All good things come to an end, and so does my podcast; started in the first UK lockdown and hard to justify now that lockdowns are well and truly over, In GAD We Trust’s 30th episode (number 29, but don’t forget that bonus run through the Jonathan Creek canon) is going out in a blaze of self-promotion.
See, I self-published my debut novel last month, and thought the perspective of a new author on how a decade’s worth of ideas gets concentrated into a narrative might be interesting — the advantage of being new to this game coming in having written only one book and so being, perhaps, clearer on the key points which informed the book itself.
So, starting in 2001 and bringing us all the way up to 2022, I give you The Story of The Red Death Murders, laying out the key developments and the ideas that lurked hidden in the back of my mind for 25 years (in one case…) before coming to light when needed. Apologies, my voice is a little scratchy and the edit’s a bit rougher because I’ve had a cold for the last week and kept hoping it would clear up, so this is a touch last-minute, but I hope there’s enough in here for it to be more than the blatant piece of advertising it so obviously is.
One final thanks to Jonny Berliner for my theme, to all the guests who gave of their time and expertise freely, and to you at home, on buses, or sneaking a quick cigarette at work for listening along. A podcast without an audience is an all-too-common thing these days, and it’s been a real joy to share these discussions with you and see the discussions which have resulted.
And so, listener, farewell to In GAD We Trust! I thank you for your past constancy, and can but hope that some return has been made in the shape of that distraction from the worries of life and stimulating change of thought which can only be found in the fairy kingdom of getting far too nerdy about detective stories.