David Stuart

Created by James K. MacDougall

A former lawyer turned soft-spoken, literate Cincinnati gumshoe who drew occasional comparisons to Ross Macdonald, James K. MacDougall’s DAVID STUART loves music and has a subscription to The New Yorker, but is prone to some over-boiled soliloquies in two novels from the seventies centered around families in turmoil.

The setting was a sure sign that regionalism was finally showing it’s true face in the P.I. genre, and it’s always good to see someone trying to storm Macdonald’s citadel for a change.


  • “It was effed up but very funny when the protagonist wanted her husband to fornicate with the guy who raped her.”
    — Tenzin Jamyang on Death and the Maiden (Goodreads)


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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