WorldCat Identities

Parker, Tom

Overview
Works: 15 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 2,070 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS3525.I486, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tom Parker
The dark tunnel by Ross Macdonald( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Robert Branch is a university professor, not a secret agent. But his best friend is dead, and Branch knows it wasn't suicide. He is also certain the murder was arranged by a Nazi espionage group operating on campus. The trouble is that no one will believe him. Branch knows that the Nazis will have him eliminated as soon as it is convenient. He has even narrowed down who the executioner will be: a psychotic homosexual, an educator, or the woman he loves
The barbarous coast by Ross Macdonald( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 203 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 192 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( )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 188 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 173 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( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 171 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( )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshiping holy man 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
Sleeping beauty an unabridged dramatic reading by Ross Macdonald( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 164 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 underground man by Ross Macdonald( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 161 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
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
The zebra-striped hearse by Ross Macdonald( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 133 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
The chill by Ross Macdonald( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 115 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
Discovering Washington wines : an introduction to one of the most exciting premium wine regions by Tom Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inglenook vineyards : 100 years of fine winemaking by Tom Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dodo Destiny an American Eye on Mauritius by Tom Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dodo Destiny examines the sad tale of the dodo and the fascinating history of its native Mauritius, a beautiful island nation home to one of today's truly multicultural societies
 
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The barbarous coastFind a victim [a Lew Archer novel]The drowning poolThe blue hammerThe far side of the dollarThe moving targetSleeping beauty an unabridged dramatic readingThe underground man