Neal Fargo

Created by Joe Gores (1931-2011) NEAL FARGO's a hard-nosed San Francisco private eye, and non-practising attorney. He's also as cold and ruthless as they come, very much in the Hammett mold. He's also well-dressed, well-built, and, well, shady. As he puts it, "Clients pay me, but I work for myself." Before making a living as … Continue reading Neal Fargo

Jed “Hammerhead” Ounstead

Created by A.J. Devlin Fed up with the pro wrestling circuit, JED "HAMMERHEAD" OUNSTEAD hangs up his tights and goes to work as a bouncer at , and helping out with  "some of the leg work from time to time" at his dad Frank's Vancouver, B.C. detective agency in Cobra Clutch (2018). It's a rollicking, good-natured … Continue reading Jed “Hammerhead” Ounstead

Val Lyon

Created by Mark Troy VAL LYON is a Honolulu private eye who gets around. She's an ex-cop, an ex-con and an ex-pro basketball player, and she isn't afraid of a little fun. She participates in ocean canoeing competitions, takes skydiving lessons, and she's still a hotshot on the court. She's also headstrong and competitive, and … Continue reading Val Lyon

Jake Lassiter

Created by Paul Levine "The past clings to me like mud on rusty cleats" -- Jake looks back, in Bum Deal After graduating from the Penn State University, JAKE LASSITER went on to a short and not exactly stellar pro football career as a second string linebacker for the Miami Dolphins. Encouraged by a cheerleader … Continue reading Jake Lassiter

Peter Boone

Created by William Jaspersohn (1947--) Ex-Red Sox pitcher, avid fly fisherman and widower, PETER BOONE is a private eye who works the back roads and small villages of his home state of Vermont. When his wife was killed in a convenience store robbery and the case bungled by the cops, Boone quit baseball and brought … Continue reading Peter Boone

Tom Bethany

Created by Jerome Doolittle "That particular spring day, fooling around in the library, I was interested in why good intentions so often end up making things worse than they were before. consequently I was taking notes on a great reform called the Federal Electyion Act of 1971, which gave us political action committees. Before the … Continue reading Tom Bethany

Jake Longly

Created by D.P. Lyle "Ray was of the opinion that running a bar and chasing bikinis was not a career. I disagreed." -- Deep Six I dunno. There's so much about JAKE LONGLY that seems, well, calculated. As though the author, D.P. Lyle, was working his way down a checklist of 1980s television P.I. tropes or … Continue reading Jake Longly

Harry Moseby (Night Moves)

Created by Alan Sharp "Ain't it funny how the night moves/When you just don't seem to have that much to lose? Ain't it funny how the night moves/With autumn closing in?" -- "Night Moves" by Bob Seger* One of the great private eye flicks of all time, Night Moves (1975, Warner Brothers) is too often … Continue reading Harry Moseby (Night Moves)

Brock Callahan

Created by William Campbell Gault (1910-97) "Well, what had I brought to this trade? Three years in the O.S.S. and my memories of a cop father. Along with a nodding acquaintanceship with maybe fifty lads in the [Los Angeles Police] Department. That didn’t make me any Philip Marlowe. Work alone wouldn’t do it, nor determination; … Continue reading Brock Callahan

Ian Chapel

Created by Paul Bishop Pseudonyms include Jack Tunney Add Paul Bishop's IAN CHAPEL to the long line of non-private eyes that are, nonetheless, a far cry from rank amateurs. Ian's a former world class soccer goalie from Britain who lost an eye during an international match thanks to an opponent's cleats. Unable to play any … Continue reading Ian Chapel