Doug D’Mello (The Indian Detective)

Created by Frank Spotnitz and Smita Bhide Okay, so DOUG D'MELLO is not a private eye. What he is is a recently demoted (to Constable Fourth Class) and suspended (for a month) member of the Toronto Metropolitan Police Force, following a spectacularly botched drug arrest. That went viral. Of course, that's not the real hook for … Continue reading Doug D’Mello (The Indian Detective)

Sam Jones

Created by Mike Knowles Diane: “You a cop or something?” Jones: “I’m a something.” Diane: “What does that mean?” Jones: “I’m a private investigator.” Diane: “Shut up. That’s not a real thing.” -- Running from the Dead Those who lament that Canadian author Knowles' professional go-between and career criminal Wilson isn't really a private eye … Continue reading Sam Jones

Wilson

Created by Mike Knowles At one point in Darwin's Nightmare (2008), Mike Knowles’ hard-charging debut, career criminal WILSON confesses he isn’t “one of the good guys.” Well, duh. Before this blitzkrieg of a crime novel has run its course, young Wilson will have inflicted a world of hurt on his enemies -- and taken more … Continue reading Wilson

Deacon Riis

Created by John Jantuen To say that bumbling newshawk DEACON RIIS, is the hero of No Quarter (2018), would be misleading. In this thriller, the first of a proposed trilogy by Canadian writer John Jantuen, Deacon, the only full-time reporter for local paper The Chronicle, is nobody's hero. Not even that of Rain, the woman twenty years … Continue reading Deacon Riis

Brad Shade/Matt Shade & Angie Everett

Created by G.B. Joyce Developed for television by Tim Kilby and Shelley Eriksen "I played with a bunch of names you'd recognize: Gretz, Mess, Mario. I played against all the others who mattered. I didn't last long in the league: 457 career games. One year near the end I got called up from Hartford for … Continue reading Brad Shade/Matt Shade & Angie Everett

Neil Walker

Created by Bill Prentice NEIL WALKER is a former Mountie who specialized in Financial Crimes. Now he's a Toronto private eye, but money laundering, financial scams and political corruption seem to still be his beat, in this promising new series by Canadian writer Bill Prentice.Bill Prentice is a crime fiction writerwhose debut novel Why Was … Continue reading Neil Walker

Benny Cooperman

Created by Howard Engel “She was the sort of woman that made you wish you’d taken another three minutes shaving... I felt a little under-dressed in my own office” Oh Canada. The Great White North may be under-represented in the private eye field, but we do have Howard Engel's BENNY COOPERMAN, one of the most … Continue reading Benny Cooperman

Frankie Drake & Trudy Clarke (Frankie Drake Mysteries)

Created by Carol Hay and Michelle Ricci World class, my ass. This "frothy" (that's what a friend called it; I won't be that charitable) CBC drama series follows the adventures of 1920s-era motorcycle-riding private detective FRANKIE DRAKE and her associate TRUDY CLARKE. Together they make up Drake Private Detectives, the city’s only all-female detective agency. It's no … Continue reading Frankie Drake & Trudy Clarke (Frankie Drake Mysteries)