I’m working my way though the complete Rockford Files for the seventh or eighth time, and loving every minute of it. A well told detective tale can capture the audience (reader or viewer) and lead them through the clues or events to the big reveal. But the tales of Rockford, Holmes, Marlowe, The Shadow, and others, are certainly products of their time, and don’t seem to be conducive to having modern technology inserted into their tales.
Major Spoilerite Question of the Day: When a detective can do a search on the Internet instead of putting leather to the pavement, and high-tech gadgetry replaces the craft of observation and deduction, does it (modern technology) ruin or aid in tales told in the modern detective genre?
FYI: The Major Spoilers Podcast Crew address this issue this weekend, on episode #383 of the Major Spoilers Podcast.