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Clerical Crimes

Why do murder mysteries contain so many vicars?

Mentioned in this episode:
Measuring religious affiliation in Great Britain by Clive D. Field
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
Death in Holy Orders by P.D. James
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runcie
“The Blue Cross” by G.K. Chesterton from The Innocence of Father Brown
Literary Distractions by Ronald Knox
The Cadfael Chronicles by Ellis Peters
Quiet as a Nun by Antonia Fraser
St Peter’s Finger by Gladys Mitchell
Close Quarters by Michael Gilbert
The Black Seraphim by Michael Gilbert
Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin
“The Guilty Vicarage” by W.H. Auden
Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers
Christianity and the Detective Story edited by Anya Morlan and Walter Raubicheck
The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler

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