What is it about mysteries? On this week's program, the plot, the story, the character, the research, the accents and gritt? Today, SEDGE THOMSON talks with ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH, author The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and the Isabel Dalhousie novels, IAN RANKIN, author of the Edinburgh based Rebus series; JACQUELINE WINSPEAR, author of the Maisie Dobbs series; VAL MCDERMID, Scottish crime writer and forensic expert, and KATIE GILMARTIN, whose mystery, Blackmail, My Love, is set in the queer San Francisco world of the 1950s.
Quotation of the week: “I can tell you that the men in my life do not talk about women this way. To dismiss this as everyday locker room talk is an insult to decent men everywhere.” First Lady Michelle Obama October 13, 2016