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Author Brad ParksBrad Parks was born in New Jersey in 1974, and spent his childhood in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He started his writing career at age 14, writing high school sports columns for the local paper. After high school, he went on the study journalism at Dartmouth College, where he ran his own sports newspaper. During his studies he worked for the Boston Globe and the New York Times, as an intern and a stringer, respectively, and after graduating, he landed a job at the Washington Post.

During his career as a journalist, Parks covered everything from sports to crime to national events. Of particular note was his retrospective series on the Newark Riots, Crossroads, which earned him the New Jersey Press Association's highest award for enterprise reporting.

Parks wrote his first novel as a way to kill time while his wife was in graduate school. His debut novel, Faces of the Gone, was the start of what would be come a series of novels following reporter Carter Ross. It was incredibly well-received, garnering rave reviews and winning the Shamus Award for best first novel and the Nero Award in 2010. This earned Faces of the Gone the distinction of being the first novel to win both of these prestigious awards.

Since then, Parks has left journalism to write novels full time. His writing process consists of drinking copious amounts of caffeinated beverages while sitting in restaurants for hours on end, and he usually finishes each first draft in three short months. In addition to a couple of stand-alone novels, there are now six books in the Carter Ross series. When he's not writing, Parks enjoys singing, running, swimming, and public speaking (usually about writing).

Parks lives in Virginia with his wife and their two children.

Brad Parks Book List and Awards
Author's website: www.bradparksbooks.com
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The Last Act
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The Last Act by Brad Parks

Closer Than You Know
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Closer Than You Know by Brad Parks

Say Nothing
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Say Nothing by Brad Parks

Fraud
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Fraud by Brad Parks

The Player
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The Player by Brad Parks

The Good Cop
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The Good Cop by Brad Parks
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Fraud, The | Parks, Brad | Signed First Edition Book Parks, Brad | Fraud, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book July 2015 NY:  St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2019 NY: Dutton 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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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2012 NY: Minotaur  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Player, The | Parks, Brad | Signed First Edition Book Parks, Brad | Player, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book March 2014 NY: Minotaur     First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  March 2013 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Eyes of the Innocent | Parks, Brad | Signed First Edition Book Parks, Brad | Eyes of the Innocent | Signed First Edition Copy

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Brad Parks Bibliography


Carter Ross Mystery Series

  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

Stand-Alone Novels

  • Say Nothing - 2017
  • Closer Than You Know - March 2018
  • The Last Act - March 2019

Brad Parks Awards

  • 2010 Shamus Award for Best First Private Eye Novel to Faces of the Gone
  • 2010 Nero Award for Best American Mystery to Faces of the Gone
  • 2013 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery to The Girl Next Door
  • 2014 Shamus Award for Best Private Eye Novel to The Good Cop
  • 2014 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery to The Good Cop
  • 2016 Library of Virginia People's Choice Award Finalist for The Fraud

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