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Agatha The Adventuress

In 1922, Agatha Christie took a trip around the world.

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Referenced for this episode:
Agatha Christie: The Grand Tour introduced by Mathew Prichard
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie’s Complete Secret Notebooks edited by John Curran
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie: A Very Elusive Woman by Lucy Worsley

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Swan Song

How do you say goodbye to a beloved detective? Agatha Christie, of course, made a mystery out of it. Thanks to my guest, Mark Aldridge. You can find out more about his work at markaldridge.info and order a copy of his new book, Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World, from all good… Continue Reading

Swan Song Transcript

Caroline: Detectives have to be fundamentally infallible. On their journey to a mystery’s solution they can be fragile, or flawed, or unreliable, or uncertain, but the reader has to be able to rely on the sleuth to find a satisfactory answer in the end. It’s a fundamental part of what makes a whodunnit work. After… Continue Reading

Cryptic Crimes Transcript

Caroline: Classic detective fiction has rules. Codified as the genre grew in popularity in the 1920s and early 30s, these conventions mostly feed into the idea of “fair play” between author and reader. The art of writing a good murder mystery, then, is sticking to this framework while also subverting it. There’s a great skill… Continue Reading

Cryptic Crimes

If you can solve a crossword, you can solve a murder. Thanks to my guest, Hamish Symington. You can find out more about his work at hamishsymington.com and order a custom cryptic crossword from him at customcrypticcrosswords.com. There are no major spoilers about clues or endings in this episode. However, there is some mention or… Continue Reading