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Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

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Death at the Speakeasy

Death at the Speakeasy

2024-07-1001:05:20

During Prohibition, the cocktails are downright criminal. This episode was hosted by Leandra Griffith with guest (and usual host) Caroline Crampton. If you are interested in seeing more content from Leandra, you can find her on YouTube and Instagram. Caroline's new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit her website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Fact-Check Correction: During the episode, it is mentioned that Raymond Chandler was born in the UK. This is incorrect. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Mentioned in this episode: — The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald — The Turquoise Shop by Frances Crane — The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett — The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown — Deadline at Dawn by Cornell Woolrich — The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen — Murder on 'B' Deck by Vincent Starrett — Obelists at Sea by C. Daly King — Headed for a Hearse by Jonathan Latimer — The Eight of Swords by John Dickson Carr — Murder on the Orient Express 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 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/deathatthespeakeasytranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
CriminOlly joins Caroline to read this classic of American hardboiled crime fiction. No major plot spoilers until you hear Caroline say we are "entering the spoiler zone", at 26:30. After that, expect full spoilers. A full list of titles in the Penguin series can be found at penguinfirsteditions.com. Olly's YouTube channel can be found at youtube.com/@CriminOllyBlog. Tickets for Backlisted: Live on 17th July, at which Caroline will be talking about Agatha Christie's Endless Night, are available here. Caroline's new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit her website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join. Mentioned in this episode: — The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett — Endless Night by Agatha Christie — Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett — The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett — The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie — Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie — Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie — The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie — Mr Fortune, Please by H.C. Bailey — A Body Made of Glass by Caroline Crampton 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/thethinmantranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Murder in the Library

Murder in the Library

2024-06-1925:591

There’s something sinister in the stacks. Thanks to my guest Harriet Evans, aka Harriet F. Townson, who is the author of D is for Death. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Mentioned in this episode: — The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie — The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green — A Case of Books by Bruce Graeme — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers — Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers — Operation Pax by Michael Innes — The Widening Stain by W. Bolingbroke Johnson — "The Library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borges — The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco — Katie's Terror by David Fisher — The Jacqueline Kirkby series by Elizabeth Peters — Open and Closed by Mat Coward — The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill — D is for Death by Harriet F. Townson — Letters from Menabilly: Portrait of a Friendship by Oriel Malet 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/murderinthelibrarytranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dylan's Whodunnits

