Nocturnes Volume 2
Hodder & Stoughton
Fans of THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS and NOCTURNES will be delighted with this superbly crafted collection of short stories of the supernatural from John Connolly. A decade after NOCTURNES first terrified and delighted readers, John Connolly, bestselling author of thirteen acclaimed thrillers featuring private investigator Charlie Parker, gives us a second volume of tales of the supernatural. From stories of the monstrous for dark winter nights to fables of fantastic libraries and haunted books, from a tender narrative of love after death to a frank, personal and revealing account of the author’s affection for myths of ghosts and demons, this is a collection that will surprise, delight – and terrify. NIGHT MUSIC also contains two novellas: the multi-award-winning THE CAXTON PRIVATE LENDING LIBRARY & BOOK DEPOSITORY, and THE FRACTURED ATLAS, featuring The Wanderer in Unknown Realms, previously published as an ebook, developed here into a five-part novella. NIGHT MUSIC: NOCTURNES 2 is a masterly collection to be read with the lights on – menace has never been so seductive.
Captivating reading! I was surprised to discover that one of my favourite writers, John Connolly (of the excellent Charlie Parker series) also turns his hand to short stories – and admirable they are. I was particularly impressed with “The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository”; a little eerie, some great “what ifs” and some reflections/observations on reading and writing thrown in for good measure. Thoroughly enjoyable. I think there is something here for everyone.
And speaking of the Charlie Parker series – look what arrived in the mail today. I can’t wait to start this one though I seemed to have skipped A Song of Shadow – Charlie Parker #13 – I think I had better try and catch up on that before I start A Time of Torment #14.