The Killing Kind by John Connolly

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The Killing Kind
Cover of The Killing Kind by John Connolly
Author(s) John Connolly
Published 2001
Publisher Pocket Star
Genre(s) Horror
Age group Adult

The Killing Kind by John Connolly is an adult horror mystery thriller novel, originally published in 2001. It is the third book in the Charlie Parker series.

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  • Abortion
    Never happens in the story, but is discussed a lot.
  • Alcoholism
    Mentions of past struggles with alcohol.
  • Animal death
    Description of a kitten being killed by spiders.
  • Antisemitism
  • Assault
  • Bones
  • Cheating
  • Child abuse
  • Child death
  • Cults
  • Decapitation
  • Depression
  • Emesis
  • Genocide
  • Gore
    Graphic gore and mutilated bodies.
  • Gun violence
  • Homophobia
  • Incest
    Nothing is explicitly stated, but two siblings act uncomfortably intimate towards each other.
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Occult
  • Physical abuse
  • Poisoning
  • Police brutality
  • Queerphobia
  • Racism
  • Religious extremism
  • Spiders
    Torture and killings using venomous spiders.
  • Stalking
  • Terrorism
  • Torture
    Several mentions of graphic torture.


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

  • Gay black side character
  • Gay side character