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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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Red Light by T. Jefferson Parker | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Red Light | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Hyperion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

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Parker, T. Jefferson | Last Good Guy, The | Signed First Edition Copy Parker, T. Jefferson | Last Good Guy, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2019 NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons 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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Crazy Blood | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Crazy Blood | Signed First Edition Copy

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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Swift Vengeance | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Swift Vengeance | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2018 NY: G.P. Putnam & Sons 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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Little Saigon | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Little Saigon | Signed First Edition Copy

1988 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author.

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Pacific Beat | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Pacific Beat | Signed First Edition Copy

1991 NY: St Martins Press  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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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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Full Measure | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Full Measure | Signed First Edition Copy

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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Full Measure | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Full Measure | Signed First Edition Copy

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

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 | Where Serpents Lie | Audio Cassette Where Serpents Lie | Parker, T. Jefferson | Book on Tape

Book on Tape. 1998 NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, abridged [tape cassettes, 6 hours], read by Campbell Scott.

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California Girl | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Parker, T. Jefferson | California Girl | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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

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Red Light | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Parker, T. Jefferson | Red Light | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2000 NY: Hyperion  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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Silent Joe | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Parker, T. Jefferson | Silent Joe | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2001 NY: Hyperion  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

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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

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

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 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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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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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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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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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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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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Blue Hour, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Parker, T. Jefferson | Blue Hour, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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

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Triggerman's Dance, The | Parker, T. Jefferson | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Triggerman's Dance, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Hyperion  1996  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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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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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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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

Rolan Ford Series

  1. The Room of White Fire - August 2017
  2. Swift Vengeance - August 2018
  3. The Last Good Guy - August 2019

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

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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