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Clerical Crimes

Clerical Crimes

2022-11-1626:08

Why do murder mysteries contain so many vicars? The Shedunnit Pledge Drive now has a stretch goal! If we get to 175 new members of the Shedunnit Book Club by the end of 2022, I’ll do a livestreamed episode of Shedunnit accessible to all listeners. If you feel able to offer some support, please visit shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Mentioned in this episode: — Measuring religious affiliation in Great Britain by Clive D. Field — The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers — Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James — The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie — Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers — Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie — “The Blue Cross” by G.K. Chesterton from The Innocence of Father Brown — Literary Distractions by Ronald Knox — The Cadfael Chronicles by Ellis Peters — Quiet as a Nun by Antonia Fraser — St Peter’s Finger by Gladys Mitchell — Close Quarters by Michael Gilbert — The Black Seraphim by Michael Gilbert — Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin — “The Guilty Vicarage” by W.H. Auden — Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers — Christianity and the Detective Story edited by Anya Morlan and Walter Raubicheck — The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/clericalcrimestranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
In which Caroline is the guest, not the host. Caroline Crampton is the host of Shedunnit. You can find out what she does when she’s not hosting this podcast at carolinecrampton.com or on Instagram @cacrampton. Guy Cuthbertson is her husband. His website is guycuthbertson.com and he tweets @guywjc. The Shedunnit Pledge Drive continues! I’m aiming to add 100 new members to the Shedunnit Book Club by the end of 2022, and as a thank you I’m sharing the Shedunnit Guide to Golden Age Detective Fiction. If you’d like a copy and feel able to offer some support, please visit shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Mentioned in this episode: — The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis — Howards’ Way (TV series) — The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman — Miranda Sawyer’s review of the podcast in the Observer — The Allusionist by Helen Zaltzman — The ‘A Mysterious Glossary’ episode of Shedunnit, featuring Helen Zaltzman — It Walks By Night by John Dickson Carr — The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins — Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers — The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers — The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie — The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot — Ulysses by James Joyce — Cat Among The Pigeons by Agatha Christie — The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace — Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie — ‘The Challenge of Dorothy L. Sayers’ episode of Shedunnit — Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes — “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe — ‘The Long Shadow of Edgar Allen Poe’ episode of Shedunnit — 'The First Whodunnit' episode of Shedunnit — The Bath Mysteries by E. R. Punshon — The 'Brides in the Bath’ episode of Shedunnit — Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie — Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh — Death in White Pyjamas by John Bude — Death in High Heels by Christianna Brand — Death in Venice by Thomas Mann — Death Under Gibraltar by Bernard Newman — Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie — Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh — Death on Paper by John Bude — Death at the Opera by Gladys Mitchell — Death of a Train by Freeman Wills Crofts — Death of a Cad by John Bude NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. Thanks to today’s sponsor: — The Art of Crime, a brand-new history podcast about the unlikely collisions between true crime and the arts. Listen now in your podcast app or at artofcrimepodcast.com To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/theshedunnitcentenarytranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
There’s a dark story connecting this 18th century abduction with a 20th century crime novel. Thanks to my guest, Tana French. The new Penguin edition of The Franchise Affair, which includes her introduction, is available now. And Tana's own latest novel is The Searcher, available in paperback. This episode contains minor spoilers for The Franchise Affair. This episode marks the start of the Shedunnit Pledge Drive! I’m aiming to add 100 new members to the Shedunnit Book Club by the end of 2022, and as a thank you I’m sharing the Shedunnit Guide to Golden Age Detective Fiction. If you’d like a copy and feel able to offer some support, please visit shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Mentioned in this episode: — The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey — Tom Jones by Henry Fielding — Amelia by Henry Fielding — The Canning Wonder by Arthur Machen — Elizabeth is Missing by Lillian de la Torre — The Canning Enigma by John Treherne — The Appearance of Truth: The Story of Elizabeth Canning and 18th Century Narrative by Judith Moore — Josephine Tey: A Life by Jennifer Morag Henderson NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. Thanks to today’s sponsor: — Backblaze, astonishingly easy cloud storage and backup tools. Shedunnit listeners can get a 15-day no credit card required trial at backblaze.com/shedunnit To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thekidnapofelizabethcanningtranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
What if everything we thought about murder mysteries was wrong? Thanks to my guest, Benedict Morrison. Among his many publications, you can read him on Agatha Christie's theatrical work in the Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie. Mentioned in this episode: — The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie — A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie — The “Queer Clues” episode of Shedunnit — Towards Zero by Agatha Christie — The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie — Suddenly At His Residence aka The Crooked Wreath by Christianna Brand — The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie — Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie — Queering Agatha Christie by J.C. Bernthal NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/queeringthegoldenagetranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
A Prize Mystery

