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Invert everything you know about murder mysteries.

Mentioned in this episode:
“The Case of Oscar Brodski” by R. Austin Freeman
The Mystery of 31, New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
John Thorndyke’s Cases by R. Austin Freeman
“A Wastrel’s Romance” by R. Austin Freeman
“The Art of the Detective Story” by R. Austin Freeman
— The Adventures of Romney Pringle by Clifford Ashdown (aka R. Austin Freeman and John Pitcairn)
Inspecting Psychology by David Cohen
— History of the Psychoanalytic Movement by Sigmund Freud
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers
Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
— The “Florence Maybrick I” and “Florence Maybrick II” episodes of Shedunnit
The Wychford Poisoning Case by Anthony Berkeley
The Psychology of Anthony Berkeley episode of Shedunnit
Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
The Case of the April Fools by Christopher Bush
The 12.30 from Croydon by Freeman Wills Crofts
Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh

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The People’s Pathologist Transcript

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