Charlie Parker Sent Me
On Tap
Bear Cam

John Connolly is a mystery writer best known for his series starring private detective Charlie Parker. The Fictional Character works out of Scarborough, Maine and often spends time in the streets of Portland Maine. Starting with The Lovers, Charlie Parker became a bartender and loyal patron at the Great Lost Bear. We are delighted to have such a renown detective working and hanging out at our establishment!

Many of the characters working along side Charlie are not fictional, and do indeed exist at the Bear.

Bar Owner David Evans
Waitress and Bartender Sarah Mason
Beer Representative and friend, Mark Hall (a.k.a.Marcus E. Hall the Auto King), featured in Black Angel.

John Connolly with Jack Stepp, featured in The Lovers

Cupcake Cathy from The Wrath of Angels, serves up some delicious treats at the Bear

The villainous Barbara Kelly from The Wrath of Angels

John has given several book readings and signings at the Bear and we are pleased to have him as a regular customer and a friend. Check out our Bumper Sticker Page for information on how to get one for yourself, and head over to for more Charlie Parker adventures.
John Being interviewed by Rob Caldwell from WCSH-TV