Peter K. Connolly


Peter K. Connolly attended the University of Notre Dame, Stonehill College, and Marquette University, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism. He retired from General Dynamics in 1992 as Corporate Director of Public Affairs. Connolly has been a columnist, writer for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball club, and magazine contributor. Grottogate is his third novel. He authored The Last Slider in 2004 and When Shadows Fell at Notre Dame in 2007 and is currently working on another novel set on a coastal island during WWII.

A native of suburban New York City and ex-Marine, he now lives in rural Missouri west of St. Louis and devotes much of his time to birding, growing watermelons, feeding catfish and bass, watching Fox News, and buying birthday cards for his six children and 24 grandchidren.

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When Shadows Fell at Notre Dame
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,380. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Mark Haverty arrives from New York at no-nonsense Notre Dame, determined to succeed. But a grisly campus murder concealed since the founding of the university, a 37-year-old librarian with money and mischief on her mind, and the siren allure of a St. Mary’s College beauty quickly derail his good intentions. Mark confronts the Legends of Notre Dame and careens toward a night of unspeakable horror.
The Last Slider
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 144,640. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An 8,000-ton nuclear sub is prepared for Launching at New England Shipbuilding. Comely Casey Kiernan, PR Chief, has her hands full with office politics, would-be boy friends and news media searching for waste and fraud at the company. Meanwhile, a respected Hartford photographer kills at will and plots to revenge imaginary offenses. A bitter national election and hit-and-run add to the picture.

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