This summer I’m going to be writing a series for Bitch Magazine’s blog called Murder, She Blogged, about representations of detectives, police work and crime in popular culture.
My first post is about Mrs Columbo, who had her own TV show. Lots of people hate it!
Columbo was the late, great Peter Falk’s most well-known role. We knew him by his rumpled coat, his preternatural ability to hone in on the killer within seconds, and his catchphrase, “Just one more thing…” And, of course, the references to one of the most enduring, if offscreen characters: the mysterious figure of Mrs. Columbo.