April 2020

A hypothetical Columbo reboot: how might it work?

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We must assume – whether we like it or not – that a Columbo reboot will happen at some point. The show’s too enshrined in popular culture for it to be left untouched forever. Here’s what I consider the most palatable options for a reboot to be.

Columbo book review: The Dean’s Death

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Although few fans realise it, beyond the boundaries of the television screen exist canonical Columbo adventures in printed form – some of which are really rather good. Here I review ‘The Dean’s Death’, written by Alfred Lawrence and first published in 1975.