Tag Archives: Whose Body?

Meet The Coles

What happens when a couple of socialists decide to write mysteries?

Thanks to my guest, Curtis Evans. His blog is The Passing Tramp and his book, The Spectrum of the English Murder, it is available through all good booksellers. 

Join Caroline and guest Teresa Peschel for a free live episode of Shedunnit on YouTube on 15th July at 7pm UK time. More details: shedunnitshow.com/liveepisode

Mentioned in this episode:
The Spectrum of English Murder by Curtis Evans
The World of Labour by GDH Cole
An Introduction to Trade Unionism by GDH Cole
The Intelligent Man’s Guide Through World Chaos by GDH Cole
What Marx Really Meant by GDH Cole
Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
The Cask by Freeman Wills Crofts
— The Brooklyn Murders by GDH Cole
— The Death of a Millionaire by GDH and Margaret Cole
— Snobbery With Violence by Colin Watson
— Big Business Murder by GDH and Margaret Cole
— The Brothers Sackville by GDH and Margaret Cole
— Disgrace To The College by GDH and Margaret Cole
— Double Blackmail by GDH and Margaret Cole
— Murder at the Munition Works by GDH and Margaret Cole
— Scandal at School by GDH and Margaret Cole
— Burglars In Buck by GDH and Margaret Cole
— Greek Tragedy by GDH and Margaret Cole
— Knife in the Dark by GDH and Margaret Cole

Related Shedunnit episodes:
The Mysterious Dorothy Bowers
Double Trouble
Policing the Detectives

NB: Links to Blackwell’s are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell’s is a UK bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge.

To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter.

The podcast is on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice.

Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/meetthecolestranscript.

Music by Audioblocks and Blue Dot Sessions. See shedunnitshow.com/musiccredits for more details.  

The Advertising Adventures of Dorothy L. Sayers

She created Lord Peter Wimsey — and also some excellent slogans about mustard. Mentioned in this episode: — The Mutual Admiration Society by Mo Moulton — Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life And Soul by Barbara Reynolds — Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life by David Coomes — Dorothy L. Sayers: A Companion to the… Continue Reading

The Challenge Of Dorothy L. Sayers

Should detective fiction be easy reading? Thanks to my guest, Eric Sandberg. He is an assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong and the editor of Dorothy L. Sayers: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction. Mentioned in this episode: — Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers — The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins — The… Continue Reading

Dorothy L Sayers Solves Her Mystery

Why did she stop writing detective fiction as WW2 approached? This is the sixth and final episode 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… Continue Reading

Policing the Detectives Transcript

Caroline: Is detective fiction an escapist genre? The marketing for today’s thrillers and cosy mysteries that encourages us to “get away from the real world” for a while by reading about fictional crimes would suggest that it is. Expecting to be soothed by plots that centre on violent death might sound counter intuitive, but it… Continue Reading

Policing the Detectives

Is it possible to write a whodunnit and leave out the police? Many thanks to my guest, Nicole Glover. More information about her work is available at nicole-glover.com, and her first book, The Conductors, is out now in the US and the UK. The inspiration for this episode was Nicole’s article “Who Are You Going… Continue Reading

The Butler Did It

Snobbery and murder, all served up perfectly for you on a silver tray. This episode marks the start of the Shedunnit Pledge Drive! If I can add 100 new members to the Shedunnit Book Club by the end of 2020, I can start releasing episodes more regularly and expanding what the podcast covers. If you’d… 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