Timothy Trench

Created by Denny O'Neil 1939-2020 "Don't move an eyelash! Me an' Lulu are gonna smoke out some skunks!" -- Tim warns Diana Prince to back off, while he does the heavy lifting, in Wonder Woman #180 Middle-aged tough guy private eye TIMOTHY TRENCH (sheesh!) was a pet project of legendary comics creator/writer Dennis O'Neil. Trench first showed up … Continue reading Timothy Trench

Karl Craven

Created by Jonathan Latimer (1906-1983) "From the way her buttocks looked under the black silk dress, I knew she’d be good in bed." -- one of the great opening lines in detective fiction. A true hardboiled classic, Jonathan Latimer's Solomon's Vineyard, featuring hard-as-a-rock St. Louis private eye KARL CRAVEN (at least, that's what he claimed … Continue reading Karl Craven

Cardigan (aka “Steve Cardigan” & Jack Cardigan”)

Created by Frederick NebelPseudonyms include Grimes Hill, Lewis Nebel & Eric Lewis(1903-1966) “I said I was sorry, you want me to set it to music?” The award for most appearances by a series character in Dime Detective has to go to prolific pulpster Frederick Nebel's St. Louis private eye JACK CARDIGAN. Starting with "Death Alley" … Continue reading Cardigan (aka “Steve Cardigan” & Jack Cardigan”)

Wyatt Storme

Created by W.L. Ripley And a-hunting we will go... Bow-hunter and Vietnam vet WYATT STORME is a former Dallas Cowboy wide receiver who walked away from football at his peak, fed up with the politics of the NFL, to become a "freelance troubleshooter." Then again, Wyatt's a bit of a recluse, anyway--he prefers hunting out in … Continue reading Wyatt Storme

Shadrack Arnold

Created by Verne Chute Pseudonyms include Dustin C. Scott (1917-1986) Twenty-four-year-old Shadrack Arnold was a well-respected man, described in one story as "Granville's number one citizen and model of virtue." It certainly wasn't based on his looks -- he's described as being six foot six, weighing in at 128 pounds and with "stringy yellow hair … Continue reading Shadrack Arnold

North & Shaw (Borealis Investigations)

Created by Gregory Ashe St. Louis private investigators NORTH McKINNEY and KINGSLEY SHAW WILDER ALDRICH, commonly referred to by readers as simply "North and Shaw," are best friends, who run their own small their agency, Borealis Investigations. They're also both gay, but so far, they're just best friends, in this proposed trilogy from Gregory Ashe, which … Continue reading North & Shaw (Borealis Investigations)

Claire Morgan

Created by Linda Ladd CLAIRE MORGAN gets around. When she first popped up in Head to Head (2006), written by former romance writer Linda Ladd, she was a former LAPD detective, working homicides in Canton County, Missouri, the so-called "Lake Tahoe of the Ozarks." She hit the ground running with that one, investigating the bizarre … Continue reading Claire Morgan

Manville Moon

Created by Richard Deming Pseudonyms include Max Franklin, Emily Moor, Ellery Queen (1915-1983) MANVILLE "MANNY" MOON is one of the great series eyes that somehow slipped through the cracks, somewhere between the pulps of the late forties and the he-man crime digests and paperbacks of the fifties. He's tough, honest and handy with the wisecracks, … Continue reading Manville Moon