Julian “Digger” Burroughs/Devlin “Trace” Tracy/Daedulus Patrick Murphy

Created by Warren Murphy (1933-2015) "It's a bubble that's gonna break, it's Murphy's law..." --theme song lyrics, sung by Al Jarreau I'm sorry, but there's just no sense listing these guys separately. Warren Murphy wrote them all, and they're all basically the same guy, especially the first two, JULIAN "DIGGER" BURROUGHS and DEVLIN "TRACE" TRACY. … Continue reading Julian “Digger” Burroughs/Devlin “Trace” Tracy/Daedulus Patrick Murphy

Kelly Pruett

Created by Mary Keliikoa "Portland, Oregon has as many parts as the human anatomy. Like the  body, some are more attractive than others." Add Portland, Oregon's KELLY PRUETT to the small but ever-growing pool of Mom P.I.s. In a genre where so many protagonists are apparently incapable of reproduction, despite active (or even hyper-active) sex … Continue reading Kelly Pruett

Michael Brennen

Created by Fred Zackel "Playing detective is like being a gravedigger. There's always dirt to be dug up, people willing to pay to have it dug up. But what kind of a man wants to spend his life scrounging for human rot six feet underground?" -- Brennen in Cocaine and Blue Eyes Middle-aged San Francisco … Continue reading Michael Brennen

Nils Shapiro

Created by Matt Goldman Minneapolis private eye NILS SHAPIRO used to be a cop. And a husband. Now he's neither. He's getting by, coasting on being a smart-ass, but he's still very much feeling the loss of both. Even though he knows he shouldn't. Yeah, it's familiar territory for the shamus game, but author Matt Goldman breathes … Continue reading Nils Shapiro

Lee Callaway

Created by Thomas Fincham From Thomas Fincham, the "THE NEW VOICE IN CRIME AND SUSPENSE GENRE" (don't you just love Thomas & Mercer authors?) comes a series featuring LEE CALLAWAY, private investigator. He checks all the boxes: he drinks, he gambles, he fools around, he's an ex-cop, he's divorced and he has a young daughter (are … Continue reading Lee Callaway