Matt Scudder

Created by Lawrence Block (1938--) Loads of fictional private eyes drink oceans of booze. Some become invincible, some become silly, some become virtual Einsteins of deduction. MATT SCUDDER had no such luck. He drank and became an alcoholic. He used to be one of New York's Finest, a decent-enough detective, honest enough to get by, … Continue reading Matt Scudder

My Scrapbook: Private Eye Illustrated

My Scrapbook A pulp of interest I know absolutey zip about Private Eye Illustrated, a short-lived (two issues!) magazine from the late fifties, but it hits most of my sweet spots: a great, cheesy cover for the first issue that scans like a detective pulp trope greatest hits, and a title that makes my knees … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Private Eye Illustrated