As soon as it was announced that True Detective was an anthology show, with new crimes and new sleuths each season, Twitter lit up with suggestions for new partners. My favorites include @blairelliott with “Dog & Capybara in Kiddie Pool” and @kellyoxford with “Matthew McConaughey and Kim Novak.” I just hope they solve crimes at the Oscars! Then Nic Pizzolato came out and said that Season Two is going to involve “Hard women, bad men, and the secret occult history of the U.S. transportation system.” So far, so good. He also said, “…I realize I need to keep being strange. Don’t play the next one straight.” Even better.
Since he’s already tackled Robert Chambers, Ambrose Bierce, H.P. Lovecraft, and Apocalypse Now, we here at Tor.com thought some suggestions for further literary inspiration were in order.