Charlie Parker

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 3,418 ratings

Every Dead Thing Summary

Tormented and racked with guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to track down a missing girl. It is a search that will lead him into an abyss of evil.

At the same time, he is warned by an old black woman in Louisiana that "The Travelling Man" is about to strike again. Multiple strands converge with a horrific confrontation in which hunter and hunted are intimately connected by guilt.

©1999 John Connolly (P)2003 ISIS Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Every Dead Thing

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 376
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 372

    Tormented and racked with guilt over the brutal slaying of his wife and daughter, Charlie Parker, ex-cop with the NYPD, agrees to track down a missing girl. It is a search that will lead him into an abyss of evil. At the same time, he is warned by an old black woman in Louisiana that "The Travelling Man" is about to strike again. Multiple strands converge with a horrific confrontation in which hunter and hunted are intimately connected by guilt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • good book if you like this kind of thing

    • By knittyboot on 03-07-12

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 2

    • Dark Hollow

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247

    Still raw from the brutal slayings of his wife and daughter, and the events surrounding the capture of their killer, Charlie Parker, retreats to the wintry Maine landscape of his childhood. By following in the steps of his beloved grandfather, Parker hopes to heal his spirit and get through the anniversary of Jennifer and Susan's murder. But the echoes of the past that await him are not all benign. In a gruesome re-enactment of Parker's own nightmares, another young woman is killed with her child and his brief involvement in their lives impels Parker to hunt their vicious murderer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully crafted suspense mingled with poetry

    • By Mr Rupert Seymour on 02-11-14

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  • Book 3

    • The Killing Kind

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    Did Grace Peltier commit suicide? When a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the final resting place of a religious community that disappeared almost 40 years earlier, private detective Charlie Parker, hired to investigate the circumstances of her death, realises that their deaths and the violent passing of Grace Peltier are part of the same mystery, one that has its roots in her family history and in the origins of the shadowy organisation known as the Fellowship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charlie Parker story continues with intensity

    • By Miss on 21-04-15

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  • Book 4

    • The White Road

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Paul Birchard
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    In South Carolina, a young black man faces the death penalty for the rape and murder of Marianne Larousse, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the state. It's a case that nobody wants to touch, a case with its roots in old evil, and old evil is private detective Charlie Parker's speciality. But Parker is about to make a descent into the abyss, a confrontation with dark forces that threaten all that Parker holds dear: his lover, his unborn child, even his soul.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • sorry Paul Birchard, bring back Jeff Harding

    • By DF on 22-08-16

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  • Book 5

    • The Black Angel

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    The Black Angel is not an object. The Black Angel is not a myth. The Black Angel lives. A young woman goes missing from the streets of New York. Those who have taken her believe that nobody cares about her, and that no one will come looking for her. They are wrong. She is 'blood' to the killer Louis, the man who stands at the right hand of private detective Charlie Parker, and Louis will tear apart anyone who stands in the way of his attempts to find her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lecter eats Langdon in Marlowes office.

    • By Nick GB on 11-06-12

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  • Book 6

    • The Unquiet

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132

    Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing him dead, his daughter Rebecca has tried to come to terms with her father's legacy, but her fragile peace is about to be shattered. Someone is asking questions about Daniel Clay, someone who does not believe that he is dead: the revenger Merrick, a father and a killer obsessed with discovering the truth about his own daughter's disappearance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another classic

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-12-17

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  • Book 7

    • The Reapers

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    They are the Reapers, the elite among killers. Men so terrifying that their names are mentioned only in whispers. The assassin Louis is one of them. But now Louis, and his partner, Angel, are themselves targets. And there is no shortage of suspects. A wealthy recluse sends them north to a town that no longer exists on a map. A town ruled by a man with very personal reasons for wanting Louis's blood spilt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic book.

    • By Beelzibubbles on 09-08-17

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  • Book 8

    • The Lovers

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    When Charlie Parker was still a boy, his father, a NYPD cop, killed a young couple, a boy and a girl barely older than his son, and then took his own life. There was no explanation for his actions. Now Parker is working on his most personal case yet: an investigation into his own origins and the circumstances surrounding the death of his father. The investigation will reveal a life haunted by lies, by secrets kept and loyalties compromised.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Kindle Customer on 13-05-16

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  • Book 9

    • The Whisperers

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    The border between Maine and Canada is porous. Anything can be smuggled across it: drugs, cash, weapons, people. Now a group of disenchanted former soldiers has begun its own smuggling operation, and what is being moved is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • truly amazing read

    • By kay on 26-08-13

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  • Book 10

    • The Burning Soul

    • A Charlie Parker Mystery
    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    Randall Haight has a secret: when he was a teenager, he and his friend killed a 14-year-old girl. Randall did his time and built a new life in the small Maine town of Pastor's Bay, but somebody has discovered the truth about Randall. He is being tormented by anonymous messages, haunting reminders of his past crime, and he wants private detective Charlie Parker to make it stop. But another 14-year-old girl has gone missing, this time from Pastor's Bay, and the missing girl's family has its own secrets to protect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another fantastic book and naration

    • By Mr Steve Williams on 22-06-16

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  • Book 11

    • The Wrath of Angels

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    In the depths of the Maine woods, the wreckage of an aeroplane is discovered. There are no bodies, and no such plane has ever been reported missing, but men both good and evil have been seeking it for a long, long time. What the wreckage conceals is more important than money: it is power. Hidden in the plane is a list of names, a record of those who have struck a deal with the Devil.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Confusing if you've not read the rest

    • By sarahmoose2000 on 04-02-14

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  • Book 12

    • The Wolf in Winter

    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins... The community of Prosperous, Maine has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own. And at the heart of Prosperous lie the ruins of an ancient church, transported stone by stone from England centuries earlier by the founders of the town...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • John Connolly

    • By Jean on 19-03-15

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  • Book 13

    • A Song of Shadows

    • Charlie Parker, Book 13
    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    Thirteenth in the 'series of superb novels built around the haunted private detective Charlie Parker' ( Daily Mail), A Song of Shadows sees Parker revisit the crimes of a WWII concentration camp while he struggles to regain his health after the near-fatal shooting in The Wolf in Winter. Grievously wounded private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just brilliant!

    • By Sarah on 28-07-15

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  • Book 14

    • A Time of Torment

    • Charlie Parker, Book 14
    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244

    Jerome Burnel was once a hero. He intervened to prevent multiple killings and in doing so damned himself. His life was torn apart. He was imprisoned, brutalized. But in his final days, with the hunters circling, he tells his story to private detective Charlie Parker. He speaks of the girl who was marked for death but was saved; of the ones who tormented him and an entity that hides in a ruined stockade. Parker is not like other men. He died and was reborn. He is ready to wage war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars

    • By Jane on 14-04-16

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  • Book 15

    • A Game of Ghosts

    • A Charlie Parker Thriller, Book 15
    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Parker books yet.

    • By Dexmag on 23-05-17

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  • Book 16

    • The Woman in the Woods

    • A Charlie Parker Thriller, Book 16
    • By: John Connolly
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 169
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170

    It is spring, and the mummified body of a young Jewish woman is discovered buried in the Maine woods. It is clear that she gave birth shortly before her death. But there is no sign of a baby. Private detective Charlie Parker is engaged by the lawyer Moxie Castin to shadow the police investigation and find the infant, but Parker is not the only searcher. Someone else is following the trail left by the woman, someone with an interest in more than a missing child, someone prepared to leave bodies in his wake.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Sandy on 09-04-18

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