Mike Dime

Created by Barry Fantoni (1940--) ''He was no taller than the Empire State and no wider than the Grand Canyon.'' -- from Mike Dime. The author evidently graduated from Chandler U. Private eye MIKE DIME makes Philadelphia of the late 1940's his turf in the eponymous Mike Dime (1980), a cleverly written, spot-on homage to … Continue reading Mike Dime

Ed Clive

Created by Leigh Brackett (1915-1978) She was wearing a white raincoat with the hood thrown back. There were raindrops caught in her soft black hair, but the drops in her thick lashes never came out of a Los Angeles sky. Her arms went around him, tight. He kissed her. "Hello, tramp." EDMOND CLIVE's your classic, … Continue reading Ed Clive

Leigh Brackett

(1915-1978) "Hawks liked my dialogue and called my agent.  He was somewhat shaken when he discovered that it was Miss and not Mister Brackett, but he rallied bravely and signed me on anyway..." -- Leigh Brackett "In walked a rather attractive girl who looked like she had just come in from a tennis match.  She … Continue reading Leigh Brackett

Jim Bennett

Created by Robert Martin  Pseudonyms include Lee Roberts (1908-1976) Cleveland, Ohio's own JIM BENNETT was a rarity in detective fiction in the fifties--a happily-married man. Thomas Dewey, Bart Spicer and James M. Fox are about the only other writers of this period that seemed to stray from the whole lone wolf/P.I. thing. His long-suffering wife … Continue reading Jim Bennett

Brock Devlin

Created by Scott Mitchell Pseudonym of Lionel Robert Holcombe Godfrey Other pseudonyms include Elliot Kennedy (1932-80) "I had long ago decided there had to be some difference between one side of the law and the other. So I would do it the hard way... you chump, I told myself. you poor deluded private cop. Brock … Continue reading Brock Devlin

Paul Pine

Created by John Evans Pseudonym of Howard Browne (1907-1999)    Of all of Raymond Chandler's followers, the most Chandlerish of them all might have been Howard Browne. And Browne's private eye hero, PAUL PINE, is simply one of the great eyes, no matter how inspired by (or derivative of ) Chandler's Philip Marlowe he obviously … Continue reading Paul Pine