Susan Glaspell

B. J. Harrison Reads A Jury of Her Peers

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"A Jury of Her Peers" is a short story by Susan Glaspell, adapted from her one-act play "Trifles" exploring a murder mystery. The detectives trying to solve the crime are two women, making it one of the first pieces feminist detective fiction. It targets the vainglorious and absent-minded decisions of men, and highlights female’s psychology and powerfulness of feeling. It is a crime and mystery short story that is both fast-paced entertaining, a must read.

B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) was an American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and the founder of the Provincetown Players: one of the leading and most influential drama collaborations in the United States. Her central subject is life in all its manifestations, making her a connoisseur of the human condition. Her best works include the dramas "Trifles" and "Alison’s House", as well as the novels "Fidelity" and "The Morning is Near Us".
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