The Wolf in Winter : A Charlie Parker Thriller: 12 Hardback
Part of the Charlie Parker Thriller series
A pulse-pounding thriller featuring Detective Charlie Parker from the bestselling author of The Wrath of Angels.'The finest crime series currently in existence' - Independent on SundayHis client is dead.
But Charlie Parker will not rest . . .The community of Prosperous, Maine, has always thrived when others have suffered. Its inhabitants are wealthy, its children's future secure. It shuns outsiders. It guards its own.The death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 01/04/2014
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781444755329
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Showing 1 - 3 of 3 reviews.
Review by devenish
We continue to follow in the footsteps of Charlie Parker,detective and tortured soul. In the first book of this series he returns home to find his wife and daughter tortured and murdered. Since then he has killed many in his time too,most of which deserved their fate. All the time he has been literally haunted by the two murdered members of his family.In the present book he comes across his old enemy 'The Collector' as well as some new and very dangerous ones too. If you have read the earlier books,then you will not need much urging to begin this one. If you intend to start the series,then it is important to read them in order,or you will end up completely lost.
Review by adpaton
John Connolly is so quintessentially Irish in his writing, weaving a colourful web of romance and melancholy, violence and spirituality, horror and humour, it is difficult to categorise his books – thrillers with occult overtones? Detective stories with a tragic hero? Or mystery adventures characterised by wit?In this, his 12th outing, private investigator Charlie Parker discovers that Jude, a homeless man who has just been murdered, intended to hire him to find his missing daughter Annie. Annie vanished in the secretive little town of Prosperous – in name and nature – originally settled in the 16th century by a cult who transported their church from England, brick by brick. Charlie goes to the to Prosperous, which is ruled by a group of elderly selectmen, trying to discover what became of Annie and others like her and what role they played in the town’s eternal prosperity - assisted, as always, by his deadly friends Angel and Louis, and the Fulci brothers. Connolly is a wonderful writer and the Wolf in Winter an exciting, moving book, but the series is getting a little tired. The gross-out factor in Charlie’s dealings with Cambion the Leper, his relationship with the Collector, and the Cassandra-like appearances of his daughter’s ghost, not to mention Charlie’s own tortured angst, may have reached their sell-by date. All the same, an excellent book
Review by jan.fleming
But the death of a homeless man and the disappearance of his daughter draw the haunted, lethal private investigator Charlie Parker to Prosperous. Parker is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, by rage, and by the desire for vengeance. In him the town and its protectors sense a threat graver than any they have faced in their long history, and in the comfortable, sheltered inhabitants of a small Maine town, Parker will encounter his most vicious opponents yet.
Charlie Parker has been marked to die so that Prosperous may survive.
12 books in and ,for me, Charlie Parker has lost none of his charm.
This latest tale has the lyrical writing and the vivid imagery that are a hallmark of this series; Connolly is a master storyteller.
Interesting structure, and ending to the novel makes you wonder where this ongoing masterpiece will take you next.