Most likely it’s not your fault. You haven’t broken the internet.
Chances are, the page you’re looking for doesn’t exist. At least not yet. Or at least not here.
Maybe I changed the title. Maybe I simply zigged when I should have zagged. Maybe the page isn’t quite ready for prime time.
But most likely, you’re clicking on a link to the old site that simply needs to be updated and hasn’t migrated here yet. It’s been a long process, transferring (and updating) close to 4000 pages to our new location. Even now there are still some strays waiting to be rounded up. But rest assured, we’re working on it. And hopefully, the search engines and other people’s sites will begin to catch up as well.
In the mean time, if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, don’t be a Bono. You could try using our search links that should be somewhere on every page.
You tried and you tried, and still can’t get no satisfaction?
Drop me a line or fill out the comment section below, to grease the wheels. Let me know what page you were on, and which link you were following, and I’ll move it to the top of my To Do list. Usually takes a few hours. Or a few days. Please don’t expect a personal reply to comments left on this page–that way would lead to madness (on my part). But rest assured I read every one, and act on it as quickly as possible.
Please be patient. And hold on to your ticket stub, just in case.
Same goes for errors, typos and other mistakes. Let us know, and we’ll take care of it. Just not instantly… some of us work for a living.
Bribes also cheerfully taken.
The photo above is from the film Detektiv Down.
49 thoughts on “Sorry, pal…”
Followed a link to film of Carvalho – Tatuaje, got the error message. Would be great to get more info about this
Ah, one of the strays from the other site… here ya go. https://thrillingdetective.wpcomstaging.com/2021/04/02/pepe-carvalho/
I saw a post that said you had a good overview of A man Called Hawk. I really like the series, and would be interested.
Me too! Are we the only ones who didn’t get a reply?
Please don’t expect a public reply to every comment left on this page–that way would lead to madness (on my part). But rest assured I read every one, and act on it as quickly as possible.
Please be patient. And hold on to your ticket stub, just in case.
Hi. I was trying to get to your page on The Falcon with this link: http://www.thrillingdetective.com/falcon.html
via a google search on The Falcon. It took me to your “Bum Steer: page: https://thrillingdetective.wpcomstaging.com/2021/03/28/sorry-pal/
It’s now at https://thrillingdetective.com/2019/05/18/the-falcon-aka-michael-waring-gay-stanhope-falcon-gay-lawrence-tom-lawrence/, but the entire alphabetical index of eyes can be found at https://thrillingdetective.com/2018/07/29/private-eyes-alphabetical/
Love Ed and Am! Way overdue to re-read Fredric Brown.
Hmmmmm…. looking for Philip Marlowe….. Tailed him here but he must have seen me and slipped out the back. I’ll be at the bar if you find him.
Philip Marlowe is currently residing at https://thrillingdetective.com/2018/07/23/philip-marlowe/
Link to the Carrie Cashin page isn’t working. Get “bum steer” message.
I’m on it!
Bookmarked “Keri Krane” some time ago; now it’s lost in the shuffle. Tried the menus–no dice. Can we get a fixed link, please? Thanks!
I’ll get on it today.
DID DIANE McBAIN ON SURFSIDE 6 WRITE AN AUTOBIOG LIKE “ALMOST FAMOUS” OR “FAMOUS ENOUGH”
Yes. It’s called FAMOUS ENOUGH: A HOLLYWOOD MEMOIR. It was published a few years ago, and it’s available at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1593935765/thethrillindetec, among other places.
Was looking for your thoughts on Carole Stanwyck & Sydney Kovack of Partners in Crime… hadn’t heard about this series until very recently.
You didn’t miss much. But my take on it is here. As always, your mileage (kilometrage?) may vary.
I was trying to get to the “El Ape and Deadbeat Sleeze, The Sleeze Brothers Website” from Wikipedia and I landed here. This is a nice page, but not what I wanted. 🙁
This one might be more to your liking: https://thrillingdetective.com/2022/05/30/el-ape-deadbeat-sleeze-the-sleeze-brothers/
But seriously, folks, I’m working as fast as I can, transferring pages from the old site. I’m not responsible for Wikipedia’s links–you’d have to contact them.
Some yeara ago, i wrote up a brief article about private eye Joe Posner.,m which you posted.
