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Author T. Jefferson ParkerT. Jefferson Parker is an award winning author best known for his mystery novels featuring Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Hood. Rights to bring Charlie to the big screen were purchased by Lionsgate.

His most recent novel, A Thousand Steps, is a departure from Charlie Hood and the dangers of the U.S./Mexico border. Instead, he takes us back to Laguna Beach, California, 1968. The Age of Aquarius is in full swing. Matt Anthony is sixteen years old. When his older sister Jazz goes missing, it's up to Matt to find her. The cops figure she’s just another runaway hippie chick, enjoying a summer of love, but Matt doesn’t believe it. Not after another missing girl turns up dead on the beach. But in a town where the cops don’t trust the hippies and the hippies don’t trust the cops, uncovering what’s really happened to Jazz is going to force him to grow up fast… If it’s not already too late.

Parker discussed his latest work with The VJ Books Podcast host Roger Nichols. Though he’s never written a sixteen year old protagonist before, he tells Nichols, “It let me go back into my years as an adolescent… When you're going back in your mind, especially in time to a place that you loved at one time when you were there ---- that really fires the imagination.”

Parker’s novel Silent Joe won the Edgar Award for best mystery in 2001, as well as the coveted Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mysteries. In 2004, California Girl won the Edgar for best mystery once again and in 2008, “Skinhead Central” won Parker his third Edgar, this time for best short story.

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.

He 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.

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

You can find a signed copy of A Thousand Steps and a collection of other T. Jefferson Parker signed books below.

T. Jefferson Parker Book List and Awards
His website: www.tjeffersonparker.com
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A Thousand Steps
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A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker

Then She Vanished
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Then She Vanished by T. Jefferson Parker

The Last Good Guy
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The Last Good Guy by T. Jefferson Parker

Swift Vengeance
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Swift Vengeance by T. Jefferson Parker

Room of White Fire
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Room of White Fire by T. Jefferson Parker

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

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  February 2009 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Black Water | Parker, T. Jefferson | First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Black Water | First Edition Copy

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

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Cold Pursuit | Parker, T. Jefferson | First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Cold Pursuit | First Edition Copy

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

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Where Serpents Lie | Parker, T. Jefferson | First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Where Serpents Lie | First Edition Copy

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

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2010 NY: Countryman Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by editor T. Jefferson Parker.

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Iron River | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Iron River | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  December 2009 NY: Penguin  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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Red Light | Parker, T. Jefferson | First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Red Light | First Edition Copy

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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Blue Hour, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Blue Hour, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1999 NY: Hyperion  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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Border Lords, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Border Lords, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2011 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Jaguar, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Jaguar, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2012 NY: Penguin  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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Fallen, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Fallen, The | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins  First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

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Famous and the Dead, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Famous and the Dead, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  April 2013 NY: Penguin  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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Where Serpents Lie | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Where Serpents Lie | Signed First Edition Copy

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

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

Author Signed Trade Paperback Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins  First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps (crease to front cover), signed by the author.

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

Advance Reading Copy 2011 NY: Dutton Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Blue Hour, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed Mass Market Paperback Proof Parker, T. Jefferson | Blue Hour, The | Signed Mass Market Paperback Proof

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

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

Author Signed ARC 2011 NY: Dutton  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Black Water | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Black Water | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Hyperion  First edition, later 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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California Girl | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | California Girl | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Morrow  First edition, first printing,n ear-fine (lower corners bumped) in a near-fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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Fallen, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Fallen, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins   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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L. A. Outlaws | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | L. A. Outlaws | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  February  2008 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Little Saigon | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Little Saigon | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1988 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, author signed bookplate on FFEP.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Summer of Fear | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Summer of Fear | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1993 NY: St. Martin's  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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Storm Runners | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Storm Runners | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  February 2007  NY: William Morrow 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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Fallen, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Fallen, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY: HarperCollins   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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Summer of Fear | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Summer of Fear | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1993 NY: St. Martin's  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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Storm Runners | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Storm Runners | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  February 2007  NY: William Morrow 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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Black Water | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Black Water | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Hyperion  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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California Girl | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | California Girl | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2004 NY: Morrow  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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California Girl | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | California Girl | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2004 NY: Morrow  First edition, later 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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T. Jefferson Parker Bibliography


Charlie Hood Series

  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 Series

  1. The Room of White Fire - August 2017
  2. Swift Vengeance - August 2018
  3. The Last Good Guy - August 2019
  4. Then She Vanished - August 2020

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 - 2016
  • A Thousand Steps - 2022

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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