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Mean Dreams is the tale of first love amidst the crisis of crime, set somewhere in the indeterminate mid-West. It was a very well made picture, hitting all the usual points of praise. I found the young leads engaging enough, … Continue reading
The best detective fiction often has a pair of crimes in parallel – one in the present caused by one in the future. To solve the present, you must excavate the past. This can take a range of forms, so … Continue reading
This post is going to mostly be about Veronica Mars, Season 2. As per usual, I drop spoilers without compunction if I think it’s useful to illustrate my argument.
Veronica Mars is a very interesting TV show because it manages to combine two genres in a way which tells us a lot about both of them. Those genres are the hard boiled detective story and the teen melodrama. Both … Continue reading
A year ago I started to think about how child or adolescent characters existed in mystery stories. I saw Brick and Veronica Mars as the two main source texts for adolescents operating inside the usual sphere of the hard-boiled detective, … Continue reading