Enjoy an evening of mystery with bestselling author John Connolly at Stanley Library.

John will be discussing the brand-new Charlie Parker thriller, The Instruments of Darkness, as well as answering your questions and signing books.

The Instruments of Darkness is the 21st instalment in the Charlie Parker series and sees Parker called to help a woman accused of kidnapping and killing her own child. The mystery draws him deep into the forests of Maine, where a house holds an old evil.

John Connolly is a bestselling author of mystery and supernatural fiction. With over 30 published works, including the popular Charlie Parker series, his books have captivated readers around the world. He has won the Edgar, Anthony, Shamus, and Macavity awards in the US, a CWA Dagger in the UK, and an Irish Book Award, as well as numerous international accolades, and has published more UK Sunday Times Top 10 Hardback Bestsellers than any other Irish writer.

Don’t miss this exciting event! 

Tea/coffee, cake and nibbles will be served.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : Closed

Thursday : 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday : 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Relaxed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Lake Lock Road, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4HU