Grayson Sykes

Created by Rachel Howzell Hall When we first meet her in her impressive, angry debut, And Now She's Gone (2020), rookie gumshoe GRAYSON SYKES¬†is pushing forty, but she's mostly in a good place. Or at least that's what she keeps telling herself. It seems she has the obligatory troubled past, plus a double-barrel secret in … Continue reading Grayson Sykes

Johnny Stevens

Created by Ben Kerr Pseudonym of William Ard (1922-60) Another private eye from William Ard, another private eye well worth investigating. Perpetually broke JOHNNY STEVENS is a New York op for the Flannagan Detective Agency, run by gruff "mick" Flannagan, his own self. A long-time favourite of mine, Brooklyn-born Ard was one of the unjustly … Continue reading Johnny Stevens

Gulliver Dowd

Created by Reed Farrel Coleman (1956--) A handsome face on a twisted deformed body is New York private eye GULLIVER DOWD's lot in life. He's so short he fills up "only the bottom half a mirror," his arms and legs are too short for his squat body, his hands too big for his arms, his … Continue reading Gulliver Dowd