Ross Thomas is considered to be at the very top of American thriller writers by many of his fellow authors, and readers agree. Thomas won two Edgar Awards, one for Best First Novel, The Cold War Swap, and another for Best Novel, Briarpatch. He died in 1995, and since then all but one of his twenty-five novels have gone out of print. Minotaur is proud to remedy this situation. Starting with two of Thomas's well-loved titles, Out on the Rim, which features the author's quirky and delightful pair of detectives, Wu and Durant, and the Edgar-winner, Briarpatch, with Dill as the sleuth searching for his sister's killer, Minotaur will bring readers the thrillers they deserve. And when we have once again whet the appetite for this master writer's work, we are ready to answer the cries of 'More! More!' until almost the entire canon is again in the hands of everyone who appreciates a highly suspenseful story spiced with dry humor, jump-off-the-page characters, and the prose of a master.Thomas, Ross is the author of 'Out on the Rim', published 2003 under ISBN 9780312290597 and ISBN 0312290594.