Jane Whitefield

Created by Thomas Perry "I'm a guide . . . I show people how to go from places where somebody is trying to kill them to other places where nobody is." JANE WHITEFIELD doesn't think of herself as a private eye. She prefers to think of herself as a "guide." But what she really is is … Continue reading Jane Whitefield

Mitch Weaver (Dirty Work)

Created by Norm MacDonald and Frank Sebastiano "Note to self...Learn how to fight." -- Mitch to his pocket recorder, after getting the crap kicked out of him in a bar fight This 1998 vehicle for Saturday Night Live refugee Norm MacDonald would have played out as a spoof of TV's Vengeance Unlimited, except that they were … Continue reading Mitch Weaver (Dirty Work)

Quincy Adams Sawyer & Quincy Adams Sawyer (Junior)

Created by Charles Felton Pidgin (1844-1923) Despite over a century of misinformation and conflation, there were actually two detectives named QUINCY ADAMS SAWYER, father and son, both created by Charles Felton Pidgin, although only one was really a private investigator. The first Quincy was more of an amateur lawyer sleuth. He began his career as … Continue reading Quincy Adams Sawyer & Quincy Adams Sawyer (Junior)

Jack Lynch

Created by Steven Womack "I'm not a detective, I'm a sewage control officer." - Jack explains his profession. JACK LYNCH is a New Orleans public relations expert/troubleshooter/fixer who goes to great lengths to point out he's not a private eye. Still, when it looks like a fish, and it smells like a fish... Poor Jack. … Continue reading Jack Lynch

Nameless (The Big Farewell)

Created by Don Leissner "I've had a ton of shit shovelled in my face. The shit they gave me when I went off to war. And when I came home... And lame excuses and empty promises from guys on their knees, trying to stop me from doing my job. Trying to wriggle out of a … Continue reading Nameless (The Big Farewell)

Willie Werth

Created by Michael Z. Lewin (1942--) Okay, WILLIE WERTH is NOT a private eye. He's not a detective in any way, shape or form. He has absolutely no excuse for cluttering up this web site, chewing up valuable cyberspace... But hey--it's MY web site. So there... The reason I'm shoving Willie in here, and hoping … Continue reading Willie Werth

Len Buonfiglio

Created by Brian Silverman Freedom Drop (2021) introduces ex-Marine and former New York bar owner "with a few miles on him" LEN BUONFIGLIO, in what could be a great series, full of solid characters and sparkling with local colour. Recently divorced and tired of the Big Apple life, he packed up and moved to the small … Continue reading Len Buonfiglio

Kathy O’Connor (The Sunset Strip Case)

Created by Harold Joyce Live! Naked! Detecting! Okay, so KATHY O'CONNOR's not a private eye or even a cop. She's just another small-time showgirl (aren't they all?) who poses as a stripper to investigate her father's murder, in 1941 piece of cinematic silliness initally titled The Sunset Murder Case. It seems the owner of the … Continue reading Kathy O’Connor (The Sunset Strip Case)

Ned Beaumont (The Glass Key)

Created by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) "I can stand anything I've got to stand." -- Ned Beaumont   Unlike Dashiell Hammett's other novel-length protagonists, Sam Spade, The Continental Op and Nick Charles, NED BEAUMONT is not a private eye--not even a retired one. He's a political hanger-on and fixer, a cigar-smoking, hard-drinking gambler with a weakness … Continue reading Ned Beaumont (The Glass Key)

Jim Stringer

Created by Andrew Martin A train man to the core, JIM STRINGER finally becomes an official "private eye" (after acting as an amateur sleuth in his first two adventures) when he's given the title of railroad detective for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in The Lost Luggage Porter (2008), the third book in this entertaining … Continue reading Jim Stringer