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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 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 in 2014. Crazy Blood, a novel set in the high-stakes world of Olympic ski racing, followed in 2016.

Parker launches his news series, based on private investigator Roland Ford, in 2017 with The Room of White Fire. The series is set in north San Diego County, not far from Parker's adopted hometown of Fallbrook.

When not working, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, fishing, beachcombing, exercising his dogs..

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His website: www.tjeffersonparker.com
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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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American Dreamers | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | American Dreamers | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Limited Edition.  April 2013 NY: ASAP Publishing   Limited edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless printed boards (no dust jacket as issued), with interior color illustrations, an introduction by CJ Box, and afterward by Brian Wiprud, signed by all contributors. Signed and numbered edition of 150 copies, signed by Parker;  C.J. Box, who wrote the introduction;  Brian Wiprud, who contributed the Afterword; and by Phil Parks, who took the ten full color laid in photographs, three of them of the authors and one of himself.

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

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Author Signed ARC  2004 NY: HarperCollins Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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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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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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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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Author Signed Hardcover Book. March 2016 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, fine in 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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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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Author Signed Hardcover Book. October 2014 NY: St. Martin's  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. October 2014 NY: St. Martin's  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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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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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

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
  • The Room of White Fire - August 2017
  • Swift Vengeance - August 2018

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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