Keats, Moses Mosaic, Archie Flock & Caddy Cello (The Navigator Kids)

Created by Christopher Radke (1987--) For those of you who miss The Three Investigators, (with or without Alfred Hitchcock), Christopher Radke may have come up with a thoroughly modern solution: THE NAVIGATOR KIDS, a sly and far grittier update on the kid-run detective agency. Forget the Scooby-style "ghosts," secrets passages, haunted mansions and Jupiter Jones' … Continue reading Keats, Moses Mosaic, Archie Flock & Caddy Cello (The Navigator Kids)

Matt Singer & Jamal Wade

Created by Jack Polo "Sleuthin' ain't pretty." -- Matt warns a potential client Trouble may be their business, but it doesn't pay well enough for SoCal private detectives MATT SINGER and JAMAL WADE, so they come up with what they hope will be a slam dunk side hustle: real estate. But flogging McMansions in the … Continue reading Matt Singer & Jamal Wade

Carole Stanwyck & Sydney Kovack (Partners in Crime)

Created by James Stark and Leonard Stern According to Ric Meyers in The Armchair Detective (Vol. 19, #1, for those keeping tabs), CAROLE STANWYCK and SYDNEY KOVACK  are two "novice private eyes with lots to get off their chests and nothing on their minds." They teamed up Partners In Crime, a deservedly short-lived and instantly … Continue reading Carole Stanwyck & Sydney Kovack (Partners in Crime)

Fernlight & Bramble (The HOP-D Cases)

Created by P A Wilson Down these mean streets a fairy must flit? Here we go again... another fantasy/private eye hybrid. This time out, it's FERNLIGHT, a sprite intent on running her own detective agency. Her partner is BRAMBLE, a not-too-swift but fiercely loyal fairy, winged and three foot tall, and together they set out to … Continue reading Fernlight & Bramble (The HOP-D Cases)

Sherlock Holmes & Jane Watson (Return of Sherlock Holmes)

Based on character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Developed for television by Bob Shayne What the hell were they smoking? The Great One himself, the one and only SHERLOCK HOLMES is defrosted (after eighty years of suspended animation, of course) by his great-great-great-niece JANE WATSON after discovering his frozen body in a basement in … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes & Jane Watson (Return of Sherlock Holmes)

Remington Steele & Laura Holt (Remington Steele)

Created by Michael Gleason and Robert Butler "Try this for a deep dark secret: The great detective Remington Steele... He doesn't exist. I invented him. Follow: I'd always loved excitement, So I studied and apprenticed, and put my name on an office. But absolutely no one knocked on my door. A female private investigator seemed … Continue reading Remington Steele & Laura Holt (Remington Steele)

Clayton Guthrie & Rachel Vasquez

Created by Alaric Hunt "You're a smart girl. You'll figure it out..." --Clayton's ongoing advice to Rachel Put your disbelief in the back, Jack, and get ready for one helluva ride. Cuts Through Bone (2013) was one hard-boiled rip, heavy on Noo York colour, slam-bang action and a breezy, slang-filled style that wasn't afraid to … Continue reading Clayton Guthrie & Rachel Vasquez

How Can You Do It Alone?

A Dozen or So Detective Agencies to Keep in Mind The image of the private eye as a lone wolf stalking the streets, all on his own, is pretty much embedded in our brains now, but some of the most famous gumshoes weren't actually flying solo--they were company men and women, working on behalf of … Continue reading How Can You Do It Alone?

Dan Kearney, O.B., Larry Ballard, Bart Heslip, Gisele Marc, etc. (Dan Kearney & Associates)

Created by Joe Gores (1931-2011)   The DAN KEARNEY & ASSOCIATES novels and short stories by Joe Gores are one of the all-time great private eye series; the closest anyone has ever come to a private eye version of Ed McBain's famed 87th Precinct procedural novels. A motley crew of San Francisco detectives, repo men … Continue reading Dan Kearney, O.B., Larry Ballard, Bart Heslip, Gisele Marc, etc. (Dan Kearney & Associates)

Marion Lane

Created by T.A. Willberg I dunno. This seems like a cross between Harry Potter and Harriett the Spy. With some Nancy Drew and Agatha Christie tossed in, and a quick spritz of steampunk, just in case. So you've got a little whimsy,a little fantasy, and a little mystery. We leave anyone out? When we meet MARION … Continue reading Marion Lane