Mitch Roberts

Created by Gaylord Dold (1947-2018) Brooding MITCH ROBERTS is the hero of one of the best--and most criminally overlooked--private eye series of the 1980's. The first six books in the series were all paperback originals, the first put out by Avon, the next five by Ivy Books,  that seemed to have vanished with barely a trace. … Continue reading Mitch Roberts

Abe Applebaum (The Kid Detective)

Created by Evan Morgan "It's difficult to accept the difference between who you are in your head and who you are in the world." Most coming-of-age films don't follow a man in his thirties, but the quirky, creepy indie The Kid Detective sure does. ABE APPLEBAUM became the pride and joy of his small hometown … Continue reading Abe Applebaum (The Kid Detective)

Deacon Riis

Created by John Jantuen To say that bumbling newshawk DEACON RIIS, is the hero of No Quarter (2018), would be misleading. In this thriller, the first of a proposed trilogy by Canadian writer John Jantuen, Deacon, the only full-time reporter for local paper The Chronicle, is nobody's hero. Not even that of Rain, the woman twenty years … Continue reading Deacon Riis

Ben Abbott

Created by Justin Scott Pseudonyms include Paul Garrison, J.S. Blazer Bill Bryson was telling us something about small town America at the start of The Lost Continent when he wrote "I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to." Justin Scott, in placing his BEN ABBOTT P.I. series in Newbury, Conneticutt, is probably trying to tell us … Continue reading Ben Abbott