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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

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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The Gaean Reach: The Cerulean Duke, Part 1

Holidays and finals were upon us, and that made it difficult to get the group together. With only myself, Antony, and Drew present for this session, we couldn’t run our usual Kingmaker game, so Drew kindly pulled out his copy of  1,226 more words


1130. Stanton Street, New York (1)

I was so glad to have found this piece because I have seen it so many times on digital social media. As it turns out, it was about a one minute walk from our hotel, but because of its orientation I only saw it on the last day of our trip. 103 more words

Street Art