The Dick of the Day

Are you dying for a detective? Pining for a P.I.?  Searching for a shamus? Gagging for a gumshoe? Every day (that we can) we’re going to try to scratch that itch for ya. Why? Because… we care.

Ooops! My original plan of daily postings seems to have bellyflopped. Like Travis McGee, I’m taking my retirement in installments. Or, to paraphrase the tile of a certain beloved collection of short stories that helped set me on this road, “Sometimes you get the dick; sometimes the dick gets you…”

I’ll try to resume regularly scheduled programming as soon as I can…

March 25, 2022Joe Boone in Where’s Marlowe?
February 23, 2022Charlie Waldo by Howard Michael Gould
January 16, 2022Rex Howard by Ferguson Findley
December 23, 2021Sam Donovan (Cover Up)
December 17, 2021Ed and Am Hunter by Fredric Brown
December 9, 2021Trixie Meehan & Mike Harris by T.T. Flynn
December 3, 2021Dortmunder by Donald Westlake
December 2, 2021Christopher Chance (The Human Target)
December 1, 2021Daffy Dill by Richard Sale
November 30, 2021Le poulpe by Patrick Raynal, Patrick Raynal & Serge Quadruppani
November 29, 2021Ed Rivers by Talmage Powell
November 2, 2021Russ Andrews, Steve Banks & Bill Davis (The Investigators)
October 30, 2021Erica Jensen by Debbi Mack
October 27, 2021Sian Holt by Daniel José Older and David Wachter
October 25, 2021Old Red & Big Red Amlingmeyer by by Steve Hockensmith
October 24, 2021“Mac” Robinson by Thomas B. Dewey
September 19, 2021Marty Quade by Emile C. Tepperman
September 18, 2021Sharon McCone by Marcia Muller
September 17, 2021Eddie Race by Doug Wildey
September 7, 2021Harry Kilmer (The Yakuza)
September 6, 2021 Harold “Shill” Shillman (One Shoe Makes It Murder)
September 5 2021Cassie Holland (Cassie & Co.)
September 4, 2021Jake Barrow by Nick Quarry
September 3, 2021Nebraska by William J. Reynolds
September 1, 2021John Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales & Juanjo Guarnido
August 31, 2021T.H.E. Cat by Harry Julian Fink
August 30, 2021Mickey Haller by Michael Connelly
August 24, 2021Inch High, Private Eye by Hanna-Barbera
August 23, 2021Harry James Denton by Steven Womack
August 22, 2021Stanley Melvin by Frank Zafiro
August 21, 2021“Moe Ron” Boyette by Michael Bracken
August 20, 2021John Francis Cuddy by Jeremiah Healy
August 19, 2021Milo March by M.E. Chaber (Kendell Foster Crossen)
August 18, 2021Peter Scratch by Elliot Caplin & Lou Fine
August 17, 2021Snoops by David Kelley
August 15, 2021Clyde Umney by Stephen King
August 14, 2021Mitch Roberts by Gaylord Dold
August 13, 2021Donald J. Trump, Private Eye by River Clegg
August 12, 2021Johnny Buchanan by K.T. McCall
August 11, 2021Jinx Alameda by Brian Michael Bendis
August 10, 2021Dennis Chase (21 Beacon Street)
August 9, 2021John Klute by Andy & Dave Lewis
August 8, 2021Nameless by Dan Leissner
August 7, 2021Johnny Aloha by Day Keene
August 6, 2021Thomas Magnum by by Donald P. Bellisario & Glen A. Larson
August 5, 2021Val Lyon by Mark Troy
August 4, 2021Byrd by B. Clay Moore & Steven Griffin
August 3, 2021Tom Lopaka, Tracy Steele & Greg MacKenzie (Hawaiian Eye)
