Joe Mannix

Created by William Link and Richard Levinson Developed for Television by Bruce Geller "If you're not gonna pull that trigger immediately, mind if I have a cigarette?" -- Joe in "To the Swiftest Death" Your classic American hard-boiled private eye, television division. And I mean classic in every sense of the word. Accept no substitutes. "the eternal … Continue reading Joe Mannix

Jefferson Shields

Created by Patricia Carlon (1927-2002) It's the 1960s and Australian private detective JEFFERSON SHIELDS is hired to look into the death of a young female student, Robyn Calder, killed during a protest against the Vietnam War  at a Sydney university that somehow turns into a murder, in Patricia Carlon's very well-received but preachy Death By Demonstration … Continue reading Jefferson Shields

Lee Henry Oswald

Created by Harry Hunsicker Talk about your double-barrelled names! LEE HENRY OSWALD (Call him "Hank."... PLEASE!) is a Dallas PI with one hell of a monicker. He apparently was given his jaw-dropping name in a parental attempt to toughen him up, sorta like on the Johnny Cash song "A Boy Named Sue". It seems to … Continue reading Lee Henry Oswald

Auggie Velez-Colon

Created by Robert J. Randisi (1951 --) Guitar slinger AUGUSTO "AUGGIE" VELEZ-COLON came back from Afghanistan with a brand-new plan: music. It's taken him a while, but after eight long years, he's starting to carve a niche into Nashville's hyper-competitive music scene as an in-demand session man. But just in case, he's still working his other … Continue reading Auggie Velez-Colon