I'm actually wanting to know: Who are today's most read sleuths? Do you believe in team - crime solvers or does it only work for you if there is one detective? Things like this are what I am wondering.
Please, do tell.
If you're interested in how police procedurals work, Ed McBain's still can't be beat. He pretty much invented the form, and no one has written it better,
My favorite contemporary sleuths? Elvis Cole, Declan Hughes's Ed Loy. John Connolly's Charlie Parker is also very good.
Yep, Connolly keeps going pretty good every year. Good choice.
Here's a recent interview he did (Black Abyss):
Seems Connolly shares your appreciation of Ed McBain, Dana.
Forget the hero, I'm more interested in the villain. A good bad guy makes the story. Especially in noir, they're sometimes the same thing.
Thanks to everyone for your posts. Its a windy day in NW Germany. Between the brick houses and the brick streets and the fields with domesticated animals its...rather picturesque actually.
I'm hoping to interact with some people in person today, I mean in a way where they will actually relate to me, rather than just mind their own business and therefore ignore me.
Can you tell me a little more about Elvis Cole and Charlie Parker? Also....I realize that I make a lot of presumtions when I read 'ex-cop turned private investigator'....I don't know why I think that almost tells me too much about the deep personality of this character....but for some reason I think that says a lot about the guy.