You Better Get Some Insurance, Baby:
You're in Good Hands With These Eyes

  • Thomas Banacek
    The smuggest dick this side of Spenser, urbane, suave, cocky Boston-based Polish/American freelance insurance investigator brought his elaborate locked room (and exhibition hall and football stadium and railroad crossing) mysteries to television and solved them all, much to the chagrin of his superiors and rivals, and the amazement of his chauffeur.

  • Dave Brandstetter
    Joseph Hansen's Grim, terse, straight to the bone, no-nonsense insurance investigator stars in one of the hardest boiled PI series of the eighties.

  • Brian Brett
    Christopher Monig's insurance claims adjuster.

  • Jefferson DiMarco
    Doris Miles Disney's short, pudgy claims adjuster for the CBoston-based Commonwealth Insurance company appeared in eight novels and two films.

  • Johnny Dollar
    "The insurance investigator with the action-packed expense account" was one of the all-time great radio eyes. And one of the best in any medium.

  • Devlin Murphy, Trace, Digger, Patrick Daedulus Murphy
    Warren Murphy's half-soused, half-ass, sloppy insurance investigator, no matter what name he's going under, somehow manages to solve the case, usually with the help of his Asian/Italian girlfriend.

  • Jack Wade
    Don Winslow's Jack Wade is a disgraced cop/slacker surfer dude/hotdog insurance claims adjuster specializing in arson, slugging away for the California Fire and Life Insurance Company.

Report submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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