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Tony Parsons - Author

About the Author

Tony Parsons left school at sixteen and his first job in journalism was at the New Musical Express. His first journalism after leaving the NME was when he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central. The roots of the DC Max Wolfe series started here. Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Murder Bag, the first novel in the DC Max Wolfe series, went to number one on first publication in the UK. The Slaughter Man was also a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Tony Parsons by Mary Hogarth.

 

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Featured books by Tony Parsons

The Murder Bag

The Murder Bag

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

This is the gripping first novel in an explosive new crime series by Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. If you like crime-novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this. 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. Detective Max Wolfe has recently arrived in the Homicide division of London's West End Central, 27 Savile Row. Soon he is following 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...

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The Murderbag

The Murderbag

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

This is the gripping first novel in an explosive new crime series by Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. If you like crime-novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this. 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. Detective Max Wolfe has recently arrived in the Homicide division of London's West End Central, 27 Savile Row. Soon he is following 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...

Other books by Tony Parsons

#taken Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong girl.

#taken Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong girl.

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2019

'Tense and human' LEE CHILD 'Brilliant stuff' PETER JAMES 'A must-read' JEFFERY DEAVER _____________________ #taken in the night They thought they were kidnapping the mistress of one of London's most powerful gangsters. But they've taken the wrong woman. And crossed the wrong detective. #taken underground Detective Max Wolfe's hunt for the missing woman takes him from New Scotland Yard's legendary Black Museum to the glittering mansions of career criminals, from sleazy strip joints to secret sex dungeons - and to unspeakably dark deeds committed decades ago. #taken to the limit It's a world of family secrets, sexual jealousy, and a lust for revenge - which might also become Wolfe's grave... _____________________ 'Eye-widening twists' SOPHIE HANNAH 'Whip-fast, twisting like a moped in a traffic jam.' THE SUN 'Pages that stick to the fingers' SHOTS MAGAZINE 'Fast-paced, twisty ... will have you hooked from start to end.' CULTUREFLY

#taken Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong girl.

#taken Wrong time. Wrong place. Wrong girl.

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2019

'Tense and human' LEE CHILD 'Brilliant stuff' PETER JAMES 'A must-read' JEFFERY DEAVER _____________________ #taken in the night They thought they were kidnapping the mistress of one of London's most powerful gangsters. But they've taken the wrong woman. And crossed the wrong detective. #taken underground Detective Max Wolfe's hunt for the missing woman takes him from New Scotland Yard's legendary Black Museum to the glittering mansions of career criminals, from sleazy strip joints to secret sex dungeons - and to unspeakably dark deeds committed decades ago. #taken to the limit It's a world of family secrets, sexual jealousy, and a lust for revenge - which might also become Wolfe's grave... _____________________ 'Eye-widening twists' SOPHIE HANNAH 'Whip-fast, twisting like a moped in a traffic jam.' THE SUN 'Pages that stick to the fingers' SHOTS MAGAZINE 'Fast-paced, twisty ... will have you hooked from start to end.' CULTUREFLY

Girl On Fire (DC Max Wolfe)

Girl On Fire (DC Max Wolfe)

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2018

ALMOST HOME. BUT NOWHERE TO HIDE. From the number one bestselling crime-writer comes a brilliant, page-turning new DC Max Wolfe thriller. 'Remarkably moving' The Times 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 guilty alike. DC Max Wolfe finds himself caught in the crossfire in a city that seems increasingly dangerous and hostile. But does the danger come from the murderous criminals that Max is tracking down? Or the people he's trying to protect? Or does the real threat to Max lie closer to home? 'Tony Parsons puts you right there in every scene he writes. I love that kind of storytelling and I'm a D.C. Max Wolfe fan.' James Patterson 'A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling characters conspire to make this a must-read.' Jeffery Deaver 'I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons' writing, and this is brilliant stuff.' Peter James `Spectacular! Tense and human, fast and authentic' Lee Child 'Great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming' Sophie Hannah 'Simply superb plot and characters' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Girl On Fire (DC Max Wolfe)

Girl On Fire (DC Max Wolfe)

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2018

ALMOST HOME. BUT NOWHERE TO HIDE. From the number one bestselling crime-writer comes a brilliant, page-turning new DC Max Wolfe thriller. 'Remarkably moving' The Times 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 guilty alike. DC Max Wolfe finds himself caught in the crossfire in a city that seems increasingly dangerous and hostile. But does the danger come from the murderous criminals that Max is tracking down? Or the people he's trying to protect? Or does the real threat to Max lie closer to home? 'Tony Parsons puts you right there in every scene he writes. I love that kind of storytelling and I'm a D.C. Max Wolfe fan.' James Patterson 'A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling characters conspire to make this a must-read.' Jeffery Deaver 'I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons' writing, and this is brilliant stuff.' Peter James `Spectacular! Tense and human, fast and authentic' Lee Child 'Great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming' Sophie Hannah 'Simply superb plot and characters' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Long Gone the Corroboree

Long Gone the Corroboree

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Long Gone the Corroboree

Long Gone the Corroboree

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Girl on Fire

Girl on Fire

Author: Tony Parsons Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 08/03/2018

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 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, he finds himself fighting the greatest battle of all ...

