Mystery > Private Eye

 

    The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

Sam Spade, a slightly shop-worn private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, stars in Hammett's detective fiction, a novel that has haunted several generations of readers. The Maltese Falcon is Hammett's most famous work.

Year: 1930
Genre: MysteryPrivate EyeStolen Goods

    Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler's classic novel has Philip Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women.

Year: 1940
Genre: Private Eye

    The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald

The Underground Man is a detective novel of merciless suspense and tragic depth, with an unfaltering insight into the moral ambiguities at the heart of California's version of the American dream.

Year: 1971
Genre: Private Eye

    The Last Detective by Robert Crais

While Lucy is away on business and her ten-year-old son, Ben, is staying with Elvis, the boy vanishes without a trace. When the kidnappers call, it's not for ransom, but for a promise to punish Cole for past sins he claims he didn't commit. With LAPD wrestling over the case and the boy's estranged father attempting to take control of the investigation, Cole vows to find Ben first. But Cole's partner, Joe Pike, knows more about this case than he has said.

Year: 2003
Genre: KidnappingPrivate Eye

 

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-- -- -- --1976 Collected Millar: The Tom Aragon Novels Margaret Millar Hardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1965 A Deadly Shade of Gold John D. MacDonald Travis McGeeMexicoPrivate EyeStolen Goods
-- -- -- --1994 A Drink Before the War Dennis Lehane Kenzie and GennaroHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1982 A is for Alibi Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectiveMysteryPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1981 A Savage Place Robert B. Parker SpenserPrivate Eye, Hollywood
-- -- -- --1992 A Walk Among the Tombstones Lawrence Block Matthew ScudderHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1985 B is for Burglar Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1966 Black Money Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2003 Blacklist Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1988 Blood Shot Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1990 Burn Marks Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiArsonHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1986 C is for Corpse Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1960 Collected Millar: Legendary Novels of Suspense Margaret Millar 1960sCold CaseMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1964 Corpus Delectable Talmage Powell Ed RiversPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1987 D is for Deadbeat Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1996 Darkness, Take My Hand Dennis Lehane Kenzie and GennaroHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2020 Dead Land Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate EyeWhats New, Chicago
-- -- -- --1984 Deadlock Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye, Chicago
-- -- -- --1988 E is for Evidence Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2016 End of Watch Stephen King Bill HodgesPrivate EyeSupernatural
-- -- -- --1989 F is for Fugitive Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneCold CaseHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1940 Farewell, My Lovely Raymond Chandler Philip MarlowePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1954 Find a Victim Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2015 Finders Keepers Stephen King Bill HodgesAuthorsPrivate EyeStolen GoodsSupernatural, Literary Character
-- -- -- --2005 Fire Sale Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1990 G is for Gumshoe Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1998 Gone, Baby, Gone Dennis Lehane Kenzie and GennaroHardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1991 H is for Homicide Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1999 Hard Time Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1992 I is for Innocent Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1982 Indemnity Only Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1993 J is for Judgement Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1994 K is for Killer Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneCold CaseHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1985 Killing Orders Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2002 Kiln People David Brin Private EyeScience Fiction
-- -- -- --2013 Kinsey and Me Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhonePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1995 L is for Lawless Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1999 L.A. Requiem Robert Crais Elvis Cole and Joe PikeActionMysteryPolice ProceduralPrivate EyeVengeance
-- -- -- --1980 Looking for Rachel Wallace Robert B. Parker SpenserKidnappingPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1992 Lullaby Town Robert Crais Elvis Cole and Joe PikeHardboiled DetectiveNew York CityPrivate Eye, Hollywood
-- -- -- --1996 M is for Money Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2010 Moonlight Mile Dennis Lehane Kenzie and GennaroMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1999 Motherless Brooklyn Jonathan Lethem 1940sConspiracyPrivate Eye, New York City
-- -- -- --2014 Mr. Mercedes Stephen King Bill HodgesPrivate EyeSupernatural
-- -- -- --1998 N is for Noose Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1999 O is for Outlaw Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneCold CaseHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2001 P is for Peril Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1999 Prayers for Rain Dennis Lehane Kenzie and GennaroPrivate EyePsychological Thriller
