Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Dublin. Connolly was originally a jounalist in Dublin. He fully researches his books and even worked as a waiter in a restaurant in Scarborough, Maine.
|Charlie is also investigating the disappearance of a young woman in the fourth novel. What is her name?||John Connolly Novels
Cassie Blythe. Charlie takes over the case from My Sundquist who has taken money from the Blythes with little result. Cassie is a victim of Cyrus Nairn, and visits Charlie from beyond the grave.
|At the beginning of the fourth novel Aaron Faulkner is in prison. What prison is he being detained at?||John Connolly Novels
Thomaston State Prison. Aaron Faulkner is awaiting trial for conspiracy to murder. He has also been charged with the murder of the Aroostook Baptists.
The White Road. This book is tying up ends left over from 'The Killing Kind'. Parker is investigating the death of Marianne Larousse, and is trying to stop Aaron Faulkner being freed from jail.
|When Parker is investigating Grace Peltier's death he recieves a warning in his mailbox. What form does it take?||John Connolly Novels
It is full of spiders. Rcluse spiders are a particular favourite of Elias Pudd. An expert in 'The White Road' says of these spiders 'Affection is pretty much the last thing the average person is going to feel for a recluse.'.
Yes . Charlie often saw the ghosts of his wife and child. When he is searching for someone he is somehow contacted from beyond the grave. Charlie discovered his 'sixth sense' after the death of his wife and child. This adds a super-natural slant to the books that adds to their mystery.
Elias Pudd. Curtis is Grace's father. Jack Mercier is a US senator who pays Charlie to investigate Grace's death. Billy Purdue is a small time crook that appears in 'Dark Hollow'. Elias Pudd, aka Leonard Faulkner, is truly evil. With his collection of venomous spiders and his religious fervour he makes this book truly thrilling. The Yorkshire Post said of Pudd 'a villain who sets a new benchmark in nightmare-inducing fear'.
|In the 3rd novel, Charlie is investigating the death of a young woman, Grace Peltier, who in turn was investigating the deaths of members of a religious cult. What was the name of the cult?||John Connolly Novels
The Aroostook Baptists. Charlie finds evidence that links the death of the cult and Grace. He puts his own life and the lives of Rachel and Angel in great danger. I believe this is the best of the first 4 Charlie Parker novels. It is full of menace and chilling villains.
The Killing Kind. 'The Killing Kind' centres around a religious community and the deaths of several members nearly 40 years before Charlie becomes involved. Charlie is investigating the death of Grace Peltier.
They were all policemen. Being a policeman is a family tradition for Charlie.
|What is the name of the legendary 'boogeyman' from the past who is mentioned often in the second book?||John Connolly Novels
Caleb Kyle. The children's rhyme says 'Caleb Kyle, Caleb Kyle when you see him run a mile'. Jellyfingers is actually the name of a 'boogeyman' from my own childhood!
Lorna Jennings. Charlie and Lorna had a brief and intense fling in their youth. Lorna is married to the local sheriff and this has repercussions for Charlie.
Dark Hollow. Much of the action in 'Dark Hollow' takes place in Maine, as Charlie returns to his home town after his grandfather's death. His old friends Louis and Angel join him, as does Rachel Wolfe - his girlfriend. In my opinion this second novel's plot is not as good as 'Every Dead Thing', but where it's strength lies is in the way that Connolly builds up his characters and their intricate relationships.
|Whilst hunting down his wife and child's murderer Charlie meets his future girlfriend. What is her name?||John Connolly Novels
Rachel. Rachel and Charlie have an on off relationship, until 'The White Road', the fourth Charlie Parker book. In that book they have moved into a house in Maine and are expecting their first child. Rachel's life is often put at risk because of this relationship.
Hit Man. Louis is big, black and extremely mean. He has a passion for designer clothes and is always immaculately attired. He is an awesome presence, and together he and Angel are an invaluable help to Charlie. Louis is still available 'for hire'.
|In every book charlie is assisted by his 2 friends Angel and Louis. What was Angel's 'profession'?||John Connolly Novels
Burglar. Angel is small, dark and very scruffy. He has a passion for Hawaiian shirts and sneakers. He is Louis' boyfriend.
The Travelling Man. The Travelling Man is well educated and ruthless. Some would even call him an artist as he uses human bodies as 'artwork'.
Susan and Jennifer. Charlie was in a bar on the night that Susan and Jennifer were murdered. As a consequence of their deaths he stops drinking, apart from an occaisional glass of wine.
Every Dead Thing. Charlie's wife and daughter are brutally murdered in this first novel, by a sadistic killer with an eye for details and references to literature. The deaths are something that Charlie will always carry guilt for.
Ireland. John Connolly was born in Ireland and works as a freelance journalist as well as a writer. He still contributes to the "The Irish Times" and divides his time between Ireland and America.
He spits in his mouth.. When Charlie leaves the prison he can immediately experience the effects of what Faulker did, as he can see shapes that first appear to be ravens, but then take on the shape of black angels.
|In "The Black Angel" the final showdown takes place in the town of Sedlec. In which country is Sedlec situated?||The Books of John Connolly
Czech Republic. Sedlec is a real place and the ossuary that is described in "The Black Angel" does exist.
Dutch Island. Dutch Island, or Sanctuary, as it was once known, has a gory and spooky history. This becomes evident in the conclusion of "Bad Men", when the island itself seem to come alive to deal with the men who come hunting for Marian.
|In "The White Road" Charlie is called in to help an old friend who is defending a black man accused of rape and murder of a white girl. What is the first name of the accused man?||The Books of John Connolly
Atys. The events that lead up to the murder have their roots all the way back in the days of slavery. The two main families in the book have a common history that dates back to the 1800s.
|In "The Black Angel", who shows up at the christening of Charlie and Rachel's daughter to ask for help in finding her daughter?||The Books of John Connolly
Louis' aunt.. Louis' aunt brought him up from a very early age. His own mother went missing after leaving home with a her boyfriend, Deemer. Deemer was later killed by Louis, as he believed he had killed his mother. Louis was only 14 when he killed Deemer, but did it in a very sophisticated way by planting an exploding device in a whistle he knew Deemer used regularly.
FBI agent. The Traveling Man was a friend of Charlie's, or at least that's what Charlie thought. He even joined in the hunt for himself in New Orleans and almost managed to kill Charlie and his girlfriend Rachel before he himself was killed.
The Gollem. The Gollem means "Man of Clay". According to the legend The Gollem wasn't born like a normal man but emerged from the earth.
|In "The White Road" the Reverend Faulkner plays a major role. In what other novel in the Charlie Parker series does he appear?||The Books of John Connolly
Every Dead Thing. Reverend Faulkner is one of Charlie Parker's most chilling adversaries. He seems to have almost physic powers that he uses to influence those around him. In "The White Road" this is especially true when it comes to Cyrus Nairn, a man Faulkner reaches out to through telepathy and convinces to try and kill Charlie's girlfriend Rachel.
|John Connolly's protagonist, Charlie Parker, was a policeman before becoming a PI. Which city's police force did he serve with?||The Books of John Connolly
New York. Charlie joined the police force because his father and his grandfather had both been policemen but found it increasingly difficult to remain on the right side of the law.