Girl On Fire (DC Max Wolfe)

Girl On Fire (DC Max Wolfe)

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

'Tony Parsons puts you right there in every scene. I love that kind of storytelling. I am a DC Max Wolfe fan.' James Patterson From the number one bestselling crime-writer comes a brilliant, page-turning new DC Max Wolfe thriller that will keep you gripped and guessing until the very last page. 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 guilty alike. DC Max Wolfe finds himself caught in the crossfire in a city that seems increasingly dangerous and hostile. But does the danger come from the murderous criminals that Max is tracking down? Or the people he's trying to protect? Or does the real threat to Max lie closer to home? `has all the ingredients - and more.' SOPHIE HANNAH `Tense and human. Fast and authentic.' LEE CHILD

Die Last (DC Max Wolfe)

Die Last (DC Max Wolfe)

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2018

___________________________ A terrifying secret. A missing girl. As dawn breaks on a snowy February morning, a refrigerated lorry is found parked in the heart of London's Chinatown. Inside twelve women are discovered - all dead from hypothermia. But when DC Max Wolfe looks in the cab of truck, he finds thirteen passports. One woman has survived. Where is she? And what sort of danger is she in? The hunt for her will take Max into the dark heart of a terrifying world where nothing and nobody is safe ...

Tell Him He's Dead

Tell Him He's Dead

Author: Tony Parsons Format: eBook Release Date: 25/01/2018

From the Number One Bestselling Crime Author, a brilliant new SHORT STORY featuring murder detective Max Wolfe who is haunted by a nightmare of his own making ...As detective Max Wolfe recovers from the injuries sustained in The Murder Bag, a figure from his past comes back into his life: his childhood sweetheart, now stalked and threatened by her violent ex-partner. As Max attempts to protect her, he is haunted by a nightmare of his own: the reappearance of the terrorist he killed with his car at the start of The Murder Bag.Are they visions brought on by the medication Max is taking? Or is he going mad?Or do some people just have to be killed twice? Praise for the DC Max Wolfe series'Tense and human, fast and authentic' Lee Child'A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling characters conspire to make this a must read' Jeffery Deaver'Great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming' Sophie Hannah'I've long been a fan of Tony Parsons' writing. This is brilliant stuff!' Peter James

Die Last

Die Last

Author: Tony Parsons Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/04/2017

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. But in the cab, DC Max Wolfe finds thirteen passports. Twelve dead women. Thirteen passports. 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.

The Hanging Club (DC Max Wolfe)

The Hanging Club (DC Max Wolfe)

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Tony Parsons puts you right there in every scene he writes. I love that kind of storytelling and I'm a D.C. Max Wolfe fan. - James Patterson A band of vigilante executioners roam London's hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them by the neck until dead. As the bodies pile up and riots explode across the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe hunts a gang of killers who many believe to be heroes. And discovers that the lust for revenge starts very close to home ... Praise for The Hanging Club This is Parson's best crime novel so far and underlines his exceptional talent (Daily Mail) I've long been a fan of Tony Parson's writing...This is brilliant stuff (Peter James) Spectacular! Tense and human, fast and authentic (Lee Child) `Has all the ingredients and more: great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming.' (Sophie Hannah) If you haven't already become a fan, the third outing for Max Wolfe is the perfect introduction to the London underworld that Tony Parsons has so vividly created...Wolfe's cases couldn't feel more of-the-minute (GQ) A gripping page-turning book that will demand your full attention (Irish Examiner) Fast paced and gripping (Best Special Series) Parsons had me gripped from the first chapter to the last sentence (Irish independent) A cleverly plotted page-turner, with touches of Cracker and Nordic Noir, all soaked in the atmosphere of London's murky back-streets (CSMA Club Life magazine) Praise for Tony Parsons... It's all as addictive as your favourite boxset...it contains more twists than a contortionist caught in a tornado (The Shortlist) Told with clarity and insight ... Confirms Parsons has earned a place at the very pinnacle of British crime writing (Daily Mail) Tense...with a dose of dry wit (The Daily Express) A taut always engaging thriller (The Sun) I put my life on hold while I was reading because I couldn't tear myself away from the gripping story... It's complicated, brutal but Tony Parsons has managed to weave the brutality into a truly brilliant story (Bestselling Crime Thrillers) It's a brilliant crime novel, a thrilling procedural. Max Wolfe is a wonderfully endearing character, smart and tough and vulnerable, and with Scout (and Stan too) Tony has created so much warmth and tenderness, in a world, a genre, so often devoid of it. His research is wide, deep, impeccable - from forensics to the psychology, procedure to protocol. And boy does he know how to create suspense, and convincing plot lines, which snake and weave, and surprise right until the very end. This is a complex, shocking, very contemporary story, told with utter conviction and authority. I was hooked from page one. Crime writing has a brilliant new star (Henry Sutton) Sometimes, rarely, you know from the first chapter or so of a novel that you're in the hands of a master story teller. In the case of Tony Parsons...we know this within the first few pages. A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling (and wrenching) portraits of the characters, good and evil, conspire to make this a must-read (Jeffery Deaver) Superbly crafted crime drama that grips from start to finish (The Sunday Post) Fast paced and gripping (The Scotsman) `[Tony Parsons'] writing pedigree is first class. It shows in this terrific thriller, and Max Wolfe is a class act, a brilliant character that has to feature again ... Absolutely stunning!' (Books Monthly)

