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Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

Shedunnit Caroline Crampton

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Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

    A Prize Mystery

    A Prize Mystery

    Could you beat the detective to the solution?
    This live episode of Shedunnit was recorded at the 2022 International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    — The Wintringham Mystery by Anthony Berkeley
    — The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
    — The Mystery of Norman's Court by John Chancellor
    — The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie
    — The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
    — Bleak House by Charles Dickens
    — The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
    — The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace
    — Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
    — The Clocks by Agatha Christie
    — The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
    — Memories and Adventures by Arthur Conan Doyle
    — Murder in Rockwater by Margot Neville
    — Murder of Olympia by Margot Neville
    — Forever England by Alison Light
    — “The Decline and Fall of the Detection Story” by W. Somerset Maugham collected in The Vagrant Mood
    — “Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” by Edmund Wilson in The New Yorker (20 June 1945)
    — “Manx Gold” by Agatha Christie collected in While The Light Lasts
    — Not To Be Taken by Anthony Berkeley
    — Death in the House by Anthony Berkeley
    — "Mr Cork's Secret” by MacDonald Hastings collected in Crimson Snow
    — The Crime of the Century by Kingsley Amis
    — Cain's Jawbone by E. Powys Mathers, aka Torquemada
    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/aprizemysterytranscript
    Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.

    • 35 min
    The Elusive Agatha Christie

    The Elusive Agatha Christie

    How well do we really know the queen of crime?
    Thanks to my guest, Lucy Worsley. Her book Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman is out now.
    Books and sources mentioned:
    — An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
    — Agatha Christie: A Biography by Janet P. Morgan
    — Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson
    — Agatha Christie: The Woman And Her Mysteries by Gillian Gill
    — Forever England: Literature, Femininity and Conservatism between the Wars by Alison Light
    — “In The Shadow Of Hercule — The War Service Of Archibald Christie” by Peter Wright in Cross & Cockade International, vol 41/3 (2010)
    — The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
    — “The Lady Vanishes” episode of Shedunnit
    — “The Dispenser” episode of Shedunnit
    — “Mary Westmacott” 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 bookseller chain that ships internationally at no extra charge.
    Thanks to today’s sponsor:
    — Audible: get a free audiobook (such as Lucy reading her Agatha Christie biography!) when you take out a one month free trial of Audible’s audiobook subscription service by using the podcast’s link at shedunnitshow.com/audible
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    Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/theelusiveagathachristietranscript
    Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.

    • 41 min
    The Challenge Of Dorothy L. Sayers

    The Challenge Of Dorothy L. Sayers

    Should detective fiction be easy reading?
    Thanks to my guest, Eric Sandberg. He is an assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong and the editor of Dorothy L. Sayers: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction.
    Get tickets to see Shedunnit live on 11th September 2022 in Torquay at shedunnitshow.com/events.
    Mentioned in this episode:
    — Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
    — The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
    — The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
    — Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
    — “The Case of Miss Dorothy Sayers” by Q. D. Leavis in Scrutiny (December 1937)
    — Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
    — “Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” by Edmund Wilson in The New Yorker (20 June 1945)
    — The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
    — The “Happily Ever After” episode of Shedunnit
    — The “Dorothy’s Secret” episode of Shedunnit
    — The “Dorothy L. Sayers Solves Her Mystery” episode of Shedunnit
    — The “Detection Club” 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 bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge.
    Thanks to today’s sponsor:
    — Backblaze, astonishingly easy cloud storage and backup tools. Shedunnit listeners can get a 15-day no credit card required trial at backblaze.com/shedunnit
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    Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thechallengeofdorothylsayerstranscript
    Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.

    • 28 min
    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.
    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/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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    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.
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    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
524 Ratings

524 Ratings

Hwilson7373 ,

What a great Podcast and community

Truly appreciate Caroline Crampton’s work! Just what I loved to learn about a topic which is my favorite! Thank you for taking such time and effort to research, investigate, and detect what I want to know. And your learnings are opening up more reading options for me. What a treat!

kjreusser ,

Informative, well-written podcast

I enjoy hearing every podcast that Carolyn puts out. she’s very informative and puts a lot of work into each subject. I hope that she continues for a long time.

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Christie Adventures

Always look forward to this podcast. Entertaining and informative! In-depth, fun, and great music! This week about Agatha’s adventures transported me. Can’t wait to purchase the book that inspired. Thank you!

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