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The Telephone Call

Why has the murder of Julia Wallace on the night of 20 January 1931 haunted detective novelists for decades? Well, it all comes back to the telephone call.

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Books and sources:
The Nurse Daniels episode of this podcast
The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers and Robert Eustace
The Edith Thompson episode of this podcast
The Scoop by Members of the Detection Club
The Anatomy of Murder by Members of the Detection Club
“The Compassionate Machine” by Margery Allingham, collected in Truly Criminal: A Crime Writers’ Association Anthology of True Crime edited by Martin Edwards
Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
Skin for Skin by Winnifred Duke
Vegetable Duck by John Rhode
The Telephone Call by John Rhode
“Absolutely Elsewhere” by Dorothy L. Sayers, collected in In the Teeth of the Evidence
Personal Call by Agatha Christie
P.D. James on the Wallace case in 2013
The Skull Beneath The Skin by P.D. James
The Murder Room by P.D. James
The Trial of William Herbert Wallace by W.F. Wyndham Brown
Wallace: The Final Verdict by Roger Wilkes
The Killing of Julia Wallace by Jonathan Goodman

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