100 episodes

Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

Shedunnit Caroline Crampton

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 538 Ratings

Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

    Agatha The Adventuress

    Agatha The Adventuress

    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.
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    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.

    • 26 min
    The Nobodies

    The Nobodies

    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.
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    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.

    • 18 min
    At The Old Bailey

    At The Old Bailey

    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.

    • 32 min
    The Dark Side of True Crime

    The Dark Side of True Crime

    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.

    • 30 min
    Looking East

    Looking East

    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

    • 21 min
    The Queen of True Crime

    The Queen of True Crime

    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.

    • 28 min

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