Category Archives: Detective

the fall detective drama

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Fall

This new BBC detective drama stars Gillian Anderson as a third wave feminist detective stalking a misogynistic serial killer. Almost too graphic, definitely disturbing, this show examines the sexual politics of crime and law enforcement. Advertisements

the fall detective drama

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Fall

This new BBC detective drama stars Gillian Anderson as a third wave feminist detective stalking a misogynistic serial killer. Almost too graphic, definitely disturbing, this show examines the sexual politics of crime and law enforcement.

barnaby jones

Gumshoe Tuesday: Barnaby Jones

In the great tradition of 1970s private detectives, Barnaby Jones tells the story of a father and his widowed daughter-in-law solving the murder of his son/her husband. They turned out to be so good at solving mysteries together that they

barnaby jones

Gumshoe Tuesday: Barnaby Jones

In the great tradition of 1970s private detectives, Barnaby Jones tells the story of a father and his widowed daughter-in-law solving the murder of his son/her husband. They turned out to be so good at solving mysteries together that they

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Top of the Lake

It’s always good news when talented directors agree to do crime shows. I’ve been a fan of Jane Campion since the 1990s, and she did a great job with Top of the Lake. It’s a noir crime drama similar to

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Top of the Lake

It’s always good news when talented directors agree to do crime shows. I’ve been a fan of Jane Campion since the 1990s, and she did a great job with Top of the Lake. It’s a noir crime drama similar to

lie to me tim roth

Gumshoe Tuesday: Lie to Me

I’ve been a sucker for Tim Roth ever since he threatened to shoot up that diner in Pulp Fiction, so I’m not sure why I didn’t clue into this show earlier. It’s a private detective show with an unexpected scientific

lie to me tim roth

Gumshoe Tuesday: Lie to Me

I’ve been a sucker for Tim Roth ever since he threatened to shoot up that diner in Pulp Fiction, so I’m not sure why I didn’t clue into this show earlier. It’s a private detective show with an unexpected scientific

An Evening with Dashiell Hammett

Oh, how I miss Los Angeles. This April, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) is hosting a literary salon that sounds simply fantastic: a literary salon dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett,

An Evening with Dashiell Hammett

Oh, how I miss Los Angeles. This April, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association (LAVA) is hosting a literary salon that sounds simply fantastic: a literary salon dedicated to one of the greatest crime writers of the 20th century, Dashiell Hammett,

rocky king detective

Gumshoe Tuesday: Rocky King, Detective

If you’re looking for an old-timey tough guy detective show, look no further than Rocky King, Detective. A 1950s noir detective show, made back when smoking was glamorous and people wore evening gowns to nightclubs. Now that’s class.

rocky king detective

Gumshoe Tuesday: Rocky King, Detective

If you’re looking for an old-timey tough guy detective show, look no further than Rocky King, Detective. A 1950s noir detective show, made back when smoking was glamorous and people wore evening gowns to nightclubs. Now that’s class.

the following detective tv

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Following

I am so conflicted about The Following. I like it, but I shouldn’t. It’s not realistic–the likelihood of their being a serial killer cult based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe is far from believable, but for some reason

the following detective tv

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Following

I am so conflicted about The Following. I like it, but I shouldn’t. It’s not realistic–the likelihood of their being a serial killer cult based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe is far from believable, but for some reason