Steve Michaels

Created by Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) Perhaps my favourite story (and the most recent) in Killer, Come Back to Me (2020), Hard Case Crime's spiffy 2020 collection of Ray Bradbury's crime and detective stories, was “Where Everything Ends.” Originally published in the 2010 omnibus collection of the author's Death Is a Lonely Business (1985), A Graveyard for … Continue reading Steve Michaels

Steve Ford

Created by Mark Cullen and Robb Cullen "Never mess with a man's dog." -- the film's tagline Once Upon a Time in Venice is a pointless slice of straight-to-streaming cheese starring Bruce Willis; the cinematic equivalent of a self-published novel by an enthusiastic wannabe whose only reference point seems to be other straight-to-streaming crime movies … Continue reading Steve Ford

Elmo Crumley

Created by Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) "Venice, California, in the old days had much to recommend it to people who liked to be sad." -- from Death is a Lonely Business What? Beloved sci-fi superstar author Ray Bradbury wrote a P.I. novel? Well, sorta. No stranger to the pulps, it wasn't the first time Bradbury had … Continue reading Elmo Crumley

Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)

Created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung P.I. version developed by Kelly Thompson Original "Hawkeye" created by Stan Lee and Don Heck "Ugh. Barf." -- Kate reacts to a stalker's claim that he's in love with his victim. In the ca-ching-ca-ching world of Marvel and DC superheroes, a character's back story is forever malleable, vulnerable … Continue reading Kate Bishop (Hawkeye)