Reading through the twentieth century, one murder mystery at a time.
There are no major spoilers in this episode, but the opening plot scenario of each book is discussed briefly. There is a major spoiler for the Sherlock Holmes story “The Final Problem” from 1893.
The ten books I read for this episode are:
— Trent’s Last Case by E.C. Bentley (1913)
— The Cask by Freeman Wills Crofts (1920)
— Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie (1943)
— From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell (1964)
— Black and Blue by Ian Rankin (1997)
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Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/centurytranscript.
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