22. Knock Knock

Even the best detectives get stuck during their cases. Wouldn’t sleuthing be so much easier if the dead could speak to the living?

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Books and sources in order of appearance:
Strong Poison  by Dorothy L. Sayers
Peril at End House  by Agatha Christie
Murder Most Unladylike  by Robin Stevens
The Plague Court Murders  by John Dickson Carr
When Last I Died  by Gladys Mitchell
The Sittaford Mystery  by Agatha Christie
Dumb Witness  by Agatha Christie
“The Last Seance” in The Hound of Death  by Agatha Christie

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21. Brides In The Bath

Once is an accident. Twice is a coincidence. But three times? Three women dead in identical circumstances is highly suspicious. This is the story of the brides in the bath.

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Books and sources in order of appearance:
The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Brides in the Bath by Jane Robins
Notable British Trials: George Joseph Smith
British Newspaper Archive
Murder on the Links  by Agatha Christie
Unnatural Death  by Dorothy L. Sayers
Busman’s Honeymoon  by Dorothy L. Sayers
A Caribbean Mystery  by Agatha Christie
The Bath Mysteries  by E.R. Punshon
“Three Is A Lucky Number” in The Allingham Casebook  by Margery Allingham

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Golden Age Detective Fiction (Words To That Effect)

Today, we have the final episode in my summer break guest series: ‘Golden Age Detective Fiction’ from Words To That Effect by Conor Reid. It first appeared on his feed in May 2019, and if you listen very closely you might recognise his interviewee.

Find Words To That Effect at wttepodcast.com and in all good podcast apps. For the full shownotes and credits of this episode, see wttepodcast.com/golden.

I’ll be back with a new episode of Shedunnit on 4 September. In the meantime, you can still get bonus episodes of the podcast and content from our detective fiction book club by becoming a paying supporter of the podcast at shedunnitshow.com/membership.

A Novel Remedy (The Allusionist)

Today on my summer break guest series, we have Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist again (along with my husband Guy Cuthbertson) talking about the books we read to feel better when we’re ill — plenty of detective fiction, of course. This episode first appeared on Helen’s podcast in August 2018.

Find The Allusionist at theallusionist.org and in all good podcast apps. Find the full shownotes, credits and transcript of this episode at theallusionist.org/convalescence

I’ve got one more guest episode coming up for you in August, and then I’ll be back with a new Shedunnit on 4 September.

In the meantime, you can find me chilling out with a detective novel in the Shedunnit book club forum, available to paying supporters of the podcast through shedunnitshow.com/membership.

Tune in on 21 August for the final guest episode.

Alter Ego (The Allusionist)

I’m taking a summer break from making the podcast, but I’ve roped in some friends to keep you entertained while I’m gone. Today, we have Helen Zaltzman of The Allusionist, with three pieces about alter egos in an episode that first appeared on her show in April 2019. Keep your ears peeled until the last act, because you might just recognise her interviewee.

Find The Allusionist at theallusionist.org and in all good podcast apps. Find the full shownotes, credits and transcript of this episode at theallusionist.org/alter-ego.

I’ve got two more guest episodes coming up for you in August, and then I’ll be back with a new Shedunnit on 4 September.

In the meantime, you can find me chilling out with a detective novel in the Shedunnit book club forum, available to paying supporters of the podcast through shedunnitshow.com/membership.

Tune in on 7 August for the next guest episode.

20. The Lady Detective

Meet Maud West, a real life lady detective from the golden age of detective fiction who lived a very colourful life — as well as sleuthing, she liked to dress up as Charlie Chaplin and once threatened to shoot a ghost. But who was she, really?

Find links to all the books mentioned and more details about my guests at shedunnitshow.com/theladydetective.

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Guest:
Susannah Stapleton, author of The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective

Books mentioned in order of appearance:
The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective by Susannah Stapleton
British Women in the Twentieth Century by Elsie M. Lang
Lady Molly of Scotland Yard  by Baroness Orczy

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19. Back To School

School is an enclosed world that breeds tension and suspicion and stress. No wonder it’s such a perfect setting for a murder mystery.

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Contributors:
Moira Redmond, author of the Clothes in Books blog
Robin Stevens, author of the Murder Most Unladylike book series

Books mentioned in order of appearance:
The Governess, or The Little Female Academy by Sarah Fielding
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
David Copperfield  by Charles Dickens
Tom Brown’s School Days by Thomas Hughes
A Terrible Tomboy by Angela Brazil
The Naughtiest Girl in the School by Enid Blyton
The School at the Chalet by Elinor Brent-Dyer
Moira’s blog about The Silent Three
First Term at Mallory Towers  by Enid Blyton
The Clue in the Castle by Joyce Bevins Webb
A Question of Proof  by Nicholas Blake
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey
Cat Among The Pigeons by Agatha Christie
Quiet as a Nun by Antonia Fraser
The Secret Place by Tana French
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
First Class Murder  by Robin Stevens
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

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18. Florence Maybrick II

Her trial gripped the nation and tested Britain’s legal system to the limit. But what happened to Florence Maybrick?

This is the second of a two part story — listen to episode 16 first at shedunnitshow.com/florencemaybrick.

Find links to further information and sources at shedunnitshow.com/florencemaybricktwo.

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Books consulted for research:
The Golden Age of Murder  by Martin Edwards
A is for Arsenic  by Kathryn Harkup
Did She Kill Him?  by Kate Colquhoun
The Anatomy of Murder  
by Members of the Detection Club

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17. On The Thames

The River Thames has always had a dark side. Its fast-flowing, tidal waters have long attracted those with something to hide.

Find links to further reading and sources at shedunnitshow.com/onthethames.

You can order my book about the Thames, The Way to the Sea, from Waterstones, Amazon or an independent bookshop. For international purchases, Amazon is (sadly) the best option.

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Books mentioned in order:
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
Footsteps at the Lock by Ronald Knox
—”Dark Waters” by Freeman Wills Crofts is collected in Bodies from the Library
Sunset Over Soho
by Gladys Mitchell
A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey

Further Thames reading:
Original Sin by P.D. James
Strange Tide by Christopher Fowler
Trouble on the Thames by Victor Bridges

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16. Florence Maybrick I

A shipboard romance that somehow became one of the most notorious domestic poisoning cases in British history. This is the story of Florence Maybrick.

Check back for part two of this story on 12 June.

Find links to further information and sources at shedunnitshow.com/florencemaybrick.

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Books consulted for research:
The Golden Age of Murder  by Martin Edwards
A is for Arsenic  by Kathryn Harkup
Did She Kill Him?  by Kate Colquhoun
The Anatomy of Murder  
by Members of the Detection Club

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