It Figures…

Private Eye Dolls, Action Figures & Collectibles       They're not dolls! They're not even action figures anymore! They're... "collectibles." Honey West (1965, Gilbert) Possibly the first-ever P.I. action figure, this 11-inch doll was allegedly "beautifully fashioned after Anne Francis" who played Honey on television, and there were several "glamorous action accessories" available (a formal … Continue reading It Figures…

Oh, The Games People Played Then

Some Classic Private Eye & Detective Board Games Every night and everyday, now... Of course, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so here's a short list of diversions from the past (and present) for those of you who like to play. A roll of the dice, a spin of the spinner, … Continue reading Oh, The Games People Played Then

The Thrilling Detective Gift Guide

Games, Toys, Collectibles and Other Odds & Sods HARDCOVERS | PAPERBACKS | DIGITAL | AUDIO | COLLECTIONS & ANTHOLOGIES NON-FICTION, REFERENCE & TRUE CRIME | COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS | TV & FILM THE THRILLING DETECTIVE GIFT SHOP I used to do a Holiday Gift Guide every year, and then I didn't (although I still … Continue reading The Thrilling Detective Gift Guide

Gimcracks, Geegaws & Other Dinguses

Private Eye Collectibles Just in case you need something to hang on your wall, plop on your desk or otherwise catch dust, one of these sundry treasures may be just the rara-avis you're looking for. (By the way, if the buy links don't work, well, that's probably why they're called "collectibles.") The Maltese Falcon Statuette … Continue reading Gimcracks, Geegaws & Other Dinguses

Shotgun Slade

Created by Frank Gruber (1904-69) The two hottest genres in the early days of television drama were the Western and the private eye drama, and within a few years, four different shows attempted to combine the two. But unlike Have Gun Will Travel, The Man from Blackhawk or Tales from Wells Fargo, TV's SHOTGUN SLADE was perhaps … Continue reading Shotgun Slade