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The Lovers - John ConnollyCharlie Parker investigates himself (738 words)
by Tracy_1127 - written on 03/03/10 (Very useful, 49 readings)
The Lovers by John Connolly was released the middle of last year but I ve only just got round to buying it. Charlie Parker has been stripped of his Private Investigator licence and his weapons licence so he s just killing time working in a bar, unable to investigate any crimes. His mind turns to the suicide of his father after he shot and killed two teenagers for seemingly no reason and he decides to investigate his past and try to figure out why his father shot the teenagers. During his investigation into his past he learns why his father shot them, more about his roots and in part why he attracts evil wherever he goes. This time it s definitely personal. His ...
The Lovers - John ConnollyThe hunter becomes the hunted in Parker's latest outing.... (857 words)
by sparkymarky1973 - written on 22/08/09 (Very useful, 38 readings)
The Lovers, by Dublin-born crime writer John Connolly, is the eigth novel to feature former Police Detective and now former Private Eye, Charlie "Bird" Parker along with his occasional associates, the deadly and enigmatic Angel and Louis, who took centre-stage in The Reapers but whom, in turn, here take more of a back seat to all that occurs. Just as Reapers delved deep into the murky past of the former hit-man, Louis and to a lesser extent that of the reformed burglar, Angel, so The Lovers takes us straight into Charlie Parker s own back-story. Long before fans ever knew of him, Parker s father (also a cop) gunned down two unarmed civilians in a parking lot. ...
The Unquiet - John ConnollyWelcome back Charlie Parker- as dark and macabre as always (950 words)
by sparkymarky1973 - written on 31/08/07 (Very useful, 60 readings)
Charlie Parker has had a very troubled life. His wife and daughter were both killed by a serial killer known as The Travelling Man and, in EVERY DEAD THING, Parker abandoned his career in the Police Department to track the killer down and exact upon him the full might of his vengeance. In doing so, he lost much of the respect of many former colleagues at the Department, who frowned upon the person Parker had become, and damaged more than a few former friendships. But worst of all, following an encounter with a Louisiana Vodoo-Witch woman who later passed over, Parker may or may not ( depending on what you choose to believe) have been touched by a gift; a gift that allows him to still see ...