The Ethical Detective: Moral Philosophy and Detective Fiction, does a stellar job of not only making the often- complex facets of the discipline accessible to a wide readership but also showing how this ancient discipline can offer critics of popular culture valuable new avenues for their own analytical writing and teaching. . . . For philosophical neophytes, Haliburton’s book is the perfect introduction, marrying a keen interest in detective fiction with a thoughtful and accessible writing style that demystifies contemporary ethics and shows how moral philosophy can be, as she writes in her conclusion, made to matter in the everyday.