The twelfth Charlie Parker thriller. John Connolly: Deep. Dark. Thrillers of distinction.
John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, the co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.
Superb . . . this thriller underlines just how fine a writer Connolly has become - Daily MailContains Connolly's usual brilliance with plot, dialogue, setting, humour and writing that is at times poetic - Independent on Sunday[What] is so impressive [is] the fact that he's able to work poetic language into the thriller format . . . You may think at times you are reading a literary novel but then Connolly will remind you he's just as adept at the violent strategies of the thriller. Either way you will be left shaken by the experience. - Daily ExpressJohn Connolly never fails to please and with this latest in the long-running Charlie Parker he has delivered yet another superb thriller. With THE WOLF IN WINTER, he gives us a slice of the old world in the new world with one of the creepiest churches you will ever read about. - crimesquadTHE WOLF IN WINTER is a brilliant performance from one of our finest writers. - Irish TimesJohn Connolly goes from strength to strength and I for one cannot wait to read the next instalment. Dark, moody and gripping, THE WOLF IN WINTER is not to be missed. One more thing - that ending - Wow! - Milo s RamblesConnolly's writing is poetic, mystical - and almost impossible to put down - Woman & HomeConnolly's writing flows beautifully . . . part of the novel's effect is created by having some very dark, often violent, moments described in such poetic language - it adds to the unease . . . Connolly is back on top - if you've yet to discover him it's a good time to start. - Killing Time