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T Jefferson Parker

USA flag (1953 - )

T Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles and has lived all his life in Southern California. He was educated in public schools in Orange County, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976.
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
My California (2004) (with Mark Arax, Michael Chabon, Firoozeh Dumas, Edward Humes, Aimee Liu, Mary Mackey, Devorah Major, Thomas Steinbeck, Héctor Tobar, Donna Wares and Matt Warshaw)
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2001) : Red Light
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (2002) : Silent Joe
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Silent Joe
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : California Girl
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (2005) : California Girl
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2005) : California Girl

T Jefferson Parker recommends
Only in the Ashes (1997)
(Anne Menlo, book 2)
Maxine O'Callaghan
"O'Callaghan... takes us into the extremes of evil and innocence."
The Guards (2001)
(Jack Taylor, book 1)
Ken Bruen
"The Guards blew me away. It's dark, funny and moving - just for starters. With a sharp eye and a lyrical voice, Ken Bruen takes us on a powerful odyssey through the mean streets of Galway, straight into the Irish heart. Bruen's tale is a potent draft of desire and hopelessness, conviction and surrender, inadvertent heroism and unexpected grace. This is mystery writing f a high order."
Flesh and Blood: Erotic Tales of Crime and Passion (2001)
Max Allan Collins and Jeff Gelb
"FLESH and BLOOD is a wonderful addition to any mystery lover's bookcase. Kind of nasty, kind of grim, often funny and always entertaining - I enjoyed these stories very much."
Dead Water (2001)
(Loon Lake Fishing Mystery, book 3)
Victoria Houston
"Gripping, atmospheric and smart."
Baby Game (2005)
Randall Hicks
"A comic mystery in the best sense of words."
Dark Side of the Moon (2006)
(Laura Cardinal, book 2)
J Carson Black
"A strong new voice in American crime fiction."
Buy Back (2010)
Brian M Wiprud
"Buy Back is Wiprud's best and biggest novel yet - his breakout book."
The Benefit of Doubt (2015)
(Newberg, book 1)
Neal Griffin
"A fine debut. The police work is definitive, the emotions run high, and the hero Ben Sawyer is one you will root for."
The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes (2017)
Leonard Goldberg
"Loaded with suspense and believable characters."
The Driver (2017)
Hart Hanson
"Hart Hanson has given us a wonderful debut novel in The Driver."
High White Sun (2018)
(Sheriff Chris Cherry, book 2)
J Todd Scott
"High White Sun is a striking novel from one of the most formidable crime writers working today. J. Todd Scott captures the rough beauty of Big Bend, Texas, and the even rougher men and women living on both sides of the law. Whispers of Winslow and McCarthy sound across these pages, but the determining voice is all Scott's - specific, lyrical and keen to time and place. This is an authentic contemporary Western in the best sense of the words."
The Animals After Midnight (2019)
(Darby Holland, book 3)
Jeff Johnson
"What wonderful Northwest noir. Jeff Johnson cruises through Portland's underworld with a raunchy grace and an unfailing sense of black humor."

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