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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 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 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.

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.

His latest novel,The Rescue, is a gripping thriller that explores the strength of the human-animal bond and how far we will go to protect what we love.

T. Jefferson Parker Book List and Awards
His website: www.tjeffersonparker.com
Similar authors: Jan Burke, Martha Grimes, J.A. Konrath, Jonathon King
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The Rescue
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A Thousand Steps
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Then She Vanished
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The Last Good Guy
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Swift Vengeance
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Room of White Fire
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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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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 | Unsigned 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 | Unsigned 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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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Red Light | Parker, T. Jefferson | First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Red Light | Unsigned 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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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

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

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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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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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.

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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

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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, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee..

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2020 NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.  This is a collectible book free from material defects.  Jacket covering services are available for a small fee.

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

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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

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Silent Joe | Parker, T. Jefferson | First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Silent Joe | Unsigned First Edition Copy

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 | Thousand Steps, A | Signed First Edition Book Parker, T. Jefferson | Thousand Steps, A | Signed First Edition Book

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

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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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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
  • The Rescue - 2023

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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