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The Shedunnit Centenary

In which Caroline is the guest, not the host.

Caroline Crampton is the host of Shedunnit. You can find out what she does when she’s not hosting this podcast at carolinecrampton.com or on Instagram @cacrampton. Guy Cuthbertson is her husband. His website is guycuthbertson.com and he tweets @guywjc.

Mentioned in this episode:
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Howards’ Way (TV series)
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
Miranda Sawyer’s review of the podcast in the Observer
The Allusionist by Helen Zaltzman
The ‘A Mysterious Glossary’ episode of Shedunnit, featuring Helen Zaltzman
It Walks By Night by John Dickson Carr
— The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
Ulysses by James Joyce
Cat Among The Pigeons by Agatha Christie
The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace
Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie
‘The Challenge of Dorothy L. Sayers’ episode of Shedunnit
Death at the President’s Lodging by Michael Innes
“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” by Edgar Allen Poe
‘The Long Shadow of Edgar Allen Poe’ episode of Shedunnit
‘The First Whodunnit’ episode of Shedunnit
The Bath Mysteries by E. R. Punshon
The ‘Brides in the Bath’ episode of Shedunnit
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh
Death in White Pyjamas by John Bude
Death in High Heels by Christianna Brand
— Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
Death Under Gibraltar by Bernard Newman
— Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh
— Death on Paper by John Bude
— Death at the Opera by Gladys Mitchell
— Death of a Train by Freeman Wills Crofts
Death of a Cad by John Bude

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Queering The Golden Age

What if everything we thought about murder mysteries was wrong? Thanks to my guest, Benedict Morrison. Among his many publications, you can read him on Agatha Christie’s theatrical work in the Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie. Mentioned in this episode: — The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie — A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie — The… Continue Reading

Agatha The Adventuress

In 1922, Agatha Christie took a trip around the world. Find out more about this episode at shedunnitshow.com/agathatheadventuress. To support the podcast, be part of a superb bookish community, and get two bonus episodes a month, become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club now at shedunnitbookclub. Referenced for this episode: — Agatha Christie: The Grand Tour… Continue Reading

Agatha Christie Writes Alone

Agatha Christie had a very productive WW2. This is the start of Queens of Crime at War, a six part series looking at what the best writers from the golden age of detective fiction did once that period came to an end with the start of the Second World War. Thanks to my guests: —… Continue Reading

Agatha Christie’s England

Where is St Mary Mead, anyway? My guide to Agatha Christie’s England is now available to pre-order from the publisher at shedunnitshow.com/map (ships 19th July 2021). It’s also available to order from Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwell’s and other booksellers. An audio version is available for purchase at shedunnitshow.com/audiomap (if you are entitled to a free copy… Continue Reading

Agatha Christie’s England Transcript

Caroline: When you close your eyes and imagine the setting of an Agatha Christie story, what do you see? A grand country house, perhaps, or an idyllic English village complete with its own spinster sleuth. For all that the Queen of Crime is lauded for her plots, she deserves praise for her settings, too. Beyond… Continue Reading

Swan Song

How do you say goodbye to a beloved detective? Agatha Christie, of course, made a mystery out of it. Thanks to my guest, Mark Aldridge. You can find out more about his work at markaldridge.info and order a copy of his new book, Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Greatest Detective in the World, from all good… Continue Reading

Swan Song Transcript

Caroline: Detectives have to be fundamentally infallible. On their journey to a mystery’s solution they can be fragile, or flawed, or unreliable, or uncertain, but the reader has to be able to rely on the sleuth to find a satisfactory answer in the end. It’s a fundamental part of what makes a whodunnit work. After… Continue Reading