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The Wolf in Winter: A Charlie Parker Thriller (Hardcover)

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The next pulse-pounding thriller in John Connolly's internationally bestselling Charlie Parker series.

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…

But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.

Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.

Prosperous, and the secret that it hides beneath its ruins…

About the Author

John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of mystery novels, the supernatural collection Nocturnes, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

Praise For…

“Strongly recommended for plot, characterization, authenticity . . . horror . . . and humanity.”

“A great read.”

“Memorable . . . it takes readers on a path they truly won’t believe, offering diehard evil from the first to the last page . . . Connolly has once again delivered an all-out thrill ride!”

“Connolly leaves us wanting more.”

“I believe that I have already read what is sure to be one of the best books to be published this year: THE WRATH OF ANGELS . . . Read this with the lights on and the doors locked.”

“A great, epic time spent with friends and enemies.”

“Connolly’s superb fusion of noir and the supernatural is to be savored, and not to be missed.”

“It kept me captivated throughout and wowed me with all its revelations . . . The Wrath of Angels marks itself as a high point of the Charlie Parker series.”

"The Wolf in Winter is Connolly at his Gothic best."
— Sharon Wheeler

"Connolly’s writing is gripping, as always—the man is a real stylist—and fans of the Charlie Parker series are sure to give this one an enthusiastic response."

“Superb writing... Witty and imaginative journey into the darker natures of men and things that go bump in the night.”

“A compelling flawed hero and a detail-rich plot make for another satisfying read.”

"Charlie Parker is a hardboiled a character as ever rolled off the platen of Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler...Trust me: it's worth the wait."

“While the novel does read as an erudite version of Scott Smith’s The Ruins, it’s really so much deeper than that.”

"The Wolf in Winter is thoroughly spooky, engrossing, and even introspective."

"Malevolent, mysterious and seductive...The Wolf in Winter shouldn't be missed."

"The Wolf in Winter is the author at his best."

“The Wolf In Winter is ripe with Connolly’s customary humor, wry observations, and witty repartee…This is a perfect fall release, one to curl up with beside the fireplace to rightly savor, and is highly recommended for Parker devotees.”

“Spooky...mysterious...dark andmoody.”


"I cannot remember the last time I was so affected by a work of fiction.”

“John Connolly is a true master of combining suspense and mystery with a dash of supernatural hinted at and thriller instinct that make this a perfect read. Good luck not reading it all in one sitting.”

“Connolly’s thoughtful prose is extraordinary, insightful, and deeply contemplative of the nature of man and accepting of human flaws, if weary beyond imagination. This is more than a mystery: a journey, an exploration of men and their gods, a contemplation of the human condition.”

"As usual, sparks and bullets fly....This is gripping, stylish reading for fans of the supernatural."

“The ability to mix fact with fiction has always been one of the great strengths of Connolly’s writing…The Wolf in Winter is a terrific story, but a word to the wise: Don’t read it on a dark and stormy night.”
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476703183
ISBN-10: 1476703183
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Publication Date: October 28th, 2014
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Charlie Parker