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The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Green Penguin Book Club 1)

Helen Zaltzman is the guest for this dissection of the first green penguin.

Until 26:43, the discussion is free of major spoilers. At that point, as you will hear us say, we enter the spoiler zone and you can expect spoilers until the end.

Helen’s podcast The Allusionist is available wherever you are listening to this or at theallusionist.org

My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus material, visit my website carolinecrampton.com.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers

Related Shedunnit Episodes:
Death at the Club
A Mysterious Glossary
The Advertising Adventures of Dorothy L. Sayers

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