It’s no mystery why we’re drawn to crime fiction
Mysteries have been popular for centuries. This hour we ask: Why are we drawn to this genre?
Plus, a look at television detectives and true crime podcasts.
- Martin Edwards: Author of The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and Their Creators
- Alexandra Petri: Columnist for The Washington Post and the author of Alexandra Petri’s US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up)
- Nick Quah: Podcast critic for Vulture and New York Magazine
- Gene Seymour: A “writer, professional spectator, pop-culture maven, and jazz geek”
Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Dylan Reyes contributed to this show, which originally aired October 18, 2022.