El frío de la muerte
El detective privado Jaycob Eklund ha desaparecido, y Charlie Parker recibe el encargo de localizar su paradero. Quien le pide eso a Parker es Edgar Ross, agente especial del FBI, que tiene sus motivos —inconfesados— para encontrar a Eklund. Pero Eklund no es un investigador común y corriente. Está obsesionado con seguir el rastro de desapariciones y homicidios poco comune...more
I received mine by post on April 11. I started reading it on April 13, my wife having read it first, and I finished it 36 hours later.
It seems such a disrespect, to read a book of almost 500 pages in a day and a half when I have been waiting a year for it.(less)
On a side bar for anyone who might be interested and does not want to wait for the US publication of the book, the series usually is first printed in Ireland or England, If you have an Irish connecti ...more
A Game of Ghosts, the 15th book in the Charlie Parker series, is filled with supernatural elements, oddball characters, and of course as the title implies, ghosts.
Tasked by SAC Ross to track down a PI gone missing, Parker; along with Angel and Louis, uncover a sick and twisted inhuman cult-like family known as “The Brethren.” This group is responsible for death and destruction spanning hundreds of years. Currently, the clan is led by brother and sister, Kirk and ...more
John Connolly writes well which makes it a very enjoyable reading experience. This episode digs deeper in ...more
A Man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
- Lord Dunsany
Charlie Parker has been asked by Edgar Ross, an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to locate a private detective, Jaycob Eklund, who has vanished. Eklund has been investigating a series of homicides and disappearances which have been linked to hauntings. Those who are not familiar with John Connolly's paranormal mysteries may be scratching their heads and saying "huh?". Connolly ...more
Strangeness abides within these pages. A series of hauntings, those who wander the paths of the dead, and others who stagger under the gravity of grief. The Brethren, watching and waiting. The Hollow Men, with their crispy whispers and voracious appetites. And Mother.
Crochety comment time. Someone had a picnic in this book, and it was not any of the characters inside. I borrowed this from the public library, and the pages ...more
It really is a difficult one because you end up going around in circles and coming back on yourself then thinking well surely if I haven’t sold it by now its just never going to hap ...more
So, how was A Game of Ghosts? Well, let me put it this way. This is a series that keep on being great, ...more
This time around Charlie Parker is hired to look into the disappearance of Jaycob Eklund. Jaycob is a P.I. that has mysteriously vanished while investigating the history of a group named The Brethren. Louis and Angel get involved and the Collector and his aging father do as well. What FUN!
FBI Agent Edgar Ross is the man who hires Charlie and I still don't trust him or his motives. He won't even tell Charlie why he's searching for Eklund. I'm not sure where Mr. ...more
Get ready for a spine-tingling ghost story as Charlie Parker once again delves into the supernatural in this fifteenth book in the series.
Who is Charlie Parker? A detective who 'died not once but three times following [a] shooting at his home and was brought back by the physicians. But the man who came back was not the same as the one who had fallen under a volley of shotgun blasts and pistol shots. He had seen what lay beyond, and he remembered.'
Charlie is under contrac ...more
Since I have not read all the previous books, I felt a little left out in the cold. And with only one chapter to read, there is a lot left to desire.
Charlie Parker meets his employer, Edgar Ross, an FBI Agent, in a restaurant in the middle of winter. Almost the entire first chapter is descriptive of the weather, and lamenting his numerous aches and pains and old wounds.
The two men hav ...more
There is just something about Connolly’s Parker thrillers that makes me go full throttle ...more
Still recovering, and likely permanently diminished, from the attempt on his life a few books back, Parker is back in action and tasked with locating a missing private eye, Jaykob Ecklund ...more
One of my favorite mystery series with a supernatural element that started out low key in earlier installments and has come more and more to the forefront. Clearly, we are building toward a big confrontation with a barely described demonic entity and stage is being set for the showdown.
In A Game of Ghosts Charlie Parker, Louis, and Angel have been hired to locate ...more
Private detective Charlie Parker ruminates about his past as he walks the snowy streets of Portland, Maine. His body has been through the wringer. He's scheduled to meet with FBI agent Edgar Ross at a bar, but he doesn't know why he's been summoned. He doesn't seem to fully trust the man, because he has backup guys listening in.
This is my first experience with John Connolly and the Charlie Parker series. The first chapte ...more
Enjoy the ride! Eagerly awaiting the next installment.
Charlie Parker is on some sort of pay-list for somebody in the FBI who really wants the list that Parker has but satisfies himself with having Parker doing a search for a ...more
This is the 15th Charlie Parker thriller and the books get better each time. I’ve been a rabid fan of Parker’s strange cases since the first book, Every Dead Thing which means I have been reading the author for more than 15 years. That gave me quite a chill. Anyway, I thought A Game of Ghosts was amazing. This book deals with a lot of repercussions of the novel, A Time of Torment especially in relation to Parker’s relationship with his daughter Sam and his already tenebrous relationship ...more
Connolly's work showcases a physical and social rot that accompanies the spiritual rot of the antagonists in his books. He has set up a metaplot that hangs the books together - the Backers - but that's been more or less on a back burner for a while.
This book is well written (although makes excessive use of commas ...more