Joe Rogers

Created by Ross Macdonald Pseudonym.  of Kenneth Millar, aka John Ross Macdonald, John Macdonald (1915-83) Legend has it that Canadian rocker Neil Young wrote "Cowgirl in the Sand," "Cinammon Girl" and "Down by the River," three of his best-known early songs, in one afternoon, while sick with the flu, and running a fever of 103. In a similar … Continue reading Joe Rogers

Jake Sands

Created by Ron Ely When his wife and daughter are murdered, JAKE SANDS retires from his high-flying life in Los Angeles as a well-paid "recoverer of missing objects and people"  to go hang out with the beach folks in Santa Barbara, California. Not that he's exactly roughing it, though--he  lives in Coco Palms, an exclusive … Continue reading Jake Sands

Shawn Spencer & Burton “Gus” Guster (Psych)

Created by Steve Franks See what Monk hath wrought? Okay. Psych, which ran from 2006 until 2014 on the USA Neywork,  is not The Rockford Files. It's not Harry O or Peter Gunn. It's not even Magnum P.I. But in those days when those seeking quality P.I. action on the boob tube were growing increasingly frustrate, … Continue reading Shawn Spencer & Burton “Gus” Guster (Psych)

Lew Archer

Created by Ross Macdonald Pseudonym.  of Kenneth Millar, aka John Ross Macdonald, John Macdonald (1915-83) "I hear voices crying in the night, and I go see what's the matter." -- Lew Archer The greatest P.I. series ever written? Probably. LEW ARCHER stands with The Continental Op, Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe as one of the … Continue reading Lew Archer

Kinsey Millhone

Created by Sue Grafton (1940-2018) "My name is Kinsey Millhone. I am a private investigator, licensed by the state of California. I am thirty-two years old, twice divorced, no kids. The day before yesterday I killed someone and the fact weighs heavily on my mind." -- the opening lines of A is for Alibi  Can … Continue reading Kinsey Millhone