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Parker, Tom

Overview
Works: 15 works in 94 publications in 1 language and 2,003 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS3525.I486, 813.52
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Publications about Tom Parker
Publications by Tom Parker
Most widely held works by Tom Parker
The dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald( file )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Doctor Robert Branch is a university professor, not a secret agent. But his best friend is dead and Branch knows that it can't have been suicide. He is also certain that the murder has been arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus. The only trouble is, no one will believe him. Branch knows that the Nazis will have him eliminated as soon as it is convenient. He's even narrowed his choice of executioner down to three: a psychotic homosexual, a respected educator-and the women he loves
The barbarous coast by Ross Macdonald( file )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Private investigator Lew Archer's pursuit of a girl who jackknifed too suddenly from high diving to high living leads him to an ex-fighter with an unexplained movie contract and a big time gambler who died by his own knife
The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald( file )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the Los Angeles suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred--and sufficient motive for a dozen murders
Find a victim [a Lew Archer novel] by Ross Macdonald( file )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
PI Lew Archer stops to pick up a hitchhiker young who's dying of a gunshot wound. In a matter of hours, Archer is suspected by the law, hired by a target-shooting trucking magnate, and propositioned by an adulterer's wife
The blue hammer by Ross Macdonald( file )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The facts pound hard and cold in Lew Archer's mind: a woman who means something to him is missing, a man has bled to death beneath a magnolia tree, and a killer is on the loose. The facts are falling into place, but he doesn't have to like them
The far side of the dollar by Ross Macdonald( file )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
To reach the Barcelona Hotel you took Sunset and the coast highway. Once starlets and Navy boys had rubbed shoulders with tycoons and hustlers there, but for Lew Archer the old, closed-up palace held the key to a missing teenager and a hot murder. Archer knew that twenty years ago a handful of dreamers and losers had come together in the barcelona. The only question now was what kind of deal had gone down there, and why a mixed-up rich kid and a beautiful blonde were the first to pay the price
The moving target by Ross Macdonald( file )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshiping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain, and the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S & M. Now, one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping
The underground man by Ross Macdonald( file )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
As a mysterious fire rages through the hills above a privileged town in Southern California, Archer tracks a missing child who may be the pawn in a marital struggle or the victim of a bizarre kidnapping. What he uncovers amid the ashes is murder and a trail of motives as combustible as gasoline
Sleeping beauty an unabridged dramatic reading by Ross Macdonald( file )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Sleeping Beauty plunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. He becomes involved with three generations of the imposing Lennox family whose offshore oil platform caused the spill; and whose young heiress, glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach-clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms, has disappeared. While on her trail Archer finds himself journeying into a horrendous past, into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity, between husbands and wives, parents and children, friends, dependents, duty, and ultimately to the earth itself
The chill book 11 in the Lew Archer series by Ross Macdonald( file )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Lew Archer knew he shouldn't have taken the case, but Alex Kincaid seemed so desperate. Kincaid's loving new bride Dolly had just inexplicably walked out on him, leaving Kincaid more than a little fearful for her sanity-and her safety. So Archer reluctantly agreed to help Kincaid find his wife. But what he found instead was enough to send a chill down anyone's spine-a new fresh corpse and evidence linking Dolly not only to this murder, but to a series of others dating back to before she was even born
The zebra-striped hearse by Ross Macdonald( file )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Strictly speaking, Lew Archer is only supposed to dig up the dirt on a rich man's suspicious soon-to-be son-in-law. But in no time at all the private eye is following a trail of corpses from the citrus belt to Mazatlan. And then there is the zebra-striped hearse and its crew of beautiful, sunburned surfers, whose path seems to keep crossing the son-in-law's--and Archer's
The chill by Ross Macdonald( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
When Lew Archer agrees to help Alex Kincaid find his new bride Dolly, he instead finds a fresh corpse and evidence linking Dolly to a series of murders dating back to before she was even born
Discovering Washington wines : an introduction to one of the most exciting premium wine regions by Tom Parker( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Inglenook vineyards : 100 years of fine winemaking by Tom Parker( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Dodo Destiny an American Eye on Mauritius by Tom Parker( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Dodo Destiny examines the sad tale of the dodo and the fascinating history of its native Mauritius, a beautiful island nation home to one of today's truly multicultural societies
 
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