling story....But he manages to offset some of the unpleasantness with occasional one-liners that manage not to minimize the perversity but make the characters who must deal with it seem more human." Library Journal

Review:

"Connolly...comes equipped with that almost mystical aura of the Irish author. His words sing....The Killing Kind, like his two previous works, seems infused with an aura of doom and despair. But his writing is worth the sag to your spirits." Houston Chronicle

Review:

"[A] pitch-perfect, intensely dark thriller....The Killing Kind's enigmatic villain and twisting plot are augmented by Connolly's intense characterizations, a complex hero and lyrical writing reminiscent of James Lee Burke's early works." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Synopsis:

Still struggling with the horrific ghosts of his past, private detective Charlie Parker is hired to investigate the mysterious death of Grace Peltier — which neither her father nor a former U.S. Senator believe was suicide.

Charlie is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that links them to her death. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by a demonic killer, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.

Synopsis:

When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr. Pudd, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.

Synopsis:

John Connolly's Every Dead Thing and Dark Hollow were international bestsellers. Now the "compulsively readable" (Publishers Weekly) Connolly returns to heart-pounding form with a crime novel that combines sinister menace with superb style.

THE KILLING KIND

When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr. Pudd, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.

About the Author

John Connolly is the author of the international bestsellers Dark Hollow and Every Dead Thing, and a brand-new suspense novel, The White Road. He is a regular contributor to the Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. Visit his Web site at www.johnconnolly.co.uk.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743456371
Subtitle:
A Charlie Parker Thriller
Author:
Connolly, John
Author:
Connolly, John, Edd
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Maine
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
The Charlie Parker Thrillers
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 8.26 oz

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Product details 448 pages Pocket Star Books - English 9780743456371 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[M]asterful....[T]he author's wry sense of humor easily lightens the situation, often harking back to earlier noir writers....Also becoming more apparent are the depths of this author's psychological acumen, literary skills and prodigious creativity."
"Review" by , "[Connolly's] skewed perspective, surprisingly, works entirely to the novel's advantage, turning a somewhat familiar story (private eye hunts killers while killers hunt private eye) into something new and exciting."
"Review" by , "Connolly's reflections on evil, the past, and reparation are lyrical and affecting, and his grim fundamentalists send off frissons. But the often-languorous narrative lacks tone and modulation."
"Review" by , "Connolly has again written a compelling story....But he manages to offset some of the unpleasantness with occasional one-liners that manage not to minimize the perversity but make the characters who must deal with it seem more human."
"Review" by , "Connolly...comes equipped with that almost mystical aura of the Irish author. His words sing....The Killing Kind, like his two previous works, seems infused with an aura of doom and despair. But his writing is worth the sag to your spirits."
"Review" by , "[A] pitch-perfect, intensely dark thriller....The Killing Kind's enigmatic villain and twisting plot are augmented by Connolly's intense characterizations, a complex hero and lyrical writing reminiscent of James Lee Burke's early works."
"Synopsis" by , Still struggling with the horrific ghosts of his past, private detective Charlie Parker is hired to investigate the mysterious death of Grace Peltier — which neither her father nor a former U.S. Senator believe was suicide.

Charlie is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that links them to her death. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by a demonic killer, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.

"Synopsis" by , When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr. Pudd, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.
"Synopsis" by , John Connolly's Every Dead Thing and Dark Hollow were international bestsellers. Now the "compulsively readable" (Publishers Weekly) Connolly returns to heart-pounding form with a crime novel that combines sinister menace with superb style.

THE KILLING KIND

When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr. Pudd, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.

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