Mystery Books Podcast

Sara Rosett

A podcast devoted to helping readers discover new mystery books. Hosted by USA Today bestselling mystery author Sara Rosett.

  • 1 hour 8 minutes
    🐝 A Whiz-Bang Guide to 1920s Slang: Ch 25-27 of Murder at Archly Manor

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    From "giggle water" to "the bee's knees," I explore the unique expressions that defined a generation in this episode. Hear how I incorporated this snazzy lingo into my High Society Lady Detective series, including Murder at Archly Manor.

    Discover the differences between American and British slang of the era and find out how these phrases helped the younger generation set themselves apart from the old fogies.

    By the end of this episode, you'll be ready to charm your friends with your newfound knowledge of 1920s jargon – and maybe even solve a mystery or two! 🔐

    Book Recommendation: Murder Among the Pyramids, a 1920s spin-off.

    If you want to read the whole novel, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com

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    12 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 35 minutes 40 seconds
    🤡 The Art of the Prank: 1920s Hoaxes and Ch 23 & 24 of Archly Manor

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    High Society Hijinks:  Discover the elaborate jokes that shocked and amused the London elite!

    From fake art exhibits to outrageous social stunts, the Bright Young People of the era knew how to make a statement. 😎

    We'll take a closer look at the infamous Bruno Hat hoax, where a group of pranksters fooled the art world with a fictional artist and his bizarre creations.

    Book recommendation: Death Comes to Costa Del Sol by M.H. Eccleston - check out first in the series in MBP S4 E4 Death on the Isle by M.H. Eccleston

    Links:

    https://jamesmulraine.com/2022/11/30/brian-howard-and-the-bruno-hat-art-hoax-a-kind-of-genius/

    https://www.leicestergalleries.com/browse-artwork-detail/MTM5ODU=


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    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com



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    28 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 37 minutes 11 seconds
    🗝️ Unlock the Secrets of 1920s Service Flats: Ch 20-22 of Archly Manor

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    Step into the world of luxurious London living and intriguing mystery 🏢

    These upscale apartments offered a new level of comfort and convenience for the affluent, with amenities like maid service, meal delivery, and even squash courts! 🎾

    Discover the real-life inspiration behind fictional service flats like Hercule Poirot's swanky Whitehaven Mansions, and learn how I created my own fictional service flat, South Regent Mansions, for my mystery novel Murder at Archly Manor. 📚🔍

    From marble floors to in-house cocktail bars, these service flats were the epitome of sophistication – and the perfect setting for a mystery!🍸🍽️

    Book Recommendation: Murder at the Mansions

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    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com

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    14 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 37 minutes 15 seconds
    🇬🇧 Dial "H" for the History of the Red Telephone Box: Ch 17-19 of Archly Manor

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    Ring! Ring! Join me this episode for a look at the history of the red telephone box, a quintessential symbol of British culture. 

    I’ll trace the evolution of this iconic kiosk and delve into the controversies surrounding the telephone box's appearance, the public's reaction to proposed changes, and the innovative ways these classic kiosks have been repurposed in modern times. 📚☎️

    And did you know an authentic red telephone box could be the ultimate home decor statement? Yes, that’s right. You too can own a classic red telephone kiosk! I’m tempted. Very tempted.

    Links:

    Map of locations of Red Telephone Boxes Around the World:

    https://www.x2connect.com/RedPhoneBox/K6PhotoGallery

    Other links:

    https://www.the-telephone-box.co.uk/story/

    Next chapters in the next episode! 

    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com



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    31 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 55 minutes 30 seconds
    🔍 Cracking the Case: Forensics and True Crime of the 1920s 🔎

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    Step back in time and explore the fascinating world of forensic investigation during the Golden Age of detective fiction. 

    I’ll dive into the real-life CSI methods used by detectives in the 1920s and how they compare to the techniques employed by fictional sleuths like Sherlock Holmes.

    I’ll also take a closer look at a true crime case from 1923 that led to the creation of the iconic "murder bag” 💼 - a precursor to the modern crime scene investigation kit. 

    Links:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crumbles_murders#cite_note-101

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_bag

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/203219480


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    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at
    SaraRosettBooks.com

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    17 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 59 minutes 46 seconds
    🕰️ Behind Closed Doors of the English Country House: Ch 11-13 of Murder at Archly Manor

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    Servant Life: it wasn’t all elegance and extravagance in the 1920s

    Join me for a deep dive into life "downstairs” in a country house. From the servant hierarchy to the grueling work to the lack of personal freedom, the staff had a completely different experience from those “upstairs.”

