Tony Hunter

Created by Robert George Dean Pseudonyms include George Griswold (1904 - 1989)   Ace operative for the New York-based Schmidt Detective Agency, ANTHONY "TONY” HUNTER was a suitably hard-boiled, suitably hard-drinking and suitably flirtatious private eye with a suitably attractive receptionist and secretary, Irma, who appeared in ten novels in the thirties through the fifties. He … Continue reading Tony Hunter

Trixie Meehan & Mike Harris

Created by T.T. Flynn Pseudonym of (Thomas Theodore Flynn (1902-78) "Pert and sweet, soft and cuddly, harmless as a kitten and luscious-looking to all big strong men—that's Trixie if you don't know her." Nuts about each other, or just nuts? One of those hard-boiled dames from the pulps, cute, gun-toting TRIXIE MEEHAN was, along with her … Continue reading Trixie Meehan & Mike Harris

Ed Rivers/Lloyd Carter

Created by Talmage Powell Pseudonyms include Jack McCready & Anne Talmage (1920-2000) "The apartment was sodden with heat. I've been in Tampa a long time but I never got used to the heat." -- from "Her Dagger Before Me" Rough-and-ready ED RIVERS is a plug-ugly op for the Nationwide Detective Agency, the agent-in-charge of their … Continue reading Ed Rivers/Lloyd Carter

Humphrey Campbell

Created by Geoffrey HomesPseudonym of Daniel Mainwaring(1902-77)    Got milk? HUMPHREY CAMPBELL was an operative for the Morgan Missing Persons Bureau ("Missing Persons Located, Heirs Found") in Los Angeles, who appeared in a handful of novels right, who made his debut before the private eye genre was practically codified by the success of a certain Mr. Chandler. … Continue reading Humphrey Campbell

Joey Saphir

Created by John Lawrence (1907-1970) "The first thing he did when he came out of the death house was to put on his turban." -- opening sentence of "Buried in Bond" JOEY SAPHIR is yet another of John Lawrence's Big Apple-based eyes. He only made a few appearances, as far as I can tell, in the … Continue reading Joey Saphir