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Death By Chocolate

A box of chocolates can conceal a poisonous secret.

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Books mentioned:
The Case of the Chocolate Cream Killer by Kaye Jones
The Invention of Murder by Judith Flanders
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
“The Chocolate Box” in Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie
Framed For Hanging by Guy Cullingford
— Sweet Poison by Rupert Penny
— Deed Without A Name by Dorothy Bowers
The Black Spectacles by John Dickson Carr (aka The Problem of the Green Capsule)

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The People’s Pathologist

Before there was CSI, there was Bernard Spilsbury. No major spoilers about clues or endings in this episode. However, there is some mention or discussion of the books listed below. Please be aware there is a brief mention of suicide at the end. Sources and further information: — The Florence Maybrick episodes of this podcast:… Continue Reading

The People’s Pathologist Transcript

The murder mystery is a form that brings forth certainty from uncertainty. The job of the detective is to sort through the chaotic mass of clues and testimony to create an ordered, coherent narrative of how a crime was committed. Medical evidence forms a vital part of this process, often creating the parameters for a… Continue Reading

The Psychology of Anthony Berkeley

He was one of the most influential crime novelists of the 1920s and 1930s, but has languished somewhat in obscurity since. A troubled, dark, incredibly innovative writer: to really get to know Anthony Berkeley, you need to dive deeply into his fiction. Thanks to my guest Martin Edwards. His latest novel is Mortmain Hall and… Continue Reading

The Psychology of Anthony Berkeley Transcript

Caroline: The writers of detective stories can be as much of a mystery as the plots they create. During the 1920s and 30s, this attitude was especially prevalent. Some authors, grudgingly or not, accepted the publicity duties that often go with literary success — Dorothy L. Sayers, with her day job in advertising, was even quite… Continue Reading