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Author T. Jefferson ParkerT. 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.

His writing career began in 1978, with a job as a cub reporter on the weekly newspaper, The Newport Ensign. After covering police, city hall and cultural stories for the Ensign, Parker moved on to the Daily Pilot newspaper, where he won three Orange County Press Club awards for his articles. All the while he was tucking away stories and information that he would use in his first book.

Parker's first novel, LAGUNA HEAT, was written on evenings and weekends while he worked as a reporter, and was published to rave reviews and made into an HBO movie starring Harry Hamlin, Jason Robards and Rip Torn.

Parker's following novels -- all dealing with crime, life and death in sunny Southern California -- were published to rave reviews and appeared on many bestseller lists.

Parker's SILENT JOE won the Edgar Award for best mystery in 2001, as well as the coveted Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mysteries. Three years later, CALIFORNIA GIRL won the Edgar for best mystery once again. In 2008, Skinhead Central won Parker his third Edgar, this time for best short story.

Parker's crime novels all feature Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Charlie Hood and deal with dangers along the U.S./Mexico border. Lionsgate has bought the rights to bring Charlie Hood to the big screen.

FULL MEASURE marked a departure from crime writing and is Parker's first mainstream literary novel. It was published by St. Martin's Press in October of 2014.

When not working, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and exercising his dogs. He cannot pass by a body of water without wanting to fish it. He enjoys rock hounding, cycling and being outdoors.

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Parker, T. Jefferson (Editor) - Hook, Line, & Sinister (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson (Editor) | Hook, Line, & Sinister | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Black Water (First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Black Water | First Edition Book

2002 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Black Water (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Black Water | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Black Water (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Black Water | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Blue Hour, The (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Parker, T. Jefferson | Blue Hour, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1999 NY: Hyperion  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Blue Hour, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Blue Hour, The | Signed First Edition Book

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1999 NY: Hyperion Advance Copy Paperback Proof, first printing, fine in fine pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Parker, T. Jefferson | Border Lords, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy Parker, T. Jefferson | Border Lords, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Border Lords, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Border Lords, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - California Girl (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | California Girl | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - California Girl (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | California Girl | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Cold Pursuit (First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Cold Pursuit | First Edition Book

2003 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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Parker, T. Jefferson | Crazy Blood | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Crazy Blood | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Fallen, The (Signed First Edition UK Trade Paper) Parker, T. Jefferson | Fallen, The | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Fallen, The (Signed First Edition UK Trade Paper) Parker, T. Jefferson | Fallen, The | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Fallen, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Fallen, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Fallen, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Fallen, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Famous and the Dead, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Famous and the Dead, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson | Full Measure | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Parker, T. Jefferson | Full Measure | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Full Measure (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Full Measure | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Iron River (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Iron River | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Jaguar, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Jaguar, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Jaguar, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Jaguar, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - L. A. Outlaws (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | L. A. Outlaws | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Little Saigon (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Little Saigon | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1988 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Pacific Beat (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Parker, T. Jefferson | Pacific Beat | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1991 NY: St. Martin's  Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Pacific Beat (Signed 1st) Parker, T. Jefferson | Pacific Beat | Signed First Edition Book

1991 NY: St Martins Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Red Light (First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Red Light | First Edition Book

2000 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Renegades, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Renegades, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson | Room of White Fire, The | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Room of White Fire, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2017 NY: G.P. Putnam & Sons First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed Bookplate | Signed Bookplate

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Silent Joe (First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Silent Joe | First Edition Book

2001 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Silent Joe (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Silent Joe | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Storm Runners (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Storm Runners | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Summer of Fear (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Parker, T. Jefferson | Summer of Fear | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  1993 NY: St. Martin's  Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Summer of Fear (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Summer of Fear | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Triggerman's Dance, The (Signed First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Triggerman's Dance, The | Signed First Edition Book

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Parker, T. Jefferson - Where Serpents Lie (First Edition) Parker, T. Jefferson | Where Serpents Lie | First Edition Book

1998 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1998 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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T. Jefferson Parker Bibliography


Charlie Hood Series

  1. L.A. Outlaws - 2008
  2. The Renegades - 2009
  3. Iron River - 2010
  4. The Border Lords - 2011
  5. The Jaguar - 2012
  6. The Fabulous and the Dead - 2013

Merci Rayborn Series

  1. The Blue Hour - 1999
  2. Red Light - 2000
  3. Black Water - 2002

Other Novels

  • 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
  • Full Measure - 2014
  • Crazy Blood - Coming March 2016

Essays

  • A Mystery Writer Attends the Sprague Symposium
  • TJP's columns from the L.A. Times "Orange County Live!", a selection

T. Jefferson Parker Awards

  • Silent Joe - 2001 Edgar Award for Best Mystery
  • California Girl - 2004 Edgar Award for Best Mystery
  • Skinhead Central - 2008 Edgar Award for Best Short Story

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