The Wolf in Winter
The Wolf In Winter is the 12th book of the series and John Connolly while seemingly throwing a suicide and normal missing persons case our way, hints at the end game for Charlie and all that follow him from the shadows.
This time Parker is compelled to throw his considerable force behind investigating the death of a homeless man and the ...more
Charlie Parker should be well known to every fan of horror, ...more
Connolly opens the twelfth installment of his acclaimed Charlie ...more
The story in the book slowly builds up, you get to know the new characters involved and you follow Charlie as he tries to get to the bottom of the case with the dead tramp and his missing daughter. Its ...more
This killer of a crime-mystery with a touch of supernatural really grabbed my attention at the get-go.......unfortunately, I did not realize it was the 12th book in a series and a few significant characters from the past made for a bit of confusion throughout the last half of the book.
So.......while I liked the writing, Detective Parker's character and thought...more
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I received an advance reader edition of this book from Atria Books via Net Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
It is really my fault. I take full responsibility on this one. I saw this book on Net Galley and thought it would be a great read. It probably was.....to fans of the series. That's right - I thought I could jump into a series on book number 12 and not have any problems. Boy was I ever wrong.
There is all kinds of crazy shit going down in this one and all of my favorite characters are back in the mix. Its getting heavy up in here and I have a feeling its about to blow. Best series around. I am looking forward to the next one for sure.
And all because a homeless man went looking for his daughter and ended up getting hung. The fact that he was known to a certain PI called Charlie Parker was about to become a problem for a nice and peacefull little place called Prosperous. At least that is the driving thought of the towns Eldermen & pastor, even if the towns police chief think they are wrong.
Once again Charlie Parker has ...more
A tale of small town secrets that balances the evil men, and other things, do with true humanity....an honest, heartfelt empathy that is so very rare in the genre.
Highest recommendation/Required reading
In The Wolf in Winter, the latest ...more
Central character Charlie Parker is one of the most wonderful creations in fiction. I'd say crime fiction - he is an investigator - ...more
I read this one in three days, could have done it in two. Charlie's on the hunt for a missing girl, a situation which her father, a homeless man, had wanted Charlie to investigate. Problem is the poor guy is found hanging from a beam in a cellar. Charlie goes looking for who killed the man and why, and what happened to the missing daughter. In a word, it's a mess...
Few clues. Witnesses who can offer little except confusion. But all leads eventually go back to the ...more
Empathy would be the word I would use to describe the theme of this installment in the Parker saga. Empathy for the homeless of Maine. Empathy for the wild creatures that used to rule the back woods of the state. Empathy for those who have no control of their own lives.
I received this book through Goodreads first reads giveaway.
This was the 12th book in a series and I had not read the previous books, but I found this book did a good job as a stand alone book for me. There were parts/Characters in the book where it would have been nice to have some background information (the hunt for the Collector, Cambion, more on Parker's deceased wife and daughter, etc.) yet even without the background information the book was good. This book had a mix of mystery, ...more
I like how things cooled down with The Collector because that way laid many unwanted conclusions.
Parker, lately, has seemed a bit more unfocused of his life expectancy and more focused on taking down all the bad guys he comes across as he begins to see that the game he is playing seems to be rigged by the "higher-ups."
This story encompasses most of the elements of the Charlie Parker universe - Angel, Louis, Jackie (deceased), the Fulcis, Epstein and Liat, the Collector and lawyer Eldritch, the Hollow Men, and the leper Cambion.
Throw in an English religious order that worships the Green Man, and you have a satisfying mystery.
1st read - ...more
Really a 2 star rating but since I started with #12 in the series, enjoyed the parts about the mystery, and liked the writing I give this three stars.
When I was a kid, I would get a new book by a favorite author (usually Stephen King) for my birthday or a holiday, and as quick as politely possible I would scramble upstairs to read my new treasure. Now this book would usually be not just awesome, but also be a gift and I wanted to make my gifts last, so I would pace myself or I should clarify, attempt to pace myself. If I was not careful, Id get lost in the tale and before Id know it 100 pages ...more