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Sonny Hunt (Murder in Music City)

Created by Jimmy Sangster & Ernest Frankel Of course, when you think of Sonny Bono, the first thing that comes to mind is country music, right? Me neither. But in 1979, NBC tried to peddle a post-Cher Bono as Nashville private detective agency owner SONNY HUNT in the made-for-TV flick Murder in Music City. Bono … Continue reading Sonny Hunt (Murder in Music City)

The Casting Ouch!

Unlikely Private Eyes (No, Really...) What the hell were they thinking? Sometimes you just have to scratch your head. Some people should just NOT play private eyes. Some of them shouldn't even act at all. And yet, all these people, more famous for other things or other roles, have been cast as private eyes. Some of … Continue reading The Casting Ouch!

Harry Rigby

Created by Declan Burke "Cheers. Who the fuck are you?"-- Harry flashes some of his famous charm FUCKIN' A. HARRY RIGBY might not be a private eye per se, but he sure as hell acts like one. A particularly inept one from the detective pulps of the forties, maybe. But Harry drinks like a fish, … Continue reading Harry Rigby

John Kenneth Galbraith Jantarro

Created by Simon Ritchie Pseudonym of Simon Fodden ''And then I saw, nursing at her breast, the Magnum. Squat and ugly...it offered its black mouth to her, hungry beyond all possibility of feeding." -- Yikes! (The Hollow Woman) Toronto insurance investigator JOHN KENNETH GALBRATH JANTARRO (now there's a world-class monicker!) lost a hand and part … Continue reading John Kenneth Galbraith Jantarro

Mike Noonan

Created by S.J. Perelman (1904-79) "She... had eyes like dusty lapis lazuli, taffy hair, and a figure that did things to me. I kicked open the bottom drawer of her desk, let two inches of rye trickle down my craw, kissed Birdie square on her lush, red mouth, and set fire to a cigarette." One of the all-time great spoofs of … Continue reading Mike Noonan

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

Kate Connolly

Created by Diana Orgain Cozy Alert! Well, it was bound to happen--with the glut of cozy series clogging up the pipes, and the burning question of why a caterer, a florist, a dog walke5, or a retired opera singer would continually be involved in homicide investigations, it was really only a matter of time before … Continue reading Kate Connolly

John “Scottie” Ferguson

Created by Samuel A. Taylor (1912-2000) & Alec Coppel (1907-72) After Pierre Boileau (1906-88) & Thomas Narcejac (1908-98) "Scottie, do you believe that someone out of the past--someone dead--can enter and take possession of a living being?" -- Gavin Elster: (May contain spoilers) Retired San Francisco police detective JOHN "SCOTTIE" FERGUSON (Jimmy Stewart) already has more than his fair share … Continue reading John “Scottie” Ferguson

Remington Steele & Laura Holt (Remington Steele)

Created by Michael Gleason and Robert Butler "Try this for a deep dark secret: The great detective Remington Steele... He doesn't exist. I invented him. Follow: I'd always loved excitement, So I studied and apprenticed, and put my name on an office. But absolutely no one knocked on my door. A female private investigator seemed … Continue reading Remington Steele & Laura Holt (Remington Steele)

Carrie Cashin

Created by Theodore A. Tinsley Other pseudonyms include Reid Sleyton, Maxwell Grant (1894-79) Attractive as sin, hard-boiled as hell. One of the very first of the hardboiled lady dicks of the pulps, and certainly the most popular was Manhattan eye CARRIE CASHIN, who appeared in over three dozen action-packed, fast-paced stories, starting in the November … Continue reading Carrie Cashin