Category Archives: Detective

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

One of the most elegantly-crafted, realistic, feminist mysteries that I’ve read, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a classic locked-room detective mystery that reads like top-quality investigative journalism. Advertisements

Gumshoe Tuesday: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

One of the most elegantly-crafted, realistic, feminist mysteries that I’ve read, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a classic locked-room detective mystery that reads like top-quality investigative journalism.

wallander tv detective show

Gumshoe Tuesday: Wallander

The multi-talented Richard Branaugh stars in the BBC remake of the Swedish crime drama Wallander. He’s my favorite kind of detective – sloppy, exhausted and barely keeping pace with his obsessive need to solve a crime.

wallander tv detective show

Gumshoe Tuesday: Wallander

The multi-talented Richard Branaugh stars in the BBC remake of the Swedish crime drama Wallander. He’s my favorite kind of detective – sloppy, exhausted and barely keeping pace with his obsessive need to solve a crime.

nancy drew

Gumshoe Tuesday: Nancy Drew

Sure the Hardy Boys are cute, but Nancy Drew was clever enough to solve mysteries all by herself. In fact, she was one of the first female detectives to make it to the small screen, long before Veronica Mars or

nancy drew

Gumshoe Tuesday: Nancy Drew

Sure the Hardy Boys are cute, but Nancy Drew was clever enough to solve mysteries all by herself. In fact, she was one of the first female detectives to make it to the small screen, long before Veronica Mars or

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

detective tv show mystery

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,

detective tv show mystery

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

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

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