The Dead Side of the Mike.
With a tip of the hat to Simon Brett, I regret to announce that I'm signing off of my radio show It's a Mystery. The last program will be May 21st with Roberta Isleib plus "The Bruce-Partington Plans" with John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson as Holmes and Watson.
It's a Mystery was my attempt to apply my past experience as a WMUC newscaster to capture the varied voices of mysterydom (often ones that found it difficult to garner media attention), bring back gems of mystery radio theater, and play themes from mystery-related films and TV programs. For more than two years, I've interviewed many authors, including Julie Smith, Robert B. Parker, and Foyle's War creator Anthony Horowitz. Alas, with various publishing commitments and a posse of friends who are prodding me to finish my novel, I just can't keep up with the workload that a quality program demands.
The audio archive for It's a Mystery will remain online for the foreseeable future, and there are a few interviews that will be posted after they are edited. The number of hits on the archived interviews from around the world has been heartening.
Thank you, loyal listeners, for your support. I hope to continue some features of It's a Mystery through my blog The Bunburyist, such as the occasional mystery radio production.