The Comedy Detective – A Hilarious Side to Solving A Mystery

In addition to solving cases, detectives are required to treat colleagues with respect and victims with empathy. This leads us to believe that they are always witty, competent, assertive and even dangerous when it becomes necessary. This may be the reason why the inept, incompetent, often accident prone comedy detective is such a revered character.… Read More

Rebranding Lawrence Pinkley

Some of you will already be aware of the humorous adventures of teen detective Lawrence Pinkley. This year it’s been subject to a rebranding to make it more appealing and interactive to children aged 8-12. Dylan Gibson, the original artist, has worked on a whole new set of exciting illustrations that litter the text. Puzzles and… Read More

Smart Spies – Creating the Perfect Disguise

Many people think that creating the perfect disguise is just about dressing up. There are other things that also need to be taken into consideration as pulling off a disguise can be the difference between life and death. A spy needs to be aware of both their surroundings and their abilities before deciding what to… Read More

Philip Marlowe – Typical Hardboiled Detective

Today’s post is about Raymond Chandler’s detective Philip Marlowe. In a lot of ways the stereotypical detective was a big influence in my character Lawrence Pinkley, but, far from being “hardboiled”, Pinkley is the complete opposite. Two sides of the same card. And that gives the opportunity for humour to come from “larger than life” criminals,… Read More