This page is for Maria, who thought it would be fun.
Death and Taxes: None
Shear the Black Sheep: Monnie -- Davids mother, Maude Monnie Dodge. (One oh-so-clever book reviewer misconstrued Monnie to mean Money: Mr. Dodges dedication reads, This is for Monnie. We appreciate the absolute honesty of these words, and we hope he makes a lot of it.)
Bullets for the Bridegroom: Elvadee -- Elva Keith Dodge, wife of David Dodge.
It Aint Hay: Joe OFerrall, Chief of the Division of Narcotic Enforcement, Dept. of Justice, State of California, and the men who work with him -- Enough said.
The Long Escape: Don Gustavo Stahl of Guatemala -- Friend of the Dodges, whom they met while living in Guatemala.
Plunder of the Sun: Lettie Connell -- Davids niece, daughter of his sister Kathryn (Lettie and her mother also had occasional roles in the productions of the Macondray Lane Players).
The Red Tassel: None
To Catch a Thief: Kathryn, Frances, and Marian -- Davids sisters.
Angels Ransom: Pepe and Paquita -- Pepe and Paquita Fernandez, friends of the Dodges who lived in Barcelona.
The Lights of Skaro: George and Sophy Winterbotham -- Friends of the Dodges.
Loo Loos Legacy: Jean Ennis, who inspired it -- Head of publicity for Random House.
Carambola: Kendal -- David and Elva Dodges daughter.
Hooligan: Myra Waldo -- Cookbook author, who was married to a Pan American executive (David had a deal with Pan Am for many years in which he would contribute material to their magazine in exchange for free airline tickets).
Troubleshooter: Sheila -- A Cape Malay woman who worked as the Dodges maid while they lived in Capetown. The Dodges continued to send money to her for many years after they left South Africa.
How Green Was My Father: Kendal -- David and Elva Dodges daughter.
How Lost Was My Weekend: The memory of Aracely Franco de Keagy who liked the last one -- Friend of the Dodges from Guatemala; she died while they were living there.
The Crazy Glasspecker: Alan Collins and all the other Curtis-Brownies -- Davids agent, head of the Curtis-Brown publishing house.
20,000 Leagues Behind the 8-Ball: Gwen and Arthur Wall -- Davids sister-in-law (Elvas younger sister) and brother-in-law.
The Poor Mans Guide to Europe: Ida Keith -- Davids mother-in-law; Elvas mother.
Time Out for Turkey: My Bride -- Elva Dodge.
The Rich Mans Guide to the Riviera: La Belle Marianne -- The female embodiment of France, pictured in a bikini, no doubt.
The Poor Mans Guide to the Orient: Jake and Liz Stokes -- Best friends of the Dodges from Princeton, N.J.
Fly Down, Drive Mexico: Jalisco Fats -- Davids granddaughter Kendal (Kendalita).
[Editors note: Special thanks to Kendal Dodge Butler for filling in the gaps]
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