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Brad Parks

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BRAD PARKS is the first author to have won the Shamus Award and Nero Award for the same novel. That book, FACES OF THE GONE, introduced Carter Ross, the sometimes-dashing investigative reporter, who has gone on to star in two more books, EYES OF THE INNOCENT and THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Brad lives with his wife and two small children in Virginia, where he is working on Carter's next adventure. For more information -- or to sign up for the newsletter written by his impertinent interns -- visit his website at www.bradparksbooks.com.

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Okay, serious answer: I think it's being able to live authentically. If you work hard, you can eventually get yourself into a position where you only write what you want to write, and you only write it because you believe it. It makes looking in the mirror each morning real easy.(less)
Average rating: 3.76 · 3,263 ratings · 688 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Faces of the Gone (Carter R...

3.68 avg rating — 1,005 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Eyes of the Innocent (Carte...

3.88 avg rating — 538 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
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The Good Cop (Carter Ross, #4)

3.76 avg rating — 557 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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The Player (Carter Ross, #5)

3.87 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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The Fraud (Carter Ross, #6)

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The Nightgown (Carter Ross,...

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Faces of the Gone Eyes of the Innocent The Girl Next Door The Good Cop The Player The Fraud
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Eyes of the Innocent by Brad Parks
“I'm not saying it's simple to find and tell the truth. It takes a great deal of hard work, intellectual honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to keep listening to people even when your gut is telling you they're full of it. Then it involves drilling through the layers of one's cultural assumptions and prejudgments, all the way down to the mushy middle of all of us, where I believe there's a basic humanity that tells us what's right and what's wrong. If we as writers apply that code - without the anchors of agenda or ideology - we can lift our prose to something that can be called the truth. It's the very best of what journalism can and should be.”
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The Girl Next Door by Brad Parks
"The last time I had this much fun reading a book was an early Stephanie Plum.
Carter Ross, a 32 year old veteran reporter from Newark, has a great sense of humor and great looks. He decides to look into a hit and run death of a fellow "Eagle-Exami..." Read more of this review »
Brad Parks said "yes" to attending BooksNJ 2011
date: June 12, 2011 01:00PM
location: Paramus Library, 116 East Century Road, Paramus, NJ, The United States
description: Join us at BooksNJ2011: a celebration of books and the readers who love them, sponsored by BCCLS, Berkeley College, the Paramus Public Library, and the New Jersey State Library.
There will be over 100 authors, 30+ panels, book signings, 2 art workshops for kids, a writing workshop for kids, story times, and more!

Brad said: The New Jersey book event of the year! Wouldn't miss it...
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“I always found strange comfort that the American propensity for mixing alcohol and firearms cut across racial, socioeconomic, and cultural divides, from rural redneck to ghetto gangbanger to skeet-shooting blue blood.”
Brad Parks

“I'm not saying it's simple to find and tell the truth. It takes a great deal of hard work, intellectual honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to keep listening to people even when your gut is telling you they're full of it. Then it involves drilling through the layers of one's cultural assumptions and prejudgments, all the way down to the mushy middle of all of us, where I believe there's a basic humanity that tells us what's right and what's wrong. If we as writers apply that code - without the anchors of agenda or ideology - we can lift our prose to something that can be called the truth. It's the very best of what journalism can and should be.”
Brad Parks, Eyes of the Innocent

“My entrance into the courtyard caused a small stir among the lookouts. I could tell because in the middle of February, in the dark of night, Baxter Terrace suddenly sounded like an Audubon Society refuge - birdcalls being the latest in urban drug - selling counterintelligence...

Birdcalls allowed much more information to be imparted to other members of the operation, without the visitor being aware of what was being communicated. So while a crow's harsh cry could harken the arrival of a member of the city narcotics unit - a significant threat - the sweet song of a chickadee might signal an officer who was merely escorting a social worker to an appointment allowing business to continue in guarded fashion. Someone like me, a stranger on unknown business, might warrant a whipporwill's call.

Where exactly a city kid learned what a whipporwill sounded like, I have no idea. But these kids were nothing if not resourceful. It makes you wonder what they could have accomplished under different circumstances.”
Brad Parks, Eyes of the Innocent

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“I'm not saying it's simple to find and tell the truth. It takes a great deal of hard work, intellectual honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to keep listening to people even when your gut is telling you they're full of it. Then it involves drilling through the layers of one's cultural assumptions and prejudgments, all the way down to the mushy middle of all of us, where I believe there's a basic humanity that tells us what's right and what's wrong. If we as writers apply that code - without the anchors of agenda or ideology - we can lift our prose to something that can be called the truth. It's the very best of what journalism can and should be.”
Brad Parks, Eyes of the Innocent




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Christine Hatfield I don't know lol and i hope you come to new jersey in philly so i can meet you


message 5: by Brad

Brad Parks Christine wrote: "Yeah i'm really enjoying the book


how are you?"


I'm zooming around New Jersey on book tour. Flemington tonight. Maplewood tomorrow. How could I be better?


Christine Hatfield Yeah i'm really enjoying the book


how are you?


message 3: by Brad

Brad Parks Christine wrote: "i'm starting to read your book and it's getting really good"

Glad you're enjoying!


Christine Hatfield i'm starting to read your book and it's getting really good


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Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

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