Well, hello there. Can you believe it’s been two months since Dan and I interviewed Martin Edwards, and so is time for another episode of our podcast? I certainly can’t. And, this time around, we have a surprise for you…
The surprise is not that we’re discussing here the many different eras of the career of The Greatest Detective Fiction Novelist of All Time™ and King of the Impossible Crime® John Dickson Carr — though there was so much to discuss that this episode comes to a rather sudden stop just as we’re about the breach the Historicals of his later career, and they’ll form part of the focus of next week’s second instalment of this episode.
Nor is the surprise that in discussing how we first encountered Carr, the various parts of his career, and the different roles played by the titles published under his noms de plume of JDC and Carter Dickson we are essentially fungible in loving some parts and really loving other parts, making for a decidedly non-tempestuous listen in these quarrelsome times.
Nope, the surprise is that this time around the “we” constitutes not just Dan and myself, but also Ben of The Green Capsule, who was in the country, made the rash decision to meet up with us, and kindly provided us with both his expertise and his perspective in shaping the foregoing discussion. And so, before that revelation really has a chance to sink in, let’s get going: