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The Murder on the Links (Green Penguin Book Club 2)

John Curran joins Caroline to read Christie’s third novel, her first (sort of?) to appear as a green penguin.

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No major plot spoilers until you hear Caroline say we are “entering the spoiler zone”, at 25:52. After that, expect full spoilers.

A full list of titles in the Penguin series can be found at penguinfirsteditions.com.

Mentioned in this episode:
Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks by John Curran
Murder in the Making by John Curran
The Big Four by Agatha Christie
Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The Clocks by Agatha Christie
Third Girl by Agatha Christie
Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie
An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie
Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Crooked House by Agatha Christie
Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie
Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie
Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
— “How Does Your Garden Grow?” by Agatha Christie, collected in Poirot’s Early Cases
— “The Cornish Mystery” by Agatha Christie, collected in The Under Dog and Other Stories
The Hollow by Agatha Christie
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
A Body Made of Glass by Caroline Crampton

Related Shedunnit episodes:
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (Green Penguin Book Club 1)
Death Under Par
Agatha the Adventuress

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