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Author John Connolly: Living With Small Evils

Novelist John Connolly, the Irish writer behind the Charlie Parker thriller series and several other books, is coming in for a signing session of his latest release, The Wolf in Winter. This won't be his first time in Houston; he's been here before and taken away, can we say, vivid memories of his visit.

"I remember spending some time in Cairo and thinking that the only people who drive worse that the people in Cairo are the people in Houston," he tells us, laughing.

Ouch.

In spite of his low opinion of Houston's drivers, Connolly seems like an awfully nice guy, much too nice to spend all his time writing about hit men, serial killers, perverts and deviants. But he does. With the release of Wolf, the 12th novel in his bestselling series, Connolly continues the story of the investigator and his friends (among them a pair of gay hit men and two serial killers) as they search for their own versions of justice. Each of the characters, from victims to heroes, major characters to minor ones, is a complicated mixture of good, bad and indifference.

Oh wait, Connolly doesn't believe in minor characters.

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Olivia Flores Alvarez