Monthly Archives: May 2022

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Noir and Hardboiled Mysteries (Part 2)

Brook and Sarah continue to learn about noir and hardboiled detective fiction with special guest Frances from the Chronicles of Chrime online bookshop. Part 2 of 2. Reading list recommendations: Hardboiled Carroll John Daly, “Three Gun Terry” (Black Mask, May 1923) Carroll John Daly, “Knights of the Open Palm” (Black […]

Noir and Hardboiled (Part 1)

Dames, darkness, and detectives. Special guest Frances join Brook and Sarah to explain the origins and differences of hardboiled and noir fiction. Part 1 of 2. Instagram: @cluedinmysteryContact us: hello@cluedinmystery.comMusic: Signs To Nowhere by Shane Ivers – www.silvermansound.com

Agatha Christie’s Disappearance

Brook and Sarah discuss the many theories surrounding Agatha Christie’s eleven-day disappearance in December 1926. Was she seeking publicity, solving a mystery, or on an alien adventure? We’ll never know. Benedict, Marie (2020). The Mystery of Mrs. Christie. Sourcebooks Landmark. Cade, Jared (2013). Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days. […]

Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins is credited with writing the first English detective novel. In this episode, Brook and Sarah discuss his remarkable life and his works. Works discussed: The Woman in White (1860) Moonstone (1868) References http://mikegrost.com/sensatio.htm https://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/booksf/mystery/early.html http://www.wilkiecollins.com https://victorianweb.org/authors/collins/bio.html https://wilkiecollinssociety.org/publications/ How he wrote Text of his first novel Ioláni; Or, Tahíti […]

Anna Katherine Green

In this episode, Brook and Sarah discuss Anna Katharine Green, whose writing inspired Agatha Christie. Green’s 1878 novel, The Leavenworth Case, is one of the first to include a detailed coroner’s inquest and ballistic evidence and set the stage for generations of future mystery authors. The Leavenworth Case, Anna Katharine […]