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

Frank Drebin – Comedy Quotes

The antics of Lawrence Pinkley, my teenage detective, are loosely based on Frank Drebin, a character I loved watching in the “Police Squad!” series on TV in the early 80’s. The fictional character, Lt. Franklin ‘Frank’ Drebin, is played by Leslie Nielsen. He appears in the TV series Police Squad! and the Naked Gun movies.… Read More

The Elizabeth Line – Expanding the London Underground

The secret world of the Savants is based in an abandoned Ghost station on the London Underground. So, it’s fascinating to see the progress of a new line being added to an ancient network of tunnels. It’s called The Elizabeth line and new stations, tracks and tunnels are being constructed right beneath the feet of… Read More

Whitby – Interesting Facts About a Small Town

Readers of my Lawrence Pinkley detective books will know that they are set in a small seaside town on the north east coast of England called Whitby. But what else is it famous for? Located in Northeast England, Whitby is one of the country’s most visited seacoast towns. It is also known as ‘The Halloween… Read More