Category Archives: Mystery

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

double indemnity

Must-Read: Double Indemnity

So I was a huge fan for the Raymond Chandler-penned screenplay first. James M. Cain’s novel is a taught, page-turning account of a man who went too far because he met a woman that he couldn’t say no to. Or

double indemnity

Must-Read: Double Indemnity

So I was a huge fan for the Raymond Chandler-penned screenplay first. James M. Cain’s novel is a taught, page-turning account of a man who went too far because he met a woman that he couldn’t say no to. Or

chicago gangster

Weird Chicago

I’m thrilled to have found an organization here in Chicago that’s similar to Los Angeles-based LAVA. Unfortunately, it doesn’t looks like they have any crime lab connections, but they do have historic tours about strange happenings, from ghouls to crime.

chicago gangster

Weird Chicago

I’m thrilled to have found an organization here in Chicago that’s similar to Los Angeles-based LAVA. Unfortunately, it doesn’t looks like they have any crime lab connections, but they do have historic tours about strange happenings, from ghouls to crime.

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