Looking for private eyes and tough guys? Look no further than The Thrilling Detective. Part webzine, part website, The Thrilling Detective has been chronicling the private detective genre of mysteries for 15 years.
The site boasts a “never complete” index of “private dicks and janes” in books, television, film, radio, and comic books. With hundreds of names, well-known to obscure, you’ll be occupied for hours looking at all the entries. Nearly all the names link to entries with basic info about the detective and his or her appearances. You’ll find Fletch on the list, but not Jessica Fletcher. Check it out here.
Want to know more about private eye films, radio programs, and TV shows? The Thrilling Detective has an index for each with encyclopedic information about all of them. Discover more about movies like The Big Sleep, Chinatown, Jack Reacher, and many, many more. Learn the identities of The Falcon, The Fat Man, and more from the era of radio dramas. And get episode lists and more about your favorite TV shows like Magnum, P.I., Monk, Peter Gunn, The Rockford Files and more.
Other features of the site include new releases in the world of books, movies, and other formats; links to other mystery related sites and articles; and original fiction and nonfiction.
The Thrilling Detective has been edited and published by Kevin Burton Smith since April 1, 1998. Over the years it has expanded to include two fiction editors, Gerald So and Victoria Esposito-Shea, and several “contributors, regulars, and drive-bys.”
I’ve added the site to my Links below. You can skip straight to the site’s Table of Contents here.