Sal Kilkenny

Created by Cath Staincliffe Don't be fooled by the domestic, "women's issues" nature of her cases -- this aint no cosy, this ain't no foolin' around. SAL KILKENNY is the real deal; one of the more appealing, post-boom female eyes, a British single mother and no-nonsense private eye working out of a rented basement in a … Continue reading Sal Kilkenny

Regan

REGAN Created by Ian Rankin REGAN is a hard-boiled American private eye right out of central casting--or at least a pulp mag from the forties, very much in the Chandler mold, full of world-weariness, wisecracks and similes, is hired to investigate a woman's murder, in Scottish author Ian Rankin's 2012 illustrated novella "The Lie Factory." "The … Continue reading Regan

T.N. Thompson (Mister Dynamite)

Created by Dashiell Hammett At first glance, this 1935 film, based on a Dashiell Hammett short story, sounds like a blast! MISTER DYNAMITE is the titular private eye, an unscrupulous detective hired by a gambler to look into a murder committed in his casino. I figured it would be good for some hard-boiled P.I. action. … Continue reading T.N. Thompson (Mister Dynamite)

Siobhan O’Brien

Created by Sung J. Woo An intriguing and  button-pushing debut, Skin Deep (2020) pokes into all sorts of ideas about identity, race, image and the nature-versus-nurture fandango, and introduces us to middle-aged Korean-American rookie P.I. SIOBHAN O'BRIEN. Very Korean-sounding, huh? Turns out she was adopted by an Irish father and a Norweigan mother as an infant) … Continue reading Siobhan O’Brien

Ted Molloy

Created by Michael Sears Originally from Queens, TED MOLLOY was riding high as a big shot Manhattan lawyer, until his career crashed and burned. Now he's back in Queens, disgraced, disbarred and squeezing out a semi-legit living as a foreclosure profiteer--negotiating bailouts on behalf of folks whose properties are facing foreclosure--for a percentage. Nothing too big, … Continue reading Ted Molloy

Ezra Cain (Brutal Dark)

Created by Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips So, while the world was going crazy in 2020, and their proposed series launch of their ongoing series from Image, That Texas Blood, was being indefinitely delayed, comic guys Chris Condon and Jacob Phillips whipped up a little something to tide fans over. What they cooked up was a … Continue reading Ezra Cain (Brutal Dark)

Marcus “Gabby” Hayes & Gandolph “Gandy” Fitch (Gabby & Gandy)

Gandolph Fitch created by Gordon Dawson Marcus Hayes created by Chas. Floyd Johnson, Dorothy J. Bailey & Stephen J. Cannell "Gabby and Gandy - sounds like a puppet show." --Jim, on learning of the proposed new partnership, in "Just Another Polish Wedding" I loved the original Spenser for Hire, but have always wanted to see a … Continue reading Marcus “Gabby” Hayes & Gandolph “Gandy” Fitch (Gabby & Gandy)

Feluda (Pradosh Chandra Mitra)

Created by Satyajit Ray (1921-92) PRADOSH CHANDRA MITTER, more commonly known as FELUDA is a thirty-something private eye created by the well known Indian filmmaker, cartoonist, musician and novelist Satyajit Ray. The character made his debut in 1965 in the popular Bengali children’s magazine Sandesh that Ray edited (and which his grandfather had founded), appearing regularly in … Continue reading Feluda (Pradosh Chandra Mitra)

Mike Hercules (Alias Mike Hercules)

Created by Herbert Margolis Hugh Beaumont, the affably bland fifties actor mostly known as the persistently perplexed dad, Ward Cleaver, on TV classic Leave It to Beaver (1957-63), had an earlier career as a sort of utility player, appearing in numerous films and television series. His resumé included several crime flicks, including roles in The … Continue reading Mike Hercules (Alias Mike Hercules)