Detective comedy 1: Setting up the shabby detective
Story - Narrative
Middle years and up
first person narration
starting a story
point of view
- Examining detective story tropes, starting with describing the detective and their agency.
- This lesson begins an examination of the blending of detective and comedy genres in 'The Falcon's Malteser', focussing on setting up the 'down-on-their-luck' detective and tropes such as a first person narrative. What are the tropes of the 'hardboiled' detective story novel and how can this be manipulated to make it funny? We rewrite the passage looking at each of these details, and end with a checkpoint piece.