Luke Fischer

Created by Craig Terlson "I ran into Franko Toledo three weeks ago while searching for a delinquent husband in Santa Fe. Truth was, his last name wasn’t Toledo. That’s just where he came from: Toledo, Spain... I never got Franko’s real last name until I saw it on his hospital bracelet." -- the first lines … Continue reading Luke Fischer

Thaddeus Grayle

Created by Seamus Heffernan When we meet him in his debut novel, Naplam Hearts (2018),  THADDEUS GRAYLE is an American ex-pat living in London, England who's made a life for himself, running a "fairly lucrative" detective agency out of a two-floor walkup in Shoreditch. Only problem? He's bored stiff. Recently divorced, estranged from his fourteen-year-old daughter … Continue reading Thaddeus Grayle

Vinee Calvino

Created by Christopher G. Moore (1946--) Dubbed the "The Hemingway of Bangkok," expatriate Christopher G. Moore is one of Canada's most successful novelists. Yet, perhaps typically, he's almost unknown in Canada (or North America, for that matter). But in Thailand and Southeast Asia he's become something of a sensation, especially among foreign workers and travelers. … Continue reading Vinee Calvino

Sam Callaghan

Created by Paul Barron and Peter Andrikidis Serangoon Road is a 2013 ten-episode private eye drama from Australia, set in 1960s Singapore, and starring Don Hany and Joan Chen. The mini-series, filmed on location in Singapore, is a big deal international co-production between ABC TV and HBO Asia, with American and Australian money also involved, … Continue reading Sam Callaghan

Harry Ross

Created by Bob Bergin An old "Asia hand," American ex-pat HARRY ROSS has been bouncing around Southeast Asia, starting back in the days of the Vietnam War, before settling down in Bangkok (mostly). Purporterdly a dealer in Asian antiquities, what he really is is a guy with "an itch for life on the adventurous side," up … Continue reading Harry Ross

Poke Rafferty

Created by Timothy Hallinan (1942 --) POKE RAFFERTY doesn't have your typical background for a private eye. He was a travel writer, and in fact, he's still a writer, at least part-time. Plus he's also got to be about the only gumshoe of Filipino-Irish heritage that I can think of. Now he lives in Bangkok, … Continue reading Poke Rafferty

Newman

Created by Janet Roger It's 1947, World War II is over, it's early Christmas morning and the snow is falling, and NEWMAN, an American ex-pat living in a post-war, post-Blitz London, still digging itself out from under the rubble, in Janet Roger's ambitious, Chandler-leaning and much-acclaimed debut, Shamus Dust (2019). Newman (no first name) has been … Continue reading Newman

T.J. O’Sullivan

Created by Larry Darter A former Detective Constable and ex-member of the Defense Force in her native New Zealand, T.J. O’SULLIVAN is a "sassy Kiwi" female eye, "tough as old boots," who does double duty, starring in her own Honolulu-set thrillers, and appearing occasionally in the author's other P.I. series, alongside LA gumshoe Ben Malone. In fact, … Continue reading T.J. O’Sullivan

Cotton Waters

Created by Robert Richter COTTON WATERS is a gringo private eye on the west coast of Mexico, known to his drinking buddies in Puerto Vallarta as "Algo." A former activist and draft dodger (the first book, Something in Vallarta, is set in 1972), with plenty of old and unresolved legal and political problems back in … Continue reading Cotton Waters

Larry Kent

Created by Ron Ingleby "It was an underground joint. A neon sign in read and blue and yellow flashed on and off over the stone steps. The neon sign showed kicking girls and glasses of bubbly stuff. But you were just as likely to get a Mickey Finn down there as you were to get … Continue reading Larry Kent