John Connolly was born in Dublin in 1968. His debut - EVERY DEAD THING - swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award.
'He's compared with Stephen King because his tales have a touch of the supernatural - but crime writer John Connolly is a star in his own right. The Irishman has more than proved himself and the new Charlie Parker novel The Burning Soul is another cracking read.' -- Sun 'Connolly ties the plot strands together with consummate skill ... a gripping whodunnit ... genuinely chilling ... Connolly delivers what his readers have come to expect: a few belly laughs, some shivers down the spine and a compelling mystery ... few writers can compete with him.' -- The Sunday Times 20110925 'Vintage JC.' -- Express 20110930 'In THE BURNING SOUL, John Connolly has delivered a cracking good tale that seamlessly blends suspense, mystery and just the lightest touch of his signature supernatural ambience. As always, Connolly writes beautifully. He brings the backwoods of Maine alive, and the main and secondary characters are all acutely observed' -- Irish Independent 20110903 'A highly accomplished writer' -- Irish Times 20110903 'An intelligent, plausible thriller, both harrowing and memorable.' -- Kirkus Reviews 20110815