Helena Handbasket

Created by Donna Moore Tired of mysteries that seem to spin out the same old tired clichés, one after another? Bored with the same old-same old private eye schtick? Had enough of books with all the fizz of that half-empty bottle of club soda left over from last Christmas? Then might I humbly suggest going … Continue reading Helena Handbasket

Peter Ord

Created by Paul D. Brazil "Some twat, somewhere, was playing a U2 song, over and over again, and all was far from friggin' quiet on New Year's  Day." -- Peter greets the New Year with a hangover, a flat beer and little appreciation for Bono & the boys, in Gumshoe Blues Liberally laced with black … Continue reading Peter Ord

Sam Turner

Created by John Baker According to his creator, John Baker, "SAM TURNER is a world weary British PI working out of York, England. He's a loner, still looking for THE woman, though he's now way over his sell-by-date. He's got a head full of Bob Dylan and old-fashioned ideas about justice and compassion. Pet hates … Continue reading Sam Turner

Daniel Hawthorne

Created by Anthony Horowitz I’m a long-time admirer of Anthony Horowitz’ crime fiction, both in print and on television.  It’s clear from his joyfully cock-eyed spins on the some of the genre’s most beloved tropes and the countless bodies he’s gleefully left in his wake over a long career, that Horowitz doesn’t just write this … Continue reading Daniel Hawthorne

Sid Halley

Created by Dick Francis (1920-2010) “I was never particularly keen on my job before the day I got shot and nearly lost it, along with my life. But the .38 slug of lead that made a pepper shaker out of my intestines left me with fire in my belly in more ways than one.” -- … Continue reading Sid Halley