Category Archives: Mystery

Analysis of a Scene XL: Jeremy Boynton is a Creep

Here are a pair of scenes from the excellent Inspector Morse episode “Driven to Distraction” (recapped here).  Patrick Malahide plays bad boy car salesman and murder suspect Jeremy Boynton.  Despite being a married man, Jeremy is a serial philanderer. Things … Continue reading

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A Look at Money in the Morgue, the “New” Inspector Alleyn Novel

Back in March, Fearless Admin wrote about a Guardian article announcing that a “new” Inspector Alleyn novel, Money in the Morgue (I keep wanting to type Murder in the Morgue), was shortly to be released.  The book is based on … Continue reading

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Posh Blokes (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Admin and I recently realized that Patrick Malahide has played more than a few Posh Blokes in his career, and he’s done a great job of it, too – whether they were goodies, baddies, or an intriguing mix of both … Continue reading

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Are We Sure They’re Played by the Same Guy? IV

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these posts where we take a look at a couple of incredibly different Patrick Malahide characters.  It is always amazing to us how easily he can transform from one character to … Continue reading

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See Patrick Malahide in If Looks Could Kill

In 2000 Patrick Malahide played “Inspector Nugget, of the Yard” in the very funny “If Looks Could Kill: The Power of Behavior.”  I wrote a little post on a YouTube clip promoting it.  Good news! For the time being at … Continue reading

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Favouritest Grabs Ever – Ninth Edition

We’re more than ready for spring to finally arrive (it seems to be taking its sweet time!), so Fearless Admin and I thought we’d try to set the proper mood by selecting our favouritest spring/summer grabs, or just grabs of … Continue reading

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Villains Whose Plans Didn’t Quite Come Together (Played by Patrick Malahide)

Into everyone’s life, a little rain must fall…  It’s sad but true that more than a few of the villains played by Patrick Malahide have been forced to endure the humiliation of their plans not coming together.  They can have … Continue reading

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Something Neat – A New Alleyn Novel!

From the Guardian Money in the Morgue is a particular kind of crime novel: a traditional golden age-style crime novel that also falls into the subgenre of “continuation novel”, written by Stella Duffy and featuring Ngaio Marsh’s beloved detective, Inspector … Continue reading

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The Dashing Gents: Rogues and Heroes

The Dashing Gents As Bonnie Tyler once said, “I need a hero; I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night.” Well, Patrick Malahide has played more than few hero roles, but, he’s also played some equally … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Scene XXXVII: A Blackheath Vinegar Valentine

A Vinegar Valentine, Blackheath Style For Valentine’s, RFodchuk and I thought it would be fun to do a slightly different spin for the special day. Taking inspiration from the less-than-romantic Victorian “vinegar Valentine” we’ve chosen to celebrate that conniving courting … Continue reading

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