James Sallis
Lew Griffin, a black private investigator in New Orleans, Louisiana:

The Long-Legged Fly (1992)
Finalist 1993 Shamus Award for Best First Novel

Moth (1993)
Finalist 1994 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Black Hornet (1994)
Finalist 1997 Gold Dagger Award

Eye of the Cricket (1997)
Finalist 1998 Anthony Award for Best Mystery

Bluebottle (1999)

Ghost of a Flea (2001)

John Turner, an ex-cop, ex-con, ex-psychotherapist, now deputy sheriff in Cripple Creek, Tennessee:

Cypress Grove1 (2003) [review]

Cripple Creek1 (2006)

Salt River1 (2007)


Death Will Have Your Eyes (1997)

Drive (2005)

Potato Tree (2007) [SS]

The Killer Is Dying (2011)
2011 Hammett Prize

Driven (2012) [sequel to Drive]

Others of My Kind (2013)

Willnot (2016)

Sarah Jane (2019) [review]
Finalist 2020 Macavity Award for Best Mystery


Difficult Lives: Jim Thompson, David Goodis, Chester Himes (1993, rev. ed. 2000)
APA: Difficult Lives - Hitching Rides (2018) 

Chester Himes: A Life (2000)

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