The Dirty South by John Connolly

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The Dirty South
Cover of The Dirty South by John Connolly
Author(s) John Connolly
Published August 20, 2020
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Genre(s) Horror
Age group Adult

The Dirty South by John Connolly is an adult horror/mystery/thriller novel, originally published on August 20, 2020. It is the eighteenth book, and nineteenth installment, in the Charlie Parker series.

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  • Alcohol
  • Animal death
  • Cancer
  • Cheating
  • Child abuse
  • Child death
  • Depression
  • Drugs
    A major subplot is focused on meth production
  • Gore
  • Gun violence
  • Homophobia
    The F slur is used at one point. Mentions of homophobia.
  • Misogyny
  • Murder
  • Occult
  • Pedophilia (mentioned)
  • Racism
    Specifically antiblackness. The main case of the book deals with murder of young black girls.
  • Rape (mentioned)
  • Sexual abuse (mentioned)
  • Suicide
    Attempted (but unsuccessful) suicide by gun.
  • Torture


An asterisk (*) indicates that the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Gay Black side character
  • Gay side character
  • Gay minor character