Byrd (Hawaiian Dick)

Created by B. Clay Moore & Steven Griffin "Thank God the Tiki Bar's still open Thank God the Tiki lights still shine Thank God the Tiki Bar's still open Come on in and open up your mind..." --John Hiatt If Raymond Chandler had worn a few more Hawaiian shirts and learned how to chill, maybe … Continue reading Byrd (Hawaiian Dick)

Sandy McKane

Created by William Campbell Gault (1910-97) Before he came up with Brock Callahan, William Campbell Gault tinkered with several private eyes in various short stories, including SAUNDERS "SANDY" MCKANE, a member of an old Honolulu family, "now extinct," turned into a hard-boiled Honolulu gumshoe with a warm spot in his heart for women and an … Continue reading Sandy McKane

Let’s Go to Hawaii

Hawaiian Eyes "In Honolulu there's some swinging sights Wild party's going everynight I'm not invited, heard some people say But I dont care, I'm going anyway!" -- "Let's Go to Hawaii" by Teenage Head Alexis Albright by J.M.T. Miller Byrd by B. Clay Moore John Caine by Charles Knief (Oahu) Sandy McKane by William Campbell … Continue reading Let’s Go to Hawaii

Tom Lopaka, Tracy Steele & Greg MacKenzie (Hawaiian Eye)

Created by Roy Huggins "The soft island breeze brings you strange melodies And they tell of exotic mysteries under the tropical spell of Hawaiian Eye. Hawaiian Eye. Hawaiian Eye." -- most irritating TV theme ever? Another piece of product from the Warner Bros. TV Eye factory, picture this as "77 Sunset Strip goes Hawaiian." But … Continue reading Tom Lopaka, Tracy Steele & Greg MacKenzie (Hawaiian Eye)

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 also wrote 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) … 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