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Doc Adams

Created by Rick Boyer (1943--) A hard-boiled dentist? I shit thee not... CHARLIE "DOC" ADAMS is a Concord, Massachusetts-based oral surgeon who keeps getting drawn into investigations. Most are pretty hard-boiled (in the first, Billingsgate Shoals, he defeats a pursuing black hat by dropping a broken chunk of cast iron pipe down an enclosed exterior … Continue reading Doc Adams

Dan Adams

Created by Lawrence Kimble Rugged and still studly Rod Cameron played DAN ADAMS, a retired naval intelligence officer turned soft spoken San Diego private eye in COronado 9, a short-lived syndicated show from 1960. The title of the show came from Dan Adams' street address on Coronado Island, the affluent San Diego suburb that was Dan's stomping … Continue reading Dan Adams

C.W. Sughrue

Created by James Crumley (1939-2008 "When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon." -- the opening lines of The Last Good Kiss Speaking of the … Continue reading C.W. Sughrue

Milo Milodragovitch

Created by James Crumley (1939-2008) "Son, never trust a man who doesn't drink because he's probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time. Some of them are good men, but in the name of goodness, they cause most of the suffering in the world. They're the judges, … Continue reading Milo Milodragovitch

Maddie Hughes/Frost

Created by Bruce Holland Rogers Pseudonyms include Hanovi Braddock (1958--) MADDIE HUGHES has appeared only in two short stories to date,   and . In the first, "Hollywood Considered As a Seal Point in the Sun" (1994), Maddie, originally from the Midwest, is living in Los Angeles, where she'd moved to become a screenwriter. But that … Continue reading Maddie Hughes/Frost

Elliot Oakes & Paul Snyder

Created by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) P.G. Wodehouse wrote nearly 100 books, almost all of them comic novels. He's best known, of course, for creating the character of Jeeves, the ultimate valet (or as he would have it, the ultimate "gentleman's gentleman"), as well as other memorable figures such as the charmingly foppish Psmith, get-rich-quick schemer … Continue reading Elliot Oakes & Paul Snyder

Mr. McGee

Created by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) MR. McGEE is yet another "private eye" from the creator of Jeeves, the ultimate valet (or as he would have it, the ultimate "gentleman's gentleman"). Not that the genial Wodehouse ever really wrote a genuine hard-boiled detective story in his life – in fact, some would say he was patently … Continue reading Mr. McGee

Adrian Mulliner

Created by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) "The effect on her of a dark, keen-eyed man like Adrian Mulliner, who spoke well and easily of footprints, psychology and the underworld, must have been stupendous." --  "The Smile That Wins" P.G. Wodehouse wrote nearly 100 books, almost all of them comic novels. He's best known, of course, for … Continue reading Adrian Mulliner

Henry Pifield Rice

Created by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) "Consider the case of Henry Pifield Rice... I must explain Henry early, to avoid disappointment. If I simply said he was a detective, and let it go at that, I should be obtaining the reader's interest under false pretences. He was really only a sort of detective, a species of sleuth. … Continue reading Henry Pifield Rice

Percy Pilbeam

Created by P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) P.G. Wodehouse wrote nearly 100 books, almost all of them comic novels. He's best known, of course, for creating the characters of Jeeves, the ultimate valet (or as he would have it, the ultimate "gentleman's gentleman") and perennial upper class twit, Bertie Wooster, as well as other memorable figures such … Continue reading Percy Pilbeam