Glenn Hall, Dana Plant, Roberta Young & Manny Lott (Snoops)

Created by David E. Kelley "So that's why you brought me here--TO WAX ME?" -- Glenn, to serial killer who wants to turn her into a mannequin. Snoops, TV hot shot David E. Kelley's short-lived series, about a high-priced female-owned and operated detective agency in Santa Monica, California, premiered the weekend of September 25, 1999, … Continue reading Glenn Hall, Dana Plant, Roberta Young & Manny Lott (Snoops)

Carey McCandless & Jessica Williams

Created by J.C. Vaughan You have to give veteran comic writer J.C. Vaughan a thumbs up for persistence -- he's been trying to get his creator-owned private eye series, McCandless & Company, out for over fifteen years, toughing it out through broken promises, bad luck, false starts, revolving artists, a tangled reprinting history, and Lord … Continue reading Carey McCandless & Jessica Williams

Anthony Hester & Julian Simms

Created by Nick Ball and John Niven "No, you can't play the African fruitbat card!" In the 2011 cinematic cheesefest, Cat Run, failed chef ANTHONY HESTER and his best bud, perpetually horny party boy JULIAN SIMMS, decide to open up a detective agency in Montenegro, because of course with a background like that, what else would … Continue reading Anthony Hester & Julian Simms

Nick and Nora Charles

Created by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) Nora: "I read where you were shot five times in the tabloids." Nick: "Not true. He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids." -- from The Thin Man (1934 film) The glitzy adventures of Dashiell Hammett's retired private eye NICK CHARLES and his rich, beautiful (and not quite as ditzy as … Continue reading Nick and Nora Charles

Robin Thin

Created by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) "I am not privy to the quirk in Sergeant Hooley's mind which makes attendance at this particular university constitute, for him, a humorous situation; nor can I perceive why he should find so much pleasure in mentioning that famous seat of learning to me who, as I have often taken … Continue reading Robin Thin

Nick Williams & Carter Jones

Created by Frank W. Butterfield Ever since Hammett dropped Nick and Nora on an unsuspecting world, we've had dozens, if not hundreds, of couples trying to fill their well-to-do detecting shoes. But Frank W. Butterfield's NICK WILLIAMS, a San Francisco private investigator, and his "husband" CARTER JONES , a firefighter originally from Georgia, are horses of a … Continue reading Nick Williams & Carter Jones

Slater Ibáñez

Created by George Bixley SLATER IBÁÑEZ is an ill-tempered, violence-prone insurance investigator with a drinking problem and a problem keeping it zipped, who prowls the streets of LA, looking for insurance fraud and sex, "keeping his balance with the jobs that his employer, Della, throws his way, and the back-channel support he gets from his … Continue reading Slater Ibáñez

North & Shaw (Borealis Investigations)

Created by Gregory Ashe St. Louis private investigators NORTH McKINNEY and KINGSLEY SHAW WILDER ALDRICH, commonly referred to by readers as simply "North and Shaw," are best friends, who run their own small their agency, Borealis Investigations. They're also both gay, but so far, they're just best friends, in this proposed trilogy from Gregory Ashe, which … Continue reading North & Shaw (Borealis Investigations)

Hank Brackett & Johnny Reach (Bearcats!)

Created by Douglas Heyes "Ridin' in a Stutz Bearcat, Jim/Those were different times..." --Sweet Jane by Lou Reed HANK BRACKETT and JOHNNY REACH were two freelance adventurers (Uh, mercenaries? Troubleshooters? Private eyes?) roaming around the American Southwest circa 1914 in their snazzy Stutz Bearcat in this fondly-remembered (by me, anyway) but short-lived (okay, I was, … Continue reading Hank Brackett & Johnny Reach (Bearcats!)

Rick and A.J. Simon (Simon & Simon)

Created by Philip DeGuere Ever wonder what would happen if the HARDY BOYS grew up? At least a little bit? Squabbling siblings and San Diego private eye brothers RICK and ANDREW JACKSON "A.J."  SIMON attempted to answer that question every week for seven seasons on Simon & Simon, one of the eighties' more popular detective … Continue reading Rick and A.J. Simon (Simon & Simon)