Alexa Crowe

Created by -- Lucy (Xena, Warrior Princess) Lawless returned to television as a ALEXA CROWE, a 'fearless and unapologetic" private investigator in the 2019 Australian series My Life is Murder. For those nostalgic for the Lucy of the cheesy sword-and-sorcery sagas featuring a lot of jumping around fighting monsters, you'll probably be disappointed -- this is … Continue reading Alexa Crowe

Mickey Haller

Created by Michael Connelly "Everybody lies... Cops lie. Lawyers lie. Witnesses lie. The victims lie. A trial is a contest of lies." -- Haller in The Brass Verdict Best known for his popular series about dark horse cop (and sometime private eye) Harry Bosch, author Michael Connelly has also dabbled with other almost-eye protagonists, including … Continue reading Mickey Haller

Don Corey, Jed Sills, Chris Devlin & Dr. Carl Hyatt (Checkmate)

Created by Eric Ambler In Checkmate, a fondly-remembered television show from the early sixties, DON COREY and JED SILLS run a very fancy, very expensive, high-tech San Francisco detective agency whose aim is "to thwart crime and checkmate death (by) stopping the slide downhill to tragedy." It was a lofty and intriguing concept, arguably ahead … Continue reading Don Corey, Jed Sills, Chris Devlin & Dr. Carl Hyatt (Checkmate)

Joe Shannon (Shannon)

Created by... In the 1961–62 season, George Nader appeared as stand-up insurance investigator JOE SHANNON in the syndicated crime drama Shannon. Joe worked for the Los Angeles branch of the Transport Bonding and Surety Company, which had its headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Joe's job was to protect the company's clients (apparently mostly trucking companies) from hijacking, … Continue reading Joe Shannon (Shannon)

Eddie Shoestring

Created By Robert Banks Stewart After wigging out and destroying a £500,000 computer, EDDIE SHOESTRING, a scruffy computer expert (and, it's hinted, a former asylum inmate) lands a job at a Bristol radio station as a phone-in host, a sort of "private ear", who solves callers' problems. It doesn't sound like much, but Shoestring is … Continue reading Eddie Shoestring

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

(1955-65, CBS, NBC) ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (and later, THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR, when the format changed to 60 minutes) was a very popular American television anthology series that was hosted and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; which bounced back and forth between CBS and NBC during its amazing ten year run. It featured dramas, thrillers, and … Continue reading Alfred Hitchcock Presents

William Tyre

Created by Henry Slesar Pseudonyms include Clyde Mitchell, O.H. leslie, Ivar Jorgensen, E.K. Jarvis, Lawrence Chandler, Sley Harson,Gerald Vance, Jeff Heller, Wli Jerome (1927-2002) Short story writer Henry Slesar was a mainstay of the 50s-60s crime digests, writing everything from taut little domestic thrillers to even an occasional private eye yarn (see Steve Tyner), such … Continue reading William Tyre

My Scrapbook: The TV GUIDE Gallery

My Scrapbook The TV GUIDE Gallery: They Got You Covered... The private eye has always been a mainstay of American television, ever since the very first private eye TV shows, Man Against Crime and Martin Kane, Private Eye, both made their debut in 1949. And all along, coffee table perennial TV Guide, an American classic itself, has … Continue reading My Scrapbook: The TV GUIDE Gallery

Brian Devlin & Nick Corsello (The Devlin Connection)

Created by John Wilder In The Devlin Connection, a short-lived TV series from the early eighties, slick, sophisticated, independently wealthy man-about-town BRIAN DEVLIN (played by Rock Hudson) is retired after a long and successful career as a high-class private eye with branches all over the world. He takes on a prestigious position as Director of the … Continue reading Brian Devlin & Nick Corsello (The Devlin Connection)

Dan Tanna (Vega$)

Created by Michael Mann Remember all those great P.I. shows from the seventies? Well, this was a cheese of another colour. Television's slick Vegas (Oh, sorry -- Vega$) private eye DAN TANNA tooled around town in his flashy, bright red and immaculately restored 1957 T-Bird convertible, complete with .44 Magnum and phone in the popular … Continue reading Dan Tanna (Vega$)