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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.

 

Author photograph © Bill Waters

Featured books by Tony Parsons

The Hanging Club

The Hanging Club

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

The third in the London based detective series featuring a man I really like, one Max Wolf, second in command in the Saville Row Crime Squad. His very human female boss here has some sad personal tragedy to cope with leaving Max in charge for a bit. The case they are chasing is vigilante stuff, where hangings are streamed live on the web. Those hanged seem unconnected but all have committed horrible crimes and got off lightly. An organised gang of four masked executioners take the law into their own hands. This is fast suspenseful stuff with lots of human touches as one would expect from the author of Man and Boy and Starting Over. We learn more of Max himself who is a single parent with a five year old daughter just starting school and a very interesting old schoolfriend, ex-Afghan veteran, who makes a dramatic appearance. This is a clever, highly recommended thriller, with some interesting historical facts about London. I loved it. One of our Books of the Year 2016. Click here to read an exclusive interview with Tony Parsons.

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The Slaughter Man

The Slaughter Man

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2016

Intelligently observed, full of horrific murders and more, this, the second in the ‘DC Max Wolfe’ series is a distinctive and stimulating read. Simple punchy sentences don't flinch from the cruel and gruesome side of life, in fact the uncomplicated style actually accentuates the deeply dark and forbidden. The touching connection between Wolfe and his daughter and their dog is an essential addition to this tale, to hold a light to the penetrating intensity of the investigation. The author has the ability to give this story a feeling of solid reality yet also the ambience of a blockbuster, it feels as though he has delved into the worst possible thoughts and imaginations and thrown the horror out into the world for us to encounter - it’s powerful stuff. ~ Liz Robinson

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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...

Catching the Sun

Catching the Sun

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. A new start for a family in the seedy beauty of Phuket in Thailand, set against man-made and natural disasters. Full of trademark Parsons characters that are fully formed, and totally absorbing. Great writing from a top flight author.   June 2012 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month.

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Beyond the Bounty (Quick Reads)

Beyond the Bounty (Quick Reads)

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 15 March 2012.   A World Book Day 2012 Quick Read. From the number one bestselling author comes a swashbuckling tale of mutiny and murder in paradise ...

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Men from the Boys

Men from the Boys

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2011

February 2011 Book of the Month.   The final part of the trilogy that includes Man and Boy and Man and Wife. We have moved on 10 years in Harry's life and just as everything seems to be falling in to place, events unfold that threaten the happiness Harry has worked so hard to achieve. Funny, moving and charming, Tony Parsons hits the nail on the head again.  

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Stories We Could Tell

Stories We Could Tell

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback (b Format) Release Date: 15/05/2006

A brilliant portrayal of growing up and being young, about sex and love and rock and roll and about the dreams of youth colliding head-on with the grown-up world. A pivotal moment in many a young person's life and for the author, this time in question was 1977, the year Elvis died. And yet, the youth of today will find much in the book that resonates with their life now just as it will for the youth of the '70s and '80s.

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Family Way

Family Way

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/06/2005

It should be the most natural thing in the world. But in Tony Parsons' latest bestseller, three couples discover that Mother Nature can be one hell of a bitch.A hard-working trainee doctor, Megan Jewell finds herself accidentally pregnant. She wants a baby one day - but God, not now! Can Megan really bring a baby into the world when she can hardly look after herself?Megan's happily married sister Jessica wants a baby - immediately. But can the perfect couple really find happiness without the child they so desperately crave?Cat Jewell, the oldest sister, is scarred by the memory of their mother walking out. She wants a baby - maybe. But what's a girl to do when the man in her life has seen and done it all before? Will Cat be forced to choose between him and motherhood?And what of their partners? Kirk, the Australian beach bum who fathers Megan's child... Paulo, the doting husband who sees the best thing in his life collapsing for want of a child... And Rory, the older man who just can't face going through it all again. Tony Parsons shows us once again the dilemmas and decisions that confront men today.Modern-day relationships are tested in this very realistic, contemporary story about procreation and new life.

