John Connolly with A Book of Bones in St Andrews

Thursday 25th April 2019

  • Venue The Bookshop, 7 Greyfriars Garden, St Andrews, KY16 9HG
  • Doors open 7.40pm
  • Start time 8pm
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2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of John Connolly’s beloved Charlie Parker series, and so it is exceptionally exciting that John joins us to launch the new volume in the series, A Book of Bones.

In this epic new volume, Connolly pulls all the threads of Charlie Parker’s story together; his hunt has stretched over this number one bestselling and long-running series, but gradually it is becoming clear in which direction he is heading … and it is along a very bloody trail.

Parker, ex-cop turned private investigator, has long sought out the evil-doers of this world – but there is one problem that has consistently escaped his grasp. Now it is coming to a head, bringing with it sacrifice, death and ancient lore. At the heart of this chaos is an unusual object: a book. The Fractured Atlas is a tome of unspeakable evil, with the power to alter the familiar world. It is so dangerous that its pages have been scattered to keep it from doing irreparable damage, but over hundreds of years, hunters have searched for them with disastrous results.

This is a staggering work of imagination, and a fine novel from a writer that continues to deliver at the highest level – an event perfect event for die-hard fans and newcomers alike!


Connolly shot to the bestseller list with his debut, the first spine tingling Charlie Parker novel Every Dead Thing. From the from the first Connolly established himself as fierce new talent on the thriller scene and time and time again he’s been back at the top of the charts shredding the nerves of his readers with compulsive page-turning mysteries. Connolly’s other great claim to fame was his sensational fantasy novel,  The Book of Lost Things – which was, as the Irish Times observed “peculiar and perverse and humane, with an incredibly lyrical finale”.