A Prize Mystery

2022-09-2135:25

Could you beat the detective to the solution? This live episode of Shedunnit was recorded at the 2022 International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay. Mentioned in this episode: — The Wintringham Mystery by Anthony Berkeley — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie — The Mystery of Norman's Court by John Chancellor — The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie — The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie — Bleak House by Charles Dickens — The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie — The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace — Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie — The Clocks by Agatha Christie — The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle — Memories and Adventures by Arthur Conan Doyle — Murder in Rockwater by Margot Neville — Murder of Olympia by Margot Neville — Forever England by Alison Light — “The Decline and Fall of the Detection Story” by W. Somerset Maugham collected in The Vagrant Mood — “Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” by Edmund Wilson in The New Yorker (20 June 1945) — “Manx Gold” by Agatha Christie collected in While The Light Lasts — Not To Be Taken by Anthony Berkeley — Death in the House by Anthony Berkeley — "Mr Cork's Secret” by MacDonald Hastings collected in Crimson Snow — The Crime of the Century by Kingsley Amis — Cain's Jawbone by E. Powys Mathers, aka Torquemada NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. Thanks to today’s sponsor: — Backblaze, astonishingly easy cloud storage and backup tools. Shedunnit listeners can get a 15-day no credit card required trial at backblaze.com/shedunnit To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/aprizemysterytranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
How well do we really know the queen of crime? Thanks to my guest, Lucy Worsley. Her book Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman is out now. Books and sources mentioned: — An Autobiography by Agatha Christie — Agatha Christie: A Biography by Janet P. Morgan — Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson — Agatha Christie: The Woman And Her Mysteries by Gillian Gill — Forever England: Literature, Femininity and Conservatism between the Wars by Alison Light — “In The Shadow Of Hercule — The War Service Of Archibald Christie” by Peter Wright in Cross & Cockade International, vol 41/3 (2010) — The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie — “The Lady Vanishes” episode of Shedunnit — “The Dispenser” episode of Shedunnit — “Mary Westmacott” episode of Shedunnit NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookseller chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. Thanks to today’s sponsor: — Audible: get a free audiobook (such as Lucy reading her Agatha Christie biography!) when you take out a one month free trial of Audible’s audiobook subscription service by using the podcast’s link at shedunnitshow.com/audible To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/theelusiveagathachristietranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
Should detective fiction be easy reading? Thanks to my guest, Eric Sandberg. He is an assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong and the editor of Dorothy L. Sayers: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction. Get tickets to see Shedunnit live on 11th September 2022 in Torquay at shedunnitshow.com/events. Mentioned in this episode: — Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers — The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins — The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins — Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers — “The Case of Miss Dorothy Sayers” by Q. D. Leavis in Scrutiny (December 1937) — Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers — “Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” by Edmund Wilson in The New Yorker (20 June 1945) — The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers — The “Happily Ever After” episode of Shedunnit — The “Dorothy’s Secret” episode of Shedunnit — The “Dorothy L. Sayers Solves Her Mystery” episode of Shedunnit — The “Detection Club” episode of Shedunnit NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. Thanks to today’s sponsor: — Backblaze, astonishingly easy cloud storage and backup tools. Shedunnit listeners can get a 15-day no credit card required trial at backblaze.com/shedunnit To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thechallengeofdorothylsayerstranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
Agatha The Adventuress

Agatha The Adventuress

2022-08-1026:291

In 1922, Agatha Christie took a trip around the world. Find out more about this episode at shedunnitshow.com/agathatheadventuress. To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub. Referenced for this episode: — Agatha Christie: The Grand Tour introduced by Mathew Prichard — The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie — The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie — An Autobiography by Agatha Christie — Agatha Christie’s Complete Secret Notebooks edited by John Curran — The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie — The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie — The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie — Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookseller that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/agathatheadventuresstranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
The Nobodies

The Nobodies

2022-07-2718:57

Clerks, shop assistants, secretaries, salespeople — we have lots to learn from the lower middle class characters of classic detective fiction. Thanks to my guest, Dr Nicola Bishop. Her book, Lower-Middle-Class Nation: The White-Collar Worker in British Popular Culture is published by Bloomsbury Academic. Find out more about this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thenobodies. To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub. Mentioned in this episode: — The Diary of a Nobody by George and Weedon Grossmith — The Suburbans by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland — "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T. S. Eliot — The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie — After the Funeral by Agatha Christie — The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie — The Big Four by Agatha Christie NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thenobodiestranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
At The Old Bailey

