Barney Calhoun

Created by Richard Deming Pseudonyms include Max Franklin, Emily Moor, Ellery Queen (1915-1983) "Don't fret about my ethics, Joe... show me an angle and I'll shoot it." BARNEY CALHOUN is six-foot-two and 210 pounds of ex-cop turned P.I. out of Buffalo, New York, who's tired of eating hamburger. When a wad of cash is waved … Continue reading Barney Calhoun

Tom Donovan

Created by David Coleman TOM DONOVAN used to be a cop, working on the historic East Side of Buffalo, NY, until the night he was involved in the deaths of an unarmed man and a Federal agent.¬† The first book in the series, Rust Belt Redemption (2013), picks up two years later when Donovan is … Continue reading Tom Donovan

Joe Kurtz

Created by Dan Simmons "On the day he was shot in the head, things were going strangely well for Joe Kurtz." -- Hard as Nails¬† Got hard? Buffalo, New York ex-con private eye JOE KURTZ is the protagonist of a trilogy of acid-etched noirish thrillers by writer Dan Simmons that, despite their bleak worldview, never … Continue reading Joe Kurtz