The Black Angel is not a legend. It is real. It lives. It dreams.
When a young woman disappears from the streets of New York City, ties of friendship and blood inevitably draw ingenious, tortured detective Charlie Parker into the search. Soon he discovers links to a church of bones in Eastern Europe, a 1944 slaughter at a French monastery, and to the myth of an object known as the Black Angel — considered by evil men to be beyond priceless. But the Black Angel is not a legend. It is real. It lives. It dreams. And the mystery of its existence may contain the secret of Parker’s own origins.
John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968 and has, at various points in his life, worked as a journalist, a barman, a local government official, a waiter and a dogsbody at Harrods department store in London.
His first novel, Every Dead Thing was published in 1999, and introduced the character of Charlie Parker, a former policeman hunting the killer of his wife and daughter.
Since then he as been a literary fixture, publishing over 15 novels across a range of genres and age groups.