Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 190 – Sherlock Holmes Genre Pt. 3

Israel Zangwill Continuing with a look at the emergence of the American Detective Genre using radio, the element of misdirection is added as we move into the 20th century and an American style detective genre begins to emerge. One of the influential stories of the late 19th century was Israel Zangwill’s (Left) story The Big Bow Mystery. You can read it here.

Music under is In A Sentimental Mood performed by Monty Alexander.

2 Responses to Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 190 – Sherlock Holmes Genre Pt. 3

  1. Hi Jim,
    I enjoy listening to your podcasts as usual and I particularly like your look into the history of detective fiction in the early years in America. I am surprised that in your latest podcast on Israel Zangwill. Because I have the movie you mentioned called The Verdict with Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring, and George Coulouris and that it was based on one of his stories. I would highly recommend this film if you ever come across it. Greenstreet and Lorre are two of the finest screen villains from the 1940’s. Look forward to your next podcast.

  2. jwidner says:

    Thanks, will have to see if Netflix has it since it has been a long, long time since I saw it. If you can get passed the Victorian prose, Zangwill’s original story is also worth reading.

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