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.
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)