At The Old Bailey

2022-07-1332:191

A judge looks back over her time on the bench at a very famous court. Thanks to my guest, Wendy Joseph. Her book about her time as an Old Bailey judge, Unlawful Killings, is out now. Find out more about this episode at shedunnitshow.com/attheoldbailey To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub.com/join. Mentioned in this episode: — The Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie — Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer — The Crippen episode of Shedunnit — The Brides in the Bath episode of Shedunnit NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/attheoldbaileytranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
What if thinking and talking about real life murders was not actually good for us? Thanks to my guest, Emma Berquist. Find all the details about her books and articles at emmaberquist.com. Find out more about this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thedarksideoftruecrime To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub.com/join. Mentioned in this episode: — The Brides in the Bath episode of Shedunnit — The Murder at Road Hill House episode of Shedunnit — The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie — “True Crime Is Rotting Our Brains” by Emma Berquist at Gawker — “There’s Really No Easy Way to Say ‘I Was Stabbed’” by Emma Berquist at Human Parts — Missing Presumed Dead by Emma Berquist — The case of “the Servant Girl Annihilator” — The rescue of Baby Jessica — The Edith Thompson episode of Shedunnit — The Gabby Petito case — Paul Foot on the James Hanratty case — Heavenly Creatures (1994) directed by Peter Jackson — In Cold Blood by Truman Capote NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thedarksideoftruecrimetranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
Looking East

Looking East

2022-06-1521:571

Expanding the horizons of golden age detective fiction. Many thanks to my guest, Christopher Huang. You can find out more about his work at ricordius.com. His first mystery novel is A Gentleman's Murder. Read his article "How Do You Decolonise The Golden Age Mystery? Read More Historical Fiction!" at crimereads.com. Find out more about this episode at shedunnitshow.com/lookingeast. To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub.com/join. Books mentioned: — The Cadfael series by Ellis Peters — X Esquire by Leslie Charteris — The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie — Meet the Tiger by Leslie Charteris — Miss Moorthy Investigates by Ovidia Yu — Ronald Knox's "Decalogue" — "The Rules" episode of Shedunnit — The Charlie Chan series by Earl Derr Biggers — The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie — A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee — The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey — The Frangipani Tree Mystery by Ovidia Yu NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookseller that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/lookingeasttranscript
The Queen of True Crime

The Queen of True Crime

2022-06-0128:331

F. Tennyson Jesse created a way of telling crime stories that still influences us today. Find out more about this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thequeenoftruecrime. To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub.com/join. Books mentioned and sources consulted: Books mentioned: — Murder and Its Motives by F. Tennyson Jesse — "The Mask" by F. Tennyson Jesse — The Sword of Deborah by F. Tennyson Jesse — The Trial of Madeleine Smith by F. Tennyson Jesse — The Trial of Rattenbury and Stoner by F. Tennyson Jesse — A Pin To See The Peepshow by F. Tennyson Jesse — Comments on Cain by F. Tennyson Jesse — Crime Writing in Interwar Britain by Victoria Stewart — A Portrait of Fryn by Joanna Colenbrander NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookseller that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thequeenoftruecrimetranscript.
The grandfather of detective fiction still has a lot to teach us. Many thanks to my guest, Jim Noy. You can find out more about his work at his blog, theinvisibleevent.com. His book The Red Death Murders is available only from Amazon worldwide (link for UK; link for US). To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub.com/join. Books mentioned: — The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe — The Red Death Murders by Jim Noy — The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe — "The Red-Headed League" by Arthur Conan Doyle collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes — Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookseller that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thelongshadowofedgarallenpoetranscript.
Death By Chocolate

Death By Chocolate

2022-05-0428:14

A box of chocolates can conceal a poisonous secret. Find out more at shedunnitshow.com/deathbychocolate. To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub.com/join. Books mentioned: — The Case of the Chocolate Cream Killer by Kaye Jones — The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders — The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley — "The Chocolate Box" in Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie — Peril at End House by Agatha Christie — At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie — Framed For Hanging by Guy Cullingford — Sweet Poison by Rupert Penny — Deed Without A Name by Dorothy Bowers — The Black Spectacles by John Dickson Carr (aka The Problem of the Green Capsule) NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK bookseller that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/deathbychocolatetranscript.
Please join me for a long-awaited guided tour of the role that dogs play in detective fiction. I am running an audience survey for the podcast at the moment to find out more about who my listeners are and what they like and don't like about the show. If you'd like to help me make the podcast better, please head to shedunnitshow.com/survey to fill it out —  it only takes a couple of minutes, and while you're there there'll be a chance to enter a raffle to win a second hand detective novel too. It's open until the end of April. Books mentioned: — My Lady's Money by Wilkie Collins — The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle — A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle — The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon — The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle — The Mystery of the Black Dog by Ellery Queen — "The Oracle of the Dog" by G.K. Chesterton — Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie — Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie — Peril at End House by Agatha Christie — Bats in the Belfry by E.C.R. Lorac — The Dog It Was That Died by E.C.R. Lorac — The Kennel Murder Case by SS Van Dine — Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel Hay — The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett — The Case of the Howling Dog by Erle Stanley Gardner — Love Lies Bleeding by Edmund Crispin — Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thedetectivesbestfriendtranscript
Let's spend some time with G.K. Chesterton, the first president of the Detection Club. I am running an audience survey for the podcast at the moment to find out more about who my listeners are and what they like and don't like about the show. If you'd like to help me make the podcast better, please head to shedunnitshow.com/survey to fill it out —  it only takes a couple of minutes, and while you're there there'll be a chance to enter a raffle to win a second hand detective novel too. Sources: — "The Hammer of God" by G.K. Chesterton from The Innocence of Father Brown — "Errors About Detective Stories" by G.K. Chesterton in the Illustrated London News NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. Thanks to today’s sponsor: — Backblaze, astonishingly easy cloud storage and backup tools. Shedunnit listeners can get a 15-day no credit card required trial at backblaze.com/shedunnit. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/anencounterwithfatherbrowntranscript
Agatha's Archaeologists

