Valentino

Created by Loren D. Estleman If you miss Stuart Kaminsky's movie trivia-packed Toby Peters series, boy, do we have a treat for you! Private eye writer and film buff Loren Estleman's latest series, originally exclusive to EQMM, irelates the adventures and misadventures of film detective VALENTINO, who works an archivist for UCLA's Film Preservation Department. … Continue reading Valentino

Sam Marlow (The Man With Bogart’s Face)

Created by Andrew J. Fenady Way back in the nineteen seventies, during the mini-nostalgia boom for all things from the thirties and forties, actor Robert Sacchi parlayed his spooky resemblance to Humphrey Bogart into a nice little career in TV commercials and movie cameos. The big payoff, though, came with the 1980 release of The Man … Continue reading Sam Marlow (The Man With Bogart’s Face)

Cody McMahon (South of Sunset)

Created by John Byrum and Stan Rogow This Eagle didn't fly... But it sure landed. Once upon a time the airwaves were inundated with private eyes, but by the Fall 1993 TV season, the pickings were getting mighty slim. There were exactly two P.I. shows scheduled on American television: Moon Over Miami, a frothy but … Continue reading Cody McMahon (South of Sunset)

Nick Ransom

Created by Robert Leslie Bellem Pseudonyms include Ellery Watson Calder, Harley L. Court, Walt Bruce, John Grange, Nelson Kent, Kenneth A. Nelson, Jerome Severs Perry & Harcourt Weems (1902-1968) What kind of P.I. gets knocked unconscious by a man with no legs and only one arm? Hollywood stuntman turned private eye NICK RANSOM, that's who! … Continue reading Nick Ransom

Duke Pizzatello

Created by Robert Leslie Bellem Pseudonyms include Ellery Watson Calder, Harley L. Court, Walt Bruce, John Grange, Nelson Kent, Kenneth A. Nelson, Jerome Severs Perry & Harcourt Weems (1902-1968) "I aimed my own roscoe from the hip. It said: "Chow-chow!" and belched two slugs through Mason's right leg. The slugs kicked his gam from under … Continue reading Duke Pizzatello

Terry Traven

Created by Geoffrey Miller (1945-2018) We're heading into Ross Macdonald country here, that strange gloomy place called Southern California where lies are the common currency, and children apparently always seem to go missing. Los Angeles gumshoe TERRY TRAVEN was once a hotshot; a minor celebrity back in the sixties who specialized in tracking down the … Continue reading Terry Traven

Tom Alder (Twenty Plus Two)

Created by Frank Gruber Pseudonyms include Stephen Acre, Charles K. Boston & John K. Vedder (1904-1969) Handsome, clean cut Los Angeles private investigator TOM ALDER has a house in Brentwood, a couple of nice suits, a Purple Heart, and a knack for tracking down missing heirs, in Frank Gruber's 1961 novel, Twenty Plus Two. When the … Continue reading Tom Alder (Twenty Plus Two)

Jackson Healy & Holland March (The Nice Guys)

Created by Shane Black and Anthony Bagarozzi "When you talk to your doctor, tell him you have a spiral fracture." -- Jackson, right before he breaks Holland's arm Writer/director and P.I. buff Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Last Boy Scout) is pretty much the go-to guy for mismatched … Continue reading Jackson Healy & Holland March (The Nice Guys)