Henry Rios

Created by Michael Nava (1954 --) HENRY RIOS's a gay, Hispanic, heart-on-his-sleeve criminal defense lawyer and recovering alcoholic (whew!) from San Francisco. He's got quite a rep as a ''rescuer,'' a ''fixer of broken lives'' who's willing to do things his way. But this ain't no Pollyanna feelgood series. Here there be darkness... Henry went … Continue reading Henry Rios

Mickey Haller

Created by Michael Connelly "Everybody lies... Cops lie. Lawyers lie. Witnesses lie. The victims lie. A trial is a contest of lies." -- Haller in The Brass Verdict Best known for his popular series about dark horse cop (and sometime private eye) Harry Bosch, author Michael Connelly has also dabbled with other almost-eye protagonists, including … Continue reading Mickey Haller

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

Perveen Mistry

Created by Sujata Massey PERVEEN MASSEY, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family in Bombay has just received a top notch legal education from Oxford, and before you can say "Perry Mason," she's joined Mistry Law, her father's law firm, becoming Bombay's first (and so far only) only female lawyer. But it's her hands-on approach … Continue reading Perveen Mistry

Perry Mason

Created by Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) PERRY MASON is Raymond Burr as a Defense Attorney, right? Not a P.I., right? Well, sorta. In the first ten or so books by pulpmeister Erle Stanley Gardner, Perry comes off as a particularly hard-boiled lawyer/detective, throwing his weight around, breaking and entering, and other private eye shenanigans, not above … Continue reading Perry Mason

Lester Leith

Created By Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) "Do you know, Scuttle, an impartial observer hearing Sergeant Ackley's theories might come to the conclusion I was guilty of some crime or another..." He's not really a private eye, in that he doesn't really take on paying customers, but he certainly gets paid (and paid well) for his, … Continue reading Lester Leith

Stone Barrington

Created by Stuart Woods Outspoken STONE BARRINGTON is the son of two rebellious parents who were disinherited by their own parents -- both wealthy western Massachusetts families in the textile business -- the father, because he was sympathetic to communist views and wanted to work with his hands; the mother, because she married his father. … Continue reading Stone Barrington

Andy Carpenter

Created by David Rosenfelt Baby I'm a rich man... ANDY CARPENTER is just another hard-working criminal lawyer with a gift for gab, living in the Paterson, New Jersey burbs. Then his dad, Nelson Carpenter, an allegedly straight-arrow former DA, ups and dies, leaving Andy $22 million dollars richer. Well, what more can a poor boy … Continue reading Andy Carpenter

David Danning

Created by Don Von Elsner (1909-1997) Officially, DAVID DANNING is a lawyer. A very successful lawyer. He runs the prestigious Los Angeles law firm of Danning and Danning with his son, Bob (whom he calls "Duke" and is also a lawyer), and employs a slew of associates, assistants, investigators, paralegals and the like, including his ever-faithful secretary … Continue reading David Danning