Mary Carner

Created by Zelda F. Popkin Pseudonym of Jenny Feinberg (1898-1983) "Mary looked like year before last's debutante, last June's bride, this year's young matron. Prospective shoplifters, hesitating before a haul, never guessed that the pretty, well-groomed young woman in the oxford gray suit and kolinsky scarf, standing beside them at the counter, was far more … Continue reading Mary Carner

Erica Jensen

Created by Debbi Mack Licence? I don't need no stinkin' licence! Playing by the rules and following orders while deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as a Marine left ERICA JENSEN with a fucked-up back, PTSD and an addiction to painkillers, so she's decided to keep it low key. And who really needs all that tiresome … Continue reading Erica Jensen

Sydney Kells (Sydney)

Created by Michael J. Wilson and Douglas Wyman What the holy fuck? Valerie Bertinelli, P.I.? No, really... Nobody's ever going to accuse Ms. Bertinelli, with her squeaky clean One Day At a Time TV persona and girl-next-door physique, of being one hot mama. But for a generation of us guys coming of age in the … Continue reading Sydney Kells (Sydney)

Bridgett Logan

Created by Greg Rucka Now here's something you don't see everyday. A six-foot-one female private eye with jet black hair (albeit frequently featuring multi-coloured streaks), a nose-ring, who tools around the Big Apple in a Porsche 911. She also has a severe jones for hard candy, preferably Life Savers. But hey, that's better than the … Continue reading Bridgett Logan

Claire McCarron (Leg Work)

Created by Frank Abatemarco "Oh, they do respect her but They love to watch her strut" -- Bob Seger New York private eye CLAIRE McCARRON was of the few female private eyes to have her own show, and it was a helluva step up from Honey West and especially Charlie's Angels, even if some wags … Continue reading Claire McCarron (Leg Work)

Helena Handbasket

Created by Donna Moore Tired of mysteries that seem to spin out the same old tired clich├ęs, one after another? Bored with the same old-same old private eye schtick? Had enough of books with all the fizz of that half-empty bottle of club soda left over from last Christmas? Then might I humbly suggest going … Continue reading Helena Handbasket

Kate Connolly

Created by Diana Orgain Cozy Alert! Well, it was bound to happen--with the glut of cozy series clogging up the pipes, and the burning question of why a caterer, a florist, a dog walker or a retired opera singer would continually be involved in homicide investigations, it was really only a matter of time before … Continue reading Kate Connolly

Carrie Cashin

Created by Theodore A. Tinsley Other pseudonyms include Reid Sleyton, Maxwell Grant (1894-79) Attractive as sin, hard-boiled as hell. One of the very first of the hardboiled lady dicks of the pulps, and certainly the most popular was Manhattan eye CARRIE CASHIN, who appeared in over three dozen action-packed, fast-paced stories, starting in the November … Continue reading Carrie Cashin

Mary Kelly

Created by Diana Killian Pseudonym of D.L. Browne Other pseudonyms include Josh Lanyon, Colin Dunne, Louise Harris It had to happen. The female eye, So Cal division, finally went retro. In a promising short story debut which creator Diana Killian assured us was just the start, MARY KELLY is an op for the Brannigan Detective … Continue reading Mary Kelly

Patrick Kenzie & Angie Gennaro

Created by Dennis Lehane (1965--) Dennis Lehane's 1994 A Drink Before the War rocked the boat when it came out, and introduced childhood pals turned Boston private eyes PATRICK KENZIE and ANGELA GENNARO. Patrick and Angie grew up in an Irish/Polish/Italian working-class neighbourhood where "your boundaries begin in the schoolyard and last a lifetime" (according … Continue reading Patrick Kenzie & Angie Gennaro