Agatha's Archaeologists

2022-03-2329:352

Agatha Christie knew more than most about digging up corpses. There are no major spoilers in this episode, but be aware that there are mentions of plot points from the books listed below. Books and sources: — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie — Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie — An Autobiography by Agatha Christie — Mallowan’s Memoirs by Max Mallowan — Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie — The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie — Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie — And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie — Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie — Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie — They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie — Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie — Cat of Many Tails by Ellery Queen — Murder by Burial by Stanley Casson — Agatha Christie and Archaeology edited by Charlotte Trümpler NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell's is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. Thanks to today’s sponsor: — Libsyn, the simple, reliable and professional podcast hosting service that I use for Shedunnit. Listeners can get up to 2 months free with promo code CAROLINE or via this link: shedunnitshow.com/libsyn To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/agathasarchaeologists Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.
The Rules (Remastered)

The Rules (Remastered)

2022-03-0919:52

A good detective story has a recognisable rhythm and plot points. But how did these tropes come about? And what happens when you break the rules? This episode of Shedunnit was first released in February 2019 and is repeated here in a rerecorded and remastered version. Find more information about this episode and links to the books discussed at shedunnitshow.com/therules. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Books and articles mentioned in order of appearance: —The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne —T. S. Eliot on detective fiction —The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins —S. S. van Dine’s “Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories” —Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers —The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie —Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers —Ronald Knox’s Decalogue —The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards —Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers —The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr —The Eye in the Museum by J. J. Connington —The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie —”Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” by Edmund Wilson —Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie —The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/therulestranscript NB: Links to Blackwell’s are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell’s is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge.
Reading my way through the last hundred years, from the 1920s to the 2020s, one mystery at a time. My previous attempt at this reading project can be found in the episode A Century of Whodunnits. Books mentioned: — Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers — Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles — Laurels are Poison by Gladys Mitchell — The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey — The Belting Inheritance by Julian Symons — Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh — A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine — Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell — Death in Holy Orders by P. D. James — Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch — The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman Thanks to today’s sponsors: — Betabrand, purveyors of comfy yet smart clothes. Go to betabrand.com/shedunnit for 30 per cent off. — Mystery Match Village, which has a special Death on the Nile season pass available at the moment. The game is available by searching "Mystery Match Village" on the App Store or Google Play. To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter. Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/asecondcenturyofwhodunnitstranscript. The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice. Links to Blackwell’s are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell’s is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge.
Comments (10)

Rebecca MA

Lucy is a fun guest. She's the type of guest that comes with loads of stories and you can listen to them all night

Sep 13th
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Suzanne Woods

I really enjoy this podcast and would recommend Shedunnit to everyone with an interest in crime detective fiction.

Sep 9th
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Magne

Entertaining and informative look at the golden age of detective fiction.

Nov 26th
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Joanne Jacques

I do really enjoy this podcast but the music is out of sync and distracting. I'd prefer no music at all.

May 5th
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Rebecca MA

Great contents. Great voice. Great editing. What more does one need?

Nov 15th
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Ali Mohamed

Simply Outstanding!. Love how the episodes vary between actual crimes that inspired novelists and the elements and the fundamentals of a detective novel, it's so fascinating. The music as well adds a ton to the experience. ps: Caroline Crampton is a national treasure.

Sep 2nd
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Jane Evangeline Antonia Feast

Love the throwaway line at the end.

May 15th
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Grech Games

such an interesting episode! thank you for making this series :)

Apr 18th
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Alka Joglekar

Love the idea of real life mysteries & love the easy & conversational style. The music at the beginning & end of the episode is very good. However, I find the bits of music playing during the conversation very distracting - would much prefer a podcast without background music!

Dec 13th
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