Biography

Brad Parks

Brad Parks is the only author to have won the Shamus, Nero and Lefty Awards, three of crime fiction's most prestigious prizes. His first stand-alone thriller, SAY NOTHING, released in March 2017 from Dutton Books in the U.S., along with 13 other publishers worldwide. Parks' six previous novels chart the adventures of sometimes-dashing investigative newspaper reporter Carter Ross, and have collectively won stars from every major pre-publication review outlet. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Parks is a former journalist with The Washington Post and The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger. He is now a full-time novelist living in Virginia with his wife and two school-aged children.

Brad Parks

Books by Brad Parks

by Brad Parks - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, Judge Scott Sampson is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. He warns the judge to do exactly as he is told in a drug case he is about to rule on. If the judge fails to follow his instructions, the consequences for the children will be dire. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit and terror.

by Brad Parks - Crime, Fiction, International Intrigue, Mystery, Suspense

A rash of carjackings terrorizing Newark become newsworthy when one such theft ends in the murder of a wealthy banking executive. When a Nigerian immigrant is also killed during a recent carjacking, and it is discovered that the two victims knew each other, investigative reporter Carter Ross is plunged onto the trail of a deadly band of car thieves that includes a sociopathic ex-convict. When his unborn child is put in harm's way, it becomes more than just a story for Carter. He'll stop at nothing to rescue the baby, even if it costs him his own life.

by Brad Parks - Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

When he hears residents of a Newark neighborhood are getting sick and even dying from a strange disease, investigative reporter Carter Ross dives into the story --- so deep he comes down with the illness himself. With even more motivation to track down the source of the disease, Carter soon hits upon a nearby construction site. But when the project’s developer is found dead, and his mob ties surface, Carter knows he’s looking at a story much bigger than an environmental hazard.

by Brad Parks - Fiction, Mystery

Reporter Carter Ross heads off to interview the widow of a cop who allegedly committed suicide. But Carter can’t understand why a man with a job he loved, a beautiful wife and adorable children would suddenly kill himself. And when his widow makes a public statement to the same effect and Carter’s calls to the police and the morgue are repeatedly blocked, it's clear someone knows more than he's saying about the cop's death.

by Brad Parks - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Reading his own newspaper’s obituaries, veteran reporter Carter Ross comes across that of a woman who was the victim of a hit-and-run while she was on the job delivering copies of that very paper. Struck by the opportunity to write a heroic piece about an everyday woman killed too young, he heads to her wake to gather tributes and anecdotes. Will his nose for trouble finally take him too far?

by Brad Parks - Fiction, Mystery

Investigative reporter Carter Ross is reporting on the latest tragedy to befall Newark, New Jersey: a house fire that kills two boys. With the help of the paper’s newest intern, Carter finds out that the victims’ mother, Akilah Harris, isn't what she seems.