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
March 23, 2020 30 min
We discuss chapters 8-11 of Opening Night, or Night at the Vulcan by Ngaio Marsh. As our interrogations lead towards a crawling solution, Flex unveils the real reason for the breakup of the book in this case, as an interesting setup starts to peel back, revealing a hollow interior. How did this book lead to Ngaio Marsh being Damed? Has it held up? We also speak with author Peter Swanson about his latest book, Eight Perfect Murders, or Rules for Perfect Murders, and the resurgence of crime fiction seemingly centered from his home turf.
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