Yearly Archives: 2024

26 posts

Anthony Berkeley

Brook and Sarah explore the life and writing of Golden Age author Anthony Berkeley, founder of the Detection Club and author of several novels under different pen names. Discussed The Layton Court Mystery (1925) Anthony Berkeley (originally published as by “?”) The Winteringham Mystery (1927) Anthony Berkeley (originally published as […]

Kevin Flynn: From the courtroom to the page

Sarah and Brook speak with former Department of Justice prosecutor Kevin Flynn about moving from a legal career to writing mystery fiction and non-fiction. Mentioned Relentless Pursuit (2007) Kevin Flynn Rock Creek (2024) Kevin Flynn For more information Instagram: @cluedinmysteryContact us: hello@cluedinmystery.comMusic: Signs To Nowhere by Shane Ivers – www.silvermansound.comSign […]

Bonus: Clued In Writes a Mystery

Brook and Sarah are about to start writing a traditional mystery together. In this bonus episode, they brainstorm ideas and review survey results from listeners and newsletter subscribers who weighed in on the sleuth’s age and the mystery setting. Members of the Clued in Cartel will have the opportunity to […]

Legal Mysteries

From courtroom dramas to lawyers investigating crimes on behalf of their clients, legal mysteries and thrillers have engaged audiences for longer than you think. In this episode, Brook and Sarah discuss mysteries with a legal theme. Discussed The Leavenworth Case (1878) Anna Katharine Green Erle Stanley Gardner (creator of Perry […]

Summer Mysteries

When the heat is on and tempers flare, you have the perfect condition for a mystery. Brook and Sarah discuss how to stay cool by reading some of their favourite summer-themed mysteries. Discussed Midsummer Mysteries: Tales from the Queen of Mystery (2023) Agatha Christie Have His Carcass (1932) Dorothy L. […]

Christie’s Sleuths: Miss Marple

Miss Marple is one of Agatha Christie’s famous creations. In today’s episode, Brook and Sarah discuss the books and short stories that feature this fascinating detective and are surprised to learn how many of Christie’s works Miss Marple appeared in. Discussed “Tuesday Night Club” (1927) Agatha Christie The Thirteen Problems […]

Mystery Fun and Games

Games have long been a way for armchair sleuths to prove their deductive skills. In today’s episode, Brook and Sarah discuss the origins of mystery games, the different types of games mystery fans play, and their enduring popularity. Discussed Clue Boardgame (1949) Hasbro Clue: Harry Potter Edition (2008) Clue: Brooklyn […]

Medical Mysteries

Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals make fantastic sleuths. In this episode, Brook and Sarah discuss the origins of the medical mysteries and thrillers. Discussed Kay Scarpetta series (1990-2023) Patricia Cornwell Grant Country series (2001-2007) Karin Slaughter Bones (2005-2017) Fox Studios House (2004-2012) Fox Studios Silent Witness (1996-2024) BBC Dr. […]

Modern Greats: PD James

Brook and Sarah explore the life and writing of PD James, creator of Detective Dalgliesh. Discussed Cover Her Face (1962) PD James Innocent Blood (1980) PD James Dalgliesh (2021) Acorn TV Death Comes to Pemberley (2011) Pride and Prejudice (1813) Jane Austen Children of Men (1992) PD James Women of […]

Re-release: Unreliable Narrators

This is a repeat of an episode originally released on November 8, 2022. Liar? Naïve? Or impaired? What if the narrator of the story isn’t telling the truth? In this week’s episode, Brook and Sarah discuss surprising twists and the cues that they’re coming. Works mentioned or discussed Gone Girl […]

Re-release: True Crime

If you can’t get read, watch, or listen to enough true crime, this episode is for you. This week, Brook and Sarah discuss what makes true crime such a popular part of the mystery genre. This is a re-release of an episode originally published January 31, 2023. Discussed in order […]

Bonus: Clued in Book Club episode 1

Brook and Sarah kick off the Clued in Book Club with a short introduction to their first pick: Holmes, Marple & Poe by James Patterson and Brian Sitts. Find out why they picked the book and why they think the title is different in Canada and the US. Future episodes […]

Re-release: Unsolved Mysteries

This is a release of an episode originally published on June 6, 2023. As much as we love coming up with the solution before the sleuth in fictional mysteries, there is something about unsolved mysteries that is fascinating. In today’s episode, Brook and Sarah discuss four well-known unsolved mysteries and […]

Continuing the Story: Mike Ripley and Albert Campion

In this episode, Brook and Sarah are joined by Mike Ripley, who has authored an additional 12 novels featuring Margery Allingham’s sleuth Albert Campion. Mike shares his experiences continuing another author’s work. Discussed Mr. Campion’s Farewell (2014) Mike Ripley after P. Youngman Carter Cargo of Eagles (1968) Margery Allingham with […]

