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P.I. Writers who Have Contributed to the Canon

Since his creation back in the thirties, Batman has had an immense and undeniable impact on not just crime fiction but on our culture itself, influencing and appearing in films, radio and television, graphic novels, cartoons, comic strips, videogames and of course comic books.

Here's just a small sampling of crime and detective writers, many of them favourites of this site, and other, perhaps surprising, writers who have penned tales of the Dark Knight.



  • Howard Chaykin
  • Chuck Dixon
  • Alan Grant
  • Joe R. Lansdale
  • Greg Rucka



  • Greg Rucka
  • Andrew Vachss


  • Greenberg, Martin, The Further Adventures of Batman (1989) ..Buy this book
  • Greenberg, Martin, The Further Adventures of the Joker (1990) ..Buy this book
  • Greenberg, Martin, The Further Adventures of Batman, Volume 2 (1992) ..Buy this book

Featuring the Penguin

  • Greenberg, Martin, The Further Adventures of Batman, Volume 3 (1993) ..Buy this book

Featuring Catwoman


This short story isn't really a Batman story, but the Caped Crusader might well have gibven a big thumbs up to Block New York City private eye Matt Scudder, as he works a case of copyright violation.

Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Mind you, I'm not quite the Bat-Freak I used to be. If I've missed anyone significant, please let me know.

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