Gus Murphy

Created by Reed Farrel Coleman Retired Suffolk County cop GUS MURPHY thought he was done with the whole cops-and-robbers thing, content to drive the airport courtesy van for the Paragon Hotel and do an occasional low-key, P.I.-type favour for a friend. Until his life hits the fan and he's driven back into the game. Now he's … Continue reading Gus Murphy

John Corey

Created by Nelson DeMille Pseudonyms include Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Ellen Kay and Brad Matthews (1943--) Spy or eye? JOHN COREY is not, strictly speaking, a private eye. But using the same slightly loosened criteria afforded Dave Robicheaux and a few others on this site, he deserves consideration here by virtue of the wiseass, irreverent, … Continue reading John Corey

Joe Serpe & Bob Healy

Created by Tony Spinosa Pseudonym of Reed Farrel Coleman (1956--) “At his best, Rusty Monaco was a miserable, self-absorbed prick, and tonight he was paying even less attention than usual to the world outside his head” -- the first lines of The Fourth Victim The oilmen cometh... Ex-NYPD detective JOE SERPE is circling the drain, living … Continue reading Joe Serpe & Bob Healy

J.C.K. “Jigger” Masters

Created by Anthony M. Rud Pseudonyms include Anson Piper (1893-1942) "Now what in the name of the seven sacred sea lions!" -- Jigger's favourite exclamation J.C.K. "JIGGER" MASTERS earned his nickname at the ripe old age of eleven when, while working as a  caddy at a Long Island golf course, he stumbled across a corpse … Continue reading J.C.K. “Jigger” Masters