This was the first John Connolly book I have checked out. It was on the Express Shelf and, wow, what a story and what interesting characters! I'm signing up as a fan and will read all the Charlie Parker books. I checked out Bad Men while I was still reading A Time of Torment - Charlie Parker appears as a minor walk-on in a couple of passages. Connolly introduces Macy in Bad Men and references her in a Time of Torment which makes for a satisfying interweave between books not even in the same series.