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

Pedro Gomez & Dennis “Hardball” Bakelenekoff (Grand Slam)

Created by Bill L. Norton In this extremely short-lived action/adventure series, comic Paul Rodriguez and John "Dukes of Hazzard" Schneider starred as PEDRO GOMEZ and DENNIS "HARDBALL" BAKELENEKOFF, bounty hunters for competing firms who eventually team up to nail a ruthless South American drug dealer, and end up going into business together, despite the fact they … Continue reading Pedro Gomez & Dennis “Hardball” Bakelenekoff (Grand Slam)

Gus Slavin (Loophole)

Created by Dwight V. Babcock and George Bricker This time out, he's GUS SLAVIN, an LA-based investigator for a bonding service, who's putting the screws on war hero turned nice guy bank teller Mike Donovan (Barry Sullivan, the star of the show, playing the classic noir bonehead/doofus to perfection). Gus is convinced Donovan had something … Continue reading Gus Slavin (Loophole)

Mort Hagen

Created by Whit Masterton Pseudonym of Robert Wade (1920-2012) and Bill Miller (1920-61) Other pseudonyms include Wade Miller, Dale Wilmer, & Will Daemer "He didn't look like a detective or much like anything else either, which was a great advantage to him." A cynical divorce detective, baking his ass off under the harsh sun of … Continue reading Mort Hagen

Robin Bishop

Created by Geoffrey Homes Pseudonym of Daniel Mainwaring (1902-77) ROBIN BISHOP is one of those pesky reporters with a nose for news who acts like a private eye, but isn't. He works for a rag in Los Pinos in southern California, and isn't even particularly tough or wise-cracking, but he manages to get himself into … Continue reading Robin Bishop

Mark Hull

Created by Norbert Davis Pseudonyms include Harrison Hunt, Cedric Titus (1909-1949) "She was one of the real mysteries of Hollywood. She was thin and flat-chested, with a complexion like yellow paste. Her black hair was lifeless and dull. Her features were assembled in regular enough order, but her face gave a queer blank effect, as … Continue reading Mark Hull

Tom Aragon

Created by Margaret Millar (1915-94) A young Chicano lawyer who values his independence and often ends up doing his own investigating, TOM ARAGON, was one of Margaret Millar's's few P.I characters, but she must have liked him -- he was the hero of three novels. A junior partner in a swank southern California law firm, … Continue reading Tom Aragon

Joe Rogers

Created by Kenneth Millar Pseudonyms include Ross Macdonald, John Ross Macdonald, John Macdonald (1915-83) Legend has it that Canadian rocker Neil Young wrote "Cowgirl in the Sand," "Cinammon Girl" and "Down by the River," three of his best-known early songs, in one afternoon, while sick with the flu, and running a fever of 103. In a similar burst … Continue reading Joe Rogers

Nick Ransom

Created by Robert Leslie Bellem Pseudonyms include Ellery Watson Calder, Harley L. Court, Walt Bruce, John Grange, Nelson Kent, Kenneth A. Nelson, Jerome Severs Perry & Harcourt Weems (1902-1968) What kind of P.I. gets knocked unconscious by a man with no legs and only one arm? Hollywood stuntman turned private eye NICK RANSOM, that's who! … Continue reading Nick Ransom

Duke Pizzatello

Created by Robert Leslie Bellem Pseudonyms include Ellery Watson Calder, Harley L. Court, Walt Bruce, John Grange, Nelson Kent, Kenneth A. Nelson, Jerome Severs Perry & Harcourt Weems (1902-1968) "I aimed my own roscoe from the hip. It said: "Chow-chow!" and belched two slugs through Mason's right leg. The slugs kicked his gam from under … Continue reading Duke Pizzatello