The Private Integers

Private Eyes You Can Count On…

Any excuse for a list, right? Every now and then, we get an eye whose name we never learn. Like the Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Op or Bill Pronzini’s Nameless. And others were identified mostly–or only–by a number, particularly in the early days of the genre, when the detectives on the case were often something of a mystery themselves.

Here are a few prime examples:

Preliminary list compiled by Kevin Burton Smith.

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