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The Tichborne Claimant

The golden age of detective fiction was obsessed with identity. The reason why? An extremely melodramatic Victorian legal case involving shipwreck, Shetland ponies and a tangled aristocratic inheritance.

Please be aware that there may be spoilers for the following books in this episode.

Books referenced:
— The Claimant by Michael Gilbert
Death in Captivity by Michael Gilbert
Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert
The Murder at Road Hill House episode with Robin Stevens
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie
The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr
The Belting Inheritance by Julian Symons
Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
The Tichborne Romance by Franklin Lushington
The Tichborne Claimant by Douglas Woodruff

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