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Barbara Parker (January 28, 1947 — March 7, 2009) was an American mystery writer. She wrote 12 novels, the first of which, Suspicion of Innocence, was a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best first mystery novel by an American author. Parker was on the national board of the Mystery Writers of America and was the chair of its membership committee for two years.

Parker was born in Columbia, South Carolina and lived in North Carolina before moving with her family to Florida. There she attended the University of South Florida and then earned her legal degree at the University of Miami School of Law. Following her graduation, she was a prosecutor in the Florida state attorney's office prior to spending eight years running her own practice as an attorney. She wrote an adventure story to entertain her son and to provide an alternative to her legal career. She left her law practice and took a job as a paralegal with a major law firm to make money while developing her writing career, never telling her employer that she was an attorney. She would write while commuting by bus to downtown Miami.

She attended Florida International University, where her thesis for her master's degree became the genesis for Suspicion of Innocence, her first novel. The novel was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best first mystery novel by an American author and was filmed as Sisters and Other Strangers, presented as an ABC Movie of the Week. Les Standiford, director of the creative writing program at FIU called her "one of my first great students" who "became a wonderful writer. I have always viewed her as a wonderful ambassador for the creating writing program. We are proud to claim her as one of ours."

Her Suspicion series of novels revolved around Miami lawyers Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, and their experiences in South Florida's changing demographic environment. She researched her books carefully, spending time with ballet dancers and cops, fashion models and rock bands while getting material for her books. A fervent opponent of the Castro regime, she visited Cuba three times, where she brought books to help Cubans establish their own independent library. Her books Suspicion of Deceit and Suspicion of Betrayal were listed on the New York Times Best Seller list.

She died on March 7, 2009 at the Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Total Books: 106
Suspicion of Betrayal
2014 - Suspicion of Betrayal [Volume 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497639140
ISBN-10: 149763914X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Suspicion of Deceit
2014 - Suspicion of Deceit [Volume 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497639157
ISBN-10: 1497639158
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Suspicion of Guilt
2014 - Suspicion of Guilt [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497639164
ISBN-10: 1497639166
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Suspicion of Innocence
2014 - Suspicion of Innocence [Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497639171
ISBN-10: 1497639174
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Suspicion of Madness
2014 - Suspicion of Madness [Volume 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497639188
ISBN-10: 1497639182
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Suspicion of Malice
2014 - Suspicion of Malice [Volume 5] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497639195
ISBN-10: 1497639190
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Suspicion of Rage
2014 - Suspicion of Rage [Volume 8] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497639201
ISBN-10: 1497639204
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Suspicion of Vengeance
2014 - Suspicion of Vengeance [Volume 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497639218
ISBN-10: 1497639212
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Dark of Day
2009 - The Dark of Day (Paperback)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781593155186
ISBN-10: 1593155182
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Dark of Day
2008 - The Dark of Day [Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781410410719
ISBN-10: 1410410714
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The Dark of Day
2008 - The Dark of Day [C. J. Dunn, Bk 1] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781593154615
ISBN-10: 1593154615
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science & Math
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 10

The Perfect Fake
2007 - The Perfect Fake (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780451412454
ISBN-10: 0451412451
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 25

The Perfect Fake
2006 - The Perfect Fake (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780525949862
ISBN-10: 0525949860
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
 11

Conceptual Foundations The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice
2006 - Conceptual Foundations the Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780323036597
ISBN-10: 0323036597
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Suspicion of Rage
2006 - Suspicion of Rage [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780451215741
ISBN-10: 0451215745
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 25

Introduction to Globalization and Business Relationships and Responsibilities
Suspicion of Rage
2005 - Suspicion of Rage [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 8] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780525948056
ISBN-10: 0525948058
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 10

Suspicion Of Rage A Gail Connor And Anthony Quintana Novel
Suspicion Of Rage
2005 - Suspicion of Rage [Gail Connor And Anthony Quintana, Bk 8 - Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9780792734864
ISBN-10: 0792734866
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 2

Suspicion of Madness
2003 - Suspicion of Madness [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451210890
ISBN-10: 0451210891
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 33

Suspicion of Madness
2003 - Suspicion of Madness (Hardcover)Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780525946816
ISBN-10: 0525946810
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 11

2003 - Suspicion of Vengeance [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 6] (Paperback)
2001 - Suspicion of Malice [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Suspicion of Malice a Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana Novel [Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series] (Hardcover)
2000 - Suspicion of Malice [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback
2000 - Suspicion of Betrayal [Gail Conner & Anthony Quintana, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1999 - Suspicion of Deceit [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1999 - Suspicion of Betrayal [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 4] (Hardcover)
1996 - Blood Relations [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)
1996 - Suspicion of Guilt [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 2] (Paperback)
1995 - Suspicion of Guilt [Suspicion, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
1994 - Suspicion of Innocence [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1994 - Suspicion of Innocence [Gail Connor and Anthony Quintana, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
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