The Unquiet

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Februar 2010



Charlie Parker returns in the chilling thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THE LOVERS


John Connolly is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. His debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. Before becoming a novelist, he spent five years working as a journalist for The Irish Times, to which he continues to contribute. In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work. You can learn more from John's website,, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at


'Parker is a classic character who walks straight and tall like someone from the old west, and the reader knows all will be well once he arrives in town. THE UNQUIET just won't let you put it down as the plot careers across the pages like a runaway train. Excellent!' -- Mark Timlin, Independent on Sunday 'This man's so good, it's terrifying ... a quieter, subtler, more reflective way of scaring us into shivering wrecks ... His gift for instilling terror is undimmed ... Connolly operates in the terrain between unease and horror and does so without resorting to hysteria' -- Marcel Berlins, The Times Connolly's books are shot through with bitter poetry, and couched in prose as elegant as most literary fiction ... However, all of this is not the overriding reason why Connolly has risen above most of his peers. It's because Connolly's work has raised the stakes, beyond the quotidian concerns of most crime novels, into a grandiose conflict between the forces of good and evil, with religion and the paranormal stirred into the heady brew.' -- Independent 'As usual, there is an element of the supernatural, taking the reader into a place where the real, contemporary world is touched by something from our worst nightmares, and he does it in lyrical, almost poetic language which grips and chills.' -- Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph 'THE UNQUIET reveals both pace, full description and a compelling central character. It's a rich achievement - and strange that a master of the macabre like Connolly should seem such a nice guy.' -- Daily Express 'Connolly handles the unspeakable with consummate ease' -- Daily Mirror Parker seeks truth and discovers pain. His sleuthing is fast-packed, which makes THE UNQUIET a thrilling read' -- FT Magazine 'Originality in story and style is what makes Connolly stand out from the thriller pack. THE UNQUIET is plotted and paced not to break your neck, like those of his rivals in the business, but to efficiently crush every bone in your body.' -- Daily Sport 'In two fascinating confrontational scenes between Parker and He/It-who-will-not-be-named here, (Connolly) writes superbly mesmerising dialogue. You'll be running shards of it through your mind after the book is finished ... THE UNQUIET ends with the tantalising suggestion that the detective, after years of relentless, self-righteous violence, has literally lost his soul - and that the ultimate enemy has yet to come. I can't wait.' -- Irish Times 'Connolly is a master of suggestion, creating mood and suspense with ease, and unflinchingly presents a hard-eyed look at the horrors that can lurk in quiet, rustic settings. -- Publishers Weekly 'Very well researched and very sympathetically written; when the plot gets very dark, I find the author has the knack of lightening the mood. A fast moving thriller with shades of the supernatural.' -- New Books Magazine
EAN: 9781444704747
ISBN: 1444704745
Untertitel: 'A Charlie Parker Thriller'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2010
Seitenanzahl: 480 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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