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Other books by Tony Parsons

Open Secret

Open Secret

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2021

Open Secret by Tony Parsons

Your Neighbour's Wife

Your Neighbour's Wife

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2021

'Hard to put down, I tore through it in two sittings. This tale of an illicit one-night stand with devastating consequences is a hugely enjoyable read.' ALEX MICHAELIDES, author of The Silent Patient 'Bears comparison with his 2000 novel, Man and Boy ... Laced with humanity and the shadow of guilt, this is Parsons at his very best.' DAILY MAIL 'Such a compelling read - and a brilliant depiction of both marriage and infidelity. There's unputdownable and there's walking-into-lamp-posts with the latest Tony Parsons in your hand.' CELIA WALDEN ____________________________ What do you do when your perfect life spins out of control? A gripping psychological thriller that combines the emotional warmth of Man and Boy with the page-turning excitement of The Murder Bag. Tara Carver seems to have the perfect life. A loving mother and wife, and a business woman who runs her own company, she's the sort of person you'd want to live next door to, who might even become your best friend. But what sort of person is she really? Because in one night of madness, on a work trip far from home, she puts all this at risk. And suddenly her dream life becomes a living nightmare when the married man she spent one night with tells her he wants a serious relationship with her. And that he won't leave her or her precious family alone until she agrees. There seems to be only one way out. And it involves murder... ____________________________ 'Emotionally powerful, beautifully written and observed, this is one to savour.' CARA HUNTER, author of Close to Home and All the Rage 'Tony Parsons excels at presenting his narratives in the clearest possible prosewhile revealing the toughest of human emotions ... fast-moving and involving' LITERARY REVIEW 'I can testify it is a real humdinger!' PIERS MORGAN

#taken

#taken

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2020

'Tense and human' LEE CHILD 'Brilliant stuff' PETER JAMES 'A cracking read' PIERS MORGAN _____________________ #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 'A must-read' JEFFERY DEAVER '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

Girl On Fire

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

Long Gone the Corroboree by Tony Parsons

Die Last

Die Last

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

___________________________ 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

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.

Meszaros

Meszaros

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Ebook Release Date: 19/04/2016

Egy meggyilkolt csalad. Egy haldoklo sorozatgyilkos. Egy elrabolt gyermek. Es egy nyomozo, akinek ra kell jonnie, hogy meg a legboldogabb csaladban is lehetnek sotet tikok, amelyek miatt valaki kepes olni...Az uj ev elso napjan egy exkluziv lakoparkban egy gazdag csalad tagjait szabalyszeruen kivegzik - a legkisebb gyerek kivetelevel, akit elrabolnak. A gyilkos fegyver a meszarszekeken hasznalt taglopisztoly. Ez vezeti Max Wolfe nyomozot az Uj Scotland Yardon levo Fekete Muzeumba, az elmult szaz ev leghiresebb bunugyeit bemutato gyujtemenyhez, ahol egy harminc evvel ezelott a Meszaroskent elhiresult gyilkos nyomara bukkan.Csakhogy ez az ember leulte a bunteteset, oreg mar, es haldoklik. Lehetseges, hogy megis ujra lesujtott? Vagy csak az ismeretlen tettes ot akarta gyanuba keverni?Maxnek meg kell talalnia az elrabolt gyermeket es le kell allitania a gyilkost, mielott egy ujabb artatlan csalad - vagy eppenseggel Max kislanya - kerul veszelybe.A Meszaros ugyanolyan sodro lenduletu, eletteli karaktereket felvonultato krimi, mint a Sunday Times bestsellerlistajan elre kerult elozmenye, A gyiloktaska.

Das offene Geheimnis

Das offene Geheimnis

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/04/2016

"e;Wahrend meiner fruhen Jahre spurte ich, dass es noch eine andere Moglichkeit gab, die einmal erkannt alles verandern, alles transformieren wurde. Eines Tages wurde diese Moglichkeit Realitat. Eine Realitat, die sowohl einfach und gewohnlich als auch groartig, uberwaltigend und revolutionar war. Es ist das offene Geheimnis, das sich selbst in jedem Augenblick unseres Lebens offenbart. Doch die Verwirklichung geschieht nicht durch die Versuche, unser Leben zu andern. Vielmehr taucht sie als direkte Wahrnehmung dessen auf, was lebt. Das offene Geheimnis ist ein einzigartiges und radikales Buch, das von einer grundlegenden Befreiung spricht, die absolut jenseits von Anstrengung, einem bestimmten Weg, einem Prozess oder einem Glaubenssystem geschieht."e;Tony Parsons

