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Cricket and Crime

Why are crime writers so bowled over by the game?

Thank you to my guests, Dr. Andrew Green and cricket statistician Andy Zaltzman. You can find more cricket-related content and news from Andy by listening to Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5, or via his podcast, The Bugle Ashes Urncast.

Be aware: there are spoilers in this episode for the plot of Murder Must Advertise and non-spoiler details given about the other books listed below.

Mentioned in this episode:
— “The Adventure of the Priory School” by Arthur Conan Doyle, featured in The Return of Sherlock Holmes
— “The Adventure of the Three Students” Arthur Conan Doyle, featured in The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes and the Birth of the Ashes by Arunabha Sengupta
Sherlock Holmes at the 1902 Test by Stanley Shaw
Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L Sayers
The Clues of the Caribbees by TS Stribling
Blotto, Twinks and the Rodents of the Riviera by Simon Brett
Murder at School by James Hilton
— “The Guilty Vicarage” by WH Auden
— Alibi Innings by Barbara Worsley-Gough
Murder Isn’t Cricket by E and MA Radford
The Amazing Test Match Crime by Adrian Arlington
— The Test Match Murder by Alfred Tack
— Death Before Wicket by Nancy Spain
Death Before Wicket by Kerry Greenwood
— W.G. Grace’s Last Case by Willie Rushton
Testkill by Ted Dexter

Related Shedunnit episodes:
Murder on Holiday
Death Under Par
The Advertising Adventures of Dorothy L. Sayers

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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