PARSONS & ROTH A Professional Writing Enterprise Welcome to the official website for Jim Parsons, who as J.R. Parsons writes historical mystery and suspense novels for adults, and also books and stories for middle graders and younger young adults as James Roth. Coming next from JR Parsons A historical Hollywood mystery featuring enquiry agents Thorton and Finn. Read the first chapter now. LATEST NEWS ABOUT NEW STORIES & BOOKS BY PARSONS & ROTH New Short Story by James Roth 13-year-old John Spotter struggles to find his place in a tough mining town. Read now.