Mike Kellerman (Homicide: Life on the Street)

Homicide: Life on the Street TV developed for television by Paul AttanasioBased on the non-fiction book by David SimonKellerman character created by Tom Fontana "There's more cheating in Baltimore than there is Kodak film."-- Kellerman waxes philosophic One of the most unexpected P.I. dramas ever aired on television has to have been two episodes plopped … Continue reading Mike Kellerman (Homicide: Life on the Street)

Steve Rockfish

Created by Ken Harris Well, it had to happen... COVID has hit the Shamus Game. And it hit Baltimore P.I. STEVE ROCKFISH particularly hard--what with lockdowns, mask laws and unruly mouthbreathers, nobody's hiring private eyes or anyone else, and nobody's going out, which means spouses prone to straying are staying home, and behaving themselves. It's … Continue reading Steve Rockfish

The Twenty-Year Death Trilogy

Created by Ariel S. Winter "I had on my good suit, a navy blue so deep it looked black, with a pressed white shirt, a red-and-blue-striped tie, a red handkerchief, and freshly polished loafers. I'd had a shower and a shave." -- Dennis Foster calls on his client, in The Falling Star "Yeah, I'd always … Continue reading The Twenty-Year Death Trilogy

Erica Jensen

Created by Debbi Mack Licence? I don't need no stinkin' licence! Playing by the rules and following orders while deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as a Marine left ERICA JENSEN with a fucked-up back, PTSD and an addiction to painkillers, so she's decided to keep it low key. And who really needs all that tiresome … Continue reading Erica Jensen

Vera Kelly

Created by Rosalie Knecht Her debut in 2018's genre-and-gender flipping Who is Vera Kelly?, a wonky mish-mash that hits the sweet spot somewhere between The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Bridget Jones' Diary, knocked a lot of critics and readers back on their heels. The titular heroine was, of course, VERA KELLY, a sassy young … Continue reading Vera Kelly

Jack Dixon

Created by Daniel M. Ford Affable, battered Maryland investigator JACK DIXON takes on the world with a jaundiced eye and a cutting wit, from the deck of the Belle of Joppa, the houseboat he lives on. If it sounds rather familiar and conjures up a rather McGee-esque vibe, well, at least the author's heart seems to … Continue reading Jack Dixon