Golden Age Author Margery Allingham

This week, Brook and Sarah take a deep dive into the life and writing of Golden Age author and “queen of crime” Margery Allingham. Discussed The Crime at Black Dudley (1929) Margery Allingham Blackerchief Dick (1923) Margery Allingham Women of Mystery: The Lives and Works of Notable Women Crime Novelists […]

Modern Greats: Sue Grafton

Brook and Sarah start a new series exploring the life and writing of modern masters of the mystery genre. This week, they discuss Sue Grafton, author of 25 novels in the Alphabet series featuring PI Kinsey Milhone. Titles mentioned Keziah Dane (1967) Sue Grafton The Lolly-Madonna War (1973) Sue Grafton […]

Hallmark Mysteries and More with Eric Rutin (part 2)

Eric Rutin from Hallmark Mysteries and More joins Brook and Sarah to share his expertise on favorite Hallmark mysteries adapted from books. Second of a two-part conversation. Discussed Gilded Newport Mysteries: Murder at the Breakers (2024) Hallmark Murder at the Breakers (2014) Alyssa Maxwell Mystery 101 (2019-2021) Hallmark The Gourmet […]

Hallmark Mysteries and More with Eric Rutin (part 1)

Eric Rutin from Hallmark Mysteries and More joins Brook and Sarah to share his expertise on favorite Hallmark mysteries adapted from books. First of a two-part conversation. Discussed The Gourmet Detective (1994) Peter King The Gourmet Detective (2015) Hallmark Mystery 101 (2019-2021) Hallmark Flower Shop Mysteries (2016) Hallmark Darrow and […]

Mysteries for Young Sleuths with Lori Briley Fairchild

In this week’s episode, Brook and Sarah are joined by middle-grade author Lori Briley Fairchild to speak about what goes into a mystery for young sleuths. Discussed Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective (1963) Donald J. Sobol Nancy Drew Mystery Stories (1930-2003) Carolyn Keene Hardy Boys Mystery Stories (1927-2005) Franklin W. Dixon […]

What Would You Do: The Drowning Woman by Robyn Harding

Brook and Sarah discuss the 2023 release The Drowning Woman by Robyn Harding and what they would do in the main character’s situation. Discussed The Drowning Woman (2023) Robyn Harding For more information Instagram: @cluedinmysteryContact us: hello@cluedinmystery.comMusic: Signs To Nowhere by Shane Ivers – www.silvermansound.comSign up for our newsletter: https://cluedinmystery.com/clued-in-chronicle/Join […]

When Neighbors Go Bad

In this week’s episode, Brook and Sarah explore mysteries with bad neighbors who turn your home–the place you should feel safest–into a dangerous place. Discussed Rear Window (1954 film) Alfred Hitchock The House Across the Lake (2022) Riley Sager The Manor House (2023) Gilly Macmillan The Watcher (2022 series) Netflix […]

Mysteries in Unusual Formats

Avid mystery fans are familiar with the expectations of the genre. Occasionally, an author will try something new and delight fans in the process. In this episode, Brook and Sarah discuss mysteries that bend genre conventions. Discussed Wrong Place Wrong Time (2023) Gillian McAllister Love Letters Between a Nobleman and […]

Christie’s Sleuths: Superintendent Battle

Brook and Sarah continue their exploration of Agatha Christie’s sleuths. In this episode, they discuss Superintendent Battle, who appeared in five novels between 1925 and 1944. Discussed The Secret of Chimneys (1925) Agatha Christie The Seven Dials Mystery (1929) Agatha Christie Cards on the Table (1936) Agatha Christie Murder is […]

Winter Mysteries

Snow and darkness are the hallmarks of winter (at least in the Northern Hemisphere). They are also perfect for setting up an intriguing mystery. In this episode, Brook and Sarah discuss what makes a great winter mystery and a few of their favourites. Discussed And Then There Were None (1939) […]

Winter 2023 Reading Re-cap

After a short break, Brook and Sarah return with the first episode of Season 6: a recap of their reading over the winter 2023 break. Discussed In Cold Blood (1966) Truman Capote To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) Harper Lee The Twyford Code (2022) Janice Hallett The Appeal (2021) Janice Hallett […]

Re-release: Representation in Mysteries

This is a re-release of an episode originally published on March 28, 2023. Brook and Sarah speak with author Elle Wren Burke to discuss representation in mysteries and sleuths with disabilities (and why we need more of them!). Discussed A Fang to Remember (2002) Elle Wren Burke Bones (2005-2017) Sherlock […]