With unparalleled and intimate access, this four-part series follows
Manchester's murder detectives over the course of a year as they try to
unravel complex cases in dramatic real time.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Detectives: Murder on the Streets - Detective fiction - Netflix
Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in
which an investigator or a detective—either professional, amateur or
retired—investigates a crime, often murder. The detective genre began
around the same time as speculative fiction and other genre fiction in
the mid-nineteenth century and has remained extremely popular,
particularly in novels. Some of the most famous heroes of detective
fiction include C. Auguste Dupin, Sherlock Holmes, and Hercule Poirot.
Juvenile stories featuring The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and The Boxcar
Children have also remained in print for several decades.
The Detectives: Murder on the Streets - Other regional and ethnic subcultures - Netflix
Especially in the United States, detective fiction emerged in the 1960s,
and gained prominence in later decades, as a way for authors to bring
stories about various subcultures to mainstream audiences. One scholar
wrote about the detective novels of Tony Hillerman, set among the Native
American population around New Mexico, “many American readers have
probably gotten more insight into traditional Navajo culture from his
detective stories than from any other recent books.” Other notable
writers who have explored regional and ethnic communities in their
detective novels are Harry Kemelman, whose Rabbi Small series were set
in the Conservative Jewish community of Massachusetts; Walter Mosley,
whose Easy Rawlins books are set in the African American community of
1950s Los Angeles; and Sara Paretsky, whose V. I. Warshawski books have
explored the various subcultures of Chicago.
The Detectives: Murder on the Streets - References - Netflix