Ernest Bramah's "The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage"

Dec 21, 2013

A lightning strike.
Credit By Qualsiasi, via Flickr.

  Welcome to another edition of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre. 

In this episode, we bring you "The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage," adapted frmo a short story by Ernest Bramah. 

Mr. Bramah put a different spin on the traditional detective stories by giving his protagonist, Max Carrodos, a disability -- and this was long before the TV show "Ironsides" was ever conceived. 

Mr. Louis Carlyle, a friend of Max, runs his own private detection agency, and they often collaborate on cases. 

As our story opens, Mr. Carlyle is introducing a stranger to the estimable detective. 

The players:

  • Max Carrodos: Charlie Wilkerson
  • Louis Carlyle:  Joe Bogue
  • Mr. Hollyer: Chris Bowling
  • Telegraph clerk, and Millicent Creake: Kellie (Kotraba) Moore
  • Mr. Creake, all other male voices: Darren Hellwege
  • Narrator: Byron Scott


  • Script adaptation for radio: Brad Buchanan
  • Engineer: Darren Hellwege
  • Editing/production: Amy Humphrey
  • Podcast publisher: Kellie (Kotraba) Moore

This podcast originally aired on Dec. 13, 2013.