Sleuthathon! The Great Classic Detective Blogathon is here!

detective-blogathon-keatonAt last! The Sleuthathon is here and we have lots and lots of amazing posts ready for you to read.

Readers: Enjoy!

Participants: Send me links to your posts once you get them published. I can’t wait to read your contributions! I fully expect my to-watch list to burst at the very seams.

For everyone’s reading pleasure, I have categorized the posts by theme. Some posts will fit into more than one section. In those cases, I flipped a mental coin. I hope no one minds.

(Note: I am getting over a flu so please let me know if I make an error or fail to link to you. My mind is not 100% operational today.)


Quick! Fetch a pipe, a deerstalker cap and some (whisper) cocaine.

Movies Silently | Sherlock Holmes (1922, John Barrymore)

Big V Riot Squad |Sherlock Holmes Looks Exactly Like William Gillette

The Consulting Detective | A Study in Terror (1965, John Neville)

Cinematic Catharsis | The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959, Peter Cushing)

Spoilers | Sherlock Holmes: Basil Rathbone

Murder most zany

Death schmeth. We’re here for the laughs.

Silver Screenings | A Shriek in the Night (1933)

Classic Movie Hub Blog | A Shot in the Dark (1964)

Once Upon a Screen | Abbot and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)

The Stalking Moon | Not quite The Thin Man – The Joel and Garda Sloane “Fast” mysteries

The Vintage Cameo | The Thin Man (1934)

Hard-boiled & professionals

They get paid to do this. Both sophisticated and rough stuff included.

Destroy All Fanboys! | Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Mike Hammer

Critica Retro | William Powell as Philo Vance (be sure to hit the “translate” button on your browser!)

The Motion Pictures | Dressed to Kill (1941)

Girls Do Film | The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Wide Screen World | Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)

A Shroud of Thoughts | Murder, My Sweet (1944)

The Man on the Flying Trapeze | The Big Sleep (1946)

This was not in my job description

Go to law school, they said. It will be a desk job, they said.

Silver Scenes | Father Brown aka The Detective (1954)

Ramblings of a Cinephile | Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Tales of the Easily Distracted | The Big Clock (1948)

Outspoken and Freckled | Perry Mason series (1934-36, Warren William)

Mildred’s Fatburgers | The Uneven Adventures of Torchy Blane

The Joy and Agony of Movies | The Killers (both the 1946 and 1964 versions!)

Ladies night

Never let a fella to do a woman’s job, I always say.

Movie Classics | Stage Fright (1950)

Cary Grant Won’t Eat You | Mad Miss Manton (1938)

Margaret Perry | The Women of the London Detection Club of the 1930s: Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Company

Silver Scenes | The Miss Marple Mysteries with Margaret Rutherford

The Girl with the White Parasol | Phantom Lady (1944)

Genre Jumpers

A little of this, a little of that and a lot of mystery!

Mike’s Take on the Movies | Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

A Person in the Dark | The Cat and the Canary (1927)

Speakeasy | Eyes in the Night (1942)

The Nitrate Diva | The Falcon series

Detecting on the Tube

Mysteries from classic television!

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear | Johnny Staccato (1959-1960)

Caftan Woman | Perry Mason (1957-66)

29 Replies to “Sleuthathon! The Great Classic Detective Blogathon is here!”

  1. Hi, Fritzi. It’s looking like a great blogathon, so far! I’m so excited to read everyone’s entry. It’s looking like I won’t be able to post my entry for Phantom Lady (1944) until the 18th, for which I am deeply sorry and deserve 20 slaps with a rubber chicken. I hope you can forgive me if I’m a day late.

    Take care of yourself, girl. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick.

    1. 🙁 Would have loved to have had you along! (My communication skills have been sub-par lately) And thank you!

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