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  • Dirk Gently (alias of Svlad Cjelli), a holistic detective who investigates based on the fundamental interconnectedness of all things, in London, England, in this comic, sci-fi mystery series

Kevin J. Anderson
  • Dan Shamble: zombie private investigator at Shamble & Die (Chambeaux & Deyer) Investigations, in the Big Uneasy

Donna Andrews
  • Turing Hopper: Artificial Intelligence Personality (AIP) in Crystal City, outside Washington, DC

Isaac Asimov
  • Elijah Baley: a science fiction detective

Alfred Bester
  • Non-series sci-fi mysteries and thrillers

Alex Bledsoe
  • Eddie LaCrosse: sword-for-hire (anything but murder) private investigator in a fantasy medieval world

Jim Butcher
  • Harry Dresden: the only wizard listed in the yellow pages in Chicago, Illinois, in the Dresden Files

John Connolly
  • Samuel Johnson, his dachshund Boswell, and an unlucky demon named Nurd, in an adult fantasy thriller series for children

Glen Cook
  • Garrett: 30-something human private investigator in fantasy TunFaire
Daniel da Cruz
  • Republic of Texas versus the Soviet Union: future history Cold War thrillers

James F. David
  • Nick Paulson, Director of the Office of Security Science, coping with a time wave disaster that brings dinosaurs into the present

Dave Duncan
  • Alfeo Zeno: young noble apprenticed to Nostradamus, the astrologer and alchemist, in a fantasy version of 16th century Venice, Italy

Ann Dukthas (Paul Doherty)
  • Nicholas Segalla: time-traveling scholar in England

Warren Fahy
  • Nell Duckworth: a botanist, and Geoffrey Binswanger, a biologist, investigate a South Pacific island (and other places) where evolution went off in a different direction

Eric Garcia
  • Vince Rubio: velociraptor and private investigator, in Los Angeles, California

Randall Garrett
  • Lord Darcy: Chief Investigator for the Duke of Normandy, in contemporary times of an alternative history Anglo-French empire where the laws of magic prevail

William Gibson
  • Sprawl trilogy and Bridge trilogy: science fiction cyber-thrillers with some recurring characters

David L. Golemon
  • Jack Collins, and other operatives in the Event Group, the most secret US agency ever, in a science fiction–paranormal–thriller series

Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Meredith Gentry: mortal Faerie princess hiding in Los Angeles, California

Harry Harrison
  • Slippery Jim (James Bolivar) diGriz, the galaxy’s greatest interstellar thief and con artist, in the 30th century

Peter Heath (Peter Heath Fine)
  • Jason Starr: genius and discredited scientist, and Adam Cyber, a superman from the future

Lynn S. Hightower
  • String: alien Elaki partner of David Silver, a homicide cop in the USA
T.J. MacGregor
  • Nora McKee: a college professor, and librarian Alex Kincaid, fighting shadowy government agents using time travel

Patrick Lee
  • Travis Chase, an ex-con ex-cop, and Paige Campbell, a scientist with Tangent, confronting The Breach and the entities, in a sci-fi techno-thriller series

William F. Nolan
  • Sam Space: a private eye on Mars
Eliot Pattison
  • Hadrian Boone: co-founder of the colony of Carthage, located near the Great Lakes, in Post-Apocalyptic 21st century America

Rafael Reig
  • Non-series set in a future alternative Madrid, Spain

J.D. Robb
  • Eve Dallas: homicide lieutenant in futuristic New York City

Robert J. Sawyer
  • Science-fiction mysteries

Alex Scarrow
  • Andy and Jenny Sutherland, who confront the end of civilization as we know it when oil stops

William Shatner
  • Jack Cardigan: 22nd century ex-cop private investigator in Los Angeles, California

Thomas E. Sniegoski
  • Remy Chandler: angel turned private investgator, in Boston, Massachusetts, in an urban fantasy series

Jo Walton
  • Peter Carmichael: Scotland Yard inspector, in an alternative history starting in 1949 Britain, where WWII ended with a truce in 1941

Ben H. Winters
  • Hank Palace: police detective living under the threat of an impending asteroid collision, in Concord, New Hampshire