Milan Jacovich

Created by Les Roberts Cleveland? You’re soaking in it. It’s the stomping ground for tough, likable, Kolbasa-loving blue collar private eye MILAN JACOVICH (pronounced MY-lan YOCK-ovich) an ordinary joe kinda guy, in this solid series. He's an ex-football player, well-educated, and fiercely proud of his Slovenian heritage, his working class roots and—make no mistake—his hometown. … Continue reading Milan Jacovich

John Caine

Created by Charles Knief Retired U.S. naval officer and SEAL JOHN CAINE lives on his 56-foot ketch-rigged sailboat, Duchess, in Oahu, Hawaii, and supplements his income by occasionally doing little favors for friends. Drawing favorable comparisons to Spenser and particularly Travis McGee, Caine's first appearance, 1996's Diamond Head, won the St. Martin's Press/Private Eye Writers … Continue reading John Caine


Created by Les Roberts SAXON was a struggling Los Angeles actor who worked as a private eye, at least until his big break came along. I guess he figured it's better than waiting on tables... The initial draft of Saxon's debut, An Infinite Number of Monkeys, won the very first SMP/PWA Best First Private Eye Novel … Continue reading Saxon

Willis Gidney

Created by Thomas Kaufman It took me quite a while to warm to WILLIS GIDNEY, the “half-assed” young, streetwise DC private eye/scam artist hero of Drink the Tea (2010), an occasionally frustrating but ultimately promising debut, the winner of the 2011 St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First Novel Contest. Initially, I wasn’t … Continue reading Willis Gidney