Monday, April 26, 2021

Flashback: Sue Grafton.

Two interviews with Sue Grafton can be seen via the Internet Archive.

"G Is for Grafton" (TV Santa Barbara, 2008). In a short clip, Grafton talks about how she started writing.


"Kinsey and Sue: An Interview with Sue Grafton" (Maryville Talks Books, Maryville University/Left Bank Books/St. Louis Public Radio/Higher Education Channel Television, 2014, coinciding with the release of Grafton's W Is for Wasted and Kinsey and Me). In addition to talking about these works, she discusses the three mysteries of her lawyer father, C. W. Grafton, and the travails of Hollywood.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Virtual mystery plays from the Jewel Theatre Co.

The Jewel Theatre Company in Santa Cruz has been performing virtual radio plays. Some of the mystery-related ones:

"The Hitch-Hiker" by Lucille Fletcher (a man driving cross-country keeps seeing the same mysterious man)

The Whistler: Stranger in the House (a man comes home after six years, but is he who he says he is?)  The Mysterious Traveler: The Good Die Young by Robert Arthur and David Kogan (all is not well between a girl and her new stepmother)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Houdini's mystery tale.

Harry Houdini. NYPL.
Over on the Harry Houdini Circumstantial Evidence blog, Joe Notaro reproduces parts of the serial The Zanetti Mystery (1925), featuring the "genius faker and arch-rogue" Zanetti (future blog posts will have additional chapters). The tale was published under Houdini's name, but Notaro believes it was ghostwritten by Fulton Oursler (aka mystery author Anthony Abbot).

Monday, April 05, 2021

New U-Del exhibition: "Agatha Christie's Poirot."

A new online offering from the University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press is the exhibition "Agatha Christie's Poirot" that draws from collections of materials on the iconic Belgian detective. It is presented in conjunction with the radio productions by the Resident Ensemble Players of Christie's "King of Clubs" (freely available until May 21) and "The Cornish Mystery" (freely available starting April 23).