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.

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

Mysterious Mr. Valentine

Friday Noir: The Mysterious Mr. Valentine

I’ve always been a sucker for a mad scientist, and The Mysterious Mr. Valentine is no exception. A tale of manipulation, murder, and a classic frame-up, this 1946 noir film delivers the goods.

Mysterious Mr. Valentine

Friday Noir: The Mysterious Mr. Valentine

I’ve always been a sucker for a mad scientist, and The Mysterious Mr. Valentine is no exception. A tale of manipulation, murder, and a classic frame-up, this 1946 noir film delivers the goods.

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