Barney Hamet

Created by Edward D. Hoch Pseudonymsinclude Stephen Dentinger, Ellery Queen, R.L. Stevens, Anthony Circus, R. E. Porter and Pat McMahon (1930-2008) It was so quiet you could hear a name drop... The Shattered Raven by Edward D. Hoch is a 1969 paperback original revolving around  a murder at the Mystery Writers of America's annual Edgar … Continue reading Barney Hamet

Gus Murphy

Created by Reed Farrel Coleman Retired Suffolk County cop GUS MURPHY thought he was done with the whole cops-and-robbers thing, content to drive the airport courtesy van for the Paragon Hotel, shop at Costco and do an occasional low-key, P.I.-type favour for a friend. Until his life hits the fan and he's driven back into the … Continue reading Gus Murphy