Morgan Butler

Created by David Anthony Pseudonym  of William Dale Smith In his first book appearance, 1969's The Midnight Lady and the Mourning Man, David Anthony's hard-boiled sleuth MORGAN BUTLER is a former cop and ex-farmer who reluctantly takes on a gig as a campus security officer at Jordan College in Jordan City, Ohio, as a favour … Continue reading Morgan Butler

Michael Shayne

Created By Brett Halliday Pseudonym of Davis Dresser, who also wrote as Asa Baker, Mathew Blood, Kathryn Culver, Don Davis, Hal Debrett, Peter Field, Anthony Scott, Anderson Wayne (1904-1977) One of the most popular private detectives ever, red-haired Miami P.I. MICHAEL SHAYNE has had a long, successful, multi-media career. Shayne made his debut in the … Continue reading Michael Shayne

Jackson Kratz

Created by Justin Welton What the world needs now is... A "porn remake" of Double Indemnity? Yes, that's exactly how A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir describes Eruption, an X-rated 1977 cinematic offering that "borrows" the set-up and even lifts some of the dialogue from the 1944 film noir classic, directed by Billy Wilder from … Continue reading Jackson Kratz

Nancy Drew

Created by Carolyn Keene House pseudonym. Writers included Mildred Wirt Benson, Leslie McFarlane, James Duncan Lawrence, Walter Karig, Nancy Axel Rad, Patricia Doll, Charles S. Strong, Alma Sasse, Wilhelmina Rankin, George Waller Jr., Margaret Fischer and Susan Wittig Albert. NANCY DREW is arguably the most famous fictional female sleuth of them all, the ultimate girl … Continue reading Nancy Drew

Steve Wilson

Created by Jerry McGill "Freedom of the press is a flaming sword. Use it justly; hold it high; guard it well." - Steve's call to arms served as the show's tag line. STEVE WILSON was the fiercely-idealistic and hard-nosed editor of The Illustrated Press who'll get his own stories, thank you, if that's what it … Continue reading Steve Wilson

Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch

Created by Robert B. Parker (1932-2010) It could be argued -- and given a beer or two, I would -- that town-taming gunslingers VIRGIL COLE and EVERETT HITCH are private eyes in deed, if not in name. Roaming the old West in the last part of the nineteenth century, essentially serving as lawmen-for-hire, there are at least … Continue reading Virgil Cole & Everett Hitch

Jake Gittes

Created by Robert Towne "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown." Generally considered one of the greatest movies of the seventies and arguably the greatest private eye flick ever made (the only other contender is John Huston's The Maltese Falcon) 1974's Chinatown, which unleashed the character of Los Angeles gumshoe J.J. "JAKE" GITTES upon the world, is … Continue reading Jake Gittes