Howard Browne, born in Nebraska 15 April 1908, also wrote
as John Evans, in fact the first four books listed above are under the
Evans name. His series character is Paul Pine who appears in all the
listed books apart form Thin Air. He wrote fimly in the hard boiled
school and is quoted as saying "I'll take Raymond Chandler over Agatha
Christie any day!" He also wrote a novel and five screenplays as
well as numerous episodes for famous television series such as Cheyenne,
The Virginian, Mission Impossible and many more.