Amanda & Rick Tucker

Created by William Bast and Paul Huson Imagine Bewitched if Samantha and Darren (either one of them) were private eyes. No, really. Tucker's Witch was a private eye comedy/drama from the eighties that ran on CBS, starring Catherine Hicks and Tim Matheson as AMANDA & RICK TUCKER, a married couple who ran a Laurel Canyon … Continue reading Amanda & Rick Tucker

Max Kearney

Created by Ron Goulart (1933--)  "Having trouble with psi powers, spooks or E.T. visitations? Take it up with Max Kearney!" -- the front cover blurb for Ghost Breaker Who ya gonna call? The answer may seem like a slam-dunk now, but before Ghostbusters hit theatres all around the world in 1984, the answer may have been … Continue reading Max Kearney

Joe Coogan

Created by Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson "No use avoiding the obvious. I was dead." -- Joe faces facts This P.I.'s expired and gone to meet his maker! He's a stiff! Rough and tumble Los Angeles private eye JOE COOGAN's life may not have been much. For over twenty years, he drank in between bouts … Continue reading Joe Coogan

Cal McDonald

Created by Steve Niles  Booze and pills are the least of his demons... CAL McDONALD is another eye chasing things that go bump in the night, a sort of unlicensed private occult detective who appears in a string of novels and decidedly adult comic Criminal Macabre series by Steve Niles. With his zombie traveling companion … Continue reading Cal McDonald

Carl Kolchak (The Night Stalker)

Created by Jeff Rice "I promised I'd show up with a haircut, a new hat, and a pressed suit... but I lie a lot." -- Carl Kolchak Poor CARL KOLCHAK. A wise-cracking, would-be hard-bitten newsman in a battered seersucker suit and straw boater hat, Kolchak would have been right at home in a 1940's newspaper flick. … Continue reading Carl Kolchak (The Night Stalker)

Dan Shamble

Created by Kevin J. Anderson With the millenial boom in all things zombie, it was only a matter of time before someone raised a zombie P.I. hybrid. Or two. Or three. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that it took Kevin J. Anderson, sci-fi journeyman and acclaimed author of numerous Star Wars novels so long to … Continue reading Dan Shamble

Pitor Wyrd

Created by by Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso A new, mini-series from Dark Horse written by Curt Pires and Antonio Fuso. Investigator-for-hire PITOR WYRD  is the one the U.S. government calls in when things get too weird and too peculiar. Not that anyone has accused the bitter, cynical Wyrd of being exactly normal -- he's apparently immortal and … Continue reading Pitor Wyrd

Johnny Peril

Created by Howard Purcell JOHNNY PERIL was a comic book private eye created by Howard Purcell who usually found himself caught up in all kinds of weird suspense tales, bouncing around in the back pages of various All-American (and later DC) titles. Not much is known about his past (as in, nobody gave him one … Continue reading Johnny Peril

J.C.K. “Jigger” Masters

Created by Anthony M. Rud Pseudonyms include Anson Piper (1893-1942) "Now what in the name of the seven sacred sea lions!" -- Jigger's favourite exclamation J.C.K. "JIGGER" MASTERS earned his nickname at the ripe old age of eleven when, while working as a  caddy at a Long Island golf course, he stumbled across a corpse … Continue reading J.C.K. “Jigger” Masters

Charlie Parker

Created by John Connolly "I have learned to embrace the dead and they, in their turn, have found a way to reach out to me." -- from The White Road Abandon Faith, ye who enter here... Guilt-ridden for drinking bourbon at a bar while his wife and young child were being murdered, CHARLIE "BIRD" PARKER … Continue reading Charlie Parker