148 episodes

Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

Shedunnit Caroline Crampton

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Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

    Dylan's Whodunnits

    Dylan's Whodunnits

    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.
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    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.
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    • 40 min
    The Mystery of A.A. Milne

    The Mystery of A.A. Milne

    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.
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    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.
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    • 36 min
    Bonus: The Chalet School

    Bonus: The Chalet School

    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.
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    • 47 min
    The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (Green Penguin Book Club 2)

    The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (Green Penguin Book Club 2)

    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.
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    • 56 min
    Agatha Christie's Many Houses

    Agatha Christie's Many Houses

    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.
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    • 26 min
    You Probably Imagined It!

    You Probably Imagined It!

    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.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
654 Ratings

654 Ratings

Shadow Henry ,

Shedunnit

Every episode of this podcast is a complete pleasure and a learning experience in the best way! Caroline provides entertaining and thoughtful shows, and being a member of the book club more than doubles the fun. I love this podcast!!

patt-g ,

Simply perfect

What a breath of fresh air. Excellent episodes. Well researched. Pleasure to listen to. Essential to all who read classic and non-classic mysteries.

thatonekidwiththething ,

Kindred spirit

She had me at “starring Kenneth Branagh’s awful mustache as Hercule Poirot” … No, she had me way before that! With the first episode of Shedunnit, in fact, and every one after that! Caroline Crampton has a writer’s ability to spot common themes and interesting details and a journalist’s talent for choosing excellent topics and interviewing guests. Best of all, she is skilled in plumbing the depths of stories we love and think we already know to reveal something new and unexpected in each episode. If you love Golden Age mysteries, this is the best podcast for you. If you are not a Golden Age fan, take a listen to Shedunnit, and you will be!

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