Checking out your site today, I found no trace of my Joe Posner write-up.
Was Joe thrown out of the Private Eye Club?
Sincerely, Joe Posner: Private Guy
Nah, Joe’s a member in good standing. It just took me a while to get him to attend a meeting. He’s now present and accounted for.
Thanks for getting “Joe Posner’ back. Probably because he’s got my name, I’m a littler attached to Pikser’s P.I.
Joe Posner: Still Private, and still a Guy…
“Twenty Rules for Writing a Detective Story” by S.S. Van Dyne (1939)
Followed a link from the Educators page on Mystery Writers of America’s website. Thanks!
The page is now at https://thrillingdetective.com/isol. It’s a hard enough slog keeping the links on my own siteupdated. The rest of the internet is beyond my control.
Hope all is well! You may remember me: I was the guy who had the Mike Shayne site (Flagler Street), and you published my story, “Death Lessons,” like 20 years ago. Your site still rocks!
I just finished the 5th book in William Fuller’s Brad Dolan series, and thought, “Let me check out what Thrilling Detective has to say about it.”
Just wanted to point out your Brad Dolan page/link is broken. Hope it was ok to alert you to this. Keep up the great work.
Of course you can! That’s what this page is about! All I need is a nudge. Brad’s page is now up.
But damn, Flagler Street was a great site.
Thank you, sir! I appreciate it. I still have emails we traded back in 2000/2001 when I was developing Flagler, picking your brain for advice. I regret letting it fall into disrepair.
In addition to Fuller’s Dolan, I’ve been plowing through Kane’s Liddell series (see my comment on that page) and Kyle’s Ben Gates series.
Note: The Ben Gates entry has a broken link.
Ben Gates link is broken? I’m on it.
What a great site! I am following a trail of bread crumbs to info about Robert George Dean. The entry on his Wikipedia entry brought me here to a link that doesn’t work. In the list of detectives, Tony Hunter. Thank you!
Took a while (life), but here’s my brief entry on Tony. Somewhere I’ve got more…
Greetings Kevin It’s been a while since we talked last . Could you possibly update the Zack Smith entry Cheers Jeff
Looking for the list of 14 best PI novels but more particularly for the longer list of runners up, where I have found some good books.
It took a while, and some of the links aren’t active, but here ya go.
Greetings Kevin I have another one that I would to have an update on when you have an opportunity if you could, Milan Jacovich Cheers Jeff
Here ya go.
Hi! On Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Morrison#cite_note-6 trying for http://www.thrillingdetective.com/eyes/dorrington.html
Due to the ongoingupdate, most of the links on the site have unfortunately changed. You can find Horace here now, and he’s liked from the alphabetical listing.
Hi, came here looking for John K. Butler, would love to read the page about him, thanks, Kevin
Still working on that one, unfortunately, but I’ll move it up on the pile.
Came here for Zero Effect. Leaving disappointed.
Don’t let the door smack your ass on the way out… but the page is now live.
WAS ON: https://calvinandhobbes.fandom.com/wiki/Tracer_Bullet
HAS LINK TO: http://www.thrillingdetective.com/eyes/tracer_bullet.html
Unfortunately, Andrei, I have no control over Wikipedia, and WordPress demands different naming conventions. The new location for the Tracer Bullet is here. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
The Wikipedia entry on Raymond Chandler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Chandler) led me here, looking for a piece called “The P.I. Record Collection” (http://www.thrillingdetective.com/trivia/triv58.html). Curious to know what’s in the article – some noir sountracks, maybe, or a little Charlie Haden? Anyhow, I’m glad I stumbled into this swell joint of yours. Going to do some nosing around.
Dang, that one hasn’t been transferred yet. I’ll try to get on it this weekend. In the mean time, to whet your whistle, may I suggest The Private Eye Mix Tape. And other music-related pages are on the way, or already here. You can check ‘em out on My Back Pages.
I followed a link on OTR.org I had been playing with Bard.google.com and asked the AI for a weather report in the style of Raymond Chandler. It came up with that I considered a decent satire and I wondered what else had been done in that style.
Has anyone ever spoofed Chandler’s style? You’re kidding, right? EVERYONE has. Including half the players in the Shamus Game. Here’s one of my favourites, but now you’ve given me an idea for anther list… stay tuned.