Category Archives: Detective

midsomer murders

Gumshoe Tuesday: Midsomer Murders

There are several reasons to like the long-running ITV detective show Midsomer Murders. First, the detectives always stop off at the pub to have a beer and talk about the case. Second, the show’s format provides for a complete recap

midsomer murders

Gumshoe Tuesday: Midsomer Murders

There are several reasons to like the long-running ITV detective show Midsomer Murders. First, the detectives always stop off at the pub to have a beer and talk about the case. Second, the show’s format provides for a complete recap

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a classic detective, perhaps even the archetypal detective. While the modern BBC Sherlock Holmes production is great fun to watch–excellent production value, fast paced and modern–there’s something wonderful about watching old-school Sherlock Holmes. He’s observant and clever,

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a classic detective, perhaps even the archetypal detective. While the modern BBC Sherlock Holmes production is great fun to watch–excellent production value, fast paced and modern–there’s something wonderful about watching old-school Sherlock Holmes. He’s observant and clever,

mystery ebook detective novel

Coming Soon: Death on the South Side

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but there’s a good reason. I was putting the finishing touches on my second mystery novel, Death on the Southside, which is at the proofreader right now. It’s the sequel to my first

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Coming Soon: Death on the South Side

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but there’s a good reason. I was putting the finishing touches on my second mystery novel, Death on the Southside, which is at the proofreader right now. It’s the sequel to my first

Gumshoe Tuesday: Hart to Hart

A suave 1980’s take on Nick and Nora Charles, “Hart to Hart” was one of my favorite TV detective shows as a kid. They were rich, glamorous and clever, and they had the coolest butler ever. Not to mention all

Gumshoe Tuesday: Hart to Hart

A suave 1980’s take on Nick and Nora Charles, “Hart to Hart” was one of my favorite TV detective shows as a kid. They were rich, glamorous and clever, and they had the coolest butler ever. Not to mention all

Gumshoe Tuesday: Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot is fussy, impeccably dressed and he always waxes his moustache. A classic detective character from a brilliant writer, he had to grow on me but now I dig him. This long format British TV show takes on many

Gumshoe Tuesday: Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot is fussy, impeccably dressed and he always waxes his moustache. A classic detective character from a brilliant writer, he had to grow on me but now I dig him. This long format British TV show takes on many

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Prime Suspect

Helen Mirren shines as a female detective in 1970s Great Britain. In addition to fighting to solve crimes, she also has to fight the sexist attitudes in the predominantly male and extremely conservative department structure.

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Gumshoe Tuesday: Prime Suspect

Helen Mirren shines as a female detective in 1970s Great Britain. In addition to fighting to solve crimes, she also has to fight the sexist attitudes in the predominantly male and extremely conservative department structure.

Must Read: The Thin Man

If you’re a fan of detective novels and you’ve never heard of Dashiell Hammett, it’s high time that you were introduced to one of the true masters for both mystery novels and post-WWII noir. Perhaps most famous his character Sam

Must Read: The Thin Man

If you’re a fan of detective novels and you’ve never heard of Dashiell Hammett, it’s high time that you were introduced to one of the true masters for both mystery novels and post-WWII noir. Perhaps most famous his character Sam

Gumshoe Tuesday: Cracker

This guy is completely unhinged. A British cop show from the 1990s about a detective who hates himself and everyone else so much that he’s willing to do just about anything. It’s not often that TV cops scare me, but

Gumshoe Tuesday: Cracker

This guy is completely unhinged. A British cop show from the 1990s about a detective who hates himself and everyone else so much that he’s willing to do just about anything. It’s not often that TV cops scare me, but

Must-Read: Downward Facing Death

If there’s one this that I love, it’s a pulp detective novel with a New Age twist. Neal Pollack’s Downward Facing Death delivers a gruesome mystery wrapped in wry humor about LA’s yoga community so sophisticated that only folks who’ve

Must-Read: Downward Facing Death

If there’s one this that I love, it’s a pulp detective novel with a New Age twist. Neal Pollack’s Downward Facing Death delivers a gruesome mystery wrapped in wry humor about LA’s yoga community so sophisticated that only folks who’ve

Gumshoe Tuesday: LA Noir

We’re not talking about the video game. TNT has ordered six episodes of “LA Noir,” a period crime drama, from former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont. The show features a plot very similar to the game: an ex-Marine turned LAPD

Gumshoe Tuesday: LA Noir

We’re not talking about the video game. TNT has ordered six episodes of “LA Noir,” a period crime drama, from former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont. The show features a plot very similar to the game: an ex-Marine turned LAPD