Dylan's Whodunnits

2024-05-2941:14

The great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas had a passion for detective stories. This episode is hosted by Guy Cuthbertson. His guest is John Goodby, a Professor of Arts and Culture at Sheffield Hallam University, and an expert on Dylan Thomas. He edited The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas and has co-authored a biography of Thomas. He is also a poet, translator and arts organiser. Members of the Shedunnit Book Club can hear more of Guy and John's conversation as they cover 1930s poets beyond Dylan Thomas in this bonus episode. Spoiler for The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie at 21:17. Mentioned in this episode: — Murder's A Swine by Nap Lombard — The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, edited by John Goodby — Dylan Thomas by John Goodby and Chris Wigginton — The Death of the King's Canary by Dylan Thomas and John Davenport — Ellery Queen's Poetic Justice, edited by Ellery Queen — The Three Weird Sisters (screenplay) — The Beach of Falesá, novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Thomas — The Doctor and the Devils by Dylan Thomas — “The Waste Land” by T. S. Eliot, collected in The Waste Land — Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide by Barry Foreshaw — "The Pleasure Principle” by Philip Larkin, collected in Philip Larkin: The Complete Poems — “Fern Hill” by Dylan Thomas — "Altawise by Owl Light" by Dylan Thomas — The Oxford Book of English Verse — After the Funeral by Agatha Christie — Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas — "Deaths and Entrances" by Dylan Thomas — “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas — "And Death Shall Have No Dominion” by Dylan Thomas — “A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London” by Dylan Thomas — “Among those Killed in the Dawn Raid was a Man Aged a Hundred” by Dylan Thomas — "Return Journey," radio broadcast by Dylan Thomas More Shedunnit episodes: — The Death of the Country House — Dorothy L Sayers Solves Her Mystery — A Mysterious Glossary 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/dylanswhodunnitstranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Why didn’t the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh write more detective fiction? My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Mentioned in this episode: — When We Were Very Young by AA Milne — Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne — The House At Pooh Corner by AA Milne — Mr Pim Passes By by AA Milne — The Red House Mystery by AA Milne — If I May by AA Milne — Bloody Murder by Julian Symons — Trent's Last Case by EC Bentley — The Perfect Alibi by AA Milne — Four Days' Wonder by AA Milne Related Shedunnit episodes: — The Rules (Remastered) — Enter the Watson — The Death of the Country House 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/theaamilnemysterytranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Caroline Crampton is joined by writer Moira Redmond to talk about the Chalet School books by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer. This is a crossover episode from another podcast series Caroline is making at the moment, A Body Made of Glass. If you head to carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglasspodcast, you can listen to more conversations that explore the intersection of health with different aspects of medicine, scientific history, mental health and more. To find out more about Moira Redmond and her work, follow her on Twitter @ClothesinBooks and visit her blog clothesinbooks.blogspot.com. Caroline's new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is available to order now. The audiobook, read by Caroline, is also available. Find out more information at her website, carolinecrampton.com, or by following her on Instagram @cacrampton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
John Curran joins Caroline to read Christie’s third novel, her first (sort of?) to appear as a green penguin. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join. A full list of titles in the Penguin series can be found at penguinfirsteditions.com. No major plot spoilers until you hear Caroline say we are "entering the spoiler zone", at 25:52. After that, expect full spoilers. Mentioned in this episode: — Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie — Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran — Murder in the Making by John Curran — The Big Four by Agatha Christie — Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie — The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie — The Clocks by Agatha Christie — Third Girl by Agatha Christie — Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie — Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie — An Autobiography by Agatha Christie — Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie — Peril at End House by Agatha Christie — And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie — Crooked House by Agatha Christie — Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie — The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie — Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie — The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie — The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux — The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green — Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie — Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie — Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie — The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie — Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie — Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie — "How Does Your Garden Grow?" by Agatha Christie, collected in Poirot's Early Cases — "The Cornish Mystery" by Agatha Christie, collected in The Under Dog and Other Stories — The Hollow by Agatha Christie — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers — The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett — A Body Made of Glass by Caroline Crampton Related Shedunnit episodes: — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Green Penguin Book Club 1) — Death Under Par — Agatha the Adventuress 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/themurderonthelinkstranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A portrait of a writer via her addresses. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Mentioned in this episode: — The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie — The Hollow by Agatha Christie — Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie — The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie — The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie — After the Funeral by Agatha Christie — The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie — Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie — Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie — The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie — Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie — Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie Sources consulted: — Agatha Christie’s Complete Secret Notebooks edited by John Curran — Agatha Christie: A Biography by Janet Morgan — Agatha Christie: An English Mystery by Laura Thompson — Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley Shedunnit episodes referenced: — At Home with Agatha Christie — Agatha The Adventuress — Agatha's Archaeologists 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. There are no spoilers in this episode. 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/agathachristiesmanyhousestranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Meet the hypochondriacs of golden age detective fiction. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now in the UK and published on 24th April in North America. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join There are some minor spoilers in this episode — no solutions to whodunnits totally revealed, but some plot details discussed. If you want to avoiding knowing such details about something that you're reading or plan to read, please consult the list of books and stories in the episode description before proceeding. Mentioned in this episode: — "The Case of the Perfect Maid" by Agatha Christie, collected in Miss Marple's Final Cases — N or M? by Agatha Christie — The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie — Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie — Green for Danger by Christianna Brand — Black Plumes by Margery Allingham — "The Blue Geranium" by Agatha Christie, collected in The Thirteen Problems — The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie — Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie — The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie — Fear for Miss Betony by Dorothy Bowers — A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie — 4.50 From Paddington by Agatha Christie — Family Matters by Anthony Rolls — “They Don’t Wear Labels” by E.M. Delafield, collected in Capital Crimes — Below Suspicion by John Dickson Carr — Blue Murder by Harriet Rutland — Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh — Police at the Funeral by Margery Allingham — Poison in the Garden Suburb by G.D.H. and Margaret Cole 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/youprobablyimaginedittranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Tea Leaf

