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Parker, Tom

Overview
Works: 61 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 5,637 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Satire 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS1305, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Parker
One flew over the cuckoo's nest by Ken Kesey( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of inmates fighting back against authority in a mental asylum ward run by a cruel nurse
Cold Sassy tree by Olive Ann Burns( Recording )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one thing you can depend on in Cold Sassy, Georgia, is that word gets around - fast. When Grandpa E. Rucker Blakeslee announces one July morning in 1906 that he's aiming to marry the young and freckledy milliner, Miss Love Simpson - a bare three weeks after Granny Blakeslee has gone to her reward - the news is served up all over town with that afternoon's dinner. And young Will Tweedy suddenly finds himself eyewitness to a major scandal
On the road by Jack Kerouac( )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dena Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for experiencing as much as possible of life and his wild flights of poetic fancy."
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a boy growing up in half-settled Missouri in the 1840's, who with a runaway slave floated down the Mississippi on a raft
The dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Robert Branch is a university professor, not a secret agent. But his best friend is dead and Branch knows that it can't have been suicide. He is also certain that the murder has been arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus. The only trouble is, no one will believe him. Branch knows that the Nazis will have him eliminated as soon as it is convenient. He's even narrowed his choice of executioner down to three: a psychotic homosexual, a respected educator-and the women he loves
The barbarous coast by Ross Macdonald( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private investigator Lew Archer's pursuit of a girl who jackknifed too suddenly from high diving to high living leads him to an ex-fighter with an unexplained movie contract and a big time gambler who died by his own knife
Find a victim [a Lew Archer novel] by Ross Macdonald( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Lew Archer stops to pick up a hitchhiker young who's dying of a gunshot wound. In a matter of hours, Archer is suspected by the law, hired by a target-shooting trucking magnate, and propositioned by an adulterer's wife
The drowning pool by Ross Macdonald( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a millionaire matriarch is found floating face down in the family pool, the prime suspects are her good-for-nothing son and his seductive teenage daughter. In The Drowning Pool, Lew Archer takes this case in the Los Angeles suburbs and encounters a moral wasteland of corporate greed and family hatred--and sufficient motive for a dozen murders
The blue hammer by Ross Macdonald( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The facts pound hard and cold in Lew Archer's mind: a woman who means something to him is missing, a man has bled to death beneath a magnolia tree, and a killer is on the loose. The facts are falling into place, but he doesn't have to like them
The far side of the dollar by Ross Macdonald( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To reach the Barcelona Hotel you took Sunset and the coast highway. Once starlets and Navy boys had rubbed shoulders with tycoons and hustlers there, but for Lew Archer the old, closed-up palace held the key to a missing teenager and a hot murder. Archer knew that twenty years ago a handful of dreamers and losers had come together in the barcelona. The only question now was what kind of deal had gone down there, and why a mixed-up rich kid and a beautiful blonde were the first to pay the price
The moving target by Ross Macdonald( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshiping holy man to whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain and the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S & M. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping. Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the mega-rich to jazz joints where you can get beaten up between sets
The underground man by Ross Macdonald( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a mysterious fire rages through the hills above a privileged town in Southern California, Archer tracks a missing child who may be the pawn in a marital struggle or the victim of a bizarre kidnapping. What he uncovers amid the ashes is murder--and a trail of motives as combustible as gasoline
Sleeping beauty an unabridged dramatic reading by Ross Macdonald( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping Beauty plunges detective Lew Archer into a fascinating and intricate case connected to a disastrous oil spill on the Southern California coast. He becomes involved with three generations of the imposing Lennox family whose offshore oil platform caused the spill; and whose young heiress, glimpsed for a haunting moment on the beach-clutching an oil-drenched sea bird in her arms, has disappeared. While on her trail Archer finds himself journeying into a horrendous past, into the hidden lives of a family twisted by money, power, and a compulsive instinct for infidelity, between husbands and wives, parents and children, friends, dependents, duty, and ultimately to the earth itself
The chill book 11 in the Lew Archer series by Ross Macdonald( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lew Archer knew he shouldn't have taken the case, but Alex Kincaid seemed so desperate. Kincaid's loving new bride Dolly had just inexplicably walked out on him, leaving Kincaid more than a little fearful for her sanity-and her safety. So Archer reluctantly agreed to help Kincaid find his wife. But what he found instead was enough to send a chill down anyone's spine-a new fresh corpse and evidence linking Dolly not only to this murder, but to a series of others dating back to before she was even born
You bet your life by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pay him a little bit, he's a little bit tough. Pay very much, he's very much tough. Pay too much, he's too much tough. Hollywood private eye Toby Peters is making his way through the Chicago underworld in a desperate attempt to clear the name of Chico Marx, who is accused of owing $120,000 in gambling debts to the mob
The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augie March is a Jewish-American boy growing up fatherless and poor in Depression-era Chicago. He seeks a "special destiny", although his circumstances seem to position him for a uniquely disappointing life: his family consists of a simple-minded mother, a brother and "grandmother" who prove to be Machiavellian in their intentions, and an "idiot" youngest brother, Georgie
The zebra-striped hearse by Ross Macdonald( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strictly speaking, Lew Archer is only supposed to dig up the dirt on a rich man's suspicious soon-to-be son-in-law. But in no time at all the private eye is following a trail of corpses from the citrus belt to Mazatlan. And then there is the zebra-striped hearse and its crew of beautiful, sunburned surfers, whose path seems to keep crossing the son-in-law's--and Archer's
Slingshot by Jack D Hunter( )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the near future, and frustration and rage sweep through the alienated American middle class. All signs point to what's being called "The Second American Revolution," as "Middies," incensed by what they see to be a hopelessly corrupt, elitist, and self-perpetuating government, form a secret militia and prepare to oust the "Leets"--As did their forbears at Lexington and Concord more than two centuries ago. Amidst this upheaval, Matt Cooper, investigative reporter for a Florida daily, single-mindedly probes the murder of his father, a successful novelist with mysterious ties to World War II Nazi Germany. His obsessive search takes him half-way around the globe, turning deadly when it leads him to the core of an international conspiracy that uses the incipient citizens' rebellion as a screen for its own efforts to usurp the faltering U.S. government
A fatal glass of beer by Stuart M Kaminsky( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years W.C. Fields has cached his lucre in banks all over the country. But now someone is cleaning out Fields' deposits. Toby Peters's assignment is to get back Fields' money. As Peters and Fields pursue their quarry, they find they are being marked for murder
The chill by Ross Macdonald( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lew Archer agrees to help Alex Kincaid find his new bride Dolly, he instead finds a fresh corpse and evidence linking Dolly to a series of murders dating back to before she was even born
 
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Cold Sassy treeOn the roadThe adventures of Huckleberry FinnThe dark tunnelThe barbarous coastFind a victim [a Lew Archer novel]The drowning poolThe blue hammer