Ross Thomas
Ross Elmore Thomas
“Mac” McCorkle, a saloon owner, and Mike Padillo, a spy, in Bonn, Germany:

The Cold War Swap (1966)
APA: Spy in the Vodka (1967)
1967 Edgar Award for Best First Novel

Cast a Yellow Shadow (1967)

The Backup Men (1971)

Twilight at Mac’s Place (1990)

Artie Wu and Quincy Durant, a couple of soldiers of fortune for their company, WuDu Ltd.:

Chinaman’s Chance (1978)

Out on the Rim (1987)

Voodoo Ltd. (1992)


The Seersucker Whipsaw (1967)

The Singapore Wink (1968)

The Fools in Town Are on Our Side (1970)

The Porkchoppers (1972)

If You Can’t Be Good (1973)

The Money Harvest (1975)
Finalist 1976 Edgar Award for Best Mystery

Yellow-Dog Contract (1976)

The Eighth Dwarf (1979)

The Mordida Man (1981)

Missionary Stew (1983)

Briarpatch (1984)
1985 Edgar Award for Best Mystery

The Fourth Durango (1989)

Ah Treachery! (1994)

Originally written as Oliver Bleeck
Philip St. Ives, a professional go-between:

The Brass Go-Between (1969)

Protocol for a Kidnapping (1971)

The Procane Chronicle (1972)
APA: The Thief Who Painted Sunlight (1972)
APA: St. Ives (1976) [from film title]

The Highbinders (1974)

No Questions Asked (1976)

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