Detective Fiction and the Mystery of Faith


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"The romance of the police force is thus the whole romance of man. It is based on the fact that morality is the most dark and daring of conspiracies." - G.K. Chesterton

In this episode we discuss Detective Fiction and the Detection Club, and whether or not this genre has a uniquely Catholic lens.

Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod

Hosts: Rachel Sherlock and Chloe Chloe

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Works and Authors mentioned:

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

“The Blue Cross,” The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton

"The Great Detectives: G.K. Chesterton – Father Brown" by John Peterson

The Club of Queer Trades by G.K. Chesterton

"Detective Fiction Reinvention and Didacticism in G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown" by Clifford James Stumme

"Detective fiction and the religious imagination" by David A. King

"A Defence of Detective Stories" by G.K. Chesterton

Taken by the Flood by Agatha Christie (Poirot)

Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (Poirot)

Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie (Poirot)

The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple)

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

"The Christian World of Agatha Christie" by Nick Baldock

Creed or Chaos?: Why Christians Must Choose Either Dogma or Disaster (Or, Why It Really Does Matter What You Believe) by Dorothy L. Sayers

Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Belief of Catholics by Ronald Knox

The Viaduct Murder by Ronald Knox

"Studies in Sherlock Holmes" Essays in Satire by Ronald Knox

Brighton Rock by Graham Greene

"The Catholic Novels of Graham Greene" by Edward Short

"What Makes Great Detective Fiction, According to T. S. Eliot" by Paul Grimstad

East Coker by T.S. Eliot

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