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You Probably Imagined It!

You Probably Imagined It!

Update: 2024-04-11


Meet the hypochondriacs of golden age detective fiction.

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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

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