True Detective is a crime thriller that nods to the great film noirs of the past but also forges new ground in the genre with a spiritual element.
Art Crockett judges the world the same way he does the perps in the true crime stories he writes: with total cynicism and without mercy. But when his magazine stops the presses for good, Crockett is forced to seek out his own stories. He gets involved in an attempted murder case, but the beautiful suspect is no one like he has seen before. And she only answers to a higher power.