What Were Once Vices…

Notable Gay and Lesbian Eyes Sam Spade seemed to take some genuine pleasure in belittling and slapping around both Wilmer (that gunsel!) and Joel Cairo in The Maltese Falcon, but homosexuals (and transsexuals) have already been treated more or less the same way in the genre for decades--and would continue to be so for decades … Continue reading What Were Once Vices…

Ontari-ari-ari-o Eyes

Eyes from Canada's Second Largest Province Ontario Benny Cooperman by Howard Engel (Grantham, a thinly disguised St. Catharines) Joe Garrett by Alison Bruce Max Dexter by Chris Laing Kate Garrett & Jake Carmedy by Alison Bruce Terry Lane from Taking the Falls (Niagara Falls) D.B. Murphy by Richard J. Thomas (Owen Sound) John Swan by … Continue reading Ontari-ari-ari-o Eyes

Crime & Detective in The American Magazine

Some Significant Contributors & Other Writers of Interest The American Illustrated Magazine began publishing in September 1905 and in June 1906 shortened its name simply to The American Magazine, and ran under that name until 1956. During its long run, it came to be regarded as one of the most popular and successful of the "slicks," … Continue reading Crime & Detective in The American Magazine

Crime & Detective Fiction in The Saturday Evening Post

Some Significant Contributors & Other Writers of Interest The long-running Saturday Evening Post, once the most popular magazine in the United States, got its start way back in 1821, offering something for everyone: news, history, politics, humour, science, medicine, music, cartoons, recipes and fiction. And yes, that includes crime fiction, going back at least as far … Continue reading Crime & Detective Fiction in The Saturday Evening Post

Gentlemen, Name Your Poison

Dabblers, Inhalers & Other Substance-Abusing Eyes "Most of the time, sleuthing is not the most rewarding work. However, being a drug addict has its charms." -- New York eye Dick Shamus muses on his life Of course, substance abuse, particularly of the illegal variety, is nothing new for private detectives who, after all, came of age … Continue reading Gentlemen, Name Your Poison

Brad Lang’s Ten Favourite Detective, Hard-boiled & Noir Films

A Little Slice of Hardboiled Heaven Freelance writer, web designer and film buff Brad Lang is a sometime-contributor to this site, the author of the Crockett private eye series and the man behind both Hardboiled Heaven and Classic Movies.org. Back when this site was in its infancy, he generously offered us this list of his … Continue reading Brad Lang’s Ten Favourite Detective, Hard-boiled & Noir Films

Utah Eyes, and All That Jazz

This list could almost as easily be called Mormon eyes, I guess. There just aren't that many Utah eyes who aren't Mormons, or at least lapsed Mormons. So far, the only one I've stumbled across is Herringbone Tweede, who's about as WASPy as you can get. Jason Coulter by J.R. Levitt (Alta) Moroni Traveler, Jr. … Continue reading Utah Eyes, and All That Jazz

Mormon Eyes

This list could almost as easily be called Utah Eyes, I guess. Because a) there just aren't that many Utah gumshoes who aren't Mormons, or at least lapsed Mormons. b) there aren't that many Mormon eyes who aren't from Utah Although, judging from the high quality of the following eyes, I'm not complaining. Jason Coulter … Continue reading Mormon Eyes

Zut! Les Flics Privés

French Eyes Georges Asculape by Alexandre Valetti Francis Bayard by Jean des Marcenelles Jerome K. Jerome Bloche by Pierre Makyo, Serge Le Tendre & Alain Dodier (Paris) Nestor Burma by Leo Malet (Paris) B.F. Cage by Peter Israel Philippe Clerc by Patrick Raynal Félix by Maurice Tillieux Robert Flécheux by Alain Demouzon René Griffon by … Continue reading Zut! Les Flics Privés

Scotland the Brave

Scottish Ayes Oz Blackstone by Matthew Reid, pseudonym of Quintin Jardine (Glasgow) Jack Bone by Iain Blair (Glasgow) Bogie (Francis F. Clunie) by Alan Grant and John Wagner (Glasgow) Sam Bryson by Russell McLean (Dundee) Lennox by Craig Russell (Glasgow) Nicky Mahoun by Clark Smith (Glasgow) J. McNee by Russell McLean (Dundee) Daniel Pike by … Continue reading Scotland the Brave