Private Eyes Who Won't Stay Dead (Even If Their Creators Are) That whirring sound coming from the mystery section of the local cemetery these days? It might just be another dead author spinning in his grave... In the last few years, we've been subjected to an orgy of literary reincarnation (some call it "continuation literature;" … Continue reading Death is Not the End (The Long, Long Goodbye)
Created by Agatha Christie (1890-1976) "My name is Hercule Poirot. I am probably the greatest detective in the world." (modest bastard, isn't he?) Yes, yes, yes, HERCULE POIROT was so a private detective. No, he was not hard-boiled. He wasn't some rye-guzzling brute in a trenchcoat and fedora, with an eye for the ladies, a … Continue reading Hercule Poirot
The Girl in the Spider’s Web, based on David Lagercrantz’s continuation of the Larsson novel trilogy, is coming out in November. But why wait? This August, our pals at Hard Case Crime, in conjunction with Titan Comics, will give us a whole new Lisbeth Salander adventure, featuring everybody's favorite woke psycho. when they unleash The Girl Who … Continue reading Lisbeth Salander Returns to Comics!
Created by Stieg Larsson "People always have secrets. It's just a matter of finding out what they are." -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Journalist MIKAEL BLOMKVIST and computer hacker LISBETH SALANDER are the mismatched detective duo who appear in a series of internationally acclaimed, posthumously published thrillers by Swedish author Stieg Larsson. The … Continue reading Lisbeth Salander & Mikael Blomkvist
Chandler, that is. This month, for no apparent reason beyond, perhaps, marking his 130 birthday today (July 23), two new books are being published. One, The Annotated Big Sleep (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, $25.00), celebrates the past, placing the 1939 novel (which introduced us to Los Angles private eye Philip Marlowe) on a pedestal, and then douses … Continue reading Everybody Loves Raymond
Created by Raymond Chandler (1888-1959) “If I wasn't hard, I wouldn't be alive. If I couldn't ever be gentle, I wouldn't deserve to be alive.” -- Marlowe, in Playback What more can I say about PHILIP MARLOWE? Daly's Three Gun Mack may have been the first, Race Williams may have introduced the PI to the … Continue reading Philip Marlowe