C.J. Floyd

Created by Robert O. Greer (1944--) "The only black bail bondsman operating on Denver's Bail Bondsman's Row," C.J. FLOYD is one sleuth who likes to spend his dough. He's a sucker for antiques--be they license plates, blues records or classic cars (including his beloved BelAir), and he owns season tickets for the Broncos and the … Continue reading C.J. Floyd

Rocky Mountain Eyes

Sleuths, Bounty Hunters and Other Cowboys from Colorado, Montana, Wyoming & Idaho Nick Caine by Donald Zochert Ruby Dark by Bruce W. Most C.J. Floyd by Robert Greer Devlin Kirk by Rex Burns (Denver, Colorado) Johnny Lane by Dave Zeltserman (Denver, Colorado) Jacob Lomax by Michael Allegretto (Denver, Colorado) Milo Milodragovitch by James Crumley (Meriweather, Montana) … Continue reading Rocky Mountain Eyes

Jake Lomax

Created by Michael Allegretto (1944--) The Shamus-winning Death on the Rocks (1987) introduced former Denver cop JACOB "JAKE" LOMAX who becomes a private eye after his wife is brutally murdered. Looking for a cynical, wise-cracking hero to follow? Look no further... This is yet another overlooked gem of a series from the late eighties and … Continue reading Jake Lomax

“Rock” Dugan

Created by Stephen Brett Pseudonym of Stephen Mertz Other pseudonyms include Jim Case, and  pseudonyms Jack Buchanan, Cliff Garnett, Don Pendleton and Dick Stivers (1947--) Published under the pen name of Stephen Brett (a wink to Brett Holliday), prolific pulpster and Men's Adventure writer Steve Mertz’s first book was a P.I. paperback original, Some Die Hard. It … Continue reading “Rock” Dugan

Kilroy

Created by Stephen Mertz Other pseudonyms include Stephen Brett, Jim Case, and house pseudonyms Jack Buchanan, Cliff Garnett, Don Pendleton and Dick Stivers (1947--) "I like Denver well enough, all things considered." -- Kilroy. Not susceptible to Rocky Mountain Highs (Cold in the Ground) "KILROY IS HERE!" is the obvious tagline for this equally obvious but solidly entertaining throwback of … Continue reading Kilroy

Rick Malone

Created by Michael Pool "When I was first getting into this business, nobody bothered to tell me I’d spend most of my days pissing into bottles and waiting around." When we first meet young Denver private investigator RICK MALONE in the 2020 short story "In for a Penny," he's musing at length on the importance and rules … Continue reading Rick Malone

Milo March

Created by M.E. Chaber Pseudonym of Kendell Foster Crossen Other pseudonyms include Bennett Barlay, Christopher Monig, Richard Foster & Clay Richards (1910-1981) MILO MARCH, a former employee of both the OSS and the CIA before becoming a high-flying, globetrotting investigator for Denver-based Intercontinental Innsurance, appeared in over twenty fast-paced books by M.E. Chaber. Later in … Continue reading Milo March

Streeter

Created by Michael Stone One of the more promising eyes of the nineties, Michael Stone's Denver bounty hunter and sometime private eye STREETER is just a pile of exes. He's an ex-linebacker, an ex-accountant, an ex-bouncer, an ex-husband (four times) and an ex-fiancé (three times). And he works out of an ex-church. Obviously, judging from … Continue reading Streeter

“The Dover Affair”

A short story by Dave Zeltserman From the Files of Johnny Lane Fall 2002 It was eight thirty in the morning. I still had a half hour before my meeting with Tom Morton, so I gave Eddie Braggs a call. Eddie's my editor at the Denver Examiner. He didn't seem his usual self, though. He acted … Continue reading “The Dover Affair”

Johnny Lane

Created by Dave Zeltserman Pseudonyms include Jacob Stone Seemingly just another down-and-out P.I., Denver's JOHNNY LANE displays some surprisingly dark depths (Gary Lovisi calls them "Jim Thompson-dark," although I remain unconvinced) in the well-received self-published debut, In His Shadow (2002). In a more original twist, Johnny also writes a monthly column, "Fast Lane," about his … Continue reading Johnny Lane