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The Killing Kind

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The Killing Kind

A Thriller

By John Connolly

Pocket Star Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780743456371, 448pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2003

John Connolly's Every Dead Thing and Dark Hollow were international bestsellers. Now the "compulsively readable" (Publishers Weekly) Connolly returns to heart-pounding form with a crime novel that combines sinister menace with superb style.
When the discovery of a mass grave in northern Maine reveals the grim truth behind the disappearance of a religious community, private detective Charlie Parker is drawn into a violent conflict with a group of zealots intent on tracking down a relic that could link them to the slaughter. Haunted by the ghost of a small boy and tormented by the demonic killer known as Mr. Pudd, Parker is forced to fight for his lover, his friends...and his very soul.

Praise For The Killing Kind

The Express (London)

A master storyteller.

Kirkus Reviews

Connolly's honest but brutal characterizations leave the reader with wounds that need stitching.

Toronto Sun

[Connolly is] one of the best in the genre.