Rick and A.J. Simon (Simon & Simon)

Created by Philip DeGuere Ever wonder what would happen if the HARDY BOYS grew up? At least a little bit? Squabbling siblings and San Diego private eye brothers RICK and ANDREW JACKSON "A.J."  SIMON attempted to answer that question every week for seven seasons on Simon & Simon, one of the eighties' more popular detective … Continue reading Rick and A.J. Simon (Simon & Simon)

Joe Adams (Mr. Lucky)

Developed for televison by Blake Edwards (1922-2010) No, Mr. Lucky wasn't a private eye show, though it bore more than a passing resemblance to Peter Gunn, right down to the same creative team, a snappy Henry Mancini theme and a good-looking, suave kinda guy in the lead. And whether he liked it or not, trouble … Continue reading Joe Adams (Mr. Lucky)

Oscar Sail

Created by Lester Dent (1905-1959) When not busy churning out most of the 181 Doc Savage adventures under the Kenneth Robeson pseudonym, prolific pulpster Lester Dent could produce wild and wacky hard-boiled dicks with the best of them, including Lynn Lash, Lee Nace (The Blond Adder), Foster Fade (The Crime Spectacularist)  and Click Rush (The Gadget Man). … Continue reading Oscar Sail

John Caine

Created by Charles Knief Retired U.S. naval officer and SEAL JOHN CAINE lives on his 56-foot ketch-rigged sailboat, Duchess, in Oahu, Hawaii, and supplements his income by occasionally doing little favors for friends. Drawing favorable comparisons to Spenser and particularly Travis McGee, Caine's first appearance, 1996's Diamond Head, won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers … Continue reading John Caine

Tony Lowell

Created by E.C. Ayres Pseudonym of Gene Ayres; also writes as John Underwood In yet another Florida P. I. series, TONY LOWELL is a "shaggy 1960's dropout, a "hippie deadbeat" Vietnam vet and ex-hotshot UPI photographer who took early retirement to live the dream: a little beer and a little pot with friends, a little guitar … Continue reading Tony Lowell