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T. Jefferson Parker

Autor(a) de California Girl

41+ Works 6,723 Membros 173 Críticas 9 Favorited

About the Author

Novelist T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles, California in 1953. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976, and initially worked as a reporter for a weekly newspaper. While writing for the Daily Pilot, he won three Orange County Press Club mostrar mais Awards. His first novel, Laguna Heat, was made into an HBO movie starring Harry Hamlin, Jason Robards and Rip Torn. His other works include The Triggerman's Dance, Where Serpents Lie, The Blue Hour, Red Light, and Cold Pursuit. Silent Joe and California Girl won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Silent Joe also received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller. When not working on his books, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and fishing, and playing tennis. He enjoys diving, snorkeling, and travel. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por T. Jefferson Parker

California Girl (2004) 544 exemplares
Silent Joe (2001) 537 exemplares
The Blue Hour (1999) 481 exemplares
The Fallen (2006) 464 exemplares
L.A. Outlaws (2008) 447 exemplares
Black Water (2002) 370 exemplares
Red Light (2000) 349 exemplares
Storm Runners (2007) 343 exemplares
Cold Pursuit (2003) 321 exemplares
Where Serpents Lie (1998) 310 exemplares
The Renegades (2009) 275 exemplares
Iron River (2003) 249 exemplares
Laguna Heat (1985) 233 exemplares
Pacific Beat (1991) 213 exemplares
Summer of Fear (1993) 192 exemplares

Associated Works

FaceOff (2014) — Contribuidor — 503 exemplares
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Contribuidor — 405 exemplares
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals and the Chase (2008) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
My California: Journeys By Great Writers (2004) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
San Diego Noir (2011) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Palm Springs Noir (2021) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



emmby | 11 outras críticas | Oct 4, 2023 |
I thought this book would be a nostalgic look back at 1968 but instead it was a slog with contrived mystery and surface characters.
GordonPrescottWiener | 15 outras críticas | Aug 24, 2023 |
One sign of a good series is when you can jump in at the third book and not feel completely lost. It's even better when you're immediately engaged with the series protagonist and swept up in the story. T. Jefferson Parker is such a writer and Roland Ford is such a character.

In this novel, private eye (ex-marine, ex-boxer and ex-sheriff's deputy) Ford is hired by the older sister of a girl that's gone missing. As he works the case, he encounters a church that his hiding something, white supremecists that are hiding in almost full view, and a client that's also hiding something. Helping him uncover the truth, save the girl and save the world are 'the irregulars': the motley group of people that reside in the casitas on the large ranch that he has inherited from his late wife and her family and he is obligated to keep.

There's a lot going on here and the story is so fully packed that it could have gone off the rails at any time. The author keeps it hanging together and I can't wait to go back and read the other books in the series.

Disclosure: Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Group Putnam for providing a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.
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zot79 | 4 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |



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