SN01: 2003: BAD MEN

In 1693, the settlers on the small Maine island of Sanctuary were betrayed to their enemies and slaughtered. Since then, the island has known three hundred years of peace.

Until now.

Four men are descending on Sanctuary, their purpose to hunt down and kill the wife of their leader and retrieve the money that she stole from him. All that stands in their way are a young rookie officer, Sharon Macy, and the island's strange, troubled policeman, the giant known as Melancholy Joe Dupree.

But Joe Dupree is no ordinary policeman. He is the guardian of the island's secrets, the repository of its memories. He knows that Sanctuary has been steeped in blood once; it will tolerate the shedding of innocent blood no longer. Now a band of killers is set to desecrate Sanctuary and unleash the fury of its ghosts upon themselves and all who stand by them.

On Sanctuary, all hell is about to break loose...

For my brother, Brian

©2003 John Connolly

Hodder and Stoughton (UK, Ireland, Australia, etc.)
HB - 416 pages - 09/06/2003 - ISBN: 0340826177

Atria Books (US & Canada)
HB - 392 pages - 15/03/2004 - ISBN: 0743487842

Hodder flipback (UK)
Flipback - 648 pages - 15/09/2011 - ISBN: 9781444730425

  1. UK Uncorrected Bound Proof (signed) with publisher's 3-page brochure for booksellers
  2. UK First Edition HB (signed)
  3. Assorted Bad Men keyrings from book-signing 25/06/2004 - 3x 'BAD MAN' + 2x 'BAD WOMAN'
  4. Flyer from 'Crime On The Mind' John Connolly Bad Men event on 25/06/2004 at Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester, UK (unsigned)
  5. UK First Edition Trade flipback (signed)