A couple from Mike Ripley and his Fitzroy Maclean Angel series
Ripley's Angel series spans 16 books with the first published in 1988 and the last - Angels and Others - dropping in 2015. The series has won a few awards, most notably the CWA Last Laugh Award a couple of times. Comedy thrillers is how these books have been described.
According to his page on Fantastic Fiction......
It has been said that he 'paints a picture of London Dickens would recognise' and that 'he writes like the young Len Deighton, wierd and wonderful information and very, very funny'. Described as 'England's funniest crime writer' (The Times), he is also a respected critic of crime fiction, writing for the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and the Birmingham Post among others.
There's a (somewhat dated) piece about the series at The Thrilling Detective Web Site
In addition to the Angel series, he's written a few standalone novels and more recently half a dozen "Albert Campion" novels, continuing with the series character created by Margery Allingham.
Just Another Angel (1988)
Band-leader, Fitzroy Maclean Angel, agrees to help an enigmatic lady, Jo Scamp, recover some stolen jewellery. But what begins as a simple search soon develops into violence involving a deranged London gangster and a policeman with a vendetta.
"Mike Ripley may be mentioned in the breath as George V. Higgins and Elmore Leonard."
Angel Touch (1989)
The London Stock Exchange can be a peculiar and dangerous place when financial reputations are at stake and no end of shocking scams and insider dealings are lurking under the surface. Enigmatic band leader Fitzroy Maclean Angel is drawn into this intrigue and puts his knowledge to work.
"Mike Ripley is one of the best things to have happened to British crime fiction for years."