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Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 218 – Mystery of Edwin Drood

With this podcast, a look at a classic work of fiction by Charles Dickens. While not normally identified with crime fiction, his Mystery of Edwin Drood certainly fits that category. The book was never finished in Dickens’ lifetime, but others have speculated an ending. The story of both the unfinished book and Dickens own life are both studies in detective… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 189 – Wilkie Collins – Genre Pt. 2

Continuing the look at the American Detective genre, a new element is injected into the early formation of what would become the American Detective genre – sensationalism. You’ll hear a story that once more is short on the detective aspect but large on titillation, where a crime is committed and the listener/reader experiences elements of excitement. The play is based… (more…)

Radio Detective Story Hour Episode 188 – The Gold Bug – Genre Pt. 1

Beginning with this podcast, I will be spending the next few understanding ┬áthe history and development of the American detective genre. However, I will be referencing it to various radio episodes as examples of the history. Since many feel the American Detective genre began with Edgar Allan Poe, and since I have already presented his famous deductive detective, C. Auguste… (more…)

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