This summer, you can still travel to the murderous destinations visited by your favourite detectives.
While I take a holiday myself, please enjoy this classic episode of Shedunnit. First aired in July 2020, it’s all about how and why golden age sleuths solve mysteries while away from home.
Find links to all the books and sources mentioned in this episode at shedunnitshow.com/murderonholidayreplay.
Books and sources:
—Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh
—At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie
—“Triangle at Rhodes” in Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie
—“The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan” in Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
—Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
—Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
—Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Spinsters in Jeopardy by Ngaio Marsh
—Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
—Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
—Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
—Singing in the Shrouds by Ngaio Marsh
—Forever England: Femininity, Literature and Conservatism Between the Wars by Alison Light
—The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey
—Calamity in Kent by John Rowland
—The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude
—The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
—A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
—Death in Clairvoyance by Josephine Bell
—Tour de Force by Christianna Brand
—When in Rome by Ngaio Marsh
—Crossed Skis by Carol Carnac
—Dead Men Don’t Ski by Patricia Moyes
—“The Erymanthian Boar” from The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie
—Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
—Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
—“The Unsolved Puzzle of the Man with No Face” fromLord Peter Views The Body by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
—“The Blood Stained Pavement” and “The Companion” fromThe Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
—Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries edited by Martin Edwards
—Murder in Midsummer: Classic Mysteries for the Holidays edited by Cecily Gayford
—Murder Takes a Holiday: Classic Crime Stories for Summer edited by Cecily Gayford
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