Eliza Scarlet (Miss Scarlet & The Duke)

Created by Rachael New Lord knows there were several "lady detectives" bouncing around in the late 1800s that would make for a great film or television adaptation, but the Irish/Anglo producers of Miss Scarlet & The Duke decided to scratch build their own, no doubt eying the success of such period mysteries as Miss Fisher (Thumbs up!) … Continue reading Eliza Scarlet (Miss Scarlet & The Duke)

Public Broadcast, Private Eyes

Private Detectives from PBS' Mystery! Lord knows, the American public broadcasting network PBS's flagship crime anthology series MYSTERY! isn't exactly known for its tough, gritty fare. Nope, it's been mostly aimed at American Anglophiles of a certain class, and as such it's been largely domestics and cozies, featuring assorted Lord Muckymucks, Inspector Flacid Chin-Jones, plucky … Continue reading Public Broadcast, Private Eyes

Mystery! (aka “Masterpiece Mystery”)

(1980--) Mystery! is a long-running American television anthology series, produced by WGBH Boston for PBS, featuring predominately British mystery stories, usually literary adaptations. When the show, intended as a spin-off of the popular PBS show Masterpiece Theatre, made its debut in 1980, however, nobody suspected it would have such an influence on crime and mystery fiction. Helped along … Continue reading Mystery! (aka “Masterpiece Mystery”)