Last Saturday was — as Kate, Puzzle Doctor, Moira, and Martin Edwards have already reported — the Bodies from the Library Conference 2018 at the British Library, and a superb day it was indeed.
I only got to speak to about six people, partly because I am very poor at socialising, and partly because, in any spare moment we could grab, Dan and I were preparing to interview Martin Edwards for our podcast. Yes, the Martin Edwards. No, this isn’t some hilarious bluff where we found someone who simply happens to share the name of the current Detection Club President, British Library Crime Classics consultant, author, and GAD expert and interviewed him in a click-baitish way. As if we’d troll you like that; honestly.
So, without much more ado, we hope you enjoy the following, covering the resurgence of Golden Age fiction, the forthcoming paperback of Martin’s companion piece to the BL Crime Classics series, The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books, an impossible crime or two, and news of Martin’s new novel, due out this September…
Gigantic thanks once again to Martin for taking them time to talk to us, to everyone involved in organising another marvellous Bodies conference, and especially to Rob and Abbie at the British Library for enabling us to linger afterwards and record this. You may or may not have noticed that we’re doing an episode of this podcast every two months, and so The Men Who Explain Miracles will return in August; in the meantime, feel free to check out our previous episodes at the links below: