T. Jefferson Parker Books In Order

Charlie Hood Books In Publication Order

  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)

Merci Rayborn Books In Publication Order

  1. The Blue Hour (1970)
  2. Red Light (1999)
  3. Black Water (2003)

Roland Ford Books In Publication Order

  1. The Room of White Fire (2017)
  2. Swift Vengeance (2019)
  3. The Last Good Guy (2019)
  4. Then She Vanished (2020)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Laguna Heat (1985)
  2. Little Saigon (1988)
  3. Pacific Beat (1991)
  4. Summer of Fear (1993)
  5. The Triggerman’s Dance (1996)
  6. Where Serpents Lie (1998)
  7. Silent Joe (2001)
  8. Cold Pursuit (2003)
  9. California Girl (2004)
  10. The Fallen (2006)
  11. Storm Runners (2007)
  12. Full Measure (2014)
  13. Crazy Blood (2016)
  14. A Thousand Steps (2022)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Silent Hunt: Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona (With: John Lescroart) (2014)
  2. Amazonia (2016)

Suspense Magazine Books In Publication Order

  1. Suspense Magazine August 2010 (By:) (2010)
  2. Suspense Magazine January 2010 (By:) (2010)
  3. Suspense Magazine February 2010 (By:) (2010)
  4. Suspense Magazine March 2010 (By:) (2010)
  5. Suspense Magazine April 2010 (By:) (2010)
  6. Suspense Magazine May 2010 (By:) (2010)
  7. Suspense Magazine June 2010 (By:) (2010)
  8. Suspense Magazine July 2010 (By:) (2010)
  9. Suspense Magazine September 2010 (By:) (2010)
  10. Suspense Magazine December 2010 (By:) (2010)
  11. Suspense Magazine January 2011 (By:) (2010)
  12. Suspense Magazine February 2011 (By:) (2011)
  13. Suspense Magazine March 2011 (By:) (2011)
  14. Suspense Magazine April 2011 (By:) (2011)
  15. Suspense Magazine May 2011 (By:) (2011)
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  18. Suspense Magazine August 2011 (By:) (2011)
  19. Suspense Magazine October 2011 (By:) (2011)
  20. Suspense Magazine November 2011 (By:) (2011)
  21. Suspense Magazine October 2012 (By:) (2012)
  22. Suspense Magazine January 2013 (By:) (2013)
  23. Suspense Magazine February 2013 (By:) (2013)
  24. Suspense Magazine March 2013 (By:) (2013)
  25. Suspense Magazine April 2013 (2013)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 (2001)
  2. Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion (2008)
  3. Orange County Noir (2010)
  4. Hook, Line & Sinister (2010)
  5. No Rest for the Dead (2011)
  6. FaceOff (2014)
  7. Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold (2014)
  8. Manhattan Mayhem (2015)
  9. Palm Springs Noir (2021)

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T. Jefferson Parker Books Overview

L.A. Outlaws

Los Angeles is gripped by the exploding celebrity of Allison Murrieta, her real identity unknown, a modern day Jesse James with the compulsion to steal beautiful things, the vanity to invite the media along, and the conscience to donate much of her bounty to charity. Nobody ever gets hurt until a job ends with ten gangsters lying dead and a half million dollars worth of glittering diamonds missing. Rookie Deputy Charlie Hood discovers the bodies, and he prevents an eyewitness a schoolteacher named Suzanne Jones from leaving the scene in her Corvette. Drawn to a mysterious charisma that has him off balance from the beginning, Hood begins an intense affair with Suzanne. As the media frenzy surrounding Allison’s exploits swells to a fever pitch and the Southland s most notorious killer sets out after her, a glimmer of recognition blooms in Hood, forcing him to choose between a deeply held sense of honor and a passion that threatens to consume him completely. With a stone cold killer locked in relentless pursuit, Suzanne and Hood continue their desperate dance around the secrets that brought them together, unsure whether each new dawn may signal the day their lies catch up with them.

The Renegades

Deputy Sheriff Charlie Hood-the hero of L.A. Outlaws-left readers clamoring for more, and in The Renegades, T. Jefferson Parker more than delivers.

Some say that outlaws no longer exist, that the true spirit of the American West died with the legendary bandits of pulp novels and bedtime stories. Charlie Hood knows that nothing could be further from the truth. These days he patrols vast stretches of the new American West, not on horseback but in his cruiser. The outlaws may not carry six-shooters, but they’re strapped all the same.

