Created by Garrick Jones "... to be brutally honest, I couldn't be fucked playing the game." -- Clyde on why he left the Sydney police department In The Cricketer's Arms (2019), the first in a proposed series by Garrick Jones, it's 1956 Sydney, Australia where we meet CLYDE SMITH, an ex-cop and current freelance restaurant reviewer (having … Continue reading Clyde Smith
Created by Frank W. Butterfield Ever since Hammett dropped Nick and Nora on an unsuspecting world, we've had dozens, if not hundreds, of couples trying to fill their well-to-do detecting shoes. But Frank W. Butterfield's private investigator NICK WILLIAMS, and his "husband" CARTER JONES , a firefighter originally from Georgia, are horses of a different colour, in a … Continue reading Nick Williams & Carter Jones
Created by Robert J. Randisi (1951 --) All things considered, long-time pit boss at the Las Vegas Sands Brooklyn-born EDDIE GIANELLI would probably rather cruise some broads or just chill with his Rat Pack pals Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. But as de facto troubleshooter for the world … Continue reading Eddie G.
Created by Duane Lindsay Chicago private eye LOU FLEENER (and his sometime-partner and best bud Dion "Monk" Monkton) works the mean streets of the Windy City in the late fifties and early sixties, stumbling from one cockeyed mess to another, trying to keep their eyes on the prize, doing battle with mobsters, Nazis and the … Continue reading Lou Fleener
Created by Walter Mosley (1952--) “If I knew where I stood then I had a chance of getting where I was going.” -- Cinnamon Kiss In post-WWII Los Angeles, EZEKIEL "EASY" RAWLINS, an unemployed black vet desperate to hang on to his small house, agrees to do a little private snooping for a local gangster, … Continue reading Easy Rawlins
Created by Jules Feiffer "I could kill her." -- Annie on her mother Unlike his first foray into detective and crime fiction, Ackroyd (1977), cartoonist Jules Feiffer's 2014 graphic novel Kill My Mother drew pretty much unanimous praise, and was named one of the year's best books of the year by both Vanity Fair and Kirkus … Continue reading Neil Hammond & Archie Goldman