The Devil You Know (2006) – Mike Carey

UK author Mike Carey launched a new series with The Devil You Know, which sees him visiting territory that is very familiar to him considering his past writing credits, including The Girl With The Gifts as well as the comic series Lucifer, and Constantine. He treads the realm of the supernatural noir easily in a…

The Maltese Falcon (1929) – Dashiell Hammett

Sam Spade. Almost some ninety years on, the name still conjures images. One can see Bogart, fedora atop his head, overcoat hanging on his frame, cigarette dangling from his lips while he has a heater in one hand, and a dame on the other. No matter your experience with Spade, brought to life incredibly in…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987/1988) – Haven, and The Big Goodbye

Captain’s log: stardate 41294.5 Haven, written by Tracy Torme and Lan O’Kun first aired on 20 November, 1987 This one is a bit of a mixed bag. Deanna Troi’s (Marina Sirtis) mother, Lwaxana (Majel Berrett) ┬ámakes her first appearance in the series, accompanied by her manservant, the silent and very entertaining, Mr. Homm (Carel Struycken)….

The Maltese Falcon (1941) – John Huston

  Humphrey Bogart stars in this classic film noir that is the first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my screening of The Big Sleep. Dashiel Hammett’s book comes to life under the direction of John Huston, who also penned the adapted screenplay, with gumshoe Sam Spade (Bogart) finding…

Tim’s Top Ten Detectives

People seem to love lists. We love to see how our favorites stack up against someone else’s, or maybe learn about a title or character or book in a genre we like that we had never heard of before. Today, it popped into my head that I wondered what my favorite all-time detectives were. To…