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)

Steve Bentley

Created by Robert Dietrich Pseudonym of E. Howard Hunt Other pseudonyms include John Baxter, Gordon Davis and David St. John (1918-2007) "(D.C. is) a great town if you've got the stamina of a Cape buffalo and the wealth of a Punjab prince." -- Steve comes clean on D.C. Here's a rare case in the P.I. … Continue reading Steve Bentley

Bragg

Created by Jack Lynch (1930-2008) A Korean War vet and ex-reporter turned San Francisco gumshoe, and very much cast in the Hammett mold, PETER BRAGG appeared in a string of equally tough paperback originals, starting with Bragg's Hunch (1981), an impressive debut. But the second book in the series, 1982's The Missing and the Dead, … Continue reading Bragg

Joe Mannix

Created by William Link and Richard Levinson Developed for Television by Bruce Geller "If you're not gonna pull that trigger immediately, mind if I have a cigarette?" -- Joe in "To the Swiftest Death" Your classic American hard-boiled private eye, television division. And I mean classic in every sense of the word. Accept no substitutes. "the eternal … Continue reading Joe Mannix

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