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Spencer, Ross H.

Overview
Works: 27 works in 59 publications in 4 languages and 2,039 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3569.P454, 813.54
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Publications by Ross H Spencer
Publications by Ross H Spencer, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Ross H Spencer
The Devereaux file : a novel by Ross H Spencer( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Former cop, now private investigator, Lacey Lockington gets lured into a case of something less smooth than his usual tipple: the death of his old drinking buddy and ex-CIA agent Rufe Devereaux. No sooner does he start his investigation than he finds himself chased by the Mafia, hunted by the CIA, stalked by a politician-turned-evangelist out to kill him and "helped" by the sultry Natasha, a KGB agent who always knows more than she lets on. Sucked into the dangerous world of international espionage, Lacey knows he is in way over his head. What started as a search for the truth behind his friend's death turns into a whirlwind tour that leads Lacey from the gritty bars of Chicago to Miami's cocaine-filled underbelly and culminates in an explosive ending that must be read to be believed!
Death wore gloves : a novel by Ross H Spencer( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
When Sister Rosetta's niece goes missing, the nun (whose favorite poison is anything bottle-bound and boozy) hires shifty P.I. Tut Willow to find dear Gladys. But as Tut pulls back the curtain on Gladys' checkered past, he also finds that someone doesn't want her found, and soon bodies begin to pile up. Is Sister Rosetta, lured by a twisted sense of family loyalty, behind the deaths of those out to harm her niece, or are Tut and Gladys just pawns in a much darker game? Full of laugh-out-loud comedy and the darkest of intrigue, the author of DEATH WORE GLOVES draws together femme fatales, a not-so-saintly nun, and a gumshoe willing to do anything to help an old flame
The missing bishop by Ross H Spencer( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and French and held by 268 libraries worldwide
The fifth script : a novel by Ross H Spencer( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Detective Lacey Lockington always gets the job done, but making the omelets of solved cases usually involves breaking a lot of eggs. So when Lacey gets suspended after tabloid columnist Stella Starbright names him as a "kill-crazy cop," he has to find new work as a private investigator. It's a step down, for sure, and one of his first cases is an unlikely one: former "Stella Starbrights" are turning up dead on the streets of Chicago, and the current one, the reputation ruiner herself, turns to an unlikely source for protection. Going against his gut, Lacey agrees to keep tabs on Stella to keep her from sharing the grisly fate of her former namesakes. In the midst of all the madness, Lacey hunts the real killer, someone looking to silence gossip columnists for good. But can Lacey crack the case before another victim makes a different section of the newspapers? Sex...violence...booze! This deadly mix will keep you on the edge of your seat in Ross Spencer's jaded-but-jaunty tale about a hardened cop with nothing but his reputation to lose
Echoes of Zero by Ross H Spencer( Book )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Kirby's last circus : a novel by Ross H Spencer( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 174 libraries worldwide
When the CIA chooses Birch Kirby, a mediocre detective with a personal life even less thrilling than his professional one, no one is more surprised by the selection than Birch himself. But the Agency needs someone for a secret mission, and Birch may be just the clown for the job. Going undercover as a circus performer, he travels to Grizzly Gulch to investigate the source of daily, un-decodable secret messages that are being transmitted to the KGB. Birch interacts with wildly colorful characters while stumbling through performances as well as his assignment. With the clock ticking, Birch must hurry to take a right step toward bringing the curtain down on this very important case
Monastery nightmare by Ross H Spencer( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
The Fedorovich file : a novel by Ross H Spencer( Book )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
The Cold War heats up when trouble comes knocking on the door of ex-cop turned Private Eye Lacey Lockington. Lacey is hot on the trail of Alexi Fedorovich after the high-ranking general publishes a controversial expos ̌detailing that Glasnost/Perestroika is a hoax. Federovich goes into hiding in the last place he suspects someone will look for him-somewhere in Youngstown, Ohio. For someone who's pretty much seen and done it all, Lacey's unnerved when he starts dealing with Russian spies, Federal Agents, a man who doesn't want to be found, and an increasing body count of all his leads. Will Lacey, along with former KGB agent and live-in lover Natasha, get to the bottom of it all before Fedorovich finds himself on the wrong end of a firing squad?
