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A Game of Ghosts : A Charlie Parker Thriller 15 : From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment - John Connolly

A Game of Ghosts

A Charlie Parker Thriller 15 : From the No. 1 Bestselling Author of A Time of Torment

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Published: 11th April 2017
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It is deep winter. The darkness is unending.

The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to track him down. Parker's employer, Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has his own reasons for wanting Eklund found.

Eklund is no ordinary investigator. He is obsessively tracking a series of homicides and disappearances, each linked to reports of hauntings. Now Parker will be drawn into Eklund's world, a realm in which the monstrous Mother rules a crumbling criminal empire, in which men strike bargains with angels, and in which the innocent and guilty alike are pawns in a game of ghosts . . .

Another chapter in the life of Charlie Parker and another fascinating read from the pen of the great John Connolly. Here is an author that seems to be totally in control of his writing and at the top of his game. Shots Once you start this book, make sure you've not got anything else important to do for the next few hours ... The Charlie Parkerbooks have always been a gripping and enthralling read, but this latest one simply won't let you go. ScifiBulletin A Game Of Ghosts is layered with such craft that it is almost a disappointment when things resolve themselves with relative quickness, as if you really don't wish to bid some of these characters behind. Even the most dangerous of them. Of course, in Charlie Parker's world, you never can be sure. Irresistible Targets Connolly creates complicated plots that never unravel. He's just that good. Kirkus If you like your thrillers with an added undertow of supernatural you can do no better. The Pool Praise for A TIME OF TORMENT:With A Time of Torment, the series sees possibly its strongest volume yet - if you weren't a fan of Parker before, you will be after reading this. Mass Movement [The] Charlie Parker series ... never fails to impress ... it just keeps on getting better and better and increasingly haunting. What began as a particularly atmospheric series of books featuring a wounded character in search of redemption ... has turned into a major literary triumph ... Magical, horrific, poetic, gothic. -- Maxim Jacubowski Lovereading A Time of Torment is one of the writer's finest achievements ... If you are a John Connolly or Charlie Parker fan, a recommendation for this one is unnecessary - you will be adding it to your bedside table. But, as the saying goes: new readers - start here. -- Barry Forshaw Independent In a consistently excellent series, A Time of Torment maybe the best yet ... a dizzying, yet assured, ride to hell and back ... It is a testimony to Connolly's brilliance. Sunday Herald Connolly provides plenty of tension and a genuinely creepy atmosphere that keeps you turning the page to find out what happens next. Crime Scene Connolly's prose is hypnotic and never lets you go. I am saddened that I will have to wait a while for the next book as Connolly is at the top of this form and has me completely hooked. An absolute must-read. Shots

John Connolly

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.

His first novel, Every Dead Thing, was published in 1999, and introduced the character of Charlie Parker, a former policeman hunting the killer of his wife and daughter. Dark Hollow followed in 2000. The third Parker novel, The Killing Kind, was published in 2001, with The White Road following in 2002. In 2003, John published his fifth novel—and first stand-alone book—Bad Men. In 2004, Nocturnes, a collection of novellas and short stories, was added to the list, and 2005 marked the publication of the fifth Charlie Parker novel, The Black Angel. John's seventh novel, The Book of Lost Things, a story about fairy stories and the power that books have to shape our world and our imaginations, was published in September 2006, followed by the next Parker novel, The Unquiet, in 2007, The Reapers, in 2008 The Lovers, in 2009, and The Whisperers, the ninth Charlie Parker novel, in 2010.

John Connolly is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States, where each of his novels has been set.

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ISBN: 9781473641877
ISBN-10: 147364187X
Series: Charlie Parker Thriller
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 11th April 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1