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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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thestoryteller.

The Storyteller: Violent Delights Isla Traquair

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 111 Ratings

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. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/thestoryteller.

    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 10

    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 10

    Sheila and Brian begin their life sentences but both are released on parole a decade later. Find out if freedom brought them happiness and the impact on the forgotten victims, Sheila and Max's children.

    • 55 min
    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 9

    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.

    • 32 min
    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 8

    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 8

    Sheila Garvie is questioned about two books she was writing while in prison awaiting trial and the lawyers for the Crown and defence take centre stage for their addresses to the jury.

    • 30 min
    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 7

    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 7

    Former police officer Alfred Birse enters the witness box and yet more explosive details emerge and claims are made from two witnesses that Brian and Sheila had joked about getting Max out of the way.

    • 23 min
    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 6

    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 6

    Alan Peters claims Sheila assisted in the murder of her husband and police go to great lengths using a pig to establish how Max was murdered,

    • 28 min
    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 5

    VIOLENT DELIGHTS EPISODE 5

    Sheila attempts to leave her husband but is urged to return to the marital home by those she sought help from and the court hears two very different versions of what happened on the night of Max’s murder. 

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Lennysbutt ,

Enthralling Cultural Immersion

It’s not just the story and passion for journalism that is captivating by Isla Traquair. She creates a total cultural immersion which paints a glimpse into Scotland in the 1960s, provoking thoughts of culture, sexuality, ideals and technology that help deduce true crime and murder. She can’t help but turn up the heat with this story!!

CuiDawei ,

Wow O Wow!

This was my first podcast and what a great way to start the journey. Isla is an amazing storyteller - been hooked and gripped since episode one. Please keep making!

Graecyn16 ,

FANTASTIC podcast!!

I’ve never done a podcast review, and I listen to a ton of true crime podcasts. Isla and her podcast is HANDS DOWN the best I have listened to. She is awesome. Not only in her telling of the story, but her interviews and the way she’s able to communicate with the people within the story, whether on the victim side or whether on the perpetrator side, is a skill many lack. I love it!!

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