“Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor—by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.”

— Raymond Chandler




He or SHE... right? A lot has changed since the “Golden Age” of crime fiction. We live in a world that is simultaneously exactly and nothing like that world. P.I. Tales chronicles modern detectives investigating the modern world with all its technological, sociological, and psychological obscurities. The criminals and crimes are the same as ever, it’s only the details surrounding them which have changed.

Our goal is to pay homage to the great detectives of the “Golden Age” while adding to that tradition a new roster of modern (and maybe even future) detectives investigating the contemporary world. 

PIs are the ultimate unsung heroes of the crime fiction world. Down these mean streets they must go with no legal authority, no official resources, and no one to rely on but themselves (and a few databases). The greatest private detectives balance the scales of justice without bowing to authority or losing themselves in the process. They play by their own rules and make their own luck. Most of all, they follow a moral code exclusively their own.

P.I. Tales is the home of the modern PI story. We are proud to present to you a new generation of classic detectives. Our goal is to entertain and enlighten with each tale we tell. We dare you to stop turning the pages.