The Tea Leaf

2024-03-2143:30

A scientific murder mystery. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus material, visit my website carolinecrampton.com. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Mentioned in this episode: — "The Tea Leaf" by Robert Eustace and Edgar Jepson Related Shedunnit Episodes: — Who Was Robert Eustace? 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/thetealeaftranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Lucy, Anthony and Anne

Lucy, Anthony and Anne

2024-03-0628:06

The crime fiction of Lucy Beatrice Malleson deserves to be better known. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus material, visit my website carolinecrampton.com. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Mentioned in this episode: — Three-A-Penny by Lucy Malleson — Cat and the Canary by John Willard — The Man Who Was London by J. Kilmeny Keith — “The Lay of the Last Minstrel” by Walter Scott — Little Women by Louisa May Alcott — The Tragedy at Freyne by Anthony Gilbert — The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson — Death at Four Corners by Anthony Gilbert — An Old Lady Dies by Anthony Gilbert — The Mystery of the Open Window by Anthony Gilbert — The Night in the Fog by Anthony Gilbert — Portrait of a Murderer by Anne Meredith — Death in Fancy Dress by Anthony Gilbert — The Man in Button Boots by Anthony Gilbert — Courtier to Death by Anthony Gilbert — Murder by Experts by Anthony Gilbert — A Nice Little Killing by Anthony Gilbert — Death Wears a Mask by Anthony Gilbert — Death in the Wrong Room by Anthony Gilbert — The Vanishing Corpse by Anthony Gilbert — The Woman in Red by Anthony Gilbert — Lady Killer by Anthony Gilbert — Death Takes A Wife by Anthony Gilbert — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 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 bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge. This episode is free of spoilers. 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/lucyanthonyandannetranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Helen Zaltzman is the guest for this dissection of the first green penguin. Until 26:43, the discussion is free of major spoilers. At that point, as you will hear us say, we enter the spoiler zone and you can expect spoilers until the end. Helen's podcast The Allusionist is available wherever you are listening to this or at theallusionist.org My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus material, visit my website carolinecrampton.com. Mentioned in this episode: — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers — Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers — Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers — Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers Related Shedunnit Episodes: — Death at the Club — A Mysterious Glossary — The Advertising Adventures of Dorothy L. Sayers 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/theunpleasantnessatthebellonaclubtranscript/ Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Green Penguin

The Green Penguin

2024-02-0731:591

One visit to Agatha Christie changed everything. Thank you to my guest, Jules Burt, for sharing his book-collecting experiences and knowledge with us. You can learn more about his collection on his YouTube channel, Jules Burt Collections and Unboxings at youtube.com/@JulesBurt. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus material, visit my website carolinecrampton.com. Mentioned in this episode: — The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie — Ulysses by James Joyce — Ariel by André Maurois — Death on the Borough Council by Josephine Bell — Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell — Taken on Trust by Terry Waite — Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers — Allen Lane: King Penguin by J.E. Morpurgo — Penguin Special: Life and Times of Allen Lane by Jeremy Lewis — Mushroom Jungle: A History of Postwar Paperback Publishing by Stephen Holland — The Penguin Story by W.E. Williams — ‘A Paperback Guide to Progress: Penguin Books 1935– c .1951’ by Nicholas Joicey in Twentieth Century British History, 1993 Shedunnit Episodes Mentioned: — The Nobodies 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/thegreenpenguintranscript/ Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Reading Life

