Fitzroy Maclean Angel

Created by Mike Ripley "True love may be blind, but good sex sends you cross-eyed." -- Angel on the meaning of life in That Angel Look Move over, Carlotta Carlyle and Steve Midnight, and add London, England's FITZROY MACLEAN ANGEL to the the ranks of cab-drivin' PI's. Angel is a loopy, randy, trumpet-playing thirty-something ne'er-do-well/private … Continue reading Fitzroy Maclean Angel

Vicar Brekonridge

Created by Richard Helms "Don't count so much on my heart. I have to eat like everyone else." This Helms guy just keeps on making up new and interesting eyes, but VICAR BREKONRIDGE may be one of his more intriguing creations. In 1840s London, Brekonridge is a thief-taker, which means Helms takes pains to explain (in a … Continue reading Vicar Brekonridge

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

Scott Mitchell

Created by John Harvey Pseudonyms include Jon Barton, Jon Hart, Terry Lennox and James Mann (1938 --) John Harvey is best known for his acclaimed Inspector Charlie Resnick novels, about a jazz-loving Nottingham cop, but he's also the man behind a series of paperback originals featuring London's  SCOTT MITCHELL, "the toughest private eye - and the … Continue reading Scott Mitchell

Tommy Akhtar

Created by Patrick Neate (1970 --) "You can learn everything you need to know about life from the game of cricket." -- from "The Little Book of Tommy" Southwest London is the stomping ground of disillusioned, low-key private eye and self-proclaimed "piss artist" TOMMY AKHTAR, a Ugandan-Indian-English ("paki" for short, according to Tommy) ex-Muslim who … Continue reading Tommy Akhtar

Matthew Grand & James Batchelor

Created by M.J. Trow MATTHEW GRAND, formerly of the U.S. Army (he was a witness to Abraham Lincoln's assassination), and JAMES BATCHELOR, an ex-journalist, are a pair of private enquiry agents in Victorian London, in a series of historical thrillers by M.J. Trow that mix (not always successfully) light-hearted hijinks with some pretty gruesome murders … Continue reading Matthew Grand & James Batchelor

Henry Pifield Rice

Created by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) "Consider the case of Henry Pifield Rice... I must explain Henry early, to avoid disappointment. If I simply said he was a detective, and let it go at that, I should be obtaining the reader's interest under false pretences. He was really only a sort of detective, a species of sleuth. … Continue reading Henry Pifield Rice

Percy Pilbeam

Created by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) P.G. Wodehouse wrote nearly 100 books, almost all of them comic novels. He's best known, of course, for creating the characters of Jeeves, the ultimate valet (or as he would have it, the ultimate "gentleman's gentleman") and perennial upper class twit, Bertie Wooster, as well as other memorable figures such … Continue reading Percy Pilbeam

J. Sheringham Adair

Created by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) P.G. Wodehouse wrote nearly 100 books, almost all of them comic novels. He's best known, of course, for creating the characters of Jeeves, the ultimate valet (or as he would have it, the ultimate "gentleman's gentleman") and perennial upper class twit, Bertie Wooster, as well as other memorable figures such … Continue reading J. Sheringham Adair