Created by Les Roberts

SAXON, the struggling Los Angeles actor-turned private eye, has appeared in a string of entertaining novels. Well, it's better than waiting tables...

Saxon's debut, An Infinite Number of Monkeys, won the very first PWA/St. Martins' Press Best First Private Eye Novel Contest, and in fact, Mr. Roberts has gone on to write some pretty damn good private eye books, both in the Saxon series, and in the even-better and longer-running series about Cleveland gumshoe Milan Jacovich.

In fact, reportedly, Roberts isn't doing the Saxon series anymore, focusing instead on the Jacovich series although, according to Janice Long, one of our ops.


  • "The Saxon short story, "Pig Man", IMHO, contains the single most overblown beginning of any P.I. prose that I've read in the last ten years: "I make half my living involved with people you'd never ask to dinner. Punks, wiseguys, skels, grifters, junkies, hookers, and the bigger, dirtier fish who feed off them. It can get sticky sometimes." Sounds more like a TV voice-over than a book, doesn't it?

-- Victoria Esposito-Shea



  • "Little Cat Feet" (1991, Cat Crimes)
  • "The Pig Man" (1994, Deadly Allies II; also 1999, First Cases 3)
  • "The Catnap" (1994, Feline and Famous - Cat Crimes Goes Hollywood)

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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