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Brad Parks

USA flag (b.1974)

Brad Parks' debut, Faces of the Gone, won the Nero Award for Best American Mystery and the Shamus Award for Best First Mystery. In doing so, Parks became the first author in the combined 60-year history of the Nero and the Shamus to win both awards for the same book.

Parks is a Dartmouth College graduate who spent a dozen years as a reporter for The Washington Post and The Newark Star-Ledger and is now a full-time novelist. He lives with his wife and two small children in Virginia.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Carter Ross Mystery
   0.5. The Nightgown (2012)
   1. Faces of the Gone (2009)
   2. Eyes of the Innocent (2011)
   3. The Girl Next Door (2012)
   4. The Good Cop (2013)
   5. The Player (2014)
   6. The Fraud (2015)
Last Act
   0.5. The Whistleblower (2019)
   1. The Last Act (2019)
   Say Nothing (2017)
   Closer Than You Know (2018)
   Interference (2020)
   Unthinkable (2021)
   The Boundaries We Cross (2024)
Shamus Awards Best First Novel winner (2010) : Faces of the Gone
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (2014) : The Good Cop

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(Adler and Dwyer, book 1)
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"Take a deep breath now, because once you start, you won’t get another chance. Don’t Ever Forget is a twisty, pulse-pounding read from a writer who has quickly established himself as a can’t-miss master of thrills."
The House Guest (2020)
Mark Edwards
"The House Guest is Mark Edwards at his spinetingling best. Another instant blockbuster from a can’t-miss king of psychological suspense."
The Dark Continent (2020)
(Prometheus Man, book 3)
Scott Reardon
"A lot of people are running around claiming to be the next Michael Crichton. Scott Reardon actually has the writing chops to pull it of."
Watch the Girls (2018)
Jennifer Wolfe
"Twisty, tense, and addictive, WATCH THE GIRLS is like a great horror flick, a classic mystery, and an edgy piece of social commentary-all wrapped up into one dark, delicious package. Jennifer Wolfe is a huge new talent. Welcome to the book everyone will be reading this summer."
Fiction Can Be Murder (2018)
(Mystery Writer's Mystery, book 1)
Becky Clark
"Fresh, fast, and furiously fun, Fiction Can Be Murderpacks one surprise after the next. Becky Clark writes with wry wit, a keen eye, and no shortage of authority on this particular subject. Charlee Russo is like a lot of authors I know—except most of them only dream of killing their agents."

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