Wednesday 11 September 2013


Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
Book 1 of Charlie Parker series
Genre: crime fiction

About Every Dead Thing:
Now available in trade paperback, the first installment of the Charlie Parker series by internationally bestselling author John Connolly. Haunted by the unsolved slayings of his wife and daughter, former New York City detective Charlie Parker is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his search for a missing woman leads him to the killer who destroyed his family, Parker knows payback time has come at last.

Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and two career criminals, Parker soon becomes the bait in a trap set in the balmy bayous of Louisiana to catch a murderer unlike any other — a monster who believes himself to be an artist and uses the human body as his canvas. Driven by his visions of the dead and the voice of an old Creole psychic, Parker must seek — and win — a final brutal confrontation with the serial killer known as the Traveling Man.

Every Dead Thing is a richly textured, intricately plotted novel that probes the mind of a tormented man whose buried instincts — for love, survival, and even killing — awaken as he confronts a monster beyond imagining and relentlessly pursues justice for the murder of his family.
Source: Info in the About Every Dead Thing was taken from GoodReads at on 08/09/2012.

My Thoughts:
I am not a crime fiction fan so why am I reading crime fiction? Good question! I don't know. Well, it all started when I attended a book signing at my local bookstore and the writer, which was John Connolly, was very nice. And the way he interacted with his readers/fans was so down to earth despite his fame and all that, I was impressed! So I decided to give his work a go and see for myself what the fuss is all about, thus Every Dead Thing got read. And imagine my surprise! I actually enjoyed it! A non-urban fantasy book?!? WTF!! So the story telling quality of this author must be compelling enough to lure me into the dark side... crime fiction!! So now I am an old die-hard fan of this series. Though there are some Charlie Parker books which I wasn't quiet ecstatic about but have to read anyway because there are events there that are pertinent to the main story arc. What I am ecstatic about is the emergence of the paranormal elements as the story unfolds and the more books comes out. Now, we're rocking! All in all, this series is a real keeper, I would give it a 4.5 out of 5.

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries

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