Francisco González Ledesma, (Barcelona, 1927), is a writer, journalist and lawyer. When he was twelve he started to write, at fifteen he begun to earn his living as a cartoonist and as a writer of cowboys’ novels under the pen name of Silver Kane. In 1984 he won the Premio Planeta with his novel Crónica sentimental en rojo. On two occasions he obtained the Prize Mystère to the Best Foreign Novel published in France. He is probably best know in France and Italy than in Spain. Unfortunately his books are not available in English yet.
Read additional information at Le blog de Jean-Marc Laherrere (in French). A blog I heartily recommend if you speak French.
His series, featuring Inspector Méndez, is made up of the following titles:
Expediente Barcelona (1983).
Las calles de nuestros padres ( 1984).
Crónica sentimental en rojo (1984), Premio Planeta de Novela.
La Dama de Cachemira (1986), Premio Mystère.
Historia de Dios en una esquina (1991).
El pecado o algo parecido (2002), Premio Hammett.
Cinco mujeres y media (2005), Premio Mystère.
Méndez (2006 ).
Una novela de barrio (2007), Premio Internacional de Novela Negra RBA
No hay que morir dos veces (2009).
Wikipedia in French