132. Why Detective Novels Are Comforting

Out of the Ordinary 132

Today's Out of the Ordinary Book:

Cover Her Face: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery, P.D. James

Key Conversation Points:

  • The psychological benefits of rereading
  • Why we think that the antihero is a lazy trope
  • The role of religious figures in detective novels
  • How detectives teach us to see the people around us

Podcast links:

Mare of Easttown

The Body in the Library, Agatha Christie

The Secret of the Old Clock, Carolyn Keene

Adventure Series by Willard Price


Swallows and Amazons

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