Fresh Blood

Fresh Blood

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Ebook Release Date: 21/03/2016

An exclusive short story featuring DC Max Wolfe from Tony Parsons, the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Murder BagThe gruesome discovery of the body of an old man on Hampstead Heath leads DC Max Wolfe deep into gangland London. Could the dead man's connections to the Krays and the Richardsons be behind the killing? As Max delves deeper, he uncovers a new gang war, one that could have terrible consequences for him and the people he loves.

gyiloktaska

gyiloktaska

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Ebook Release Date: 02/03/2016

Egy gyilkossag tragedia. Ket gyilkossag tragikus egybeeses. Harom gyilkossag mar fomusoridos szorakoztatas.Het fiu egy kozos fenykepen, husz eve, egy exkluziv maganiskolaban.Gazdag, kivaltsagos csemetekbol gazdag, kivaltsagos felnottek lettek - de most egyiket a masik utan talaljak verbe fagyva, elvagott torokkal.Hogy lehet elkapni a kozossegi oldalon Meszaros Bob"e; neven posztolo, titokzatos bosszuallot, aki mesterien elrejti a digitalis nyomait? Egyaltalan, Hasfelmetszo twitterezne, ha elne? A bostoni fojtogato frissitene az allapotat a Facebookon? Vagy csak egy pszichopata magamutogatasarol van szo, es egesz masutt kell keresni a gyilkost?Max Wolfe nyomozo egyre kozelebb jut az aldozatok kozos multjanak sotet titkahoz, de kozben a gyilkos is egyre kozelebb jar hozza - s ami meg riasztobb, az anyatlanul maradt kislanyahoz...Porgos, kokemeny brit krimi Londonbol, a nemzetkozi bestselleriro Tony Parsonstol.

This Freedom

This Freedom

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2015

This Freedom by Tony Parsons

Dead Time

Dead Time

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Ebook Release Date: 19/02/2015

An exclusive short story featuring DC Max Wolfe from Tony Parsons, the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of The Murder Bag. One am, Boxing Day. Snow falls, the city sleeps.Not DC Max Wolfe. He is looking out of his loft apartment at the deserted streets below.A van has just drawn up. Two men get out. Dressed in black and wearing ski-masks, they are dragging something. It s a man. Half-naked. Half-dead. But still alive.Not for much longer.Soon Max Wolfe is hunting a gang of killers who decapitate their victimsAnd this time it s personal Includes an exclusive sneak preview of Tony's new novel, The Slaughter Man.

Fiukbol lesznek a ferfiak

Fiukbol lesznek a ferfiak

Author: Tony Parsons Format: Ebook Release Date: 18/12/2014

Az Apa es fia, valamint a Ferj es feleseg folytatasa. Tz v telt el azta, hogy Harry Silverrel utoljra tallkoztunk. Most tkletesen elgedett az letvel: szpsges felesge van, hrom nagyszerA gyereke (egy az v, egy a felesg, egy kzs) s remek llsa a BBC-nl. Murphy trvnye szerint legfA bb ideje teht, hogy rosszra forduljanak a dolgok. gy is trtnik. Egy napon vratlanul felbukkan Gina, Harry volt felesge s kzs gyerekk anyja, aki vilg krli nismereti kalandozsai utn visszakltztt Londonba, s szeretn megismerni tizenngy ves fit, Patet. Ez jl megbonyoltja apa s fia amgy is bonyolult kapcsolatt, s persze az a vge, hogy Pat az anyjhoz kltzik. Harrynek a munkahelyn is gondjai tmadnak, tovbb a jelenlegi felesge letben szintn megjelenik az exe, a jkpA sorozatsznsz. s ebbe a koszba rkezik mg Harry nhai apjnak kt idA s katonatrsa, akikkel egytt harcolt 1944-ben Monte Cassino ostromnl. Vajon segt-e majd ez a kt zsmbes regember Harrynek, hogy visszaszerezze a fit, a csaldjt s az lett? s meg tudjk-e mutatni neki, hogyan kell frfinak lenni?Az Apa s fia, valamint a Frj s felesg utn ezzel a humoros, megindt s felejthetetlen trtnettel vlik teljess a trilgia.

The Murder Bag

The Murder Bag

Author: Tony Parsons Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 09/06/2014

The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons