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

Dashell “Dash” Malone

Created by Dave Ebersole and  Delia Gable Maybe Ricky Nelson was right--you can't please everyone. But theatre director and playwright Dave Ebersole and illustrator Delia Gable certainly gave it a good shot, with the creation of  Dash, a comic book series put out by tiny Northwest Press, featuring DASHELL "DASH" MALONE, a gay private eye in 1940s Los Angeles … Continue reading Dashell “Dash” Malone

Stu Manning (Lonesome Days, Savage Nights)

Created by Steve Niles & Salvatore Simeone Steve Niles' comic book private eye hero Cal McDonald has been hunting down, palling around and mostly knocking off monsters for years, so it seems only natural that eventually he'd create a monster P.I. Which is exactly what STU MANNING is, in Lonesome Days, Savage Nights, a 2020 … Continue reading Stu Manning (Lonesome Days, Savage Nights)

Richard

Created by Joe R. Lansdale "I do a little detective stuff now and then for folks I know, folks that recommended me to others. I don't have a license. Black folks couldn't get a license to shit broken glass in this town. But I was pretty good at what I did. I learned it the … Continue reading Richard

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts

Things That Go Bump in the Night, and the Eyes Who Go After Them Here there be monsters. And ghosts and vampires and demons and elves and fairies and zombies, woo-woo up the yin-yang and well, you get the idea. The following eyes go after some strange game. Only the settings are familiar.... sometimes. Suffice it … Continue reading I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts

Repairman Jack

Created by F. Paul Wilson "You know, sometimes I wish there was someone else around to handle these jobs." Got a problem? He can fix it. First introduced in the 1984 novel The Tomb, horror writer F. Paul Wilson's REPAIRMAN JACK is simply one hell of an an intriguing, compelling character. He's not a private eye, … Continue reading Repairman Jack

Dr. Elizabeth Chase

Created by Martha C. Lawrence Once you get beyond (if you can get beyond) the fact that she's a licensed private eye and a "parapsychologist," the adventures of San Diego's DOCTOR ELIZABETH CHASE (two Ph.D.s from Stanford) are quite rewarding. And pretty fun. But then, you knew I was going to say that, right? Actually, part … Continue reading Dr. Elizabeth Chase

Charlie Gants

Created by Terry Marlowe Joint pseudonym of Richard Abshire and William Clair Things going bump in the night? He's on it! CHARLIE GANTS is a troubled ex-homicide detective from Dallas working as a private eye, who appeared in two well-received books with definite supernatural overtones, written by real-life Dallas cops Richard Abshire and William Clair. … Continue reading Charlie Gants

Angel

Created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt His name is ANGEL, short for "Angelus." He is tall, dark and handsome, with a dry sense of humour and a tendency to brood. He is the owner and operator of the Los Angeles-based "Angel Investigations." Of course, LA is also known as the "City of Angels." Just … Continue reading Angel

Dr. Occult

Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster Okay, I was wrong. For years, I've speculated that hard-boiled private eye Slam Bradley was the earliest and longest runnung series character created by DC Comics, predating both Superman and Batman. But it turns out I was wrong. That honour goes to private detective DOCTOR OCCULT, who made his debut … Continue reading Dr. Occult