Solving crimes - without cops
I am quite a fan of crime novels, movies, and TV shows. Scandi-noir is a particular favourite sub-genre; I just love the snow and the long nights.
I don't like the police. Recently, the term "copaganda" has been brought to my attention (and, yes — Paw Patrol↗ is 💯 copaganda) and with it a desire to avoid such programming. It seems my subconscious has already done a lot of work in this area.
The first books I can remember reading were Enid Blyton's Famous Five↗ and Secret Seven↗. Leaving aside the problematic↗ nature of Blyton and a lot of her work, the basic plots of all of these books were "kids solve crimes instead of police". This genre grew on my bookshelf to include Nancy Drew↗, Hardy Boys↗, Three Investigators↗.
Meanwhile, on my television, I was watching Scooby Doo↗ and Agatha Christie↗ adaptations.
As I got older I got into even more "non-cops solve crimes"; Diagnosis Murder↗, Murder She Wrote↗, Veronica Mars↗.
One of the last things I watched on TV was Magpie Murders↗ where a book editor runs rings around the incompetent local bobby.
Silent Witness 🙏
I've just finished an eight book series↗ about a private investigator and, before that, enjoyed a few Yrsa Sigurdardottir books about a crime-solving lawyer↗.
It seems I don't care who is solving the crime as long as it isn't the police because that's inaccurate↗.
Do you have a favourite niche sub-genre?
Real. Simple. Syndication.
Get my latest content in your favorite RSS reader.
I use InoReader↗ but you don't have to.
In almost all cases, the comments section is a vile cesspool of Reply Guys, racists, and bots.
I don't want to have to deal with that kind of hell so I don't have a comments section.
If you want to continue the conversation, you can always hit me up on CalcKey↗ (which is not a vile cesspool of Reply Guys, racists, and bots).