Cassie Holland (Cassie & Co.)

Created by Nigel McKeand, Abram S. Ginnes & Howard Berk By the early eighties, most of the Rat Pack and its various hanger-ons were starting to show their age, but they still had enough industrial clout and retro cool to have various projects green-lit on their names alone. That seems to be the case with … Continue reading Cassie Holland (Cassie & Co.)

Harry James Denton

Created by Steven Womack "That's 'Doctor Babe' to you." - Marsha advises Harry on the proper way to address her Former newspaperman HARRY JAMES DENTON is a Nashville cat who now makes his daily bread as a low-rent Nashville P.I., picking up whatever crumbs he can, be it repo work, workmen's comp fraud cases or other … Continue reading Harry James Denton

J.T. Spanner

Created by Thomas Chastain  High-flying New York private eye J. T. SPANNER drives a T-Bird, and has two ex-wives on the payroll. The dude must have charm to burn. He stars in two suspense-filled novels, Pandora's Box (1974) and Vital Statistics (1977), that spotlighted his private investigative skills and what John Conquest in Trouble is Their Business calls "bizarre … Continue reading J.T. Spanner

Bill Dekker (Cheaper To Keep Her)

Created by Timothy Harris  and Herschel Weingrod  "A love story about womens' rights... and lefts." -- the tagline that says it all Cheaper To Keep Her was a smirky 1980 romantic comedy  with good ol' boy singer/songwriter Mac Davis as a good ol' boy skirt-chasing private eye BILL DEKKER, who's hired by a hard-nosed and … Continue reading Bill Dekker (Cheaper To Keep Her)

Jack Levine

Created by Andrew Bergman(1945--) "Private dicks aren't known for being great abstract thinkers, Miss Lane, but we can get around town without a map."-- Jack tries to reassure a client in The Big Kiss-Off of 1944    One of the first, and still one of the very best retro eyes, alongside Nate Heller and Toby … Continue reading Jack Levine

Dave Garrett

Created by Neil Albert DAVE GARRETT at first seems like just another cookie cutter eye. A disbarred lawyer? Now working as a Philadelphia private eye, not exactly setting the world on fire?A Vietnam vet suffering from PSTD? Aren't they all? Okay. I think we've been here before. But that doesn't take into account the writing here, … Continue reading Dave Garrett

Max Thursday

Created by Wade Miller  Pseudonym of Bob Wade (1920-2012) and Bill Miller [1920-1961]) "Outside the sky was the same monotonous gray. The rain was drying into large puddles on Fifth Avenue. Max Thursday watched the early morning traffic and wished for the clean needles of a cold shower and something scalding to change the taste … Continue reading Max Thursday

James Hazell (Hazell)

Created by P.B. Yuill Joint pseudonym of Gordon Williams and Terry Venables "My name is James Hazell and I'm the biggest bastard who ever pushed your bell-button." -- from Hazell Plays Solomon When cocky Cockney private eye JAMES HAZELL first showed up in 1974 in the novel The Boneless Keeper, it opened up a whole … Continue reading James Hazell (Hazell)

Jack Carter (Les aventures tumultueuses de Jack Carter)

Created by Sylvie Lussier and Pierre Poirier Non-Montrealers may think the lead character in the Radio-Canada private eye TV show Les aventures tumultueuses de Jack Carter is some sort of hands-across-the-water homage to Michael Caine's character in the iconic 1971 Brit noir Get Carter. But they'd be wrong. It's all given away by numerous publicity stills which … Continue reading Jack Carter (Les aventures tumultueuses de Jack Carter)

Si Reardon

Created by Sidney Williams Private eye or assassin? In SI REARDON's debut appearance, 2020's Fool's Run, it's kinda hard to tell. Si's not exactly doing well--he's divorced, his ex has custody of their daughter, and career opportunities are the ones that never knocks for a disgraced ex-cop just out of prison (for shooting his partner). And then … Continue reading Si Reardon