Miles Standish Rice

Created by Baynard H. Kendrick Pseudonyms include Richard Hayward (1894-1977) Miami-based MILES STANDISH RICE was Baynard Kendrick's other private investigator--you know, the one who wasn't blind. Now completely overshadowed by Captain Duncan Maclain, the sightless insurance investigator of numerous short stories, novels and even film, Rice nonetheless had a good run of his own back in … Continue reading Miles Standish Rice

Maria Magdalena “Maggie” Morales

Created by Carolina García-Aguilera Cuban investigator MARIA MAGDALENA MORALES (call her "Maggie"--everyone else does) has been around, and seen it all. She's been married at least four times (number two was Cuban, number four a Venuzuelan), speaks Spanish fluently and has been working as a private eye (license #C8802651) for Bobby O'Meara, a Miami attorney, … Continue reading Maria Magdalena “Maggie” Morales

Tony Rome

Creat ed by Anthony Rome Pseudonym of Marvin H. Albert Other pseudonyms include Mike Barone, J.D. Christilain, Al Conroy, Albert Conroy, Ian MacAlister & Nick Quarry (1924-1996) The real Tony would have kicked Frankie off the boat. In the novels in which he first appeared, Marvin Albert's TONY ROME was a "hard-loving, hard-loving private detective … Continue reading Tony Rome

Walter Tatum & Gwen Cross(Moon Over Miami)

Created by Harley Peyton Oh, those crazy love-struck kids! In the pilot episode from Moon Over Miami, a short-lived romantic comedy from the 1993 fall television schedule, Miami law student-turned-private eye WALTER TATUM is hired to track down runaway bride and poor little rich girl GWEN CROSS. And so it begins. Alternately loved or loathed, … Continue reading Walter Tatum & Gwen Cross(Moon Over Miami)

Harry Lipkin

Created by Barry Fantoni (1940--) This isn't the first time author BarryFantoni has taken a good-natured poke at private eyes. A long-time contributor to British satirical magazine Private Eye (just coincidence, I'm sure) and a cartoonist for the Times, he wrote a couple of spot-on spoofs of the genre back in the eighties, featuring 1940s … Continue reading Harry Lipkin

Jeff Thompson & Rocky (Miami Undercover)

Created by-- Shot almost completely on location in Miami, the 1961 syndicated TV show Miami Undercover followed the adventures of odd couple detective duo JEFF THOMPSON (played by Lee Bowman) and his partner "Rocky" (real-life boxing legend Rocky Graziano). The two were hired by the Miami Beach hotel association to go "undercover," posing as a wealthy … Continue reading Jeff Thompson & Rocky (Miami Undercover)

Jake Lassiter

Created by Paul Levine "The past clings to me like mud on rusty cleats" -- Jake looks back, in Bum Deal After graduating from the Penn State University, JAKE LASSITER went on to a short and not exactly stellar pro football career as a second string linebacker for the Miami Dolphins. Encouraged by a cheerleader … Continue reading Jake Lassiter

Lupe Solano

Created by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera “I became a PI so I could write the books.” -- Carolina Garcia-Aguilera Cuban-born private eye LUPE SOLANO claims Miami's Little Havana as her turf, as does her creator, former real-life gumshoe Carolina Garcia-Aguilera. Lupe runs her own agency, assisted by her health-conscious cousin Leonardo and a motley crew of colourful … Continue reading Lupe Solano

Charlie Floyd

Created by Charles Salzberg At the ripe old age of forty-nine, CHARLIE FLOYD retired from the Connecticut attorney general's office, tired of the politics and the bullshit. He left with a solid rep as an excellent, if occasionally pig-headed investigator, but for now, he's content, sitting in his recliner, pondering what to do with the rest … Continue reading Charlie Floyd

Willie Cuesta

Created by John Lantigua Edgar-nominated author John Lantigua introduced Cuban-American private eye WILLIE CUESTA in Player's Vendetta (1999), who's set up shop in Miami's Little Havana, when he's not working security at Caliente, his big brother Tommy's salsa club. A former police detective for the Miami PD, has plenty of contacts on the streets, on … Continue reading Willie Cuesta