A Reading Life

2024-01-2349:17

A conversation about how Shedunnit is made. Mentioned in this episode: — Death and the Sisters by Heather Redmond — Murder of a Lady by Anthony Wynne — The Birthday Murder by Lange Lewis — Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson Authors Mentioned: — Richard and Frances Lockridge — Rudolph Fisher Mentioned Shedunnit episodes: — Miss Marple, Spinster Sleuth 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/areadinglifetranscript/ Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Time travelling, murder mystery style. Mentioned in this episode: — The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie — The Plague Court Murders by John Dickson Carr — Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie — The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers — A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh — Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham — Checkmate to Murder by ECR Lorac — That Yew Tree's Shade by Cyril Hare — Tenant for Death by Cyril Hare — A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie — From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell — Cover Her Face by PD James — The Face of Trespass by Ruth Rendell — Malice Aforethought by Frances Iles — Before the Fact by Frances Iles — The Crozier Pharaohs by Gladys Mitchell — Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell — Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie — Original Sin by PD James — End of Chapter by Nicholas Blake — Case Histories by Kate Atkinson — The Secret Place by Tana French Mentioned Shedunnit episodes: — A Century of Whodunnits — A Second Century of Whodunnits — The Kidnap of Elizabeth Canning, with guest Tana French 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).  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/whodunnitcentenary1924transcript/ Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Renée read her first detective novel in the 1930s. She hasn’t stopped since. This archive episode of Shedunnit (my personal favourite of all the ones I've ever made) was first published on 2nd September 2020. You can read Renée's obituary here. Her crime novels, The Wild Card and Blood Matters, are available from all good booksellers. Become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club and get bonus audio, listen to ad free episodes and join a book-loving community at shedunnitshow.com/bookclub. Books and sources: —These Two Hands by Renée —Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers —Wednesday to come by Renée —Setting the table by Renée —An interview with Renée from 2017 on RNZ 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, Tumblr 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/lifelongfantranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Not every mystery needs a murder. There are minor details shared for all the novels and stories listed below, but no major plot revelations in this episode. Mentioned in this episode: — “The Flying Stars” by G.K. Chesterton, collected in The Innocence of Father Brown — A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens — The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens — Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie — An English Murder by Cyril Hare — Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon — The Santa Claus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay — Murder After Christmas by Rupert Latimer — The Smiler with the Knife by Nicholas Blake — Tied Up in Tinsel by Ngaio Marsh — The Case of the Abominable Snowman by Nicholas Blake — "The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding" by Agatha Christie, collected in a book of the same name — "Stuffing" by Edgar Wallace, collected in Silent Nights, edited by Martin Edwards — "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" by Arthur Conan Doyle, collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes — “The Mystery of Mrs Bardell’s Xmas Pudding” by Gwyn Evans — “The Ghost’s Touch” by Fergus Hume, collected in The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, edited by Otto Penzler — A Maigret Christmas by Georges Simenon — “The Reprisal” by Michael Innes — Catt Out of the Bag by Clifford Witting — "The Black Bag Left on a Doorstep” by Catharine Louisa Pirkis, collected in A Surprise for Christmas, edited by Martin Edwards — “Sister Bessie or Your Old Leech” by Cyril Hare, collected in The Christmas Card Crime, edited by Martin Edwards — A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton — Deck The Halls by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark — “Christmas Eve” by S.C. Roberts, collected in The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries, edited by Otto Penzler — “The Necklace of Pearls” by Dorothy L. Sayers, collected in Silent Nights, edited by Martin Edwards 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/themurderlesschristmasmysterytranscript Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Who Was Robert Eustace?

Who Was Robert Eustace?

