WorldCat Identities

Parsons, Tony 1953-

Works: 117 works in 741 publications in 24 languages and 12,419 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  Legal stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Humor  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PR6066.A725, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Tony Parsons
Most widely held works by Tony Parsons
Man and boy by Tony Parsons( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Silver must adjust to his new life as a single father
The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons( Book )

47 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Wolfe is back-the two-fisted homicide detective with a small daughter and dog waiting for him at home and a crazed serial killer waiting for him somewhere out in the pitiless London streets. On New Year's Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community, their youngest child stolen away. The murder weapon-a gun used to stun cattle before they are butchered-leads Max to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard's Black Museum devoted to a mass murderer who, 30 years ago, was known as The Slaughter Man. But The Slaughter Man has done his time and is now old and dying. Is he really back in the killing game? And was the slaughter of a happy family a mindless killing spree, or a grotesque homage by a copycat killer, or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man? Max desperately needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family-or finds his way to Detective Wolfe's own front door. The Slaughter Man is another taut thriller from acclaimed international bestseller Tony Parsons"--
One for my baby : a novel by Tony Parsons( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 13 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to England after a tragic loss, Alfie Budd is disillusioned by his father's infidelity and the effects of age on his beloved grandmother before he engages in a series of meaningless affairs in his quest to rediscover true love
The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons( Book )

30 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A band of vigilante executioners roam the hot summer nights, abducting evil men who they judge unworthy of living and hanging them by the neck until dead. Sentenced to death is the gang member who abused dozens of vulnerable girls, the wealthy drunk driver who mowed down a child, the drug addict who put a pensioner in a coma and the hate preacher calling for the murder of British troops. But do these rogue hangmen crave true justice--or just blood? As the bodies pile up and violence explodes all over the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe--dog lover, single parent, defender of the weak--embarks on his most dangerous investigation yet, hunting a righteous gang of vigilante killers who many believe to be heroes. The search will take Max from squalid backstreets, where religious fanaticism breeds, to mansions in mourning and all the way to the secret rooms of power where decisions are weighed about life and death. But before The Hanging Club is confronted, Max Wolfe must learn some painful truths about the fragile line between good and evil, innocence and guilt, justice and retribution. And discover that the lust for revenge starts very close to home"--
Man and wife : a novel by Tony Parsons( Book )

34 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry confronts life in a "blended family," dealing with his new wife Cyd, struggling to be a decent father to his son, Pat, and stepfather to Cyd's daughter, Peggy, both of whom will be living with him and Cyd
The Murder Man by Tony Parsons( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet London police detective Max Wolfe. Insomniac. Dog lover. Coffee addict. Boxer. Single parent. And every murderer's worst nightmare. There's a serial killer on the loose. He cuts throats. And he is good at it. Twenty years ago seven students became best friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field, founded five hundred years ago by King Henry VIII. Suddenly they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable ... Detective Max Wolfe follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of London all the way to the corner rooms in the corridors of power. At enormous personal cost, what Wolfe uncovers is a horrific secret that has been buried for two decades--and is now coming back to haunt all of those involved. With this stunning crime fiction debut, award-winning journalist and international bestselling author Tony Parsons is poised for breakout success in the US"--
The family way by Tony Parsons( Book )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulo loves Jessica. He thinks that together they are complete - a family of two. But Jessica can't be happy until she has a baby, and the baby stubbornly refuses to come. Can a man and a woman ever really be a family of two? Megan doesn't love her boyfriend anymore. After a one-night stand with an Australian beach bum, she finds that even a trainee doctor can slip up on the family planning. Should you bring a child into the world if you don't love its father? Cat loves her life. After bringing up her two younger sisters, all she craves is freedom. Her older boyfriend has done the family thing before and is in no rush to do it all again. But can a modern woman really find true happiness without ever being in the family way? Three sisters. Three couples. Two pregnancies. Six men and women struggling with sex, love and the meaning of family
The murder bag by Tony Parsons( Book )

44 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a serial killer on the loose. The social network sites all love him. Because he cuts the throats of rich and powerful men. And he's good at it. Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Enter Detective Max Wolfe. Single parent. Devoted husband of a brutally departed wife. Defender of the weak. And every murderer's worst nightmare. Newly arrived in the Homicide division of London's West End Central, 27 Savile Row, Max follows the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the Internet and all the way to the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds the killer's reach getting closer to everything - and everyone - he loves. Soon he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life
Stories we could tell by Tony Parsons( Book )

46 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 16th August 1977 - the night Elvis died - and for the heroes of STORIES WE COULD TELL, this night is where their adult lives begin. Terry has returned from Berlin glowing in the light of his friendship with ageing rock star Dag Wood, the only man to be booed off stage at Woodstock. But when Dag turns up in London, he sets his sights on a photographer called Misty, the young woman who Terry plans to have children with. Will Terry's relationship survive the night? Ray is the only writer on the music weekly The Paper who refuses to cut his hair and stop wearing flares. He still believes in peace, love and the Beatles. But John Lennon is in town for one night, en route to Yoko and Japan, and Ray believes that if he can interview the reclusive Beatle, he can save his job. Can John Lennon really change a young man's life? And Leon has annoyed the group of fans you do not want to annoy - the Dagenham Dogs, a bunch of hooligans who follow a group called the Sewer Rats, who have just been given a right royal slagging by young Leon. Hiding out in a disco called the Goldmine, Leon meets the girl of his dreams. Will true love find Leon before the Dagenham Dogs?
My favourite wife by Tony Parsons( Book )

