OF THE CRIME
To The Best of Our Knowledge
from Wisconsin Public Radio
We're off to the scene of the crime. Need a lawyer?
Maybe you should find an evidence broker. He's the guy you go to
see when you've been accused of a crime and you need witnesses to
prove you didn't do it. At least that's how it worked in the 18th
century. Novelist David Liss talks about the birth of modern jurisprudence
in this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge.
Britain's best-selling mystery writer, Ian Rankin,
talks with Jim Fleming about his character, Inspector John Rebus.
He talks about what Edinburgh is really like, and how Scotland
has been affected by world events like the air crash at Lockerbie.
Rankin's latest novel is "A Question of Blood." Also,
Howard Zehr tells Steve Paulson about restorative justice.
The goal is to repair the harm done to the victims of crime so
that the final outcome is positive for both victim and offender.
Patrick McGilligan is the author of "Alfred
Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light." He tells Steve
Paulson how Hitchcock chose his leading men, and what makes "Vertigo"
the cinematic classic it is. And we get a clip from another Hitchcock
film. Also, Erik Larson is the author of "The Devil
in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that
Changed America." He tells Jim Fleming about the World's
Columbian Exposition of 1893 and what it meant for Chicago at
the turn of the century, and talks about America's first serial
killer who was operating in Chicago at the same time.
David Liss has published another 18th century
murder mystery. This one's called "A Spectacle of Corruption"
and features Liss's hero, Benjamin Weaver. David Liss tells Anne
Strainchamps how different trials were in the 18th century, and
explains that modern patterns of thinking were only beginning
to take hold.
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 04-05-23-B.
- Erik Larson, The Devil in
the White City (Vintage)
- David Liss, A Spectacle of Corruption:
a novel (Random House)
- Patrick McGilligan, Alfred Hitchcock:
A Life in Darkness and Light (Harper Collins)
- Ian Rankin, A Question of Blood: and
Inspector Rebus Novel (Little, Brown)
- Button after Rankin:
Lilac Slips from Kinlochs Fantasy by Puirt a
Baroque Marquis Classics
- Button/Option after Zehr:
Bagpipe Medleyfrom Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Warner
Archives Warner Bros. 2-45811
- Button after McGilligan:
Prelude from Vertigo Soundtrack Varese
Sarabande VSD 5759
- Button/Option after Larson:
Cleopha - March and Two-Step Scott Joplin from Music,
My Love, Jean-Pierre Rampal CBS MK 45548
- Alternative Close Music:
Allegro from Concerto Grosso No. 2 in F Major HWY 320 G.F. Handel
The Academy of Ancient Music/Andrew Manze; harmonia mundi 907228.29
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