Frank Grissel

Created by Andersen Gabrych Art by Brad Rader "Whatever you want. You can find it here. Or die looking for it." -- Frank welcomes readers to San Francisco in the intro Few noir novels, let alone graphic novels, wander into the murky areas of sexual desire, never mind homosexual desire, as well or as audaciously … Continue reading Frank Grissel

Billy Bob Holland & The Holland Family Saga

Created by James Lee Burke Writer James Lee Burke, best known for Cajun almost-P.I. Dave Robicheaux cracked open a new series with Deaf Smith, Texas attorney BILLY BOB HOLLAND. Like his more famous creation, Billy Bob is a troubled gent, haunted by the violence of his ancestors (a few of whom have starred in books … Continue reading Billy Bob Holland & The Holland Family Saga

Jack Cleary & Johnny Betts

Created by Anthony Yerkovitch After the success of Miami Vice and Crime Story, NBC tried for a hat-trick with another stylish, snazzy crime show. Alas, Private Eye just never caught on. In some ways, it probably makes sense -- even its title was as generic as they come. Because this was really just a standard … Continue reading Jack Cleary & Johnny Betts

Lucien Caye

Created by O'Neil De Noux LUCIEN CAYE is a WWII vet (he's got a Purple Heart medal and a Silver Star for bravery to prove it) and a former New Orleans Police Officer in this solid private eye series set in post-World War II Louisiana, and he's one Big Easy eye who doesn't mind getting … Continue reading Lucien Caye