The Killing Kind (Mass Market Paperbound)

A Thriller

By John Connolly

Pocket Star Books, 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: A Thriller

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.