    We also take a little detour into the history of household appliances, including a socialite who invented the modern dishwasher! 🫧


    Current Read: Nosy Neighbors by Freya Sampson

    https://books2read.com/u/mVnPyJ  (Affiliate link)


    Servant life blog post:

    https://merrynallingham.com/crime-novels2/


    The Bookshop Murder by Merryn Allingham

    https://books2read.com/u/bQGnDw (Affiliate link)


    Next chapters in the next episode! 


    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com



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    3 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 51 minutes 57 seconds
    📸 Photographing 1920s High Society: Ch 9 and 10 of Murder at Archly Manor

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    Creative genius and chaotic influence: how a society photographer inspired a character

    This episode delves into the character of  Sebastian Blakely, a vibrant and unconventional photographer who brings his own unique form of turmoil to the High Society Lady series. Inspired by real-life society photographer Cecil Beaton, Blakely's cheeky wit and penchant for stirring the pot keeps things interesting.

    Recent read: A Traitor in Whitehall (Affiliate link) 

    Read-alikes: WWII mysteries 

    MBP S1 E3 Poppy Redfern and the Midnight Murders by Tessa Arlen

    S2 E6 – Olive Bright, Pigeoneer

    Next chapters in the next episode! 

    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com



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    16 April 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 56 minutes 31 seconds
    🥂 Lavish 1920s Parties: Ch 7 and 8 of Murder at Archly Manor + Travel Mystery Book Recs

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    🪩 They knew how to throw a killer party in the 1920s!  

    Join me as I explore the opulence and extravagance of the themed parties of the Bright Young People and their over-the-top gatherings.

    From the circus party with wolves and horses to the bath and bottle parties that drew the attention of the police, the era's lavish soirées inspired the Silver and Gold Party in Murder at Archly Manor, which was an excellent backdrop for murder and mystery.

    Recent read: Every Time I Go on Vacation Someone Dies by Catherine Mack (Affiliate link and thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for an early review copy. All opinions are my own.)

    Read-alikes: Travel mysteries

    Next chapters in the next episode! 

    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com

    Links mentioned:

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    3 April 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 42 minutes 20 seconds
    Murder at Archly Manor: Ch 5 and 6 + Mystery Books set in the world of Antiques

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    Why set a book in the 1920s? Because a time of great change makes for an interesting setting. The phrase "may you live in interesting times," certainly applies to the tumultuous post-World War I period.

    Find out how motorcars, bobbed hair, short hemlines, and makeup compacts play into the changing social mores in this “Story Behind the Story” of Chapters 5 and 6 of Murder at Archly Manor, a 1920s historical mystery. 

    Recent read: The Antique Hunter's Guide to Murder by C.L. Miller (Affiliate link) 

    Read-alikes: the Kate Hamilton mystery series. A Dream of Death by Connie Berry (Affiliate link).

    Chapters 5 and 6 of Murder at Archly Manor narrated by Elizabeth Klett.

    Next chapter in the next episode! 

    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com



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    19 March 2024, 7:00 am
  • 24 minutes 37 seconds
    Murder at Archly Manor: Ch 4 + Sherlock Holmes Reading Recommendations

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    ⛲️ Love an English stately home? Then come with me on a tour of Chatsworth House and find out how the English country home inspired not one, but two book series in this “Story Behind the Story” of Chapter 4 of Murder at Archly Manor, a 1920s historical mystery. Plus reading recommendations for Sherlock Holmes fans! 🕵️‍♀️

    Recent read: The Missing Maid by Holly Hepburn (Affiliate link) and thank you to NetGalley and Boldwood Books for a review copy. All opinions are my own.

    Read-alikes: The Baker Street Letters series (Affiliate link).

    Murder mystery game: Death by Croquet Mallet

    Next chapter in the next episode! 

    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com

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    📚 Buy Sara's books: SaraRosettBooks.com

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    5 March 2024, 8:00 am
  • 18 minutes 22 seconds
    Murder at Archly Manor: Ch 3

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    Family tensions and inspiration from Agatha Christie are the “Story Behind the Story” of Chapter 3 of Murder at Archly Manor, a 1920s historical mystery. 

    Recent read: A Report of Murder by F.L. Everett (Affiliate link)

    Mentioned: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (Affiliate link)

    Next chapter in the next episode! 

    If you want the rest of the mystery right now, you can get Murder in Archly Manor in ebook, audio, and print at SaraRosettBooks.com



    Support the Show.

    📚 Buy Sara's books: SaraRosettBooks.com

    🔎 Get more mystery in your life when you sign up for Sara's updates.


    20 February 2024, 7:00 pm
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