August 2, 2021Percy Hand by Fletcher Flora
August 1, 2021Harry Dickinson by David Black
July 31, 2021Albert Samson by Michael Z. Lewin
July 30, 2021Thomas Langford by John M. Floyd
July 29, 2021Rick Cahill by Matt Coyle
July 28, 2021Emma Djan by Kwei Quartey
July 27, 2021Eamon Gold by Richard Helms
July 26, 2021The 2021 Shamus Award Winners
July 25, 2021Manville Moon by Richard Deming
July 24, 2021Len Buonfiglio by Brian Silverman
July 23, 2021Sam Space by William F. Nolan
July 22, 2021Vince Slader by Ovid DeMaris
July 21, 2021A.Y. Jalisco by Carlos Trillo & Eduardo Risso
July 20, 2021Ingmar Andersson & Axel Kruse by Stormare, Lund, Settman & Lowery
July 19, 2021Jack Levine by Andrew Bergman
July 18, 2021Dan Hammer by Martin Rackin
July 17, 2021Hollywood Harry by Curt Allen
July 16, 2021Jim Sader by Dolores Hitchens
July 15, 2021Duncan Ames by Kirby Farrell
July 14, 2021Slam Bradley by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel
July 13, 2021Richie Brockelman by Stephen J. Cannell & Steven Bochco
July 12, 2021Gus Slavin (Loophole) by Dwight V. Babcock & George Bricker
July 11, 2021Owen McKenna by Todd Borg
July 10, 2021Amy Gray by Amy Gray
July 9, 2021Snooper and Blabber by Bill Hanna & Joe Barbera
July 8, 2021Vic Malloy by James Hadley Chase
July 7, 2021Rocky Jorden (creator unknown)
July 6, 2021Dave Garrett by Neil Albert
July 3-5, 2021AT&T
July 2, 2021Bud Cooper by Joel & Ethan Coen
July 1, 2021Sam Klein by Allan Levine
June 30, 2021Kimitsuka Kimihi & Siesta (The Detective is Already Dead) by Nigojū & Umibōzu
June 28, 2021Stone (and Stine) by Cy Coleman, David Zippel and Larry Gelbart
June 27, 2021Liz Stonestreet by Leslie Stevens
June 26, 2021Lucien Caye by O’Neil De Noux
June 25, 2021Junior Bender by Timothy Hallinan
June 24, 2021Al Delaney by Thomas B. Black
June 23, 2021Secret Agent X-9 by Dashiell Hammett & Alex Raymond
June 22, 2021Mike & Bob Brannagan (The Brothers Brannagan) by Wilbur Stark and Jerry Layton
June 21, 2021John J. Shannon by Cleve F. Adams
June 20, 2021Special Father’s Day Edition Private Eyes and Their Dads
June 19, 2021Dan Roman by Edward Mathis
June 18, 2021Adrian Monk by Andy Breckmann & David Hoberman
June 17, 2021Gus Monk by Blake Edwards
June 16, 2021Minky Woodcock by Cynthia von Buhler
June 15, 2021Johann Friedrich von Allmen by Martin Suter
June 14, 2021Cardula by Jack Ritchie
June 13, 2021Horace Rumpole by John Mortimer
June 12, 2021Mary Carner by Zelda Popkin
June 11, 2021Joe Rogers by Kenneth Millar
June 10, 2021Guy Johnson by Herman J.  Mankiewicz (with an assist by Ben Hecht)
June 9, 2021Sally the Sleuth by Adolphe Barreaux
June 8, 2021Hank Brackett & Johnny Reach (Bearcats!) by Douglas Heyes
June 7, 2021Bill Lance by J. Donald Wilson
June 6, 2021Mallory by Raymond Chandler
June 5, 2021Alma Rosales by Katrina Carrasco
June 4, 2021“Slot Machine” Kelly by Dennis Lynds
June 3, 2021Max Thursday by Wade Miller
June 2, 2021Tiffany Sinn by Gary Friedrich, Charles Wojtkowski & Vince Alascia
June 1, 2021Jack Shannon by John Sayles
May 31, 2021Al Colby by David Dodge
May 30, 2021Repairman Jack by F. Paul Wilson
May 29, 2021Nestor Burma by Léo Malet
