Kevin J. Porter

Created by John F. Parker When Mounties go off the track, they go really off the track... KEVIN J. PORTER was a middle-aged family man with a wife and kids, a well-respected Chief Inspector for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a real law-and-order type, about as straight as you could get. And then, thanks to … Continue reading Kevin J. Porter

Charity Deacon

Created by P.A. Wilson "I'm a P.I. I know that sounds cool and dangerous, but mostly it's just seedy. Every now and then I feel like just chucking it all in, but then someone asks me for my help and I get back in the groove. When I'm in the groove, I follow wandering spouses, … Continue reading Charity Deacon

Dennis Booker

Created by Stephen J. Cannell & Erik Blakeney "No badge. No back-up. No problem." God help me. Although it was pretty much universally dismissed at the time as "Mannix for the MTV generation," I sort of enjoyed the absolutely preposterous late-eighties TV show Booker. For some reason, I didn't find it all that bad.]. Sure, it … Continue reading Dennis Booker

Sally Sullivan & Bernie Fox (Mom P.I.)

Created by Chris Haddock Save your snark! Mom P.I. (1990-92) was a sly little gem from Canada's CBC-TV, an offbeat family show that managed to be smarter and more clever than it looked, without sacrificing one bit of heart -- or scaring anyone away. SALLY SULLIVAN was a recently-widowed mother with two kids to feed, struggling … Continue reading Sally Sullivan & Bernie Fox (Mom P.I.)

Helen Keremos

Created by Eve Zaremba Back in the eighties, The Globe and Mail called HELEN KEREMOS "the best of the feminist lesbian detectives." I'm not sure about the best, but she certainly was one of the first, and certainly the first (1978) to be printed by a mainstream press (Paperjacks). Personally, I found her a little … Continue reading Helen Keremos

Nora Watts

Created by Sheena Kamal NORA WATTS is a rookie private investigator, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, who reveals a healthy amount of skepticism and a dark, bitter wit as she goes through her paces. She's also more than a little unstable, thanks to a troubled childhood being raised as a unwanted, biracial ward of the … Continue reading Nora Watts

Michael Drayton

Created by Sam Wiebe "There's no real polite way to say this, Mr. Drayton. Someone's fucking our corpses and we'd like it to stop." -- Michael meets a new client. Twenty-nine year old Vancouver dick MICHAEL DRAYTON isn't your usual hard-boiled gumshoe -- in fact, he gives off something of a slacker vibe. He drinks tea, … Continue reading Michael Drayton

Dave Wakeland

Created by Sam Wiebe Sam Wiebe, author of the raw, bruising (and Shamus-nominated) P.I. novel Last of the Independents (2014) returns with another damaged young Vancouver private eye, DAVE WAKELAND, in Invisible Dead (2016). Don't be a chump and ignore this new one, thinking you've read it all before. Wakeland may not even be thirty … Continue reading Dave Wakeland