Fri, 24 February 2012
One of the most under-rated, and one of the best writers of Golden Age Detection, Josephine Tey, tells us a dark little tale about how Miss Pym's psychology can detect a murder in a gymnasium, in a hothouse single-sex environment, where desperation that the best job goes to the best person causes passions to spill out from the tightly buttoned blouses of perfect English gym teachers. A magnificent, Machiavellian murder in the cleanest surroundings. For those who prefer working on the mat to the high bars.
Direct download: Josephine_Tey_and_Miss_Pym_Disposes.mp3
Category:detective fiction -- posted at: 1:30am CET
I liked your comment about the need for reassuring plots where the criminal was always unmasked by a clever detective, in a post-Great War Britain that had lost so many of its liberal certainties. Also, your podcast came at an opportune moment. I have been racking my brains for a suitable birthday present. The book is now on its way!