May 28, 2021Brock Devlin by Scott Mitchell
May 27, 2021Sydney Kells by Michael J, Wilson & Douglas Wyman
May 26, 2021Ethan Reckless by Ed Brukaker & Sean Phillips
May 25, 2021Bridgett Logan by Greg Rucka
May 24, 2021Bob Dylan, Private Eye? by Robert Zimmerman
May 23, 2021Gene Castle by Jim Christy
May 22, 2021Joe Grundy by Marc Strange
May 21, 2021Tom O’Toole by Arthur Miller
May 20, 2021Aristotle “Soc” Socarides by Paul Kemprecos
May 19, 2021Chandler by Jim Steranko
May 18, 2021Miss Madelyn Mack by Hugh C. Weir
May 17, 2021Jo Gar by Ramon DeColta
May 16, 2021B.T. Brady by Avedon, Corday, Rozenweig, Fisher, Brown, Hoelscher & Hoelscher
May 15, 2021Bradford Galt by Leo Rosten
May 14, 2021David Ross (The Outsider) by Roy Huggins
May 13, 2021Vicki Anderson/Catherine Banning by Alan Trustman
May 12, 2021Ace Crawford by Ron Clark & Tim Conway
May 11, 2021Luke Fischer by Craig Terlson
May 10, 2021John Kenneth Galbraith Jantarro by Simon Ritchie
May 9, 2021Ms. Tree by Max Allan Collins & Terry Beatty
May 8, 2021Steve Bentley by Robert Dietrich
May 7, 2021Mary Kelly by D.L. Browne
May 6, 2021“Peanuts” Brann by Benton Braden
May 5, 2021Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone
May 4, 2021Robyn McCall (The Equalizer) by Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim, et al
May 3, 2021Ace Mifflin by Ted Slampyak
May 2, 2021Tommy Akhtar by Patrick Neate
May 1, 2021Wolf J. Flywheel by Hal Fineberg, Ray Golden, Sid Kuller & Nat Perrin
April 30, 2021Mike Blair by Hank Searls
April 29, 2021Humphrey Campbell by Geoffrey Homes
April 28, 2021Ralph Henderson by Charles Felix
April 27, 2021Marîd Audran by George Alec Effinger
April 26, 2021Vincent Calvino by Christopher G. Moore
April 25, 2021Brenna Spector by Alison Gaylin
April 24, 2021Timothy Trench by Dennis O’Neil
April 23, 2021Anna Lee by Liza Cody
April 22, 2021Al Roach by Obie Scott Wade, Michael Maler & Jordan Beswick
April 21, 2021Clayton Guthrie & Rachel Vasquez by Alaric Hunt
April 20, 2021Leslie “The Ferret” Lenrow by Irwin Hasen & Stockridge Winslow
April 19, 2021James Hazell by P.B. Yuill
April 18, 2021Max Latin by Norbert Davis
April 17, 2021Toussaint Marcus Moore by Ed Lacy
April 16, 2021Wilson by Mike Knowles
April 15, 2021Webster Dodge by Jay Faerber
April 14, 2021Beth Moore by Margie Harris
April 13, 2021Danny Danger by Leonard Starr & Richard Hughes
April 12, 2021Danny Getchell by James Ellroy
April 11, 2021Nick Polo by Jerry Kennealy
April 10, 2021Mike Trye by Alan Farley
April 9, 2021Wilbur Peddie by Howard Browne
April 8, 2021Chet Gecko by Bruce Hale
April 7, 2021Nat Lawson by John McFetridge
April 6, 2021Betty Blake by H.L. Parkhurst
April 5, 2021Steve Silk by J.B. O’Sullivan
April 4, 2021Lori Andersen by Steph Broadribb
April 3, 2021Alphabet Hicks by Rex Stout
April 2, 2021Ezell “Easy” Barnes by Richard Hilary
April 1, 2021Speed Walker by Cris Hammond

Got a suggestion for Dick of the Day? Don’t be shy…

One caveat: Ideally, in a perfect world, I’d post a dick every day, but…
if you look around, this ain’t a perfect world.

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