Category Archives: Mystery

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

pool crime UK

Couple Found Dead in Hotel Swimming Pool

A true mystery in a luxury hotel in the UK. A man and a woman were found floating at the bottom of the hotel pool. Read more from the Daily Mirror.

pool crime UK

Couple Found Dead in Hotel Swimming Pool

A true mystery in a luxury hotel in the UK. A man and a woman were found floating at the bottom of the hotel pool. Read more from the Daily Mirror.

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

mystery novel

How to Craft a Compelling Mystery

Last weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books, four mystery writers unveiled their techniques for crafting compelling crime fiction. This is a fantastic event, a huge book fair that takes over UCLA for a weekend filled with informative panels.

mystery novel

How to Craft a Compelling Mystery

Last weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books, four mystery writers unveiled their techniques for crafting compelling crime fiction. This is a fantastic event, a huge book fair that takes over UCLA for a weekend filled with informative panels.

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,

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

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.

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.