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
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