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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.

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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

Your Neighbour's Wife

Your Neighbour's Wife

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

'Emotionally powerful, beautifully written and observed, this is one to savour.' CARA HUNTER, author of Close to Home and All the Rage ____________________________ 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 ...

Your Neighbour's Wife

Your Neighbour's Wife

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

'Emotionally powerful, beautifully written and observed, this is one to savour.' CARA HUNTER, author of Close to Home and All the Rage ____________________________ 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 ...

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Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback 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

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Author: Tony Parsons Format: Paperback / softback 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... _____________________ 'A cracking read' ITV, Good Morning Britain '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

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

'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

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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

Girl On Fire

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

Girl On Fire

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: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2018

Girl On Fire

Girl On Fire

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

Die Last

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

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.