Category Archives: Detective

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

prime suspect tv detective

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.

prime suspect tv detective

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

Gumshoe Tuesday: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Not all detective shows are depressing, dimly-lit and shot on a rainy day. Directed by Anthony Migella, The BBC and HBO co-production of “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” tells the story of Mma Precious Ramotswe, the first female private

Gumshoe Tuesday: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Not all detective shows are depressing, dimly-lit and shot on a rainy day. Directed by Anthony Migella, The BBC and HBO co-production of “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” tells the story of Mma Precious Ramotswe, the first female private