In the Cut (2003)
English professor Frannie Thorstin gets tangled in a sticky web of male attention in the novel and film versions of In the Cut as she tries to sort the bad guys from the good.
Kevin Brophy's favourite detective — Kurt Wallander — has aged just ahead of him, made mistakes and lived vividly.
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Novelist Emily Bernhard Jackson has identified an important gap in contemporary crime fiction: middle-aged women detectives.
Takehiro Hira as Kenzo Mori in Giri/Haji, a BBC co-production with Netflix.
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An increasing amount of the BBC's content comes via collaborations with international production houses.
Guy Pearce as the Chandleresque private investigator Jack Irish: in the early years of Australian crime fiction, convicts and bushrangers featured prominently.
Australia's rich tradition of crime fiction is little known – early tales told of bushrangers and convicts, one hero was a mining engineer turned amateur detective – but it reveals a range of national myths and fantasies.
He was pigeonholed as a 'crime writer' but Dexter's intelligent style set him above the genre.
‘Blade Runner’ poster.
Ridley Scott's ‘Blade Runner’ has transcended its sci-fi/hardboiled noir detective thriller formula to spawn a dedicated cult following.