Carter Ross
Created by Brad Parks

"Writing a story with someone else's notes is a bit like baking a cake with someone else's batter."
-- from "The Nightgown"

Ambitious thirty-something CARTER ROSS is the would-be hard-boiled, would-be star writer and designated smartass for the Newark Eagle-Examiner -- or at least he would be if he could just keep his emotions and idealism in check long enough to find the right story.

Parks, a former Washington Post reporter, knows of what he speaks, and he nails the fragile personalities and seesaw dynamics of a modern-day city newsroom.

So well, in fact, that Faces of the Gone (2009), the debut novel in the series, nabbed a Shamus for Best First P.I. Novel in 2010.


  • "Eyes of the Innocent is the complete package. With wonderful prose, witty observations, and a relentless drive, this book held me hostage until the last page. Well done, Brad Parks!"
    Michael Connelly



"The Nightgown" (February 2012,

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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