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Whodunnit Centenary: 1924

Time travelling, murder mystery style.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
The Plague Court Murders by John Dickson Carr
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham
Checkmate to Murder by ECR Lorac
That Yew Tree’s Shade by Cyril Hare
Tenant for Death by Cyril Hare
A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
From Doon With Death by Ruth Rendell
Cover Her Face by PD James
The Face of Trespass by Ruth Rendell
Malice Aforethought by Frances Iles
Before the Fact by Frances Iles
The Crozier Pharaohs by Gladys Mitchell
Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell
Postern of Fate by Agatha Christie
Original Sin by PD James
End of Chapter by Nicholas Blake
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
The Secret Place by Tana French

Mentioned Shedunnit episodes:
A Century of Whodunnits
A Second Century of Whodunnits
The Kidnap of Elizabeth Canning, with guest Tana French

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A Century of Whodunnits Transcript

Something I love about making this podcast is the space it provides for me to zoom right in. I can dedicate a whole episode to a single trope from classic detective fiction, whether that’s tropes like “the butler did it” or settings like “on a boat”. I’ve narrowed the focus even further by putting a… Continue Reading

A Century of Whodunnits

Reading through the twentieth century, one murder mystery at a time. There are no major spoilers in this episode, but the opening plot scenario of each book is discussed briefly. There is a major spoiler for the Sherlock Holmes story “The Final Problem” from 1893. The ten books I read for this episode are: —… Continue Reading