The golden age of detective fiction was obsessed with identity. The reason why? An extremely melodramatic Victorian legal case involving shipwreck, Shetland ponies and a tangled aristocratic inheritance.
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Please be aware that there may be spoilers for the following books in this episode.
— The Claimant by Michael Gilbert
— Death in Captivity by Michael Gilbert
— Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert
— The Murder at Road Hill House episode with Robin Stevens
— The Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
— Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
— Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie
— The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr
— The Belting Inheritance by Julian Symons
— Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
— The Tichborne Romance by Franklin Lushington
— The Tichborne Claimant by Douglas Woodruff
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