Saturday, April 16, 2016

Yet Another List I'm Not On

But I'm sure you'll all agree, anyway.
Ten of the Best Private Eyes: The Best P.I. Novel Series of All Time

4 comments:

Richard Robinson said...

I'd say he got about half of those I'd have picked, and half I wouldn't have. McGee, Nameless, should be there.

Deb said...

Wait--Philip Marlowe makes the cut but Hercule Poirot isn't "modern" enough? Has that guy even looked at the copyright dates in Marlowe and Poirot books?

You can't have a list like this without Travis Magee, IMHO.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Maybe it doesn't need to be said but No. I. Don't. Agree.

I'm guessing he is too young to have a list I can respect. I notice that he writes Archie comics, by the way.

Don Coffin said...

I wouldn't pick McGee; he wasn't (and, I think, would not have described himself as) a PI. Obviously, I'd add Nero Wolfe. And although no one ever wrote a book about him, Paul Drake should get some mention here--he may have appeared as a PI in more books than any other PI. Sharon McCone, V.I. Warshawski (she gets a mention), and Kinsey Milhone also all deserve to be mentioned. Nate Heller...

It's hard to think about a top 10 in this category...