Wade Miller is actually two childhood friends, Bob Wade (1920-present) and Bill Miller (1920-1961), who produced 33 books together until Miller’s premature death from a sudden heart attack. Wade and Miller attended San Diego State and edited the campus newspaper together. After a stint in the Air Force, they joined forces again, eventually producing the book that Orson Welles adapted as the classic noir film, Touch of Evil.
They also created one of the best post-war detectives, Max Thursday, whose complexities and flaws elevated him from the usual PI clichés. After Miller’s death, Wade continued to write, winning the Private Eye Writers of America’s 1988 Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as writing a monthly column called “Spadework” for the San Diego Union Tribune. Bob Wade lives in San Diego.
- Kitten With a Whip / Kiss Her Goodbye
- In these two thrillers from the late 1950's, Wade Miller gives us a willful teenager who holds a suburban male hostage in his own home, and a brother and sister on the run from trouble and heading for more. "Whenever you think you have a Wade Miller book figured out, the team comes up a neat plot or character twist."-Bruce Grossman, Bookgasm.
- The Killer / Devil With Two Sticks
- Two noir mysteries from the writing team that created detective Max Thursday, with new introductions by Bob Wade and David Laurence Wilson.
"No one writes the hard-boiled mystery better." -Dorothy Hughes