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Gumshoe (1971)

Dir Stephen Frears, with Albert Finney and Billie Whitelaw (DVD)

Set in Liverpool, this film is the lovechild of The Maltese Falcon out of Billy Liar. 144 more words




Davey Doucet was a young man, barely twenty-one years old, but from the time he was ten he had known he wanted to grow up to be a private investigator, or as uncle Ned would say …a gumshoe. 429 more words

Blog Posts

Thing I did: Halloween Fear Itself

This is a very old post that I’ve had sitting in my drafts for months, so apologies for its lack of urgency and relevance. I may write up the Thanksgiving Trail of Cthulhu game I ran in 2016 as well, so I can claim this is a themed series of ‘late posts’. 976 more words


Colorful, Catchy Narrative II

Radio Noir

In 2017 I posted one of my favorite articles on the gumshoe/street punk/police detective interactions on serial radio programs in the 1940s ( 429 more words


Missing: pulp fiction on the spooky side

A short novel or a long short story, this well-written gumshoe yarn takes a staple of the old-school PI genre and mixes it with something rather more… sinister. 337 more words

Book Reviews

The Gaean Reach: The Cerulean Duke, Part 2

During part 1 of our hunt for the criminal known only as the Cerulean Duke, our revenge-seekers:

  • Aidon Azniko, male, a slightly unscrupulous and very rich art collector, played by me…
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