Created by Les Roberts
The initial draft of Saxon’s debut, An Infinite Number of Monkeys, won the very first SMP/PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Contest, and he went on to appear in a string of good-humoured and entertaining novels. In fact, it was just the start for the author — he turned out to be a pretty damn good private eye writer, giving us not just the Saxon series, but the even-better and longer-running series about working class Cleveland gumshoe Milan Jacovich.
FROM THE PEANUT GALLERY
- “The Saxon short story, ‘Pig Man’ contains the single most overblown beginning of any P.I. prose that I’ve read in the last ten years:
“I make half my living involved with people you’d never ask to dinner. Punks, wiseguys, skels, grifters, junkies, hookers, and the bigger, dirtier fish who feed off them. It can get sticky sometimes.”
Sounds more like a TV voice-over than a book, doesn’t it?
— Victoria Esposito-Shea
- An Infinite Number Of Monkeys (1987) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Not Enough Horses (1988) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- A Carrot For The Donkey (1989) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Snake Oil (1990) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- Seeing The Elephant (1991) | Kindle it!
- The Lemon Chicken Jones (1992) | Buy this book | Kindle it!
- “Little Cat Feet” (1991, Cat Crimes)
- “The Pig Man” (1994, Deadly Allies II; also 1999, First Cases 3)
- “The Catnap” (1994, Feline and Famous: Cat Crimes Goes Hollywood)