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Essays on True Detective, Season 1

Analyzes the first season of Nic Pizzolatto’s True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

The book focuses on the genre elements as well as literature, film, musical, and comics influences at work in the first season.


Melissa Milazzo works in scientific publishing, but is neither a rocket scientist nor a brain surgeon. She spends far too much time with her nose in a book or a screen. The best place to keep track of her reading, writing and rants is She lives in San Diego, California with her novelist husband and two illiterate dogs.

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