Joseph Hansen
Dave Brandstetter, a gay death-claims investigator in Los Angeles, California:

Fadeout (1972)

Death Claims (1973)

Troublemaker (1975)
Finalist 1975 Gold Dagger Award

The Man Everybody Was Afraid Of (1978)

The Dog and Other Stories (1979) [SS]

Skinflick (1979)

Gravedigger (1982)
Finalist 1983 Shamus Award for Best Novel

Brandstetter and Others1 (1984) [SS]

Nightwork (1984)

The Little Dog Laughed (1986)

Early Graves (1987)

Obedience (1988)

The Boy Who Was Buried This Morning (1990)

A Country of Old Men (1991)

Hank Bohannon, ex-sheriff, owner of a horse ranch, and crime fighter in Central California:

Bohannon’s Book (1988) [SS]

Bohannon’s Country (1993) [SS]

Bohannon’s Women (2002) [SS]


Backtrack (1982)

Steps Going Down (1985)

Blood, Snow, & Classic Cars (2001) [SS]