34 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot shot young lawyer Bill Holden and his wife Becca move with their four-year-old daughter to the booming, gold-rush city of Shanghai. It is a place of opportunity and temptation, where fortunes are made and foreign marriages come apart in spectacular fashion. Bill's law firm houses the Holden family in Paradise Mansions - a luxury apartment block full of 'second wives': beautiful young women like JinJin Li, ex-school teacher, crossword addict, dedicated roller skater and the Holdens' neighbour. After Becca witnesses a near-tragedy, she returns temporarily to London with Holly - and Bill and JinJin are thrown together. Bill wants to be a better man than the millionaire who keeps JinJin Li as a second wife. Better than any man who cheats. Becca is his best friend. But in the end, can he give JinJin anything different - can he give her the love she deserves? And can he love his wife, too?
Starting over by Tony Parsons( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of how we grow old -- how we give up the dreams of youth for something better -- and how many chances we have to get it right. George Bailey has been given the gift we all dream of -- the chance to live his life again. After suffering a heart attack at the age of 42, George is given the heart of a 19-year-old -- and suddenly everything changes. He is a friend to his teenage son and daughter -- and not a stern Home Secretary, monitoring their every move. And suddenly he wants to change the world -- just as soon as he shakes off his hangover. But George Bailey discovers that being young again is not all it is cracked up to be -- and what he actually wants more than anything in the universe is to have his old life back
Men from the boys by Tony Parsons( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final episode in the trilogy that began with the million-copy bestseller MAN AND BOY, followed with MAN AND WIFE and ends ten years on with MEN FROM THE BOYS. Life is good for Harry Silver, he has a beautiful wife, three children and a great job as a producer of a cult radio show. But with his ex-wife in town Harry is about to kiss the good life good-bye. Into the chaos steps two old soldiers who knew his late father and these two grumpy old men will show Harry what it really means to be a man
Catching the sun by Tony Parsons( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When taxi driver Tom Finn is almost jailed for confronting two burglars in his own home, he leaves Britain and takes his wife and children to live on the island of Phuket. Phuket is all the Finn family dreamed of - a tropical paradise where the children swim with elephants, the gibbons sing love songs in the jungle, the Andaman Sea is like turquoise glass and this young family is free to grow. But both man-made disaster and the unleashed forces of nature shatter this tropical idyll
Die last by Tony Parsons( Book )

16 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 Dead Girls. As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside, twelve women, apparently illegal immigrants, are dead from hypothermia. 13 Passports. But in the cab of the abandoned death truck, DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds thirteen passports. Where Is She? The hunt for the missing woman will take Max Wolfe into the dark heart of the world of human smuggling, mass migration and 21st-century slave markets, as he is forced to ask the question that haunts our time. What would you do for a home?
Beyond the Bounty by Tony Parsons( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even Paradise can turn into a nightmare ... The Mutiny on the Bounty is the most famous uprising in naval history. Led by Fletcher Christian, a desperate crew cast sadistic Captain Bligh adrift. They swap cruelty and the lash for easy living in the island heaven of Tahiti. However, paradise turns out to have a darker side ... Mr Christian dies in terrible agony. The Bounty burns. Cursed by murder and treachery, the rebels' dreams turn to nightmares, and all hope of seeing England again is lost forever. A story of low treachery and high adventure, murder under the palm trees, trouble in paradise and a lost Eden in the South Seas
One for my baby by Tony Parsons( Recording )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his beloved wife dies, Alfie Budd's life falls apart. Grieving and numb, he returns to England to find his parents feuding, his grandmother's health failing, and his ambitions to be a writer fading. Hopeless, Alfie spends his days teaching at a language school and wandering aimlessly through a string of casual affairs
Girl on fire by Tony Parsons( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When terrorists use a drone to bring down a plane on one of London's busiest shopping centres, it ignites a chain of events that will draw in the innocent and the guilty alike. DC Max Wolfe of West End Central finds himself caught in the crossfire between a tech-savvy terrorist cell and a revenge-seeking, Bible-quoting murderer called Bad Moses. And when Max's ex-wife suddenly reappears to reclaim custody of his beloved daughter Scout, he finds himself fighting the greatest battle of all
"The boy looked at Johnny" : the obituary of rock and roll by Julie Burchill( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and opinion of punk rock music
Man and boy by Tony Parsons( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Silver has it all. A successful job in TV, a gorgeous wife, a lovely child. And in one moment of madness, he chucks it all away. This is the story of how he comes to terms with his life and achieves a degree of self-respect, bringing up his son alone
Departures : seven stories from Heathrow by Tony Parsons( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is Heathrow as it has never been seen before -- a secret city populated by the 75 million travellers who pass through every year, a place where journeys and dreams end -- and begin. From the brilliant twenty-something kids who control the skies up in Air Traffic Control to the softly-spoken man who cares for the dogs, lions and smuggled rattlesnakes at Heathrow's Animal Reception Centre, from the immigration officers who have heard it all before to the firemen who hone their skills by setting the green plane on fire, from the armed police who watch for terrorist attacks to the pilots who have touched the face of god -- Heathrow teems with life
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Man and boy
One for my baby : a novelMan and wife : a novelThe family wayStories we could tellMy favourite wifeStarting overMen from the boysOne for my babyMan and boy
Alternative Names
Parsons, Anthony J.

Parsons, Toni 1953-

Pārsons, Tonijs 1953-

Parsons Tony

Parsons, Tony 1955-...

Parsons, Tony Victor, 1953-

Tony Parsons Brits journalist

Tony Parsons chroniqueur et critique, romancier

Tony Parsons escritor británico

Парсонс, Тони

Парсонс, Тони 1953-

Тони Парсонс

Тони Парсънс

פרסונס, טוני

פרסונס, טוני 1953-

פרסונס, טוני, סופר בריטי

بارسو نس، تو ني 1953-

파슨스, 토니

パースンズ, トニー

パーソンズ, トニー