Jack Lynch

Created by Steven Womack "I'm not a detective, I'm a sewage control officer." - Jack explains his profession. JACK LYNCH is a New Orleans public relations expert/troubleshooter/fixer who goes to great lengths to point out he's not a private eye. Still, when it looks like a fish, and it smells like a fish... Poor Jack. … Continue reading Jack Lynch

O’Neil’s Big Easy Favourites

And Other Louisiana Eyes Award-winning author and former PWA Vice-Prez O'Neil De Noux is a former real-life police officer and private investigator. He writes all over the place, in numerous genres, but he currently also writes about New Orleans private eye Dino La Stanza and 1940s gumshoe Lucien Caye. Way back when this site first started, he kindly submitted a … Continue reading O’Neil’s Big Easy Favourites

Dino LaStanza

Created by O'Neil De Noux "I always get them. Always." Although this long-running series started out with him as a determined, no-nonsense New Orleans Homicide Detective, DINO LaSTANZA becomes a private investigator following the events in New Orleans Homicide (2013), and is a full-fledged private eye by the seventh novel, The Blue Nude (2013). In … Continue reading Dino LaStanza

Chris Conlon (The Spider)

Created by Lowell Brentano & Fulton Oursler In The Spider Woman, a likably cheesy 1945 B-film from Twentieth Century Fox, ex-cop turned slick New Orleans private eye CHRIS CONLON, is caught up in a web of crime. A "web" of crime. Get it? It starts out with Conlon (played by Richard Conte) being hired by Judith Smith (Faye … Continue reading Chris Conlon (The Spider)

Si Reardon

Created by Sidney Williams Private eye or assassin? In SI REARDON's debut appearance, 2020's Fool's Run, it's kinda hard to tell. Si's not exactly doing well--he's divorced, his ex has custody of their daughter, and career opportunities are the ones that never knocks for a disgraced ex-cop just out of prison (for shooting his partner). And then … Continue reading Si Reardon

John Smith (Blassingame)

Created by Wyatt Blassingame Pseudonyms include Van Cort & William B. Rainey (1909-85) Have ears, will travel? I'm not sure if this was a corrective to the defective detectives craze or not, but Wyatt Blassingame's JOHN SMITH was definitely on the mend. Once upon a time, he'd been blind, but having been robbed of his sight, he … Continue reading John Smith (Blassingame)

Johnny Bordelon

Created by George Ogan JOHNNY BORDELON is a New Orleans-based P.I., a former cop with the NOPD, a painter by vocation, who lives in converted stable on Rampart Street. He is described as being six feet tall and being of French-Cajun descent, born and raised in rural New Iberia parrish (these days the haunt of … Continue reading Johnny Bordelon

Rex Randolph, Cal Calhoun & Kenny Madison (Bourbon Street Beat)

Created by Charles Hoffman (?) Bourbon Street Beat (1959-60) was the first (but least commercially successful) of all the 77 Sunset Strip clones churned out by Warner Brothers TV factory back in the sixties, despite the intriguing setting of New Orleans. It was, arguably, the best of the bunch, but it got little love at … Continue reading Rex Randolph, Cal Calhoun & Kenny Madison (Bourbon Street Beat)

Will Novak

Created by Linda Ladd If retired SEAL and former NYPD cop WILL NOVAK had his druthers, he'd probably be kicking back and enjoying a cold beer or two in his crumbling mansion outside New Orleans deep in the Bayou Bonne or his fancy downtown New Orleans apartment on Bourbon Street, or out on the ocean in … Continue reading Will Novak

Chanse MacLeod

Created by Greg Herren Big Easy private eye CHANSE MacLEOD is suitably cynical, predictably tough and prone to wisecracks. He knows his way around town and, in a nice change of pace, is gay. When we first meet him, in 2002's Murder in the Rue Dauphine, he has a little money in the bank, so … Continue reading Chanse MacLeod