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The Murder Mystery Hotline

If you need a golden age detective fiction recommendation, we are at your service.

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Mentioned in the episode:
A Grave Mistake by Ngaio Marsh
Common or Garden Crime by Sheila Pim
Unholy Dying by RT Campbell
— The Death Cap by RT Campbell
Black Orchids by Rex Stout
— Up the Garden Path by John Rhode
False Scent by Ngaio Marsh
A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud by Karl Sabbagh
Dead Man’s Quarry by Ianthe Jerrold
The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull
— Death on Tiptoe by RC Ashby
Noonday and Night by Gladys Mitchell
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Death of Mr Dodsley by John Ferguson
Death of an Author by ECR Lorac
The Mysterious Mr Badman by WF Harvey
Murder in the Bookshop by Carolyn Wells
Bodies in a Bookshop by RT Campbell
Murder by the Book, edited by Martin Edwards
Bibliomysteries: Stories of Crime in the World of Books and Bookstores, edited by Otto Penzler
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
A Case of Books by Bruce Graeme
The Widening Stain by W. Bolingbroke Johnson
Mystery at Geneva by Rose Macaulay
— The Death of a Diplomat by Peter Oldfeld
Murder at School by Glen Trevor
— “Manx Gold” by Agatha Christie, featured in The Harlequin Tea Set and While the Light Lasts
These Names Make Clues by ECR Lorac
The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Enter A Murderer by Ngaio Marsh
Opening Night by Ngaio Marsh
Vintage Murder by Ngaio Marsh
Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh
Final Curtain by Ngaio Marsh
Death at the Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh
The Bungalow Mystery by Anne Haynes
Dancers in Mourning by Margery Allingham
Quick Curtain by Alan Melville
— Black Express by Conyth Little
The Norths Meet Murder by Frances and Richard Lockridge
The Dain Curse by Dashiell Hammett
Murder on Safari by Elspeth Huxley
The Penguin Pool Murder by Stuart Palmer
Twice Round the Clock by Billie Houston

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The Murder At Road Hill House Transcript

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