Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Ebooks Deep Dive: A Different Kind of Detective
Our first list is from our very own bookseller and author Josh Cook, featuring a different kind of detective.
Since the invention of the character by Edgar Allen Poe in his short stories featuring C. Auguste Dupin, the detective has become a staple in western literature and entertainment. Whether featuring a cold, logical, detecting machine like Sherlock Holmes or a hard-boiled PI like Philip Marlowe, or someone kinder and gentler, there have been hundreds of different detectives solving thousands of different cases.
Here is a list of ebooks that feature a different kind of detective story, whether they incorporate science fiction (like The Shining Girls) or riff on the genre’s conventions (like Noir) or just kind of wander around an environment of mystery rather than seeming to solve anything (like Inherent Vice and The Search), these books play with and stretch the idea of the “detective” to new, interesting, and often entertaining heights.
Check out the full list here.
Tell us what books you’d add to this list in the comments.
- ▼ 2015 (19)
- ► 2014 (40)
- ► 2013 (39)
- ► 2012 (64)
- ► 2011 (60)
- ► 2010 (111)
- ► 2009 (89)
- ► 2008 (66)