John Connolly is an Irish novelist of crime fiction novels, largely featuring private detective Charlie Parker. Connolly has also written several standalone novels – a few of which had been adapted to film – as well as some supernatural short stories. Connolly’s inspirations include James Lee Burke, Ed McBain and Ross Macdonald.

John Connolly first got published back in 1999 when he began the Charlie Parker series with Every Dead Thing. Since then, about a dozen Charlie Parker novels have been published. Below is a list of all of John Connolly’s novels in order of publication and chronological order:

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Publication Order of The Book of Lost Things Books

The Book of Lost Things (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Land of Lost Things (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Charlie Parker Books

Every Dead Thing (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Hollow (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Killing Kind (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The White Road (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Angel (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Unquiet (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Reapers (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lovers (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Whisperers (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Burning Soul (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wrath of Angels (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wolf in Winter (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Song of Shadows (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Time of Torment (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Game of Ghosts (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Woman in the Woods (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Book of Bones (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dirty South (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nameless Ones (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Furies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Instruments of Darkness (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dirty South comes first chronologically,.

Publication Order of Charlie Parker Non-Fiction Books

Parker: A Miscellany (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Horror Express (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow Voices (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Nocturnes Books

Publication Order of Samuel Johnson vs. the Devil Books

The Gates (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Infernals / Hell's Bells (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Creeps (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Chronicles of the Invaders Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Reflecting Eye (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Museum of Literary Souls (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wanderer in Unknown Realms (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Holmes on the Range: A Tale of the Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sisters Strange (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Filthy Rich (With: James Patterson,Tim Malloy) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haze (By: James W. Hall) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Chronological Order of Bibliomysteries Books

The Book of Virtue (By: Ken Bruen)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scroll (By: Anne Perry)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pronghorns of the Third Reich (By: C.J. Box)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Acceptable Sacrifice (By: Jeffery Deaver)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death Leaves a Bookmark (By: William Link)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seven Years (By: Peter Robinson)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Thing (By: Laura Lippman)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of Ghosts (By: Reed Farrel Coleman)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Book Club (By: Loren D. Estleman)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Long Sonata of the Dead (By: Andrew Taylor)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Testament (By: Peter Blauner)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rides a Stranger (By: David Bell)(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What's in a Name? (By: Thomas H. Cook)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It's in the Book (By: Mickey Spillane)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nature of My Inheritance (By: Bradford Morrow)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Remaindered (By: Peter Lovesey)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Compendium of Srem (By: F. Paul Wilson)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gospel of Sheba (By: Lyndsay Faye)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sequel (By: R.L. Stine)(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book of the Lion (By: Thomas Perry)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Little Men (By: Megan Abbott)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Every Seven Years (By: Denise Mina)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Citadel (By: Stephen Hunter)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Condor in the Stacks (By: James Grady)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mystery, Inc. (By: Joyce Carol Oates)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Travelling Companion (By: Ian Rankin)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Haze (By: James W. Hall)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Dames Don't Sing (By: John Harvey)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Reconciliation Day (By: Christopher Fowler)(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hoodoo Harry (By: Joe R. Lansdale)(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pretty Little Box (By: Charles Todd)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hemingway Valise (By: Robert Olen Butler)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Honest Horse Thief (By: Michael Koryta)(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Book Case (By: Nelson DeMille)(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Queen (By: Carolyn Hart)(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl Who Did Say No (By: David Handler)(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Traitor (By: Martin Edwards)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Door (By: Lisa Unger)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Honeymoon Trap (By: Peter Swanson)(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlie Parker (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hieronymus Bosch (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (By: Charles Todd) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lincoln Lawyer (By: Michael Connelly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ben Kincaid (By: William Bernhardt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Dark Delicacies Books

Dark Delicacies (By: Jeff Gelb,Del Howison) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Delicacies: Fear (With: Gary A. Braunbeck,Heather Graham,Chuck Palahniuk,Simon R. Green,Michael Boatman,Richard Christian Matheson,David Morrell,Kevin J. Anderson,Simon Clark,Clive Barker,Jeff Gelb,Ardath Mayhar,Del James,John R. Little,Maria Alexander,Del Howison,Eric Red,StevenWeber,Joseph V. Hartlaub,Mich Garris,Victor Salva) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Delicacies: Haunted (By: Jeff Gelb,Axelle Carolyn,Howison Del) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Reflecting Eye(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Like a Charm(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dangerous Women(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The British Fantasy Society: A Celebration(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Uncage Me(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From the Republic of Conscience(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down These Green Streets(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Books to Die For(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Carnivàle of Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Inherit the Dead(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Once Upon a Place(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Echoes of Sherlock Holmes(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Exit Wounds(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daggers Drawn(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Note: The Infernals was also published as Hell’s Bells. Inherit the Dead is a collaborative novel written with several other authors. The Chronicles of the Invaders series is co-authored by Jennifer Ridyard. Filthy Rich was written with James Patterson and Tim Malloy.

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  1. DET: 11 years ago

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