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T Jefferson Parker

USA flag (b.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.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
July 2024

Desperation Reef
Merci Rayborn
   1. The Blue Hour (1999)
   2. Red Light (2000)
   3. Black Water (2002)
Charlie Hood
   1. L.A. Outlaws (2008)
   2. The Renegades (2009)
   3. Iron River (2009)
   4. The Border Lords (2011)
   5. The Jaguar (2012)
   6. The Famous and the Dead (2013)
Roland Ford
   1. The Room of White Fire (2017)
   2. Swift Vengeance (2018)
   3. The Last Good Guy (2019)
   4. Then She Vanished (2020)
   Laguna Heat (1985)
   Little Saigon (1988)
   Pacific Beat (1991)
   Summer of Fear (1993)
   The Triggerman's Dance (1996)
   Where Serpents Lie (1998)
   Silent Joe (2001)
   Cold Pursuit (2003)
   California Girl (2004)
   The Fallen (2006)
   Storm Runners (2007)
   No Rest for the Dead (2011) (with others)
   Full Measure (2014)
   Crazy Blood (2016)
   A Thousand Steps (2022)
   The Rescue (2023)
   Desperation Reef (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Silent Hunt (2014) (with John Lescroart)
   Amazonia (2016)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction show
Omnibus editions show
T Jefferson Parker recommends
Beyond All Doubt (2024)
Hilton Reed
"Beyond All Doubt is a taut, smart, and emotionally rich thriller. Reed has a sharp eye for character and a screenwriter's feel for action. This tale is sleek as a mink and fast as a bullet."
Valley of Refuge (2023)
John Teschner
"A sleek, stylish thriller about the high cost of living in paradise. Keen-eyed, heartfelt, and hard to put down."
The Last Songbird (2023)
(Pacific Coast Highway Mystery, book 1)
Daniel Weizmann
"The Last Songbird is rock noir at its best. It sneaks up on you like a hook line, and when it's over, you can't get it out of your head. Hapless hero/songwriter Addy Zantz is witty, gritty and determined to solve the murder of his idol and muse, the legendary rock star, Annie Linden. Daniel Weizmann's L.A. is half Warren Zevon and half Raymond Chandler. Bravo."

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Books containing stories by T Jefferson Parker
Manhattan Mayhem (2015)
(Mystery Writers of America Presents)
edited by
Mary Higgins Clark
Last Seen off Stingray Point (2014)
And 8 Other Dances With Death On The Western Edge
edited by
Wayne Carlson

More books 

2018 Shamus Award for Best Hardcover Novel : The Room of White Fire
2005 Edgar Award for Best Novel : California Girl
2002 Edgar Award for Best Novel : Silent Joe

Award nominations
2010 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel (nominee) : The Renegades
2005 Macavity Award for Best Novel (nominee) : California Girl
2005 Anthony Award for Best Novel (nominee) : California Girl
2002 Macavity Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Silent Joe
2002 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Silent Joe
2001 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Red Light

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