Along the desolate and dusty roads of this new frontier, Hood prefers to ride alone, and he prefers to ride at night. At night, his headlights illuminate only the patch of pavement ahead of him: all the better to hide from the demons-and the dead outlaws-receding in his rearview mirror.

But he doesn’t always get what he wants- certainly not when he’s assigned a partner named Terry Laws, a county veteran who everyone calls ‘Mr. Wonderful.’ And not when Laws is shot dead in the passenger seat and Hood is left to bear witness by someone who knew that Mr. Wonderful didn’t always live up to his nickname. As he sets out to find the gunman, Hood knows one thing for sure: The West is a state of mind, one where the bad guys sometimes wear white hats-and the good guys seek justice in whatever shade of gray they can find it.

Iron River

On a dusty highway just north of the United States/Mexico border, a man named Mike Finnegan is struck by a fast moving vehicle and flung into the desert. Miraculously, he survives and winds up in a hospital in the tiny border town of Buenavista, seemingly in full possession of his faculties including the eerie ability to understand events happening well outside the view from his hospital bed. Charlie Hood joins a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms task force patrolling the Iron River, where illegal guns flow from United States dealers to the Mexican drug business. Hood is part of a stakeout team when a federal officer’s bullet kills an innocent boy. The boy happens to be the son of Benjamin Armenta, head of the Gulf Cartel and one of the most violent men in the world. Armenta s thirst for vengeance even in routine business matters is well known. His hired killers are credited with many of the murders and beheadings of the fifteen thousand people who have died in the cartel wars along the border in recent years. Hood and ATF brace themselves for brute vengeance. As this unthinkable violence leaks from Mexico into the United States, and as Finnegan s predictive powers become even stranger and stronger, Charlie Hood works to understand the mysterious forces fighting for control of this tiny border town, forces that may have the power to slow the Iron River and to save the ATF men he has come to think of as his brothers.

The Border Lords

Three time Edgar Award winner T. Jefferson Parker, contemporary crime fiction’s most critically acclaimed writer, delivers his dark masterpiece. Year after year, T. Jefferson Parker delivers powerful novels of depth and intelligence that make it clear that Dutton is not just publishing one of the best crime writers of his generation, but perhaps one of the greatest crime writers ever. The novels in the Charlie Hood cycle are the most accomplished in Parker’s long career, and The Border Lords is the pinnacle of what has become the most groundbreaking crime series in decades. In this riveting new novel, Parker demonstrates once again why The Washington Post said he writes ‘the best of today’s crime fiction,’ and why he has won the Edgar Award three times. ATF agent Sean Ozburn is deep undercover supporting the sicarios of the Baja Cartel when he suddenly goes completely dark, his only communications being the haunting digital videos he sends to his desperately worried wife, Seliah. Charlie Hood must determine if Oz is simply chasing demons deeper undercover than anyone has ever gone, or whether his friend has suffered a permanent break with his mission and his moral compass. A crime novel of unprecedented scope and unrivaled storytelling ambition by one of our most treasured talents, The Border Lords revisits the fevered landscape of America’s southern border and confronts the unexplored depths of humanity’s dark soul.

The Jaguar

New York Times bestseller T. Jefferson Parker, crime fiction’s most critically acclaimed and award winning writer continues ‘the most ground breaking crime series in decades.’ St. Louis Post Dispatch with another gripping tale of the Mexican border. Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff ‘s deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands turn out to be as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocoriddo, a modern day folk ballad of the kind that have recorded the exploits of the drug dealers, gunrunners, and outlaws who have highlighted Mexican history for generations. Under threat of death, Armenta orders Erin to tell his life story in music and write ‘the greatest narcocorrido of all time.’ Allowed to wander the dark hallways of the castle retreat with only a guitar and a mysterious old priest to keep her company, Erin must produce the most beautiful song that these men have ever heard. As the mesmerizing music and lyrics of Erin’s song cascade from the jungle hideout, they serve as a siren song to the two men who love Erin: her outlaw husband, Bradley Smith, and the lawman Charlie Hood two men who together have the power to rescue her. Here, amid the ancient beauty and haunted landscape of the Yucatecan lowlands, the long simmering rivalry between these men will be brought closer to its explosive finale. T. Jefferson Parker, who is widely hailed as his generation’s most accomplished and talented crime novelist, delivers a crime thriller that dramatically redefines the landscape of the cartel wars as an epic clash of good and evil.

