Please forgive the delay in getting this podcast to you! We had some technical difficulties after recording the podcast, and there was some concern that this podcast was LOST FOREVER. Happily — because we have a special guest star, friend of the podcast Ashley!! — the podcast was able to be recovered, and we present it to you now. Ashley and the Jennys talk about tropes in mystery novels that we hate and love; we review J. Robert Janes’s mystery novel Mirage; and we play a game, composed by Whiskey Jenny, about flowers in book titles. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly to take with you on the go.
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Here are the contents of the podcast if you wish to skip around:
Starting at 1:13 – We have an extensive discussion of mystery novel tropes, not holding our fire when a mystery trope causes us to feel contempt or rage. Ashley proves to have an impressively wide knowledge of mystery novels of the world, confirming us in our belief that she was a good guest star to bring in.
Starting at 24:59 – I do the world’s smoothest ever segue from our discussion topic to our book review, of J. Robert Janes’s book Mirage (alternate and lamer title: Mayhem).
Starting at 39:44 – Whiskey Jenny administers a GAME in which we have to guess books with flowers in the title.
53:07 – Closing remarks and outro. (Yes, there’s no recommendation for next time. I made a recommendation, but I changed my mind later and we cut it.)
Producer: Captain Hammer
Photo credit: The Illustrious Annalee
Song is by Jeff MacDougall and comes from here.