Articles tagged mystery

Glowing Skulls, Murder Mysteries and The Detection Club

The Golden Age of Murder frequently feels like spending time in the company of a loquacious friend who is a veritable storehouse of information about the Detection Club.

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True Detective: Episode 5 - “Other Lives”

Writer Nic Pizzolatto displays an affinity for placing clues in schools of red herrings.

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24 Jul 2015 // 11:15 AM

‘Paper Towns’ Unfolds into a Solid High School Movie

Paper Towns, a mild coming-of-age mystery adapted from Fault in Our Stars author John Green’s bestselling novel of the same name, is only a good high school movie.

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‘It Follows’ Has a Deep Dread on Its Mind

This movie is often creepy and unnerving, but it's not unbearably terrifying, if only because Mitchell's distinctive voice as a filmmaker is such a pleasure to behold.

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A Sherlock Holmes Fit for a King

In an excellent series of TV adaptations, the noble and striking Douglas Wilmer offers a portrayal of Holmes that is perhaps closest to the great writer's original character.

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The Maltese Spin-Offs: ‘Satan Met a Lady’ and ‘The Maltese Bippy’

These are not the gospel according to Dashiell Hammett.

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‘Self/Less’ Gives Life Lessons for Rich People

Even if we give the protagonist his newly found joie de vivre a pass, what with him essentially being brought back from the dead and all, it's still pointless.

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When Murder Gets Zany: The Malone Mysteries

These B-grade comedy mysteries are paired together in a DVD double feature, despite their obvious differences.

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Once You Log Into ‘The Ghost Network’, You Won’t Want to Log Out

Dizzyingly constructed yet undeniably fascinating, The Ghost Network is thoroughly intriguing and dense, with an abundance of techniques that make it feel entirely authentic.

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‘The Alphabet Murders’ Is Agatha Christie Set in a Cartoon World

With The Alphabet Murders, director Frank Tashlin adapts Agatha Christie and highlights the spectacle rather than the sense in the story.

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Farther Than You Think: Mapping the Noir Terrain

Rope of Sand, Dark City, and Union Station each extend the shadowy reach of film noir.

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‘The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress’ Is a Historical Mystery With Panache

The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress is all about speakeasies, gangsters, glamour, and mystery. Best of all? The mystery is a true story.

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‘Bellweather Rhapsody’ Is an Entertaining and Enthralling Yarn

What makes this novel interesting is that it is peppered with a cast of characters who are still living in the past, or are afraid of the future.

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‘Fallen Land’: A Provocative Descent from Ambition to Madness

Unorthodox literary tactics imbue Fallen Land with psychological drama, keen social commentary, and riveting suspense all at once.

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Sherlock Holmes, Dirk Gently and the Case of the Eccentric Detective

With two TV shows returning Arthur Conan Doyle's creation to our screens, Sherlock Holmes has never seemed more influential. But for the good of detective fiction, it might be time to look elsewhere for our unorthodox investigators...

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‘Ghost Story’: Harry Dresden Is a Detective, a Magician, a Ghost

In life and death, in any examination of the past, there is regret; for loss, for suffering, for pain and failure. Here, Harry Dresden comes to terms with why he is who and what he is.

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‘Unknown’ Will Probably Remain That Way

Missed opportunities lurk around every corner of this messy production.

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Mystery writer Hallie Ephron finds her place in a literary family

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When you’re Hallie Ephron and your sisters are Nora, Delia and Amy Ephron, comparisons, however unfair, are inevitable. That’s because novelist

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Mystery, Murder, a Woman Author and a Dandy Aristocrat

Usually, Kuala Lumpur is predictably sweltering and humid with the occasional rainstorm to break the monotony. Over Christmas and New Year, however, we had grey

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‘Winter’s Bone’: Where Crime and Loss are the Only Family

A tough 17-year-old dropout searches for her missing father in the poverty- and meth-scared hills of the Missouri Ozarks.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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