Sean Stranahan

Created by Keith McCafferty All in all, has-been private eye SEAN STRANAHAN would rather be left alone. That's why he moved to Montana in the first place. Fish a little, paint a bit. No drama. But wouldn't you know it? Whenever attractive Hyalite County Sheriff Martha Ettinger comes a-calling, trouble always seems to rear its … Continue reading Sean Stranahan

Billy Bob Holland

Created by James Lee Burke Writer James Lee Burke, best known for Cajun almost-P.I. Dave Robicheaux has another crack with Deaf Smith, Texas attorney BILLY BOB HOLLAND. Like his more famous creation, Billy Bob is a troubled gent, haunted by the violence of his ancestors (a few of whom have starred in books of their … Continue reading Billy Bob Holland

Cassie Dewell

Created by C.J. Box When she first showed up, C.J. Box's CASSIE DEWELL was and only a supporting character in his 2013 novel, The Highway, which won the Edgar for Best Novel. A thirty-something sheriff's investigator in Lewis and Clark County in Montana, she worried she might have only been promoted because of a series of … Continue reading Cassie Dewell

C.W. Sughrue

Created by James Crumley (1939-2008 "When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon." -- the opening lines of The Last Good Kiss Speaking of the … Continue reading C.W. Sughrue

Milo Milodragovitch

Created by James Crumley (1939-2008) "Son, never trust a man who doesn't drink because he's probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time. Some of them are good men, but in the name of goodness, they cause most of the suffering in the world. They're the judges, … Continue reading Milo Milodragovitch