Frank Raven

Created by Fred DeVecca Once upon a crime, most of the classic private eyes were pretty much quirk-free. Oh, Marlowe played chess alone, Spade slept with his partner’s wife and Hammer called his death-spitting roscoe Betsy or something. But that was pretty much it. But retired private dick FRANK RAVEN more than makes up for … Continue reading Frank Raven

Tom O’Toole (Everybody Wins)

Created by Arthur Miller Everybody hated this film, except maybe me. In his first original screenplay since The Misfits way back in 1961, Arthur Miller (The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, etc.) tackled the private eye genre in 1990's moody, cynical Everybody Wins, starring Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. Nolte plays TOM O'TOOLE with a … Continue reading Tom O’Toole (Everybody Wins)

Andy Roark

Created by Peter Colt Not to get all Springsteeny or anything, but when ANDY ROARK came marching home from Vietnam, it wasn't the greatest of homecomings. And ten years or so burning down that road, he's still trying to find his way in the world. He's back home in Boston, circa 1982, working as a … Continue reading Andy Roark

Charlie Parker (Connolly)

Created by John Connolly "I have learned to embrace the dead and they, in their turn, have found a way to reach out to me." -- from The White Road Abandon Faith, ye who enter here... Guilt-ridden for drinking bourbon at a bar while his wife and young child were being murdered, CHARLIE "BIRD" PARKER … Continue reading Charlie Parker (Connolly)