Lupe Solano

Created by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera Cuban-born private eye LUPE SOLANO claims Miami's Little Havana as her turf, as does her creator, former real-life gumshoe Carolina Garcia-Aguilera. Lupe runs her own agency, assisted by her health-conscious cousin Leonardo and a motley crew of colourful investigators. Lupe's young, tough, self-assured, and not above a roll in the hay, … Continue reading Lupe Solano

Arthur G. Crook

Created by Anthony Gilbert Pseudonym of Lucy Beatrice Malleson (1899-1973) "My clients are never guilty." -- Arthur's motto The aptly-named ARTHUR G. CROOK is a rather shifty, but charming London lawyer-detective who doesn't seem to know much law, but is apparently more than willing to do just about anything or go just about anywhere for … Continue reading Arthur G. Crook

Lydia Chin & Bill Smith

Created by S.J. Rozan "I cruised past travel agents and layaway furniture stores, fastfood takeouts and storefront clinics. The Concourse flowed through the Bronx like a river between high banks of stone and brick. Well-made andonce proud, the apartment buildings on either side stood together like elderly cousins lined up for the last family photograph." … Continue reading Lydia Chin & Bill Smith

Mali Anderson

Created by Grace Edwards Whoa, whoa, whoa, it's the Harlem Shuffle... Sometime-sleuth MALI ANDERSON is a savvy, street-smart student working towards a Ph.D. in social work with roots deep that go deep into her Harlem working class neighborhood. But this isn't some bleak, mean streets gangsta hip hop kinda film-at-eleven version of Harlem. Instead, it's … Continue reading Mali Anderson

Delilah West

Created by Maxine O'Callaghan (1937 --) Orange County, California is the stomping ground of street-smart private eye DELILAH WEST, who's been around longer than even Sharon, Kinsey or V.I. She made her first appearance in a short story in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine way back in 1974, predating all of them. But for some reason, … Continue reading Delilah West

Izzy Spellman (The Spellman Files)

Created by Lisa Lutz It's a family affair... Despite her habit of being arrested, former bad girl and wild child ISABEL "IZZY" SPELLMAN may just be the sane one in her family. Which may not be saying much. She's the obstensible bad girl heroine (and narrator) of this series that details the hijinks of an extremely … Continue reading Izzy Spellman (The Spellman Files)

Alexis Albright

Created by J.M.T. Miller Pseudonym of Janice M. Tubbs-Miller 1944- ALEXIS ALBRIGHT is an female ex-cop turned Honolulu private detective. And that's about all I know. Author Miller writes about another detective, Artie Weatherby, a Vietnam vet turned rather quirky private eye. NOVELS The Jade Crucible (1995) | Buy this book The Plum Blossoms (1994) | Buy … Continue reading Alexis Albright

Flavia Albia

Created by Lindsey Davis After twenty bestselling novels following Falco Didius Marcus down the mean streets of Ancient Rome, best-selling author Lindsey Davis spun off a new series featuring his adopted daughter FLAVIA ALBIA. There's a distinct whiff of chick-lit trendiness here -- Albia, now 28, is a decidedly modern girl (well, for 89 A.D., … Continue reading Flavia Albia

Samson O’Brien

Created by Julia Chapman A new series, dubbed "The Dales Detective Mysteries," initially published in the U.K., seems to be a blend of the hard-boiled (via Robert Galbraith) and the English romantic cozy. In Date with Death (2017), we meet police officer SAMSON O'BRIEN, who feels he's been ousted from the force unfairly. But he's not … Continue reading Samson O’Brien

Ted Conkaffey & Amanda Pharrell

Created by Candice Fox "My charge had been rendered ‘no billing’, meaning that the state could take it up again at any time, . . . They wanted me to slowly boil in purgatory, just above the fires of hell, hopelessly far from the clear, clean air of the earth." -- Ted in Crimson Lake. Not … Continue reading Ted Conkaffey & Amanda Pharrell