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Eliot Parker

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Eliot Parker is the author of four novels: Breakdown at Clear River, Making Arrangements, Fragile Brilliance, and Code for Murder. His second novel, Making Arrangements, was selected as a “Best Book of 2014” by USA BookNews. His third novel, Fragile Brilliance, was a finalist for Southern Book Prize in Thriller Writing. In 2016, the National Literary Habitat Organization awarded Eliot with the Bronze Award for mystery/thriller writing. In October 2016, Eliot was awarded the Literary Merit Award from the West Virginia Library Association for his books and stories.

His latest novel, Code for Murder, was released in September 2017 by Black Rose Press.

Eliot also hosts the television show “Chapters” across the Armstrong Television Network, which profiles authors, editors, and publishers in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Episodes of the show can be found at

Eliot is Professor of English at Mountwest Community and Technical College. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award at the school and the Silver Plate Award by the West Virginia Community College Association for outstanding contributions to community college education. For more information, visit

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