Thursday 8 October 2009
No Alibis Event - John Connolly
(From the No Alibis website)
No Alibis Bookstore is pleased to be hosting the launch party for John Connolly's latest novel, THE GATES on Friday 9th October at 6:30PM.
THE GATES OF HELL ARE ABOUT TO OPEN. MIND THE GAP.
Young Samuel Johnson and his dachshund Boswell are trying to show initiative by trick-or-treating a full three days before Hallowe'en. Which is how they come to witness strange goings-on at 666 Crowley Avenue.
The Abernathys don't mean any harm by their flirtation with Satanism. But it just happens to coincide with a malfunction in the Large Hadron Collider that creates a hole in the universe, a hole through which can be glimpsed a pair of enormous gates.
The gates to Hell. And there are some pretty terrifying beings just itching to get out...
John Connolly was born in Dublin 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. He studied English in Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University, subsequently spending five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper, to which he continues to contribute.
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. THE LOVERS is his tenth novel, and the eighth featuring Parker.
John Connolly is based in Dublin but divides his time between his native city and the United States, where each of his novels has been set.
You can find out more on John's website.
We expect this to be a popular event, so reserve your spot now by emailing David, or by calling the shop on 9031 9607.