It Ain't All Booze, Bullets and Babes...(or "How Two Wrights Make a Wrong") Folks send me stuff all the time, but this clipping sent to me from John Larsen from the January 22, 2021 Chicago Tribune just really stuck in my craw. It's one hell of a way for a hardworking gumshoe to start off the … Continue reading My Scrapbook: Be Careful Out There!
Created by Paul Bernbaum For truth, justice and the American way... LOUIS SIMO is the fictional private eye set loose to investigate the mysterious real-life death of 1950s actor George Reeves in Hollywoodland, director Allen Coulter and writer Paul Bernbaum's ambitious 2006 release. It's actually two films, really, or rather two separate but interwoven stories, … Continue reading Louis Simo (Hollywoodland)
(1938-2000) “Milo is half the size of Cannon, not nearly as handsome as Mannix and a lot shorter than Barnaby Jones... He’s a quiet, soft-spoken guy, on the small side, with glasses. He could pass for a bank clerk. But he’s handled more cases than all the television sleuths combined, about 35,000 over the years.” … Continue reading Milo Speriglio
Real-Life Eyes Who've Written P.I. Novels Sometimes it seems like every jasper that ever got a P.I. ticket decided to chuck it all to become a writer, perhaps dreaming of fame and riches (or perhaps, just not wanting to pee in a bottle while on a stakeout again), but the sad fact is that first-hand … Continue reading True Detectives
Created by Elizabeth Breck San Diego private investigator MADISON KELLY works mostly insurance fraud cases, but she's at a personal and professional crossroads of sorts right now, letting things slide, not taking any new cases and spending way more time than she should on the internet, tweeting about Crawlspace, a true crime podcast that she's become addicted … Continue reading Madison Kelly
Famous--or Infamous--Real-Life Eyes Strange but true! The private eye existed in fiction before he (or she) ever existed in real life! Still, these are a few of the real-life eyes you may have heard of. They weren't all saints, mind you, and more than a few of them may have padded their CVs... François … Continue reading True Detectives