Jack Lynch

Created by Steven Womack "I'm not a detective, I'm a sewage control officer." - Jack explains his profession. JACK LYNCH is a New Orleans public relations expert/troubleshooter/fixer who goes to great lengths to point out he's not a private eye. Still, when it looks like a fish, and it smells like a fish... Poor Jack. … Continue reading Jack Lynch

O’Neil’s Big Easy Favourites

And Other Louisiana Eyes Award-winning author and former PWA Vice-Prez O'Neil De Noux is a former real-life police officer and private investigator. He writes all over the place, in numerous genres, but he currently also writes about New Orleans private eye Dino La Stanza and 1940s gumshoe Lucien Caye. Way back when this site first started, he kindly submitted a … Continue reading O’Neil’s Big Easy Favourites

Dino LaStanza

Created by O'Neil De Noux "I always get them. Always." Although this long-running series started out with him as a determined, no-nonsense New Orleans Homicide Detective, DINO LaSTANZA becomes a private investigator following the events in New Orleans Homicide (2013), and is a full-fledged private eye by the seventh novel, The Blue Nude (2013). In … Continue reading Dino LaStanza

Si Reardon

Created by Sidney Williams Private eye or assassin? In SI REARDON's debut appearance, 2020's Fool's Run, it's kinda hard to tell. Si's not exactly doing well--he's divorced, his ex has custody of their daughter, and career opportunities are the ones that never knocks for a disgraced ex-cop just out of prison (for shooting his partner). And then … Continue reading Si Reardon

John Smith (Blassingame)

Created by Wyatt Blassingame Pseudonyms include Van Cort & William B. Rainey (1909-85) Have ears, will travel? I'm not sure if this was a corrective to the defective detectives craze or not, but Wyatt Blassingame's JOHN SMITH was definitely on the mend. Once upon a time, he'd been blind, but having been robbed of his sight, he … Continue reading John Smith (Blassingame)

“The Safest Place on Earth”

By Mark Best Featuring Dan Brogan Spring 2005 Chastity Reiling's picture stared down at me as I sat on the sofa. She looked to be about ten in the picture, four years younger than she was now. I had seen more recent pictures of her, and she was fast becoming a beautiful young woman. But … Continue reading “The Safest Place on Earth”

“Still Water”

By Graham Powell Summer 2001 "Mr. Ross," she said, "I need your help." Her name was Helen Rhinehart. She sat on the very edge of her seat like a bird on a perch. Her navy blue dress matched her shoes and the handbag she kept clutched in her lap. No jewelry; just a plain gold … Continue reading “Still Water”

Johnny Bordelon

Created by George Ogan JOHNNY BORDELON is a New Orleans-based P.I., a former cop with the NOPD, a painter by vocation, who lives in converted stable on Rampart Street. He is described as being six feet tall and being of French-Cajun descent, born and raised in rural New Iberia parrish (these days the haunt of … Continue reading Johnny Bordelon

Rex Randolph, Cal Calhoun & Kenny Madison (Bourbon Street Beat)

Created by Charles Hoffman (?) Bourbon Street Beat (1959-60) was the first (but least commercially successful) of all the 77 Sunset Strip clones churned out by Warner Brothers TV factory back in the sixties, despite the intriguing setting of New Orleans. It was, arguably, the best of the bunch, but it got little love at … Continue reading Rex Randolph, Cal Calhoun & Kenny Madison (Bourbon Street Beat)

Will Novak

Created by Linda Ladd If retired SEAL and former NYPD cop WILL NOVAK had his druthers, he'd probably be kicking back and enjoying a cold beer or two in his crumbling mansion outside New Orleans deep in the Bayou Bonne or his fancy downtown New Orleans apartment on Bourbon Street, or out on the ocean in … Continue reading Will Novak