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Questions tagged [detective]

Use this tag in conjunction with [story-identification] when asking about works that are a Fantasy or SF take on a detective story.

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Book about a young woman at expensive hotel who goes into the “grey” and sees dead people

In this book, a rich young woman, recovering from some trauma, is staying at an expensive hotel/resort. She can go into “grey” in certain areas of the hotel grounds and see dead people. I think a cop ...
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Short Story about body’s repair system preventing suicide [duplicate]

Decades ago I read a short story anthology that had a story that told the tale of a woman who kept trying to commit suicide, and the police detective who was trying to figure out why the body kept ...
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Short Story involving an investigation into crimes at a designer baby facility, ending implicates eugenics

I'm pretty sure I read this in the late 1980s to the early 1990s in Ashland, KY, in an anthology of science fiction. Someone was sent in to investigate crimes at a facility for designer babies. I don'...
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Short story about supernatural police detective buying a victim's ghost to investigate a murder

There is a short story that I'm sure I own but cannot find because my collection is too huge. I have the feeling it was only about 20 pages worth of story but I'd really like to read it again. I'd ...
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SF novel - future police view last thoughts of deceased

I read this eons ago. It was a sort of SF police procedural where the detectives had machines that could capture the last thoughts of a recently deceased human. The term was to deadbrain someone.
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Sci-fi movie about alien investigation

I'm searching for a movie that I saw as a child. The movie is about an investigation for an alien killer. The main character was a male detective who tried to understand what is happening. There was ...
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Female detective fights corrupt group that kills for a game

A female detective works a case where an all powerful group meets on the "net" to control the world's business (yeah, it's that old, circa mid 90s to mid 00s). She can immerse herself completely in ...
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Detective / spy story with machine that makes paper into porridge

This may not be SFF, although I have a vague feeling that at least one of the stories involving the main character has fantastical elements to it. The story (possibly a series of stories) involves a ...
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Identify space opera/erotic thriller/murder mystery novel starring alien protagonist with prehensile tail?

I remember reading this novel over fifteen years ago, but I cannot recall the title or the author. I think it might possibly have been published sometime from 70s to 90s. What I recall of the cover ...