Monday, November 01, 2010

Anna Katharine Green, Wilkie Collins this week on BBC Radio 7.

Wilkie Collins, bet. 1880
and 1890. Library of
Congress, Prints and
Photographs Division.
Some transatlantic sleuthing this week on BBC Radio 7's The Lady Detectives: "The Golden Slipper" (1915) by American bestseller Anna Katharine Green (one of the earliest US female college graduates) features New York socialite Violet Strange, who investigates thefts within her glittering social circle; and a wife in the British Wilkie Collins's The Law and the Lady (1875) endeavors to clear her husband of a murder charge. Episodes can be heard online for a week after broadcast.

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