James Helder

Created by Victor Canning(1911-86) Although long known for his spy novels, Victor Canning has managed to crank out a few memorable private eyes, such as Rex Carver and Edward Mercer. JAMES HELDER is another, although "memorable" may not be quite the word he—or Canning himself--uses to describe himself. He’s a pivotal character in both novels … Continue reading James Helder

Frank Elder

Created by John Harvey Whether FRANK ELDER, a retired Nottingham detective inspector, qualifies as a private eye, is a topic for another day. He's moved far, far way from his past, all the way out to the boonies of Cornwall, leaving behind a broken marriage, although he does try to keep in touch with their … Continue reading Frank Elder