Created by J.M.T. Miller (Janice M. Tubbs-Miller, actually)
Okay, ARTIE WEATHERBY doesn't have exactly a rough-and-tough name like Mike Hammer, or even Dash Riprock, for that matter, but he makes do. So what if his beverage of choice is lime-flavored mineral water? Artie's one smug guy, overconfident at times, who likes to get physical, and he can be a tad self-righteous. And he listens to Disney tunes. Who does he think he is? Elvis Cole?
Artie's a former Vietnam vet who received Special Services Training, and "it took a long time to get (his) life together after (he) came back from the war." From there, after the usual round of booze and drugs, which he finally managed to lick with the help of an old Army buddy who just happened to run a rehab centre, Artie went through law school on the GI Bill and various odd jobs, but he now makes a living of sorts as a private eye in an unnamed southern California city (San Diego?)
Author Miller writes about another detective, Alexis Albright, a female ex-cop turned Honolulu private detective, who appears in a couple of books.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.