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Every Dead Thing

Every Dead Thing

A Thriller

John Connolly's "darkly ingenious debut novel" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) has been hailed internationally as a page-turner in a league with the fiction of Thomas Harris.
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John Connolly superbly taps into the tortured mind and gritty world of former NYPD detective Charlie Parker, tormented by the brutal, unsolved murders of his wife and young daughter. Driven by visions of the dead, Parker tracks a serial killer from New York City to the Deep South and finds his buried instincts -- for love, survival, and, ultimately, for killing -- awakening as he confronts a monster beyond imagining....
  • Pocket Books | 
  • 480 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416517085 | 
  • August 2005
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Chapter 1

The waitress was in her fifties, dressed in a tight black miniskirt, white blouse, and black high heels. Parts of her spilled out of every item of clothing she wore, making her look like she had swollen mysteriously sometime between dressing and arriving for work. She called me "darlin'" each time she filled my coffee cup. She didn't say anything else, which was fine by me.

I had been sitting at the window for over ninety minutes now, watching the brownstone across the street, and the waitress must have been wondering exactly how long I was planning to stay and if I was ever going to pay the check. Outside, the streets of... see more

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About the Author

John Connolly
Photo Credit: Ivan Gimenez Costa

John Connolly

John Connolly is the author of The Wrath of Angels, The Burning Soul, The Book of Lost Things, and Bad Men, among many others. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnollyBooks.com, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

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