Monday, December 28, 2020

Journalist, socialite, spy.

On the Spycast podcast of DC's Spy Museum, museum historian and curator Andrew Hammond and author Elizabeth Atwood discuss the life of US journalist, socialite, and spy Marguerite Harrison.

Monday, December 21, 2020

An honor to California Detective Fiction Collection librarian.

Anthony Boucher, an author in the California Detective Fiction Collection
On December 10, Randal Brandt, curator of the California Detective Fiction Collection at UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library, received the Distinguished Librarian Award from the Librarians Association of the University of California’s Berkeley chapter. In this interview, he talks about his job, his favorite type of crime fiction, and the California Detective Fiction Collection (view a few collection highlights).

Monday, December 14, 2020

Situating Sherlock.

cover of British Detective Fiction 1891-1901 with illustration of Sherlock Holmes and Prof. Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls
The Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute of Trinity College Dublin profiles faculty member Clare Clarke—guest editor of the upcoming Clues on domestic noir; author of the new British Detective Fiction, 1891–1901: The Successors to Sherlock Holmes; and leader of a new project that will map locations in the Sherlock Holmes canon.

Monday, December 07, 2020

Ray Bradbury's mystery fiction.

In the LA Review of Books, Cullen Gallagher reviews Killer, Come Back to Me, a new collection published by Hard Case Crime of Ray Bradbury's crime stories. Although Bradbury did not think much of his abilities as a mystery writer, Gallagher believes he was being too tough on himself.