Detective Fiction > Defective Detective

 

Featured Titles

    The Defective Detective in the Pulps by Gary Hoppenstand

The world of the defective detective was a strange one. Continuing the motif of the mythological hero, this unique detective type emerged in the 1930s in a very imperfect and threatened society. The stories reprinted in this volume reveal just how widely the genre ranged during the Depression.

Year: 1983
Genre: Defective Detectiveon Pulp Fiction

    More Tales of the Defective Detective in the Pulps by Gary Hoppenstand

This second collection of defective detective stories features some of the best of the period, including Russell Gray's gimpy hero Ben Bryn, Edith and Ejler Jacobson's hemophiliac gum-shoe Nat Perry, John Kobler's glaucomatous troubleshooter Peter Quest, and Leon Byrne's deaf detective Dan Holden.

Year: 1985
Genre: Defective Detective

    Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, and this outcast attempts to untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the words straight in his head. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.

Year: 1999
Genre: ConspiracyDefective DetectiveHardboiled Detective

    The Little Sleep by Paul Tremblay

The Little Sleep is Paul Tremblay's nod to Raymond Chandler starring a PI who nods off. Mark Genevich is a South Boston private detective who happens to have a severe form of narcolepsy, which includes hypnagogic hallucinations, like waking dreams. Unsurprisingly, his practice is not exactly booming.

Year: 2009
Genre: Defective DetectiveHardboiled DetectiveNoir Fiction

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1983The Defective Detective in the Pulps by Gary Hoppenstand Defective Detective, on Pulp Fiction
1985More Tales of the Defective Detective in the Pulps by Gary Hoppenstand Defective Detective
1999Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem Hardboiled Detective, Conspiracy, Defective Detective
2009The Little Sleep by Paul Tremblay Hardboiled Detective, Noir Fiction, Defective Detective, Mark Genevich, Boston
2010No Sleep Till Wonderland by Paul Tremblay Defective Detective, Mark Genevich, Boston

 

 

 


 

Vintage Library at Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.