Private Eyes of the Buckeye State Cincinnati (Whatever Became of Me?) Patricia Delaney by Sharon Gwyn Short Eli Paxton by Mike Resnick Harry Stoner by Jonathan Valin Cleveland Rocks! Jinx Alameda by Brian Michael Bendis Jim Bennett by Robert Martin Gil Disbro by James E. Martin Milan Jacovich by Les Roberts Nick Kepler by James … Continue reading Ohio Players: How Many More?
Created by James E. Martin (1936 --) TAKE ONE (Stickney) James E Martin's was a retired police detective, who had previously worked as a high school teacher in Ohio. His creation GIL DISBRO was a Cleveland-based PI, a young laid off cop who earned his way through P.I./bounty work. Disbro was also a part-time college … Continue reading Gil Disbro
Created by Les Roberts Cleveland? You’re soaking in it. It’s the stomping ground for tough, likable, Kolbasa-loving blue collar private eye MILAN JACOVICH (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich) an ordinary joe kinda guy, in this solid series. He's an ex-football player, well-educated, and fiercely proud of his Slovenian heritage, his working class roots and—make no mistake—his hometown. … Continue reading Milan Jacovich
Created by Steve Zimcosky TOM SIPOWICZ grew up in Cleveland, attending St. Stanislaus Elementary, Albert Bushnell Hart Junior High and South High School before being drafted into the Army, where he served as an MP. After being discharged, he joined the Cleveland cops, retired after thirty years to set up his own Polish Dragon Investigations, in … Continue reading Tom Sipowicz (The Polish Dragon)
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. The long-suffering Sandy … Continue reading Jim Bennett
Created by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson Developed by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel Before there was Mike Hammer, before there was Johnny Dynamite, before there was even Batman, there was... SLAM BRADLEY! He was the original two-fisted, fightin'-mad (and occasionally pipe-sucking) comic book shamus, who slugged his way through the mean streets (of Cleveland, Ohio?) in the … Continue reading Slam Bradley
Created by Michael Koryta Damn. It's tempting to simply rag on author Michael Koryta's age (or lack of it) when he published his first book, but that would just be too easy. I mean, really, how dare this twenty year old punk win the 2003 SMP/PWA Contest for Best First P.I. Novel? But Lord knows, … Continue reading Lincoln Perry
Created by Brian Michael Bendis When I first came across JINX ALAMEDA sometime in the mid-nineties, I thought: Oh! Thankl God! Still going through withdrawal from the apparent recent disappearance of Max Allan Collins' Ms. Tree, it felt like a last-minute rescue. Here was a character-driven crime comic that looked and felt like classic noir, with … Continue reading Jinx Alameda