Texts

Required Texts (Primary)

Edgar Allan Poe, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841)
Fitz-James O’Brien, “Pot of Tulips”(1855)
Harriet Prescott Spofford, “Mr. Furbush” (1865) (PDF on Sakai)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1892)
Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) – @ UNC student stores
Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye (1953) – @ UNC student stores
Alfred Hitchcock, Rear Window (1954) @UNC LIBRARIES!
Norman Jewison, In the Heat of the Night (1967)
PD James, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1972) – @ UNC student stores
Mosley, Walter, Devil in a Blue Dress (1990) – @ UNC student stores
Barbara Neeley, Blanche and the Talented Tenth (1997) – @ UNC student stores
Kate Atkinson, Case Histories (2004) @ UNC student stores
Rian Johnson, Brick (2005) @UNC LIBRARIES
Tana French, In the Woods (2007) – @ UNC student stores

Required Texts (Secondary)

Paul Grimstad’s “What Makes a Great Detective Fiction According to TS Eliot,”
S.S. Van Dine’s “Twenty Rules of Detective Fiction
Ronald Knox’s “Ten Commandments of Detective Fiction
Raymond Chandler’s “The Simple Art of Murder”
Raymond CHandler’s “Ten Commandments

Recommended Texts (For final paper)

Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man (1934)
James M. Caine, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1943)
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None (1939)
Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep (1939)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Roman Polanski, Chinatown (1974)
James Ellroy, Black Dahlia (1987)
Caroline B. Cooney, The Face on the Milk Carton (1990)
Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone (1993)
Caleb Carr, The Alienist (1994)
Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist (1999)
Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark (2001)
Richard Dutcher, Brigham City (2001)
Robert Altman, Gosford Park (2001)
Jasper Fforde, The Eyre Affair (2003)
Louise Penny, Still Life (2005)
Steig Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005)
Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects (2006)
Charlaine Harris, Grave Sight (2006)
Pysch (2006-2014)
Joe Nesbo, The Snowman (2007)
Tana French, The Likeness (2008)
Veronica Mars (2004-2007)
Michael Chabon, The Yiddish Policeman’s Union (2007)
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl (2012)
Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling), Cuckcoo’s Calling (2013)
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (2012-2014)
Agatha Raison (2014-)
Tana French, The Secret Place (2014)
Top of the Lake (2013) – Season 1
Jonathan L. Howard, Carter and Lovecraft (2015)
True Detective (2014-2015) – Season 1 or 3
Liz Monument, The Eternity Fund (2015)
Tana French, The Trespasser (2016)
Jess Kidd, Himself (2016)
Search Party (2016-2019)
Deadly Manners (2017)
Sharp Objects (2018)
The ABC Murders (2018)
The Outsider (2018/2020)
Rian Johnson, Knives Out (2019)
Dark (2017-2020)
The Stranger (2020)