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John Connolly

John Connolly is the creator of detective Charlie Parker, who has appeared in eighteen novels, beginning with Every Dead Thing (1999) and most recently in The Dirty South (2020). Every Dead Thing was the first novel by a non-American to win the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for Best First Novel. Connolly’s novella “The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository” won the Mystery Writers of America’s 2014 Edgar Award for Best Short Story, and Books to Die For (2012), an essay collection co-edited with Declan Burke, won the Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Awards. He divides his time between his native Dublin, and Portland, Maine, where many of his novels are set.