Diese Freiheit

Diese Freiheit

Author: Tony Parsons Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2016

Alles und NichtsIn seinem neusten, radikalsten und liebevollsten Werk lsst Tony Parsons den Leser wie gewohnt gnadenlos ins Nichts laufen, damit er dort Alles findet. Geduldig antwortet er in seinen Live-Meetings auf jeden Einwurf der Teilnehmer. Dieser lebendige Austausch bildet den Kern des Buches. Die Gesprche werden ergnzt durch Exkurse ber die Entstehung des 'Ich', die Vergeblichkeit der Suche, den Mythos der eigenen Geschichte und das wunderbare Mysterium des Einfach-nur-Seins. Ein Juwel fr alle Tony-Parsons-Fans und eine wahrhaftige Einfhrung fr alle, die sich fr Advaita interessieren und nach der Wahrheit jenseits aller Ideen suchen.

The Hanging Club

The Hanging Club

Author: Tony Parsons Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/05/2016

A band of vigilante executioners roam London's hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them. Sentenced to death is the gang member who abused vulnerable girls, the wealthy drunk driver who mowed down a child and the hate preacher calling for the murder of British troops. As the bodies pile up and riots explode all over the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe embarks on his most dangerous investigation yet; hunting a gang of killers who many believe to be heroes...

The Hanging Club (DC Max Wolfe)

The Hanging Club (DC Max Wolfe)

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2016

Tony Parsons puts you right there in every scene he writes. I love that kind of storytelling and I'm a D.C. Max Wolfe fan. - James Patterson A band of vigilante executioners roam London's hot summer nights, abducting evil men and hanging them by the neck until dead. As the bodies pile up and riots explode across the sweltering city, DC Max Wolfe hunts a gang of killers who many believe to be heroes. And discovers that the lust for revenge starts very close to home ... Praise for The Hanging Club This is Parson's best crime novel so far and underlines his exceptional talent (Daily Mail) I've long been a fan of Tony Parson's writing...This is brilliant stuff (Peter James) Spectacular! Tense and human, fast and authentic (Lee Child) `Has all the ingredients and more: great plotting, great characters and at least two eye-widening twists I didn't see coming.' (Sophie Hannah) If you haven't already become a fan, the third outing for Max Wolfe is the perfect introduction to the London underworld that Tony Parsons has so vividly created...Wolfe's cases couldn't feel more of-the-minute (GQ) A gripping page-turning book that will demand your full attention (Irish Examiner) Fast paced and gripping (Best Special Series) Parsons had me gripped from the first chapter to the last sentence (Irish independent) A cleverly plotted page-turner, with touches of Cracker and Nordic Noir, all soaked in the atmosphere of London's murky back-streets (CSMA Club Life magazine) Praise for Tony Parsons... It's all as addictive as your favourite boxset...it contains more twists than a contortionist caught in a tornado (The Shortlist) Told with clarity and insight ... Confirms Parsons has earned a place at the very pinnacle of British crime writing (Daily Mail) Tense...with a dose of dry wit (The Daily Express) A taut always engaging thriller (The Sun) I put my life on hold while I was reading because I couldn't tear myself away from the gripping story... It's complicated, brutal but Tony Parsons has managed to weave the brutality into a truly brilliant story (Bestselling Crime Thrillers) It's a brilliant crime novel, a thrilling procedural. Max Wolfe is a wonderfully endearing character, smart and tough and vulnerable, and with Scout (and Stan too) Tony has created so much warmth and tenderness, in a world, a genre, so often devoid of it. His research is wide, deep, impeccable - from forensics to the psychology, procedure to protocol. And boy does he know how to create suspense, and convincing plot lines, which snake and weave, and surprise right until the very end. This is a complex, shocking, very contemporary story, told with utter conviction and authority. I was hooked from page one. Crime writing has a brilliant new star (Henry Sutton) Sometimes, rarely, you know from the first chapter or so of a novel that you're in the hands of a master story teller. In the case of Tony Parsons...we know this within the first few pages. A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling (and wrenching) portraits of the characters, good and evil, conspire to make this a must-read (Jeffery Deaver) Superbly crafted crime drama that grips from start to finish (The Sunday Post) Fast paced and gripping (The Scotsman) `[Tony Parsons'] writing pedigree is first class. It shows in this terrific thriller, and Max Wolfe is a class act, a brilliant character that has to feature again ... Absolutely stunning!' (Books Monthly)