What Crime Fiction Stereotype Would You Make Disappear?

If you read enough crime fiction, you'll eventually notice a few recurring tropes. The tortured PI who drinks too much, for example.

If a genie popped out and said you could eliminate one of these stereotypes forever, which one would you choose? (This genie is picky about the wishes it grants.)

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Oh, yes.  Cats.  And though I love dogs, I don't go for dog detectives either.  Or Vampires.

What's wrong with cats?!?!

They suck the breath out of helpless babies and are familiars of Satan.

You say that like it's a bad thing.


The fact that every PI has a working knowledge of lots of different guns. And how to use them.

Or is that an American Thing? ;-)

There are a LOT of Americans with working knowledge of lots of different guns. And explosives. Especially in Florida, Texas, and Arizona.

And almost every other state in the US. New Hampshire, Idaho, North and South Carolina ...

And Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, the Carolinas and Louisiana, i am here to tell you.

(In Florida only foreigners get to have guns)

yeah, I know about Louisiana, I lived there for almost 10 years. And escaped with my life!!

You must not have done it right  :-)


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