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Monday 21 April 2014

Crime writer Connolly's firm makes a killing

John Connolly: writer doesn't take success for granted

CRIME pays – at least for one celebrated Irish crime writer.

Accumulated profits at John Connolly's firm almost doubled last year to €581,678.

The multi-award-winning writer is best known for his Charlie Parker series and new figures show that accumulated profits at his Bad Dog Books Ltd last year increased by 90pc from €305,861 to €581,678.

A former journalist, the Rialto, Dublin native's first novel, 'Every Dead Thing' was published in 1999.

Later this month, Connolly and co-author and fellow company director, Jennifer Ridyard, will publish their first book in the 'Chronicles of the Invaders' series for teen readers.

In a press interview, Connolly confirmed that he was taking nothing for granted in the success he has enjoyed.

He said: "You are only two books away from disaster commercially.

"One failed experiment is acceptable. Two, and you have visions of your publisher examining the small print on your contract."

Irish Independent

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