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At Home With Shedunnit

Who would be the Hastings to your Poirot? What kind of mystery would you like to write? What would you do if you came across a corpse? In this special episode to celebrate Shedunnit’s third anniversary, Caroline’s husband Guy takes the mic and asks her all these questions and more.

Guy is on Twitter as @guywjc and you can find out more about his work at guycuthbertson.com. Caroline is @cacrampton on Instagram.

There are no spoilers in this episode.

My new map and guide, Agatha Christie’s England, is available now in physical form at shedunnitshow.com/map or as an audiobook at shedunnitshow.com/audiomap.

Books mentioned:
The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie
The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis (first in the Falco series)
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
The Wool-Pack by Cynthia Harnett
The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey
A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
Close Quarters by Michael Gilbert

Thanks to today’s sponsor:
If I Go Missing The Witches Did It, an audio series by Realm. Listen now on your podcast app of choice and find out more at realm.fm.

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