-- -- -- --2002 Q is for Quarry Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneCold CaseHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2004 R is for Ricochet Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2005 S is for Silence Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneCold CaseHardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1997 Sacred Dennis Lehane Kenzie and GennaroHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2018 Shell Game Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1961 Shills Can't Cash Chips Erle Stanley Gardner Cool & LamPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1973 Sleeping Beauty Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherFamily SecretsPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1989 Stalking the Angel Robert Crais Elvis Cole and Joe PikePrivate EyeStolen Goods
-- -- -- --1996 Sunset Express Robert Crais Elvis Cole and Joe PikePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2007 T is for Trespass Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2015 The Assassin Clive Cussler Isaac Bell AdventuresHistoricalPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1956 The Barbarous Coast Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherHardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye, Hollywood
-- -- -- --1939 The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler Philip MarloweExtortionHardboiled DetectiveMysteryPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1976 The Blue Hammer Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherCold CaseMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2014 The Bootlegger Clive Cussler Isaac Bell Adventures1920sPrivate Eye, Prohibition
-- -- -- --1963 The Chill Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherCold CaseMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1929 The Dain Curse Dashiell Hammett Continental OpPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1958 The Doomsters Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1950 The Drowning Pool Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherHardboiled DetectiveMurder MysteryPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1965 The Far Side of the Dollar Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherKidnappingPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1959 The Galton Case Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- -- The Girl's Number Doesn't Answer Talmage Powell Ed RiversPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1931 The Glass Key Dashiell Hammett Private Eye
-- -- -- --1969 The Goodbye Look Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1942 The High Window Raymond Chandler Philip MarloweExtortionMurder MysteryPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1968 The Instant Enemy Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherKidnappingMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1952 The Ivory Grin Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- -- The Killer is Mine Talmage Powell Ed RiversPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1939 The Knife Slipped Erle Stanley Gardner Cool & LamHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1943 The Lady in the Lake Raymond Chandler Philip MarloweHardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2003 The Last Detective Robert Crais Elvis Cole and Joe PikeKidnappingPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1953 The Long Goodbye Raymond Chandler Philip MarloweHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1930 The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett MysteryPrivate EyeStolen Goods
-- -- -- --1987 The Monkey's Raincoat Robert Crais Elvis Cole and Joe PikeFebruaryHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye, Hollywood
-- -- -- --1949 The Moving Target Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherHardboiled DetectiveKidnappingPrivate Eye
-- -- -- -- The Smasher Talmage Powell Ed RiversPrivate Eye, Grifter
-- -- -- --2010 The Spy Clive Cussler Isaac Bell Adventures1900sEspionagePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2013 The Striker Clive Cussler Isaac Bell Adventures1900sPrivate EyeSabotage
-- -- -- --2012 The Thief Clive Cussler Isaac Bell Adventures1910sKidnappingPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1971 The Underground Man Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1951 The Way Some People Die Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherHardboiled DetectiveMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2009 The Wrecker Clive Cussler Isaac Bell Adventures1900sPrivate Eye, Trains
-- -- -- --2016 The Wrong Side of Goodbye Michael Connelly Harry BoschMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1961 The Wycherly Woman Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherMissing PersonPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1962 The Zebra-Striped Hearse Ross Macdonald Lew ArcherPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1952 Top of the Heap Erle Stanley Gardner Cool & LamPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2001 Total Recall Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1939 Trouble Is My Business Raymond Chandler Philip MarloweHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --1994 Tunnel Vision Sara Paretsky V.I. WarshawskiHardboiled DetectivePrivate Eye, Homeless
-- -- -- --2017 Two Kinds of Truth Michael Connelly Harry BoschCold CasePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2009 U is for Undertow Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneCold CaseKidnappingPrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2011 V is for Vengeance Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhonePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2013 W is for Wasted Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhonePrivate Eye
-- -- -- --2015 X Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhonePrivate EyeSerial Killer
-- -- -- --2017 Y is for Yesterday Sue Grafton Kinsey MillhoneExtortionPrivate Eye