Every Dead Thing
Now available in trade paperback, the first installment of the Charlie Parker series by internationally bestselling author John Connolly.Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and daughter, former New York City detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for... show more
Now available in trade paperback, the first installment of the Charlie Parker series by internationally bestselling author John Connolly.Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and daughter, former New York City detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his search for a missing woman leads him to the killer who destroyed his family, Parker knows payback time has come at last. Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and two career criminals, Parker soon becomes the bait in a trap set in the balmy bayous of Louisiana to catch a murderer unlike any other—a monster who believes himself to be an artist and uses the human body as his canvas. Driven by his visions of the dead and the voice of an old Creole psychic, Parker must seek—and win—a final brutal confrontation with the serial killer known as the Traveling Man. Every Dead Thing is a richly textured, intricately plotted novel that probes the mind of a tormented man whose buried instincts—for love, survival, and even killing—awaken as he confronts a monster beyond imagining and relentlessly pursues justice for the murder of his family.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 1st 2000
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 467
Edition language: English
Series: Charlie Parker (#1)
This will be a short review. This novel was awesome. It took my breath away at times at how good it was. I do have to say though that parts of it dragged, (why I gave it 5 stars and did not favorite it) and I totally figured out who the serial killer was at 30 percent which was a slight letdown sinc...
Can anybody tell me exactly what "Oriental laughter" is? It came issuing from a vent at one point in this book and I'm still trying to figure out what exactly that would sound like. Anyway, I gave this book 100 pages. That's 50 pages more than I normally give a new-to-me author. Mark this one d...
BLUF: Slow, but steady read. Good for those (like me) who naturally suspend their disbelief.Meet Charlie, “Bird”. Bird is a poor excuse for a husband, but didn’t deserve the loss of his wife and his daughter to a serial killer. After the death of his family, Bird left the NYPD for freelance detectiv...
The first in the series and we meet Charlie "bird" Parker. The writing of John Connolly is highly intelligent and informative creating a crime story out of ancient texts and mythology which is both horrific and spellbinding in it's telling. Charlie's wife Susan and his daughter Jennifer have both be...
Oh boy, I can tell that I am going to read every one of this series. Starts out dark and somehow gets darker and even more compelling. Not only are we treated to two separate mysteries in this first installment, I was fascinated by all extras----little vignettes that are fleshed out enough and so w...