Gumshoe Tuesday: Cracker

No, this isn’t a Southern Culture on the Skids detective, “Cracker” is a British criminal psychologist who, in an interesting twist, seems completely off his nut. He’s a hot mess–smoking, drinking and screaming inappropriate insults at suspects. A flawed hero is the essence of noir, and this cop-on-the-edge-of-a-nervous-breakdown makes for a compelling, if abrasive, character.

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