As a founder member of Mystery Women in 1997, promoting Crime Fiction has always been my passion.
Following the closure of Mystery Women, a new group was formed on 30th January 2012 promoting crime fiction.
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(US) by Emily Bestler Books/Atria, June 2018. ISBN: 978-1-5011-7189-5 (HB)
Published (UK) by Hodder & Stoughton, 5 April 2018. ISBN:978-1473641921 (HB)
The Charlie Parker series blends a traditional-thriller-mystery
with elements of otherworldliness. This, the 16th novel in the
series, as usual, does both. When a tree falls in the Maine woods
exposing the remains of a woman, and her afterbirth, the Jewish lawyer Moxie
Castin notes that a Star of David was carved on a nearby tree, leading him to
retain private detective Charlie Parker to shadow the police investigation and
discover what happened to the infant, since no baby was found buried near or
with the mother.
for the traditional mystery. At the heart of the novel are the occult
features, especially the baddie Quales, who does not hesitate to murder anyone
with whom he comes into contact in his quest for a rare book of fairy tales
supposedly with inserts needed to complete an atlas which would change the
world by replacing the existing God with non-gods.
probably is no other author like John Connolly. His novels offer
complicated plots, well-drawn characters and make-believe to keep readers
turning pages. His works, in addition to the Charlie Parker series, includes
standalone novels, non-fiction and science fiction, as well as literature for
children. Obviously, The Woman inthe Woodsis
------ Reviewed by Theodore Feit
was born in Dublin in 1968. His debut -Every
Dead Thing - swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller
writers, and all his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He
is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award. (For Every Dead Thing). In 2007 he was
awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature.
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them.