Jack Morgan, Peter Knight, Dan Carter, Chris Schneider, Craig Gisto, Santosh Wagh, Joey Montague et al (Private)

Created by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro, Mark Sullivan, Mark Pearson, Michael White, Ashwin Sanghi, Rees Jones, Jassy Mackenzie et al I've heard so many bad and even cruel things from writers and readers whom I generally respect about James Patterson's writing--tempered by equally effusive but vague praise by diehard fans--that I really had little real … Continue reading Jack Morgan, Peter Knight, Dan Carter, Chris Schneider, Craig Gisto, Santosh Wagh, Joey Montague et al (Private)

Jade de Jong

Created by Jassy Mackenzie A tough private eye with a dark, troubled past? I think we've all had a sip of that brew by now. But author Jassy Mackenzie adds serious kick to the punch by making her hero¬†a woman, and then setting the whole she-bang in South Africa's Johannesburg, a place full of "crazy … Continue reading Jade de Jong

Thabang Maje

Created by Diale Thlolwe (1961--) THABANG MAJE is a retired Johannesburg schoolteacher who supplements his pension by working as a private investigator, or as he refers to himself, "a part-time hunter of absconding fathers, debt defaulters and summons dodgers." In his debut, Ancient Rites (2008), he's hired by an unknown client to find Mamorena Marumo, … Continue reading Thabang Maje