It's a Mystery ft. Peter Lovesey
The Apple Seed - Radio Archive, Episode 547
- Feb 8, 2017 6:42 pm
- 56:35 mins
It's no mystery that The Apple Seed Team loves a good detective story. On today's episode we talk to writer Peter Lovesey about his approach to mystery writing, share excerpts from classic detective stories, and try our hand at the first chapter of our very own mystery. Stories included in this episode: Interview with Peter Lovesey, Mystery Writer Peter Lovesey, also known by the pen name Peter Lear, is a British writer of historical and contemporary detective novels and short stories. His best-known series characters are Sergeant Cribb, a Victorian-era police detective based in London, and Peter Diamond, a moderyn-day police detective in Bath. In 1975, Lovesey left teaching to become a full-time writer. Since then, Peter Lovesey has won awards for his well-written fiction, including Gold and Silver Daggers from the British Crime Writers' Association, the Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, the French Grand Prix de LItterature Policiere, and first place in the Myster Writers of America's 50th Anniversary Short Story Contest. In 2019, Mr. Lovesey will be recognized by the Bouchercon Convention in Dallas for Lifetime Achievement. Lovesey's characters are known for their gumption, humanness, and accessibility. Learn more about Peter's work by visiting The Case of the Blue Carbuncle The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle is one of 56 short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about the famously brilliant detective, Sherlock Holmes. First published in 1892, this episode follows the disappearance of a near priceless jewel as London prepeares for Christmas. This story was performed in front of a live studio audience by Sam Payne and The Acting Company. It's a Mystery!: An Exercise in Mystery Writing Thinking about our favorite detectives made our hands itch to write a story of our own! Here's an excerpt of our attempt at the introduction of a detective story. Want more mysteries? Let us know Facebook Facebook or Twitter!