C.T. Ferguson

 Created by Tom Fowler I'm generally not a big fan of these "instant series," where self-publishers dump a quickly written series of books on us from out of nowhere--there's no way all these guys (and they are legion) all have a stack of old manuscripts mouldering away in a box somewhere that they've accumulated over … Continue reading C.T. Ferguson

Jarek Grayson

Created by Boyd Craven III Naturally, once any apparent hole in a genre opens in the Amazon digital landscape, some instant-indie writers rush in, attracted by the scent of potentially easy money. Author Boyd Craven (the third, no less!) tries to ingratiate himself with his hacker sleuth JAREK GRAYSON, "a different sort of private investigator. One with a … Continue reading Jarek Grayson

Cyber Eyes

Hacking Gumshoes Kidd by John Camp First appearance: The Fool's Run (1989) The guy's a total flake, a stir fry of electronics, martial arts, water colours and Tarot cards, but his hacking skills are what really set this guy apart from the herd. Even more amazingly, the series started at a time when most people … Continue reading Cyber Eyes


Created by John Camp Pseudonyms include John Sandford I always thought the KIDD series was unjustly neglected. A unique creation, particularly for its time (the late 1980s), he was a sort of high-tech scam artist/computer whiz/Travis McGee type with a very stretchy set of ethics and one cracker of a hacker who would--for a price--make … Continue reading Kidd


Created by Chan Ho-Kei When her fifteen-year-old kid sister, schoolgirl Siu-Man, takes a header off the twenty-second floor of her Hong Kong apartment building, older sis and librarian Nga-Yee has nobody to turn to--her parents are dead, and the police have ruled it suicide. So she contacts the eccentric, enigmatic hacker and cybersecurity expert known only … Continue reading N

Lisbeth Salander & Mikael Blomkvist

Created by Stieg Larsson "People always have secrets. It's just a matter of finding out what they are." -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Journalist MIKAEL BLOMKVIST and computer hacker LISBETH SALANDER are the mismatched detective duo who appear in a series of internationally acclaimed, posthumously published thrillers by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. The … Continue reading Lisbeth Salander & Mikael Blomkvist