Following on from the smash-hit success of Series One of The Storyteller: Murder Most Foul, comes Series Two - Violent Delights. In this one-case deep dive, Isla Traquair returns to Scotland to investigate a true-crime Shakespearean tragedy involving a beautiful young housemaid to the Royal Family who is swept off her feet by a charismatic Prince Charming and ends up in the dock accused of murder. Her trial alongside two co-accused was the most sensational case in Scottish history with the twists and turns of a complicated love story that went very wrong.
Violent Delights Recommends Crime Analyst
While you are waiting for the next The Storyteller series, I have a personal recommendation for you to listen to Crime Analyst launching January 2021, hosted by Laura Richards who featured in episode 12 of Violent Delights. She's a world leading criminal behavioural analyst, advocate and investigator and her series is the perfect listen for fans of The Storyteller.
VIOLENT DELIGHTS SPECIAL Kate Dickie EP 13
Isla Traquair talks to award-winning actor Kate Dickie on taking on the role of Sheila Garvie and her thoughts on the murder case.
VIOLENT DELIGHTS SPECIAL Laura Richards EP 12
World-renowned criminal behavioural analyst, advocate and investigator Laura Richards BSc, MSc. MBPsS, gives an in-depth analysis of this case and all the people involved. If you are affected by any of the issues in this podcast please check out any of the following websites.
VIOLENT DELIGHTS SPECIAL - EP 11
In this special extended episode, a new and different insight into the case from a previously unheard viewpoint for a detective who interrogated the three accused. And the horrifying truth about Sheila Garvie’s never-ending prison from the womAn who cared for her in her final years.
VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 10
Sheila and Brian begin their life sentences but both are released on parole a decade later. However freedom did not guarantee happiness.
VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 9
The stern judge gives his directions to the jury and asks them to ignore the very aspects of the case which attracted so much attention. Lady Chatterley, Lady Bountiful or Lady MacBeth? Which will the jury decide best describes Sheila Garvie? All three accused discover their fates.
A fascinating story, well told. I had one problem - just one - since English is not my mother tongue I sometimes had a problem to understand the Scottish accent. I want more of these kind of stories Isla!
Amazing story done well
I’m listening to the last two minutes of this brilliant heartfelt podcast. You have done a wonderful job of this. Both very sympathetically and in depth.
I think the mother Susan is an absolutely lovely person. I would love to know her!
Hope to listen to you again.
A pearl among true crime podcasts
I’m very picky with my true crime podcasts and this ticks all the boxes - well researched, well presented with humanity at its center. Wonderful.