Vincent Starrett was a Chicago-based journalist and crime fiction writer in the early part of the 20th century. He was an intense bibliophile and became interested in all things Sherlockian writing what is probably one of the best pastiches of Holmes in 1920 called The Adventure of the Unique ‘Hamlet.’
It is Starrett’s other fiction that this podcast is concerned about. In 1927, Starrett wrote probably his best short story called “The Eleventh Juror” which some have called an “experimental mystery.” The original story is mostly arranged differently from the radio adaptation which was heard on the Molle Mystery Theater in April 1945. Whether you come to this story via the written word or the radio play, I think you’ll find it is unique in its approach and filled with fascinating plot twists.
Music under is Chopin’s Waltz No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2 performed by Janusz Olejniczak.