The Corner

The Edinburgh Dead

Because it’s Halloween, we have a special edition of Between the Covers: a podcast with Brian Ruckley, author of The Edinburgh Dead. We discuss why The Edinburgh Dead is an appropriate novel for Halloween, the legacy of the Burke and Hare murders, and why 19th-century Edinburgh is a great setting for a tale that mixes science and the supernatural.

Last year’s Halloween podcast was with Mary Downing Hahn, who writes ghost stories for kids. Before that, it was Otto Penzler on vampires and Joseph Pearce on Frankenstein.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.