Nick Challis

Created by William F. Nolan Pseudonyms include Frank Anmar, F. E. Edwards & Warren Kastel  (1928-2021) NICK CHALLIS is a private eye out of LA, brought to you by the same man who brought you the sci-fi classic Logan's Run, a couple of essential Hammett biographies, Dashiell Hammett: A Casebook and Dashiell Hammett: A Life … Continue reading Nick Challis

Sebastien Riffkin

Created by Bevis Winter An early character created by mushroom jungle author Bevis Winter, it's difficult to pin down exactly who SEBASTIEN RIFFKIN was. He was a private investigator--there seems to be no doubt about that--although many of his adventures seem to be played for laughs of the Wodehouse variety (Hubin's makes a point of … Continue reading Sebastien Riffkin

Robert Doverman

Created by Lamont Turner ROBERT DOVERMAN is a private eye who's appeared seemingly out of nowhere, in a splatter of short, bloody stories that aren't afraid to toss a little gore'n'horror into the mix. He has an office, but he had no luck hiring a hot babe secretary, and so makes do with Steve, his receptionist, … Continue reading Robert Doverman

Tru Lewis

Created by Robert J. Randisi (1951--) "Mature Male in Sixties Available for Housesitting, Non-Smoker, No Pets, Widower." .That's the ad TRUXTON "TRU" LEWIS places in the paper, as a way of escaping the clutches of his annoying, though well-meaning daughter and her dentist husband. Tru is a widower in his early sixties, and has been … Continue reading Tru Lewis

Roman Dalton

Created by Paul D. Brazill A bloody, sleazy and often nifty blend of detective fiction and supernatural horror, Paul D. Brazill's werewolf private eye ROMAN DALTON made his debut in a 2012 short story, "Drunk on the Moon," for the late, lamented horror mag Dark Valentine. He used to be a cop in The City, but now … Continue reading Roman Dalton

Al Darlan (aka Al Diamond)

Created by Edward D. Hoch Pseudonymsinclude Stephen Dentinger, Ellery Queen, R.L. Stevens, Anthony Circus, R. E. Porter and Pat McMahon (1930-2008) AL DARLAN is the legendary short story writer Edward D. Hoch's contribution to private eyedom. Al's a California eye with a good rep, who has been in the biz a long time, appearing in … Continue reading Al Darlan (aka Al Diamond)

Lin Melchan

Created by Warren Lucas Pseudonym of John Kobler (1910-2000) He's usually lumped in with the infamous "defective detectives" of the "weird menace" pulps of the 1930s, but private eye LIN MELCHAN's "affliction" is pretty much the opposite of that of Leon Byrne's deaf detective Dan Holden. Lin was blessed (or was it cursed?) with a … Continue reading Lin Melchan

Pete Chambers

Created by Henry Kane Pseudonyms include Anthony McCall, Kenneth R. McKay & Mario J. Sagola (1918-88) PETER CHAMBERS is a swingin' kinda guy, who started life referring to himself as a "private richard" and ended up the head gumshoe in a handful of soft porn novels. What a dick! Originally, Pete was a man with … Continue reading Pete Chambers

Ben Bryn

Created by Russell Gray Pseudonym of Bruno Fischer Other pseudonyms include Harrison Storm (1908-92) A childhood bout with polio left pulp private eye BEN BRYN with a pair of withered and almost useless legs. But that didn't stop the 5'2" gumshoe from developing an extremely powerful upper torso, grim determination and a razor-sharp mind. As … Continue reading Ben Bryn

The Hard-Boiled Detective

Created by Ben Solomon Pseudonym of Jeremy Aaron Pollack (1959-2014) "I don't mean to be cute. But sometimes my line of work calls for it." Pulp? On a subscription basis? Digitally? Sure. It may have been a whole new world out there, but Ben Solomon's THE HARD-BOILED DETECTIVE was a delicious and unapologetic throwback to another, simpler … Continue reading The Hard-Boiled Detective