Death of the Reader

Death of the Reader

Join Flex and Herds as they take you on a Murder Mystery World Tour in Death of the Reader. From classic British puzzles in the Golden Age of Detective Fiction to the weirdest of foreign detective fiction, explore everything in the grizzly world of the 'locked room'. Each week we'll feature academics, authors and more as we trace the influences of the genre around the world.... Show More
April 13, 2020 30 min
We discuss chapters 12-19 of A Decent Interval by Simon Brett. As Charles Paris finds himself stuck in power plays between the production team and the PR Agency representing the victim, but has he stuck himself in too deep? As Herds seeks to unravel the mystery, can he decipher between the evidence and distractions Simon Brett has so excellently laid? We’re also joined by Simon himself to talk about returning to Charles Paris after so many years off and how he manages to craft the brilliant power dynamics that underscore this story.
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