The Blue Hour

‘Parker has only one competitor Thomas Harris’ Washington Post ! At once horrifying, tense and lyrical, The Blue Hour is a beautifully written novel that probes the darkest recesses of the human psyche. He takes the women from shopping malls. They are beautiful, sophisticated, but he treats them like animals, and when he’s done he leaves only his grisly signature to taunt the Orange County police a purse full of entrails. Where are the bodies? How can these women disappear so completely? Whatever the Purse Snatcher has done to them, it surely cannot be worse than the imaginings of a shock hardened police force!but they don’t know the sick mind they’re dealing with. Detective Hess has given his life to the police, but now lung cancer is looking to claim him. Merci Rayborn is at the beginning of her career and she’s determined to get to the top, whatever it takes. Assigned to the case by a boss with a hidden agenda, Hess and Merci at first agree on just one thing: they want to catch the Purse Snatcher and see him fry. But as another woman disappears, and then another, they become united through their obsession with a case that will change both their lives forever.

Red Light

Parker’s many fans met Merci Rayborn, the Orange County homicide investigator, in The Blue Hour, and will be happy to renew their acquaintance with her in Red Light. Although she’s still mourning the death of her former partner Tim Hess, who fathered her 2 year old son, her relationship with fellow cop Mike McNally is progressing nicely, and so is her career on the force. Then two murders, decades apart, come together in a way that shakes Merci’s world both personally and professionally; two beautiful young prostitutes are both killed for what they knew and what they threatened to tell. Who’s covering up the corruption in the department that led to the first murder? And was Merci’s lover responsible for the second? Someone’s sending Merci evidence that disappeared from the police locker years ago; did that same person frame Mike too?Merci doesn’t want to believe McNally’s involved, but everything points to him. When she’s forced to arrest him, everything she believes in comes in for a painful reexamination. And when her efforts to solve both killings lead inexorably back to where they started to the department itself she faces the most difficult challenge of all. Parker is a masterful writer, with a sure command of the idiom, a fine sense of pacing, and more emotional depth than many of his colleagues. Fans will applaud this outing, and new readers will seek out his extensive backlist. Jane Adams

Black Water

Merci Rayborn, T. Jefferson Parker’s stubborn, principled Orange Countydetective, is almost alone in believing that deputy Archie Wildcraft didn’t killhis beautiful young wife and then turn his service weapon on himself. Theevidence against Wildcraft now hospitalized with a bullet lodged in hishead seems overwhelming. But Merci, who’s still unpopular for exposing an oldpolice scandal that caused the death of one cop and the ruination of othersThe Blue Hour, isresisting pressure from her boss and a headline hunting D.A. to arrest Wildcraftand charge him with murder. Then the deputy, who’s lost his memory and maybe his mind as a result of hisinjury, goes missing from his hospital room, intent on tracking down the realkillers and managing to stay a step ahead of Merci. Soon, they both begin torealize that Gwen Wildcraft wasn’t killed because she got in the way of anattempted hit on her husband it was the other way around. Parker, whose skillsat characterization are as well honed as his expert pacing and intricateplotting, has penned another standout that will keep readers guessing andgasping until the last dramatic page. Jane Adams

Laguna Heat

Laguna…

Where every day the sun makes a promise the nighttime breaks, while the super rich live out expensive fantasies in posh beach houses and drown their memories in Cuervo Gold margaritas…

Laguna…

Where trouble has swept in like a Santa Ana wind, blowing the cover off a world of torture, murder and blood red secrets
Laguna…

Where a crazed killer has turned paradise into a Disneyland of depraved violance with a fiery vengeance and where homicide cop Tom Shephard unravels a grisly mystery that reaches back across forty years of sordid sex, blackmail, and suicide into the dark corners of his own past, and sweats out a deadly truth in the sweltering..
Laguna Heat

Little Saigon

In the aftermath of the war in Vietnam, thousands of desperate refugees fled the killing fields for new lives in Southern California. But for those who settled in ‘Little Saigon,’ the war never really ended. The latest victim of the continuing struggle is Li Frye, a popular singer whose songs of hope and home have made her a heroine to her people. Ripped from the stage by masked gunmen, she has vanished into the dark alleys of Little Saigon, where outsiders are met with suspicion and a stony silence as impenetrable as the steaming jungles of Vietnam. Local surfing legend turned reporter Chuck Frye knows what it means to be an outsider. The black sheep of his wealthy family, Chuck is more at home on a longboard than in a boardroom. But Li is his sister in law, and he cannot sit back and let his family or the clueless police investigate the case alone. What Chuck cannot know is that he stands upon the crest of a deadly wave, a swirling vortex of corruption and violence that reaches to the highest levels of the United States intelligence community. And even as he comes closer to the truth, he draws nearer to a terrible secret that many would kill to keep.

Pacific Beat

Ex cop Jim Weir thought he’d seen it all during his years on the force. That is until he saw the body of his sister Annie, brutally used by a monster in human form, then carelessly discarded. He’d never seen such grief ravage the face of his friend and brother in law Ray Cruz, a good cop on the Newport Beach Police Department. When Weir learns that the only witness swore the killer made his escape in a Newport Beach squad car, his disbelief turns to confusion and outrage. Now the anguished Weir is on the killer’s trail, looking for answers among his former colleagues, but he’s going up against a solid wall of silent blue. And just out of sight, a fractured shadow of a man watches Jim’s progress with twisted amusement as he waits for his time to come.

The Triggerman’s Dance

They were rivals for her love There were two men in Rebecca Harris’s life: Joshua Weinstein the tough, dark, passionate, Jewish FBI agent she was engaged to; and John Menden the blond, WASP, slick newsman who was her lover. Both men silently knew of the other s existence in Rebecca s life and each hoped that when she made her ultimate decision between them, he would be the chosen one. Now they must become allies to solve her murder Six months after Rebecca Harris was murdered in front of the Orange County Journal offices, Joshua Weinstein discovers the identity of her murderer: Vann Holt, a brilliant military tactician and leader of a right wing private security organization. Now, all he needs is the proof. And the only person he knows who is as driven about avenging the murder is John Menden. Using the most sophisticated FBI techniques and equipment, this unlikely duo teams up to bring down the man that ruined their lives. But neither expects that the man who is their target will be quite so intelligent and cunning, nor his daughter quite so alluring.

Where Serpents Lie

Terry Naughton, head of Orange County’s Crimes Against Youth unit, is the champion of children. Someone calling themselves the Horridus has been abducting children from their beds, dressing them like little angels, and releasing them the next day, the only clue he leaves is a piece of snakeskin tucked into the folds of their gowns. So far he hasn’t physically harmed any of them, but as Naughton well knows, it’s only a matter of time. As he races to find the madman before his crimes escalate, Naughton learns that the Horridus may not be the only enemy. When shocking and seemingly irrefutable accusations put his career on the line, he is forced to confront his dark and violent past in his search for the truth. Who is behind the setup? And even if he can clear his name, can he do the same for his conscience?

Silent Joe

Scarred for life by a brutal father, Joe Trona found a safe haven and a loving childhood in the home of the couple who adopted him. Now he spends his days as a deputy for the Orange County sheriff’s department and his nights as a driver and aide to Will Trona, the influential politician who rescued him from the Hillside Children’s Home. An expert in firearms and the martial arts, Joe has been backing Will up for a long time. Still, his skill isn’t enough to keep Will alive, and when his father is killed right in front of Joe’s eyes, the young deputy vows to avenge him. But first he must find out how the kidnapping of a tycoon’s daughter, a scam to line the pockets of Will Trona’s political enemies, the murder of two Guatemalan immigrants, the unholy activities of a charismatic minister who’s a close friend of the Trona family, and the strange alliance of two rival L.A. gangs are connected to Will’s death. Every secret Joe uncovers leads deeper into his beloved father’s murky past and ultimately his own. But the reader stays right with this extraordinary man as he battles his demons and ultimately vanquishes them. Author T. Jefferson Parker The Blue Hour, Red Light, Laguna Heat is one of the best thriller writers working today. Fans of Michael Connelly and DennisLehane and Raymond Chandler, for that matter will appreciate Parker’s abilityto create a complex, fascinating, and fully realized hero whose inner reality is brilliantly revealed by his actions. Will Trona is an equally intriguing invention; while ultimately he is an enigma, we remain convinced that he is worthy of his son’s devotion. Silent Joe is a mindful, intelligent novel you can’t put down. It should break Parker out withthe really big boys of mystery fiction, the million sellers with the marquee names. In fact, he’s a much better writer than most of them, and unlike many, he never tells the same story twice. Jane Adams

