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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hendrum LINK Site CON (Text) 33500013298831 New In transit -
McIntosh Public Library CON (Text) 33500013298823 New Checked out 12/11/2020
Roseau Public Library CON (Text) 35500006329617 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982127541
  • ISBN: 1982127546
  • ISBN: 9781982127558
  • ISBN: 1982127554
  • Physical Description: 440 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
A prequel to the Charlie Parker series. Publishing order: follows A book of bones. -- Source: publisher info.
Summary, etc.:
"John Connolly returns with a prequel that goes back to the very beginning of Private Investigator Charlie Parker's astonishing career with his first terrifying case"-- Provided by publisher.
It is 1997, and someone is slaughtering young women in Burdon County, Arkansas. But no one in the Dirty South wants to admit it. In an Arkansas jail cell sits a former NYPD detective, stricken by grief. He is mourning the death of his wife and child, and searching in vain for their killer. Obsessed with avenging his lost family, his life is about to take a shocking turn. Witness the becoming of Charlie Parker. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    The year is 1997. Charlie Parker's wife and daughter are dead, and their killer is still at large in Burdon County, Arkansas. Nearly insane from grief, Parker has only one thing on his mind: find the killer and get revenge. But fate has a bigger job in mind for the former NYPD detective. Although most of the county residents refuse to acknowledge it, a serial killer is at work, and it's up to Parker to stop the madness. Readers have waited a long time to hear Parker's origin story; Connolly has hinted at it over the years, but he's kept most of the details hidden away in the shadows. And, although readers always look for different things in an origin story, there's no denying this one is a hell of a tale: dark, haunting, and beautifully told. The Charlie of 20 years ago may be younger and slightly less jaded, but in most respects he's the same guy he is today, sharp of wit and unafraid of confronting evil head-on. For fans of the Parker series, the book is required reading. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

John Connolly is the author of the Charlie Parker series of thrillers, 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.

Subject: Parker, Charlie "Bird" (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Arkansas > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators.
FICTION / Southern.
Parker, Charlie "Bird" (Fictitious character)
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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