With the self-imposed “every two months” deadline for episodes being a little difficult to maintain, it nevertheless gives me great pleasure to present to you today a new episode of our increasingly-occasional podcast The Men Who Explain Miracles.
Recorded in the wake of the 2019 Bodies from the Library conference when Mr. Bradley Friedman was over in London, this week sees Brad and myself sitting down to take a somewhat unstructured meander through the impossible crime novels of Dame Agatha Christie.
The precise contents of the episode are fairly self-explanatory, and covered in the episode itself, so I shall not go on besides to say that a) we don’t go into any spoiler details on anything, though we do throw a few broad hints around about other, non-impossible books, and b) the Christie novels explicitly discussed herein are:
The Sittaford Mystery (1931)
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (1934)
Murder in Mesopotamia (1936)
Appointment With Death (1938)
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (1938)
And Then There Were None (1939)
Sad Cypress (1940)
Sparkling Cyanide (1945)
The Pale Horse (1961)
We get into why these titles were selected in the discussion, so again I don’t really feel the need to get into that. Okay, think that’s all you need; hope you enjoy the following…
All that remains is to thank Brad for his insight, and to tell you that next Saturday there will be a second part to this episode when Dan joins in, having thankfully fought off that giant octopus, and the three of us do some personal reflection on Christie and her work. If that sounds like it might be interesting, here’s hoping that impression doesn’t turn out to be false.