Books in Order
Name: John Connolly
Born: 31 May, 1968
Place of birth: Dublin, Ireland
Resides: Dublin, Ireland
First book: Every Dead Thing
Previous employment: reporter
Fun fact #1: before becoming a full-time writer, John worked for the Irish Times newspaper and still contributes today.
Fun fact #2: one of the top department stores in the world – Harrods in London – once employed John as a gofer.
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- Anthony Award
- Shamus Award
- Edgar Award
John Connolly Book List & Suggested Book Order
John Connolly Interview
Why wouldn’t John like to see his Charlie Parker series adapted for the big screen? Watch the video and find out, plus discover why John doesn’t like to collaborate with other writers.
John Connolly Biography
John Connolly was born on the 31st of May in 1968, which was a Friday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that makes him a Gemini, which is one of the Air signs.
John was born in Dublin, a city with around 1.1 million residents and which is the capital of Ireland (or to give it its formal title, the Republic of Ireland). Other than that, not a lot is known of John’s early years. His family was just an ordinary middle-class family. He was raised in Rialto, which is a suburb in the south of Dublin and at that time, was quite a rough area. He loved both reading and writing from a very early age, getting encouragement from his mother, in particular, and a number of teachers. After reading the James Herriot books, he decided he wanted to be a vet. He was around 13 years old.
We catch up with John three or four years after he has left school and decided to further his education – there was a gap because he had a few years working in between studying. John studied English at Trinity College, which is in…
To continue reading, get the full 1000-word biography in John Connolly Books In Order.
If you love John Connolly’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- Charlie Parker series in order
- Chronicles Of The Invaders books in order
- Samuel Johnson vs. The Devil books in order
- a complete list of short stories, standalone novels & nonfiction
Why Read John Connolly Charlie Parker Series in Order?
At the time of writing, author John Connolly is the only Irish person on this website, which seems strange when the Irish are renown for having a way with words. Former police officer Charlie Parker is the hero of John's most popular series, though you'll have to read the books to discover if he has anything in common with jazz virtuoso whose saxophone playing is loved by millions. As for one of John's other series - Samuel Johnson - again, you'll have to read those books to find out if his hero bares any resemblance to the eighteenth century English author of that same name.
This John Connolly book list not only gives all the John Connolly books in chronological order, but lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as John intended.
So, if you've ever wanted the John Connolly book order, here it is.