We're moving to YouTube: Bookmark www.mystery.wtdaudio.com now! An intoxicating blend of crime and spies, this show covers cold war espionage plus my favourite spy writers such as John le Carré. On the crime side we cover both true crime and hardboiled fiction such as Erle Stanley Gardner. I am more interested in psychology and motive than blood and guts, and I thought you might be the same. Read more at www.crimespies.com where you can also buy books and stuff. For anyone who likes the darkness, wherever it might lie. And no swearing either, although it can be a bit spooky for kids.
Trailer: Lego + Ernest Zevon
All about what I've been doing instead of podcasting, and the promise of more soon. Take a look at www.crimespies.com and also @guywalters and @mirandakeeling for my current inspirations!
My SoundCloud is here: https://soundcloud.com/pcdettmann/sets/ernest-zevon-by-p-c-dettmann
S3/E2: The Red Atlas / The London Cage
Reviews of The Red Atlas and The London Cage by Helen Fry. More details and a look behind the scenes at www.crimespies.com. Thank you for listening!
And thanks to David Manson for sharing this amazing video about Russian maps: https://youtu.be/_bqzwsM6eoQ
Book: Ninety-Two In The Shade by Thomas McGuane
I really love Thomas McGuane. His 92 In The Shade is an overlooked crime novel in the UK, and Thomas is much more famous in his native USA. I've found a way to include this bonus episode here on Mystery and Intrigue but it's from a year ago when I was still learning how to podcast, and it was originally part of my rare books show. So don't worry too much if people start sniffing the pages! You can find out more at www.crimespies.com.
You can read my article about Thomas here: https://medium.com/crime-spies/ninety-two-in-the-shade-by-thomas-mcguane-629bf547ebe2
S3/E1: Christine Granville, Claudia Lawrence and New TV Shows
In this first episode of season three we look back at some of the most memorable cases we covered as Citizen Detective and also the Claudia Lawrence case, plus books including one about Christine Granville, an SOE agent.
My Claudia Lawrence article: https://link.medium.com/5Jw3ZYxE4cb
Drink, Shop & Do: https://drinkshopdo.co.uk/about-us
Trailer: Season 3 Brings Both Crime and Spies
What you can expect from the reborn show. We incorporate both Spies of London and Citizen Detective into the one show - two for the price of one! More details at www.crimespies.com. Thanks for listening.
S2/E5: The Mystery of Claudia Lawrence
My review of a more recent cold case, the disapperance of Claudia Lawrence. You can read the companion article on Medium: https://medium.com/crime-spies/the-mystery-of-claudia-lawrence-26dc92ee1292
This episode started life in my Citizen Detective podcast which I have now incorporated here. Each season we will alternate between crime and spies, and sometimes we might mix the two. But the theme is mystery and intrigue in all its forms. I am open to new ideas for titles: how does "Mystery and Intrigue" sound?!