The Killing Kind

The Killing Kind

Book - 2003
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star, 2003, c2001
ISBN: 9781501122644
Characteristics: 436 p. : ill. ; 18 cm


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Apr 08, 2017

If Stephen King wrote detective novels, John Connoly's "The Killing Kind" might be the outcome. Connoly's prose also has the rich textures of James Lee Burke's work. Sometimes I found the colorful descriptions too intense, like thick frosting about to make your teeth hurt. Even so, this is a great terrifying story. If you don't like spiders and other creepy-crawly-things stay away.... far away.

Mar 18, 2017

A chilling story of cults, killers and deadly spiders. As always, Connolly writes well and compellingly and continues to spin out Charlie Parker's journey in this world and the other world.


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