The Dada caper by Ross H Spencer( Book )
3 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Chance Purdue may be better at a lot of things than he is at detecting, but he's the only man for the job when the FBI comes looking for someone to take on the Soviet-inspired DADA conspiracy. Plus, he needs a paycheck. Chance gets off to a rough start as he's led on a merry chase through Chicago's underbelly and drawn into a case of deception that can only be solved with the help of a mysterious femme fatale who's as beautiful as she is cunning
The Stranger City caper by Ross H Spencer( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A quick and easy buck sounds good to Private Investigator Chance Purdue. But the paycheck seems to be a bit harder to earn when the job entails more than just looking into the a minor league baseball team in southern Illinois. His new client, the gangster Cool Lips Chericola, is definitely leaving out details. Enter Brandy Alexander, whose unexpected appearance in Stranger City, Illinois complicates things. Then throw in the Bobby Crackers' Blitzkrieg for Christ religious crusade, and you've got a super-charged powderkeg of a caper, with Chance holding both the match and the barrel
The Reggis Arms Caper by Ross H Spencer( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Try as he may, Chance Purdue can't seem to escape the world of private investigation. The now tavern owner returns to action to protect Princess Sonia of Kaleski, who claims to be the wife of an old Army buddy. Convinced he'll get to the bottom of things at his Army battalion's reunion, Chance indulges in the entertainment while leaving the more serious detective work to his new colleague, the scintillating Brandy Alexander. For Chance, the case provides more fun than intrigue, and yet its solution is a surprise for everyone involved
The compleat Chance Purdue by Ross H Spencer( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The missing bishop, by ross h. spencer (large print) (pbk) by Ross H Spencer( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The Abu Wahab caper by Ross H Spencer( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
What happens when Chicago detective Chance Purdue is hired to protect a gambler with a target on his head? For starters, all hell breaks loose... "Bet-a-Bunch" Dugan is being hunted by International DADA (Destroy America, Destroy America) conspirators, a terrorist organization out for control of the world's oil market. Dugan needs more than a little luck to walk away unscathed. He needs a Chance, and though he knows that half of Purdue's reputation is that of a guy you are aching to punch, the other half is that he's a dogged, if occasionally doomed, investigator. No matter where Purdue's leads take him, though, he always seems to be one step behind DADA. As a hapless Chance watches DADA's deadly scheme move forward, a siren named Brandy Alexander enters the picture and things finally fall into place, or so Chance hopes
The Radish River caper by Ross H Spencer( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Private Investigator Chance Purdue and Brandy Alexander work in tandem on a case that finds them traveling to the Illinois town of Radish River. The CIA continues to need help putting a stop to the DADA (Destroy America, Destroy America) Conspiracy, a terrorist organization whose latest plot is completely under wraps, except that it promises immense destruction. Things prove difficult for Chance and Brandy as they do what they can to remain focused on the task at hand. But it's hard when distractions from football-playing gorillas, chariot races, copious booze-and especially each other-weave in and out of their lives and keep this case on the back burner
L'alfiere mancante by Ross H Spencer( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in Italian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Aishū no sutorenjā shiti ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
FEDOROVICH FILE : the lacey lockington seriesbook three by Ross H Spencer( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Sareba itoshiki kōru gāru yo ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in Japanese and held by 1 library worldwide
Signifying nothing by Ross H Spencer( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ross H. Spencer écrivain américain
Spencer, R. H.
Spencer, R. H. (Ross H.)
Spencer, Ross
راس اچ. اسپنسر
スペンサー, ロス・H
Languages
English (47)
Japanese (3)
Italian (1)
French (1)
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