Truman Smith

Created by Bill Crider Pseudonyms include Nick Carter, Jack MacLane, Jack Buchanan (1941-2018) Galveston is the unique turf of TRUMAN SMITH, retired Dallas private eye. Pushing forty, obsessed with the disappearance of his sister, his only living relative, Truman quits the shamus game and moves back home to Galveston, off the Texas coast. There, he … Continue reading Truman Smith

Scott Drayco

Created by B.V. Lawson Handsome former classical piano whiz SCOTT DRAYCO never dreamed he'd end up working for the FBI for years, never mind setting himself up in the the private sector as a battle-scarred "crime consultant." But then he never expected to inherit a falling down Opera House, either. But that's what's happened. A … Continue reading Scott Drayco

Delpha Wade & Tom Phelan

Created by Lisa Sandlin "Still got nine fingers left. Aim to keep them" -- Tom, when asked why he quit working on oil rigs and became a P.I. Let's get this straight. TOM PHELAN is the private eye, and MISS DELPHA WADE is his secretary, but she gets top billing on the cover? What's going on … Continue reading Delpha Wade & Tom Phelan

Duck Darley

Created by Casey Barrett Unlicensed New York P.I. DUCK DARLEY has been around, and has the physical and emotional scars to prove it. A former felon and alcoholic who's currently walking the more-or-less straight-and-narrow, he self-medicates by vaping pot, attending AA meetings and getting beat up at his local dojo. Oh, he's also the estranged … Continue reading Duck Darley

Joe Kozmarski

Created by Michael Wiley Michael Wiley's The Last Striptease (2007) won the Private Eye Writers of America/St. Martin's Press Best First Private Eye Novel contest, and introduced ex-cop turned Chicago PI JOE KOZMARSKI, whose biggest strength may be that he's, well, just a regular joe. I mean, he's got a mother, fer cryin' out loud, … Continue reading Joe Kozmarski

Stanley Hastings

Created by Parnell Hall "Not to disparage the work I do, but most of it requires no intelligence whatsoever.'' -- Stanley Hastings to a would-be client in Suspense. ...and now, for your consideration, your entertainment and your amusement, may we present... STANLEY HASTINGS, a P.I. as tough as his name! Our man Stan's a hopelessly … Continue reading Stanley Hastings