73. An Abundance of Malice

Arcane Tales Episode 73

Hosted by Brian Schell

Welcome back. This is episode 73 of the Arcane Tales podcast, my name is Brian Schell, and I’m your host for the show. Each week on Arcane Tales, I’ll be assembling a show with the collection of several great old classic science-fiction, horror, and fantasy series.

A new feature I’ve added as of last week is the Featured Person of the week. I’ll focus on a classic radio-related personality every week and give you some biographical details about them.

Please leave feedback on iTunes or email comments, requests, or anything else to  arcanetales@gmail.com You can follow me on Twitter at @BrianSchell

Enough talk! let’s get on with this week’s show.


Shows & Episodes this week

Mystery House Malice in Wonderland 25:56
Suspense Devil in the Summer House 30:02
Whistler Malice 29:30
Incredible but True Water, Water Everywhere 3:11
X Minus One Nightmare 24:10


220px-JohndicksoncarrJohn Dickson Carr (1906 – 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn.

Carr is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of so-called “Golden Age” mysteries, complex, plot-driven stories in which the puzzle is paramount. His mystery The Hollow Man (1935), usually considered Carr’s masterpiece, was selected in 1981 as the best locked-room mystery of all time by a panel of 17 mystery authors and reviewers.

In 1950, his biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought Carr the first of his two Special Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America; the second came in 1970, in recognition of his 40-year career as a mystery writer. He was also presented the MWA’s Grand Master award in 1963. Carr was one of only two Americans ever admitted to the British Detection Club.

The Old Time Radio Series “Suspense” contains 22 plays by Carr, many of them not available in printed form.

Novels as John Dickson Carr

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