Books by Brad Parks

THE FRAUD by Brad Parks
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 7, 2015

"Less funny and more deeply felt than Carter's first five cases (The Player, 2014, etc.): reliable entertainment that'll make you think twice about your next trip to Newark."
A series of not-so-random carjackings investigated by Newark Eagle-Examiner reporter Carter Ross ends up as a race between the paddy wagon, the shotgun, and the stork.Read full book review >
THE PLAYER by Brad Parks
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 4, 2014

"Muckraking has rarely been so meaty or so funny."
A mysterious epidemic of illnesses and accidents in Newark's South Ward is the tip of a very dirty iceberg in reporter Carter Ross' fifth case. Read full book review >
THE GOOD COP by Brad Parks
Released: March 5, 2013

"The combination of Borscht-Belt dialogue, ebullient first-person narration, and mean Jersey streets with lots of menace but very little mystery, makes Carter (The Girl Next Door, 2012, etc.) a strong contender for the title of best Stephanie Plum male impersonator."
Genial reporter Carter Ross, who never met a wisecrack he didn't like, goes up against every police officer in Newark in defense of a dead cop's good name. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2012

"With his third featuring brash, breezy, unflappable Carter (Eyes of the Innocent, 2011, etc.), Parks propels himself to a niche shared by only a handful of others: writers who can manage the comedy-mystery."
No one's supposed to hate the girl next door. Read full book review >
EYES OF THE INNOCENT by Brad Parks
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"A breezy, entertaining sequel to Parks' well-received debut (Faces of the Gone, 2009)."
Investigative reporter Carter Ross returns to chase the case of the vanished city councilor. After all, who says white men can't jump? Read full book review >
FACES OF THE GONE by Brad Parks
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"A first novel with a seriously overstuffed plot but a very engaging hero."
Hungry reporter chases a scoop to die for. Read full book review >