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From the bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mysteries—"the finest crime series currently in existence" (The Independent)—comes a new anthology of chilling short fiction.

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 account 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: Nocturnes 2 also contains two novellas: the multi-award-winning The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository and The Fractured Atlas.

Night Music: Nocturnes 2 is a masterly collection to be read with the lights on—menace has never been so seductive.

About The Author

Photograph by Mark Condren

John Connolly is the author of the #1 internationally bestselling Charlie Parker thrillers series, The Book of Lost Things and its sequel The Land of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson Trilogy for younger readers, and (with Jennifer Ridyard) the Chronicles of the Invaders series. He lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at, or follow him on Twitter @JConnollyBooks.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (October 6, 2015)
  • Length: 464 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501118388

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Raves and Reviews

"Connolly's range is impressive, from a two-page ghost story, "A Dream of Winter," to an old-fashioned bogeyman tale, "Razorshins," set in Maine during Prohibition."

– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“It’s difficult to do anything new with the classic ghost story, but Connolly displays a sure hand . . . . Night Music is a good opportunity to watch him take full rein of his supernatural enthusiasms, especially as the days shorten, temperatures dip and a creepy tale read in the dark is most welcome.”

– The Portland Press Herald

“A must-read.”

– Booklist

“Both insightful and entertaining.”

– Tzer Island

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