Tag Archives: Detective Fiction

Making the Case for Hardboiled Sleuths in Video Games

Good morning scholars! This morning I came across a fantastic article in Paste Magazine addressing potential connections between the hardboiled detective genre and video games. Admittedly, I’m not much of a digital gamer (the last thing I tried being Atari in 1984…are they still around?) But from what I do know,  long-form narrative games and […]
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In the News: Who dunnit? Top tips for writing detective fiction

Great article from the Guardian on writing detective fiction by Rohan Gavin. Check it out! http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jan/26/tips-writing-detective-fiction Excerpt: “I love detective novels because, like a favourite dish, you always know what you’re going to get, but you never know quite how it’s going to be served up. Detective stories always have a crime, a clue, a […]
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Film Review: Not A Sherlock But A Mr. Holmes (2015)

The new addition to the Sherlock Holmes BBC franchise is not what one might expect.   Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen as an aging Sherlock, is based on the novel, A Slight Trick of The Mind by Mitch Cullin. The movie is directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Twilight Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and […]
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Fiction Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1), Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym of J.K. Rowling), 2013

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1), Mystery/Professional Sleuth and Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym of J.K. Rowling). In 2013, J.K. Rowling wrote a work of fiction that did not once mention magic, wands, or anyone named Harry.  Hoping to receive unbiased reviews of her work, she attempted to publish it under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith.  “I was […]
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In the News: 1940’s Calcutta Crime Solver

Hello Scholars! I found a link to an interesting interview about a new Detective television show set in 1940’s Calcutta! Here’s an excerpt: Byomkesh Bakshy! is Dibakar Banerjee’s most ambitious film PTI March 30, 2015 | UPDATED 16:17 IST “Why?” was the question that Dibakar Banerjee asked himself while embarking on the journey of adapting […]
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In the News: What Takes A Mystery Novel To Another Level? A Q&A With Tana French

by Michelle Dean 9/03/14 9:25am Link: http://review.gawker.com/what-takes-a-mystery-novel-to-another-level-a-q-a-with-1629500294 Tana French’s Dublin murder mystery novels, of which the new release The Secret Place is the latest, always hit the bestseller lists. But her readers are a proud cult in my experience, always happy to find another fan to discuss them with. She has a talent for lighting up […]
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In the News: Inside the world of Raymond Chandler

AirTalk | December 29th, 2014, 10:43am “All us tough guys are hopeless sentimentalists at heart,” author Raymond Chandler once wrote. The statement applies to Chandler as well as to his literary alter ego Phillip Marlowe. Readers have come to know about what Chandler thought about Los Angeles and a number of other subjects through his […]
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In the News: PD James, queen of crime fiction, dies aged 94

By Richard Lea Thursday 27 November 2014 10.04 EST The writer PD James, who charted the transformations of British life through bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died 94. Her publisher Faber and Faber confirmed that she had died peacefully at home in Oxford on Thursday morning. Her debut novel, Cover Her Face, was […]
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In the News: 11 Best Mysteries and Crime Novels of 2014

By Adam Woog Special to The Seattle Times (Published Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 5:03 AM) It’s always tough, whittling down the year’s crime fiction to choose the best, but that reflects the deep pool of contenders — it’s a good problem to have. “Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr (Minotaur). In this gripping story, National […]
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In the News: San Francisco Noir and Dashiell Hammett

by DAN SALTZSTEIN, June 27, 2014 San Francisco is well known for its transformations, the most recent one fueled by tech money that has seemingly scrubbed much of the city clean. Evidence of it tends to be easy to mock: the $4 artisanal toast, the shuttle buses carrying workers from the city interior to Silicon […]
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