Greetings, and welcome back to episode 7 of our every-two-monthly (is there a word for that?) podcast The Men Who Explain Miracles, which this month we’re using to look at the career of John Dickson Carr.
We’re back in the British Library — well, okay, we’re not back, since we didn’t leave between episodes — and are here to finish what we started. It’s no longer a surprise that Ben of The Green Capsule is along with us (or, if it is, uh, perhaps consult a memory specialist) and you may remember that last week we started at the beginning of Carr’s career and got up to approximately the mid-to-late 1940s, when he started on a phase of writing typically referred to as his Historicals. This week, we pick up there and continue to the end of his output, and then indulge in a few reflections regarding Carr’s contribution to the genre, his legacy, and the adulation with which his oeuvre is typically received.
And so, without further ado…
You may find this chronology of Carr’s books helpful in following some of this discussion, though it’s far from necessary — but if the context helps, please do give it a look.
The Men Who Explain Miracles will return in October, and all that remains for now is to thank Ben for his time and efforts in making this happen, and yourselves for listening and getting involved in the conversations we’re delighted to see this provoke. Continue as before, and be sure if you haven’t already to check out: