Tucson Festival of Books

T. Jefferson Parker


T. Jefferson Parker is the author of 26 novels, including "Silent Joe" and "California Girl," both of which won the Edgar Award for best mystery. When not writing, Parker likes to fish in Baja California, hike in San Diego and settle in for the evening with a good book. His most recent novel "The Rescue" releaes in April.

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Awards: Edgar Award, Edgar Award for best mystery in 2001 (SILENT JOE) and 2004 (CALIFORNIA GIRL). Edgar Award for best short mystery story in 2009 (SKINHEAD CENTRAL). Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Crime Novel, 2001 (SILENT JOE). Shamus Award for Best PI Novel, 2017 (THE ROOM OF WHITE FIRE)


Scheduled events:
Twisty Tales
There's always a twist in tales told by T. Jefferson Parker, John Sandford and Wanda Morris. Today they'll give it to us straight: How do they think of these things?

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: John Sandford, Wanda Morris, T. Parker
Moderator: Ramona Emerson
The Wide, Wild World of Fiction
Bestselling authors Jamie Ford, Laurie Albanese and T. Jefferson Parker have come to the festival with three very different stories featuring three very different women. What drew our authors to these particular people? Why were they important stories to tell? Let's find out!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laurie Albanese, Jamie Ford, T. Parker
Moderator: Becky Monroe
Time? Place? Character?
The principal elements in every novel are time, place and character. In this session, we will ask three of mystery's most popular voices to share their own take on which is most important. Does it change from story to story? As interesting as today's conversation will be for readers, it should be on the go-to list for all of us wannabe authors!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jordan Harper, T. Parker, Kwei Quartey
Moderator: Iona Whishaw

Books:
A Thousand Steps
Mystery / Thrillers
Tor Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9781250890214
tp, 384 pages

Then She Vanished
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
July 2021
ISBN 9780525537687
384 pages
$9.99
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