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Charlie Parker by John Connolly

The Charlie Parker series is one of my absolute favourites, frankly a tossup between it and Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch but they do not share much else. Set in Portland, Maine, Parker was left widowed by a serial killer and his wife and daughter still appear to him on occasion. In “Every Dead Thing” the first book in the series, you may attribute this to the mourning of recently deceased loved ones but as the series progresses the supernatural element comes to bear more often. Parker is often rescued by his partners in crime, Angel & Louis, who are lethal but also provide a comedic element. Connolly’s writing style transcends the normal genre conventions and as long as you have the stomach to bear the violence that occasionally plays out and do not mind the supernatural overtones that you will encounter, this series is one worth following.

John

Charlie Parker #1 – Every Dead Thing (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Reviewed by CT, Aug 2008: https://henryct.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/review-every-dead-thing/

Charlie Parker #2 – Dark Hollow (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Charlie Parker #3 – The Killing Kind (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Charlie Parker #4 – The White Road (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Charlie Parker #5 – The Black Angel (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Charlie Parker #6 – The Unquiet (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Reviewed by CT, May 2008: https://henryct.wordpress.com/2008/05/05/revew-the-unquiet-by-john-connolly/

Charlie Parker #7 – The Reapers (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Charlie Parker #8 – The Lovers (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Reviewed by CT, Aug 2009: https://henryct.wordpress.com/2009/08/14/review-the-lovers-by-john-connolly/

Charlie Parker #9 – The Whisperers (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Reviewed by CT, July 2010: https://henryct.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/disappointed-in-connolly-and-koryta/

Charlie Parker #10 – The Burning Soul (Amazon US, Amazon UK)

Reviewed by John, Nov 2011: https://henryct.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/review-the-burning-soul-by-john-connolly/

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