Every Dead Thing

Every Dead Thing

Book - 2015 | Emily Bestler booksAtria paperback edition.
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PI Charlie Parker, a former New York policeman, searches for the killer of his wife and daughter. Two women help him, a pretty criminal psychologist and an old Creole woman with psychic vision.
Publisher: New York, NY : Emily Bestler Books : Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015.
Edition: Emily Bestler booksAtria paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9781501122620
Branch Call Number: FIC CONNOLL
Characteristics: xiv, 471 pages ; 21 cm.


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Sep 29, 2019

Love me some bird

Sep 26, 2019

(The first book in the Charlie Parker series) As a 50 year + reader of mysteries, I am always looking for new series. Though I enjoy some "stand alone" mysteries, I prefer series where I become as engrossed in the lives of the ongoing protagonists as I am in the mysteries. I have read every Anne Perry, Louise Penny, Charles Todd, Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, .... Unfortunately some of my favorite mystery authors have left us: P. D. James, Tony Hillerman, Rex Stout, Robert B. Parker, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Henning Mankell. Stieg Larsson .... I thought Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole series was violent, but this book was way over my comfort zone. I am torn about my decision to never read another book in this series because of the sadistic / graphic / monstrous / painful events in the story line. The reasons I am torn are because I think the writing is excellent and I liked Charlie Parker - I saw some of the irreverence of Spenser in his sense of humor. I am not a cozy reader. I am a huge fan of many of the Scandinavian writers going all the way back to Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö's Martin Beck and continuing to Arnaldur Indridason, Karin Fossum, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and more . The sadism of the murderer and the over the top horror of the book ( e.g. the glass jar sent to Charlie ) was egregious and unacceptable to me. I am one and done on Charlie Parker. Kristi & Abby Tabby

May 18, 2019

Saw the reference to this book while reading the recent Virgil Flowers book. A very graphic in depth thriller. Very dark storylines and characters. Recommend it unless you are squeamish.

Jan 19, 2017

I have read 5 John Connolly books, 4 in the Charlie Parker series and Bad Men. I can't find a weak entry in any of them. Incredible - great characters, compelling and dark plots, superior writing. I suggest the library acquire all of his books.

Oct 25, 2015

A powerful story that combines elements of Stephen King with James Lee Burke (Dave Robicheaux). A relentless sense of dread permeates Charlie "Bird" Parker's hunt for the murderer(s?) of his wife and child. Be warned... this story is not for the squeamish, with a mood that is not just dark but midnight black. Unfortunately, "Every Dead Thing" tends to repeat itself with its horrible details. Less might have been better. Even so, a great read.

Aug 14, 2014

Another good read by Connolly!!


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