Kai Cooke

Created by Chip Hughes "Surfing Detective: Confidential Investigations--All Islands" Kai's business card Hawaii's KAI COOKE is no mere detective--he's a surfing detective! And you can tell that right off the bat because he greets his very first client in the very first pages of his very first published adventure, Murder on Moloka'i (2004), in dripping … Continue reading Kai Cooke

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

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

Johnny Aloha

Created by Day Keene Pseudonym of Gunnar Hjerstedt (1904-1969) "Familiar enough in its sex and violence and in its expose of criminous goings on in the pop-record business; but it's fast, lively and professional, and Irish-Hawaiian Johnny Aloha is better company than many of ficiton's private eyes." -- Anthony Boucher, New York Times, on Payola … Continue reading Johnny Aloha

Alexis Albright

Created by J.M.T. Miller Pseudonym of Janice M. Tubbs-Miller 1944- ALEXIS ALBRIGHT is an female ex-cop turned Honolulu private detective. And that's about all I know. Author Miller writes about another detective, Artie Weatherby, a Vietnam vet turned rather quirky private eye. NOVELS The Jade Crucible (1995) | Buy this book The Plum Blossoms (1994) | Buy … Continue reading Alexis Albright

John Caine

Created by Charles Knief Retired U.S. naval officer and SEAL JOHN CAINE lives on his 56-foot ketch-rigged sailboat, Duchess, in Oahu, Hawaii, and supplements his income by occasionally doing little favors for friends. Drawing favorable comparisons to Spenser and particularly Travis McGee, Caine's first appearance, 1996's Diamond Head, won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers … Continue reading John Caine

Noelani Lee

Created by Tom Bradley Jr. NOELANI LEE was a Vegas waitress who got tired of the constant grab ass, and after being paid off to keep her mouth shut about the antics of one particular obnoxious customer, she took the money and ran.  All the way back home to Hawaii where she became a private … Continue reading Noelani Lee

Thomas Magnum

Created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson I just don't get it. Never has such a so-so figure had such a large impact on a genre as the MAGNUM, P.I. television show. A watered-down and beefcaked up Rockford Files wannabe,utilising Hawaii 5-O's discarded props, it was created as a vehicle for then-rising star (and … Continue reading Thomas Magnum