Morning tumblr, I’ve been hella busy recently with life, preparing projects, and being a lazy piece of shit playing videogames all the day because the job search isn’t the best in the world right now. A lot of people are still sending me asks to check in on me, and I’m happy to say I’m doing well now! Much better, anyway. Just busy.

Meanwhile, I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions: I’m looking for good detective/mystery works for inspiration. I’m familiar with Sherlock Holmes of course, I enjoy Detective Conan Case Closed and I’ve been reading Dangan Ronpa for awhile, but that’s about the extent of my knowledge. Does anyone have any good suggestions? I’m working on a big project now that I’m in a better place, and I want to study the structure of the mystery/detective story and figure out what works and what doesn’t in terms of presentation.

  1. amenokawa said: Inspector Rex isn’t much for the mystery but every episode has a fairly specific formula that I think is really effective. It’s kind of cheesy sometimes but it always works and its very simple as a foundation theory!
  2. whynotwrybread said: Chiming in with what will probably be a billion other Agatha Christie lovers. Wallander is also pretty fun, and Hyouka (which is slow at first but the latter arcs are so worth it).
  3. evilofeden said: If you’re interested in some British literature, I’d suggest “Lady Audley’s Secret” and “The Woman in White” as some interesting starting points.
  4. mediarama said: This is literally all we’ve been watching in film class. The Big Sleep, Cape Fear, Witness, Sea of Love all one right after the other. I guess they’re mysteries/suspense?
  5. dodostad said: I suggest giving umineko manga a read! one of the best mysteries ive read even if the beginning is pretty bad
  6. dandyredscharlach said: If you’re looking for older stuff (1930’s & ‘40’s), you can try books by the “Queens of Crime” - Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, and Margery Allingham.
  7. hydok said: Have you read Agatha Christie? Poirot gets most of the attention but if you want to see interesting ways of presentation then stuff with Miss Marple or Mr. Quinn is really good too. The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd is one of my favorite of her works
  8. spacecores said: The only books I can think of right at the moment are the “Cat Who…” books by Lilian Jackson Braun. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca…
  9. errantobserver said: Ever thought about watching majin tentei nougami neuro?
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