SYKM


John Ball
John Dudley Ball, Jr.
[1911-1988]
Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective based in Pasadena, California:

In the Heat of the Night (1965)
1966 Edgar Award for Best First Novel

The Cool Cottontail (1966)

Johnny Get Your Gun (1969)
APA: Death for a Playmate (rev’d ed. 1972)

Five Pieces of Jade (1972)
Finalist 1973 Edgar Award for Best Mystery

The Eyes of Buddha (1976)

Then Came Violence (1980)

Singapore (1986)

Jack Tallon, a Los Angeles police sergeant who becomes police chief in Whitewater, Washington:

Police Chief (1977)

Trouble for Tallon (1981)

Chief Tallon and the S.O.R. (1984)

Non-series:

The First Team (1971)

Mark One: The Dummy (1974)

The Killing in the Market (1978)
[with Bevan Smith]

The Murder Children (1979)

The Kiwi Target (1989)

The Van (1989)