Off the Shelf, Episode 2: Trent’s Last Case

In this episode of Off the Shelf Dr Fleming discusses Trent's Last Case by EC Bentley. Bentley was a childhood friend of GK Chesterton, and like him, managed to create a compelling murder mystery detective. Unlike Chesterton's Father Brown, Bentley's Trent would not continue on in sequels. The story is filled with intricate twists, turns, and false leads. After listening to the episode, you may, as host Stephen Heiner did, add it to your "to buy" list.


Original Air Date: March 31, 2020
Show Run Time: 37 minutes
Show Guest(s): Dr. Thomas Fleming
Show Host(s): Stephen Heiner

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9 Responses

  1. Avatar Arthur Livingston says:

    Thank you for mentioning Freeman. He should be revived.

  2. Avatar Harry Colin says:

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  3. Avatar Andrew G Van Sant says:

    Bought a Kindle copy for 99 cents.

  4. Avatar Raymond Olson says:

    A recommendation: Brief Candles: 101 Clerihews by Henry Taylor.

  5. Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming says:

    Ray, I’m posting your filmography soon, but I’m thinking maybe you need your own column. We pay next to nothing, but you are a genuine colleague.

  6. Avatar Andrew G Van Sant says:

    Picked up a used hardcover copy of Trent’s Case Book that has Trent’s Own Case (with H. Warner Allen) and Trent Intervenes in addition to Trent’s Last Case.

  7. Avatar Andrew G Van Sant says:

    Stopped listening at the warning. Will finish the podcast after I finish the novel. I plan to do that after I finish the second Inspector Morse novel. The relationship between Morse and Sgt Lewis is interesting and complex. I think either alone could not find their way out of a paper bag, but together they muddle on to the correct conclusion.

  8. Avatar Andrew G Van Sant says:

    I botched the last sentence above but you know what I meant to say.