Episode 605-With Michael Sims

On December 5, 2023, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries edited by Michael SimsThis week, Patrick and Tracy welcome Michael Sims, editor of The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries.

About The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries: For The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries, writer and anthologist Michael Sims did not summon the usual suspects. He sought the unfamiliar, the unjustly forgotten, and little-known gems by writers from outside the genre. This historical tour of one of our most popular literary categories includes stories never before reprinted, features rebellious early “lady detectives,” and spotlights former stars of the crime field—Austrian novelist Auguste Groner and prolific American Geraldine Bonner among them. For twenty-first century connoisseurs of crime, The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries celebrates how the nineteenth century added a fierce modern twist to the ancient theme of bloody murder.

About Michael Sims: Michael Sims is the author of Arthur and Sherlock, which was a finalist for the Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America, the Gold Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain, and numerous other awards; Adam’s Navel, which was a New York Times Notable Book and a Library Journal Best Science Book; The Story of Charlotte’s Web, which was chosen by the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and other venues as a Best Book of the Year. His latest of several anthologies is The Penguin Book of Murder Mysteries, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and just this week was recommended by the New York Times Book Review.

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