2023-11-2929:271

A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The 2023 Shedunnit Pledge Drive is underway! Help ensure the future of the podcast and get your hands on some exclusive audio perks by becoming a Shedunnit member now at shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Spoilers: there will be minor details shared for all the novels and stories listed below, and major spoilers towards the end for The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers and Robert Eustace. The latter will be flagged just before I get to it, so you can safely listen to the rest of the episode and just skip that part when I tell you. Mentioned in this episode: — A Master of Mysteries by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace — The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins — An Honourable Miss by L.T. Meade — A World of Girls by L.T. Meade — Stories from the Diary of a Doctor by L.T. Meade and Clifford Halifax — The Experiences of the Oracle of Maddox Street by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace — The Brotherhood of the Seven Kings by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace — The Sorceress of the Strand by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace — The Face in the Dark by L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace — Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror edited by Dorothy L. Sayers — The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh and Henry Jellett — "The Tea Leaf" by Edgar Jepson and Robert Eustace — The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L Sayers and Robert Eustace — Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers — Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers — Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers — Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers Additional sources consulted: — “The Mystery of Robert Eustace” by Joe Christopher, The Armchair Detective Quarterly volume 13, issue 4, Fall 1980 — Rivaling Conan Doyle: L. T. Meade’s Medical Mysteries, New Woman Criminals, and Literary Celebrity at the Victorian Fin de Siècle by Janis Dawson, English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, Volume 58, Number 1, 2015 — Dorothy L Sayers, Nine Literary Studies by Trevor H. Hall — Dorothy L. Sayers: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction by Eric Sandberg — “Nature Is Lopsided”: Muscarine as Scientific and Literary Fascinosum in Dorothy L. Sayers’ The Documents in the Case by Bettina Wahrig in Poison and Poisoning in Science, Fiction and Cinema: Precarious Identities, 2017 Related Shedunnit episodes: — Edith Thompson — The Dispenser — Dorothy's Secret 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, Tumblr 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/whowasroberteustacetranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Death at the Club

Death at the Club

2023-11-1524:59

Private members’ clubs are surprisingly popular with corpses. The 2023 Shedunnit Pledge Drive is underway! Help ensure the future of the podcast and get your hands on some exclusive audio perks by becoming a Shedunnit member now at shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Mentioned in this episode: — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers — Death at the Club by Miles Burton — "The Angel in the House" by Coventry Patmore, collected in The Angel in the House — Maurice by E. M. Forster — Book of Household Management by Isabella Beeton — “The Case of the Old Man in the Window” by Margery Allingham, collected in Mr. Campion and Others — Keep It Quiet by Richard Hull Related Shedunnit episodes: — The Mutual Admiration Society — Back to School — The Detection Club 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. Become a member of the Shedunnit book club and get bonus audio, listen to ad free episodes and join a book-loving community at shedunnitshow.com/membership. 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, Tumblr 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/deathattheclubtranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How Adelaide Bartlett got away with murder. The 2023 Shedunnit Pledge Drive and we're already three quarters of the way to our goal! Help ensure the future of the podcast and get your hands on some exclusive audio perks by becoming a Shedunnit member now at shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Mentioned in this episode: — The Anatomy of Murder by the Detection Club — Sweet Adalaide by Julian Symons Additional books consulted: — The Trial of Adelaide Bartlett, both 1886 and 1927 editions — Victorian Murderesses by Mary S. Hartman — Molecules of Murder by John Emsley — Crime and the Respectable Woman: Toward a Pattern of Middle-Class Female Criminality in Nineteenth-Century France and England by Mary S. Hartman — Chloroform: The Quest for Oblivion by Linda Stratmann — The Secret Poisoner by Linda Stratmann — Closing Argument to the Jury for the Defense in Criminal Cases by G. Arthur Martin Related Shedunnit episodes: — Edith Thompson — The Telephone Call — The Kidnap of Elizabeth Canning 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/thepimlicopoisoningmysterytranscript. Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Comments (11)

Chris Valentine

Great episode (as always). The origins of the Penguin paperbacks was very informative. And Jules Burt is a perfect guest. I follow him on YouTube and Instagram and his book collection is a thing to behold

Feb 9th
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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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