Author John Connolly is back with book number 17 in his Charlie Parker series. It’s my first time reading one and I really enjoyed it. Charlie Parker is a great character who has an I don’t give a damn attitude. This is a continuing story from past books and is tightly written. It starts off strong and never lets up. It takes the reader on a ride right up to the final words.
Parker is called to Arizona where a woman has been found murdered in a storage refrigerator in a junk yard. Charlie has no idea why he is hear for a murder. That’s until he realizes it involves Quayle, an English lawyer who may be immortal and his accomplice Pallida Mors. He has been after then for a while now and they keep getting away. Quayle is looking for a book called The Fractured Atlas and has most of it but Parker has a few pages, keeping him from having the whole thing.
Clues send him to Amsterdam to search for them and then on to London where a bunch of bizarre murders have been taking place. it puts Parker on the case and soon it’s a game of cat and mouse and who will blink first, all leading to climatic showdown and ending.
You can pick up A Book Of Bones in stores on Tuesday, October 15th from Atria Books.