“The Dybbuk Made Me Do It”

By Sarah Weinman Featuring Stuart Kovacs Fall 2006 Stuart Kovacs stumbled out of the movie theater, wondering how the hell he'd ever get back the two hours he'd just lost. He had a splitting headache and a long drive home. And he knew exactly who to blame. “I can't believe you made me watch that … Continue reading “The Dybbuk Made Me Do It”

Stuart Kovacs

Created by Sarah Weinman Once upon a time, in 2005, the Divine Ms. Sarah Weinman, the Crime Fiction Sweetheart of the Internet and the Queen of the Blogs (cf: Confessions of an Idosyncratic Mind), made her long-awaited Thrilling Detective Web Site fiction debut with "Out of Clay," a sly piece of whimsy which introduced STUART … Continue reading Stuart Kovacs

“Out of Clay”

By Sarah Weinman Featuring Stuart Kovacs January 2006 Laura plopped the case file on his desk. "I think you'll really like this one, Stuart." "What makes you say that?" She smirked. "Trust me, you'll see." Stuart Kovacs opened the file and started to read, but only got three sentences in before the all-too-familiar feeling took … Continue reading “Out of Clay”

Amos Parisman

Created by Andy Weinberger "I'm not a believer, unless you count the Dodgers." -- the opening to An Old Man's Game Patient, thoughtful private eye AMOS PARISMAN is no spring chicken. Truth to tell, he's more-or-less retired, but he likes to keep his hand in, usually on behalf of folks he knows in LA's Jewish community … Continue reading Amos Parisman

Kinky Friedman

Created By Kinky Friedman "Kinky is the best whodunit writer to come along since Dashiell what's-his-name." -- noted literary critic Willie Nelson, in Mystery Scene #41 The former Texas Jewboy, and tongue-in-cheek country singer was reborn as tongue-in-cheek Greenwich Village private eye KINKY FRIEDMAN in this tongue-in-cheek detective series (and that's an awful lot of tongues … Continue reading Kinky Friedman

Zen Moses

Created by Elizabeth M. Cosin ZEN (short for Zenara) MOSES is the tough, smartass, intriguingly-named female Santa Monica PI hero in Zen and the Art of Murder (1998), Elizabeth Cosin's first private eye novel. Zen's not your typical white-wine sipping sensitive soul female California eye, even if she does own a cat. Nope. She's a … Continue reading Zen Moses

Moe Prager

Created by Reed Farrel Coleman (1956 --) Guilt. Moral ambivalence. Dark secrets. Murder. In the first novel in this well-received series, Walking the Perfect Square (2002), MOE PRAGER has to deal with all of these. He's a divorced ex-cop who retired from the force early because of a knee injury, struggling to set his personal … Continue reading Moe Prager

Rebekah Roberts

Created by Julia Dahl Frustrated by her work at the New York Tribune, arguably the city's sleaziest tabloid (Boy! That's sleazy!), ambitious rookie reporter REBEKAH ROBERTS is more than willing to stick her nose into places other people (including the police and occasionally, her editor) would rather she didn't. But she never thought things would … Continue reading Rebekah Roberts

Benny Cooperman

Created by Howard Engel (1931-2019) “She was the sort of woman that made you wish you’d taken another three minutes shaving... I felt a little under-dressed in my own office” Oh Canada! The Great White North may be under-represented in the private eye field, but we do have Howard Engel's BENNY COOPERMAN, one of the … Continue reading Benny Cooperman