Richard Dawkins, with the fervor of a street corner evangelist, could be said to have penned what might be considered pulp/dimestore mysteries.
As science, they are intellectually stimulating, much like any Sherlock Holmes short story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. As religion, well, let's just say ol' Dawk has his own religion going, as he makes a fuss being nonreligious. Even Billy Graham doesn't get as bent out of shape at atheists.
Just the same, he is a mystery writer, except he has no idea whodunit. He thinks he knows who didn't do it, so he'd flunk the Columbo Test for New Detectives.
Get a dose of Dawkins.