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									T. Jefferson ParkerT. Jefferson Parker
Crime fans looking for something beyond the average potboiler love Parker for his intelligent, layered crime novels. He has created a well developed and popular heroine in homicide detective Merci Rayborn, and his Silent Joe earned recognition as the best mystery novel of 2002.

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Fact File

Name:
T. Jefferson Parker
Current Home:
Fallbrook, California
Date of Birth:
December 26, 1953
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
B.A. in English, University of California-Irvine, 1976
Awards:
Edgar Allen Poe Award for Silent Joe, 2002

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Parker's Latest

Selected Novels

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								The Fallen: A Novel, Author: 
								T. Jefferson Parker.

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The Fallen: A Novel
by T. Jefferson Parker
In Parker's 13th novel, San Diego homicide detective Robbie Brownlaw sustains a head injury that wreaks havoc with his senses... but also gives him the uncanny ability to recognize when suspects and witnesses are lying.
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								Red Light, Author: 
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*  Laguna Heat (1985)
*  Blue Hour (1999)
*  Red Light (2000)
*  Silent Joe (2001)
*  Black Water (2002)
*  Cold Pursuit (2003)
*  California Girl (2004)
*  The Fallen (2006)

*  See the T. Jefferson Parker chronology


Parker's Favorite Classics

Suspenseful Selections

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								One Hundred Years of Solitude, Author: 
								Gabriel García Márquez.

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One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel García Márquez
We asked Parker to list some of his all-time favorite books; he called this García Márquez epic "fabulous in ways that are inimitable, mysterious and singular." He also regularly rereads Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea and credits Steinbeck for "really writing something that matters."

*The Old Man and the Sea  by Ernest Hemingway
*The Grapes of Wrath  by John Steinbeck, Robert J. Demott
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								Red Dragon, Author: 
								Thomas Harris.

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Red Dragon
by Thomas Harris
When it comes to literary thrills, Parker ought to know his stuff -- and he considers this first Hannibal Lecter installment "an almost perfect thriller....Read the last paragraph and tell me it doesn’t make your spine tingle and your heart recognize truth." More of Parker's favorite thrillers include:

*Panama  by Thomas McGuane
*Cat Chaser  by Elmore Leonard
*The Little Drummer Girl  by John Le Carre
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