There’s joy in your heart, a spring in your step, a tune in your soul — could it be that The Men Who Explain Miracles are here with another episode of their universally listened-to-by-some-people podcast?
Indeed, it is! Dan from The Reader is Warned and I are back back back, and with Spring around the corner we’re thinking about the nomothetic aspects of detective fiction (no, the two are not related) and have turned our attentions on the lists of rules written by S.S. van Dine and Ronald Knox.
Today, we sweep through Van Dine’s list — well, highlights of it — and if you want to do some pre-reading the list in its entirety can be found here at the GADetection wiki. It’s true that this episode, and next week’s in which we pick over the bones of Knox’s contribution on the subject, don’t veer as heavily as normal into impossible crime fiction, but it’s all part of a master plan that will be revealed in due course.
Okay, onwards, before that joy runs out, that spring dampens, or that song veers into tunelessness:
As ever, we hope you enjoy, and look forward to discussing the above in the comments below. Have a lovely day!