The Private Integers

Private Eyes You Can Count On... Any excuse for a list, right? Every now and then, we get an eye whose name we never learn. Like the Dashiell Hammett's Continental Op or Bill Pronzini's Nameless. And others were identified mostly--or only--by a number, particularly in the early days of the genre, when the detectives on … Continue reading The Private Integers

Private Detective No. 39

Created by John W. Postgate Pseudonyms include James Mooney (1851-1921) I have absolutely no idea what Private Detective No. 39; or, the Mysterious Client is about, but the title¬†looks promising, suggesting perhaps one of the early American rivals of Sherlock Holmes. According to Hubin, it was set in Chicago, and was initially published in 1892 … Continue reading Private Detective No. 39