Cold Pursuit

From the Edgar Award winning author of Silent Joe, a new hard hitting thriller of murder, vengeance, and secret passions that will keep readers spellbound. Homicide cop Tom McMichael is on the rotation when an 84 year old city patriarch named Pete Braga is found bludgeoned to death. Not good news, especially since the Irish McMichaels and the Portuguese Bragas share a violent family history dating back three generations. Years ago Braga shot McMichael’s grandfather in a dispute over a paycheck; soon thereafter Braga’s son was severely beaten behind a waterfront bar legend has it that it was an act of revenge by McMichael’s father. McMichael must put aside the old family blood feud, and find the truth about Pete Braga’s death. Braga’s beautiful nurse is a suspect she says she stepped out for some firewood, but key evidence suggests otherwise. The investigation soon expands to include Braga’s business, his family, the Catholic diocese, a multi million dollar Indian casino, a prostitute, a cop, and, of course, the McMichael family. Cold Pursuit is the novel that T. Jefferson Parker fans have been waiting for.

California Girl

A different world then, a different world now…
California in the 1960s, and the winds of change are raging. Orange groves uprooted for tract houses, people flooding into Orange County, strange new ideas in the air about war, music, sex, and drugs, and new influences, ranging from Richard Nixon to Timothy Leary. For the Becker brothers, however, the past is always present and it comes crashing back full force when the body of the lovely and mysterious Janelle Vonn is discovered in an abandoned orange packing plant. The Beckers and the Vonns have a history, beginning years ago in high school with a rumble between the brothers of each clan. But boys grow up. Now one Becker brother is a cop on his first homicide case. One’s a minister yearning to perform just one miracle. One is a reporter drunk with ambition. And all three are about to collide with the changing world of 1968 as each brother, in his own unique way, tries to find Janelle’s killer. As suspects multiply and secrets are exposed, the three Becker brothers are drawn further into the case, deeper into the past, and closer to danger.

The Fallen

My life was ordinary until three years ago when I was thrown out of a downtown hotel window. My name is Robbie Brownlaw, and I am a homicide detective for the city of San Diego. I am twenty nine years old. I now have synesthesia, a neurological condition where your senses get mixed up. Sometimes when people talk to me, I see their voices as colored shapes provoked by the emotions of the speakers, not by the words themselves. I have what amounts to a primitive lie detector. After three years, I don t pay a whole lot of attention to the colors and shapes of other people’s feelings, unless they don t match up with their words. When Garrett Asplundh s body is found under a San Diego bridge, Robbie Brownlaw and his partner, McKenzie Cortez, are called on to the case. After the tragic death of his child and the dissolution of his marriage, Garrett regarded as an honest, straight arrow officer left the SDPD to become an ethics investigator, looking into the activities of his former colleagues. At first his death, which takes place on the eve of a reconciliation with his ex, looks like suicide, but the clues Brownlaw and Cortez find just don t add up. With pressure mounting from the police and the city s politicians, Brownlaw fights to find the truth, all the while trying to hold on to his own crumbling marriage. Was Garrett s death an execution or a crime of passion, a personal vendetta or the final step in an elaborate cover up?

Storm Runners

Matt Stromsoe has come a long way since his wife and son were killed in an explosion meant for him. Wounded severely in both body and spirit, Stromsoe gave up the last thing that held any meaning for him his job on the police force and proceeded to hit rock bottom, hard. That was a lifetime ago, and finally the spiral of personal destruction and despair seems to have come to an end. The man responsible for the murders Stromsoe’s best friend from childhood and his wife’s old lover is behind bars and Stromsoe has put the past behind him, rescued from the abyss by a former colleague who offers him a job at his private security firm. Stromsoe’s first assignment is to protect local television personality Frankie Hatfield from a stalker. But the further Stromsoe is drawn into this case, the more he finds that the net of intrigue is wide and ultimately leads back to the man who killed his family. As events conspire against him, Stromsoe learns that prison is no safeguard against revenge. T. Jefferson Parker has been hailed as belonging ‘in the first rank of American crime novelists’ Washington Post Book World and praised for ‘some of the finest writing you’ll ever read’ Chicago Sun Times. Superbly crafted, emotionally complex, and filled with heart stopping action, Storm Runners proves why the novels of T. Jefferson Parker are impossible to resist.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2001

