just thinking, a relivant, comidic series would be that of Nero Wolfe. Plunty of books, but there are a bunch of movie and radio adaptions, as well as an A&E telivision series
that came out of the minisereis The Golden Spiders
There are also a bunch of really good mystery series on A&E, but most of them consists of british inspectors, while this one might have the rogish flare you're looking for.
If you're at all into books though, Dashiell Hammett (who wrote maltese falcon) is a pretty good source of noir dedective stories