Radha Vatsal, author of Murder Between the Lines: A Kitty Weeks Mystery, joins Jacke for a discussion of intrepid “girl” reporters in 1910s New York City and the books that likely influenced them. Authors discussed include Henry James, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Elizabeth Gaskell, and the wide range of scientific and pseudoscientific works describing New York City, journalism, and the role of education for women.
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3 thoughts on “The History of Literature #99 – History and Mystery (with Radha Vatsal)”
A “girl” reporter myself of the last 35 years, I have to read these Kitty Weeks books. Thanks!
I think you will like them! They’re very fun – and I find it fascinating to watch her internalized struggles. (I’m also hoping there will be a miniseries in our future.)
That’s the spirit! Think big.
I’ll make sure there are batteries in my remote so I’m ready.