Since its inception in 1915, the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. For each volume, a series editor reads hundreds of pieces from dozens of periodicals, then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works. That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field. This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind. The Best American Mystery Stories 2001 will thrill fans of all reaches of the genre. The legendary mystery writer Lawrence Block offers chilling tales from best selling writers as well as talented up and comers. Ranging from traditional detective cases to psychological studies to atmospheric scene setters, these stories illustrate the variety and broad range of styles, plots, and characters Block admires in the genre. With Block as guest editor and a stellar roster of suspense veterans and rising stars, the 2001 edition will delight mystery afcionados and all lovers of great fiction.

Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion

Nineteen original stories including a new contribution by New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly about riveting showdowns between cops and criminals.

From Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post Civil War frontier, from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, these gripping stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and women who put themselves in harm’s way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves.

In T. Jefferson Parker’s ‘Skinhead Central,’ an ex cop and his wife find unexpected menace in the idyllic setting they have chosen for their retirement. In Alafair Burke’s ‘Winning,’ a female officer who is attacked in the line of duty must protect her own husband from his worst impulses. In Edward D. Hoch’s ‘Friday Night Luck,’ a wanna be cop blows his chance at a spot on the force and breaks his case. In Michael Connelly’s ‘Father’s Day,’ Harry Bosch faces one of his most emotionally trying cases, investigating a young boy’s death.
The magnificent and never before published Connelly story is alone worth the price of admission, and combined with 18 unexpected tales from crime’s modern masters makes this an unmissable collection.

Orange County Noir

Orange County, California, brings to mind the endless summer of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, and tony shopping centers. It’s a place where pilates classes are run like boot camps, real estate values are discussed at your weekly colonic, and ice cream parlors on Main Street, USA, exist side by side with pho shops and taquerias. Orange County Noir pulls back the veil to reveal what lurks behind the curtain. Features brand new stories by: Susan Straight, Robert S. Levinson, Rob Roberge, Nathan Walpow, Barbara DeMarco Barrett, Dan Duling, Mary Castillo, Lawrence Maddox, Dick Lochte, Robert Ward, Gary Phillips, Gordon McAlpine, Martin J. Smith, and Patricia McFall. Editor Gary Phillips is the author of many novels and short stories. He lives in Southern California.

Hook, Line & Sinister

Original short stories by best selling mystery writers about their favorite pastime shing. Sixteen of America’s favorite author anglers spin tales of mystery and fishing in this collection. From the tragic to the comic with many stops in between, these stories reflect the authors’ passions for both making stories and catching fish. Michael Connelly, Ridley Pearson, John Lescroart, Don Winslow, Melodie Johnson Howe, Victoria Houston, and others all share a mysterious affection for things piscatorial when not busy writing best selling books. This collection of all original short stories will entertain even the most discriminating mystery reader. Proceeds from this book will help support two charitable groups, Casting For Recovery, which helps women cancer survivors to heal body and soul through fly fishing, and Project Healing Waters, which does the same for our returning veterans. Contributing authors include Ridley Pearson Mark T. Sullivan Michael Connelly John Lescoart Andrew Winer Dana Stabenow Don Winslow Melodie Johnson Howe James W. Hall C.J. Box Victoria Houston William Beall Spring Warren Brian M. Wiprud William Tapply T. Jefferson Parker .

No Rest for the Dead

More than twenty New York Times bestselling authors team up to create a first rate serial novel a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery. Alexander McCall Smith. Sandra Brown. Faye Kellerman. J.A. Jance. Jeffery Deaver. Kathy Reichs. Lisa Scottoline. Jeff Lindsay. These are only a handful of the names that make up the all star lineup of authors behind No Rest for the Dead, a tale of vengeance, greed, and love that flows seamlessly, in the words of David Baldacci, as it passes from one creator s mind to the next. When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted, and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he’s discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. Solving this case may be Nunn s last chance for redemption but the shadowy forces behind Christopher s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever. In this innovative storytelling approach, each of these twenty six bestselling writers brings their distinctive voice to a chapter of the narrative, building the tension to a shocking, explosive finale. No Rest for the Dead is a thrilling accomplishment that only America s very best authors could achieve.

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