Imatge de l'autor

T. Jefferson Parker

Autor/a de California Girl

40+ obres 6,594 Membres 172 Ressenyes 9 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Mark Coggins


Obres de T. Jefferson Parker

California Girl (2004) 541 exemplars
Silent Joe (2001) 527 exemplars
The Blue Hour (1999) 472 exemplars
The Fallen (2006) 461 exemplars
L.A. Outlaws (2008) 441 exemplars
Black Water (2002) 365 exemplars
Red Light (2000) 341 exemplars
Storm Runners (2007) 340 exemplars
Cold Pursuit (2003) 312 exemplars
Where Serpents Lie (1998) 306 exemplars
The Renegades (2009) 274 exemplars
Iron River (2003) 247 exemplars
Laguna Heat (1985) 227 exemplars
Pacific Beat (1991) 207 exemplars
Summer of Fear (1993) 184 exemplars

Obres associades

FaceOff (2014) — Col·laborador — 496 exemplars
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Col·laborador — 401 exemplars
Manhattan Mayhem: New Crime Stories from Mystery Writers of America (2015) — Col·laborador — 181 exemplars
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Col·laborador — 164 exemplars
The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals and the Chase (2008) — Col·laborador — 149 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) — Col·laborador — 124 exemplars
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War (2014) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
My California: Journeys By Great Writers (2004) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
San Diego Noir (2011) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Palm Springs Noir (2021) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars


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emmby | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
Smooth as butter. That's how this book went down for me. Having been a teen in Southern California in the 70s, the echoes of 60s were always there, especially around the beach cities where this story is set. Without even getting into the plot or characters, I have to applaud the author's evocation of the times and places. He brings them to life in a way that will appeal to those of us that remember it, as well as those who have not.

In the middle of that scene, the 'stoner' 60s, we find teenaged Matt, bombing around the streets and beaches on his bicycle trying to make a life for himself without much support from is mom, his dad out of the picture, his older brother in Viet Nam and then his beloved older sister goes missing. Add in a dead girl found on the beach who's scarily similar to his sister and we're off to the races with a suspenseful story that never seems to cut Matt a break. The police don't seem to be much help. The hippies at the local head shop are helpful, but shady. And that's just the beginning of Matt's woes.

Matt is an immensely likable character. Amazingly resilient and resolute in his quest to uncover the mystery of where his sister is. He doesn't give up. But he will grow up. This is a highly entertaining book.

Disclosure: Thank you to Netgalley and Macmillan-Tor/Forge Books for providing a free copy of this book in return for my honest review.
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zot79 | Hi ha 15 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |



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