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.
Spookier than mere pastiche, meatier than pure pulp, Nocturnes hits exactly the right note in reinventing the golden age of ghost stories. - Christopher Fowler, Independent on SundayThink Edgar Allan Poe's mysteries for the shorter stories, while Connolly's individuality shines through in longer tales. - Daily MirrorComparisons with Stephen King occur again with the appearance of this remarkable collection of short stories by Connolly. Though Dublin born, he has set his five previous scary mystery novels in Maine, beating King at his own game in such a stylish fashion that readers think he's American. Connolly enlarges his gallery of grotesques with aplomb in this selection of 12 tales that beg to be read aloud on a winter's evening. The novella-length piece 'The Reflecting Eye' particularly stands out. This evocative haunted house tale features private detective Charlie Parker, the troubled main protagonist in Connolly's highly accomplished crime novels. - Phil Hamer, City LifeConnolly writes about darkness and viciousness with an urban intelligence that makes these stories at once terrifying and delightful. - Time OutJohn Connolly is a bestselling novelist of left-field, complex mysteries, with a proven love of the dark side ... if you like to be unsettled then you're in for a treat, as each of the tales twists the classic gh