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Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories

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July 10, 2024 64 mins
During Prohibition, the cocktails are downright criminal. This episode was hosted by Leandra Griffith with guest (and usual host) Caroline Crampton. If you are interested in seeing more content from Leandra, you can find her on YouTube and Instagram. Caroline's new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit her website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the ...
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CriminOlly joins Caroline to read this classic of American hardboiled crime fiction. No major plot spoilers until you hear Caroline say we are "entering the spoiler zone", at 26:30. After that, expect full spoilers. A full list of titles in the Penguin series can be found at penguinfirsteditions.com. Olly's YouTube channel can be found at youtube.com/@CriminOllyBlog. Tickets for Backlisted: Live on 17th July, at which Caroline will...
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June 19, 2024 24 mins
There’s something sinister in the stacks. Thanks to my guest Harriet Evans, aka Harriet F. Townson, who is the author of D is for Death. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: ...
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May 29, 2024 40 mins
The great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas had a passion for detective stories. This episode is hosted by Guy Cuthbertson. His guest is John Goodby, a Professor of Arts and Culture at Sheffield Hallam University, and an expert on Dylan Thomas. He edited The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas and has co-authored a biography of Thomas. He is also a poet, translator and arts organiser. Members of the Shedunnit Book Club can hear more of Guy and J...
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May 22, 2024 36 mins
Why didn’t the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh write more detective fiction? My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Mentioned in this episode: — When We W...
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May 8, 2024 47 mins
Caroline Crampton is joined by writer Moira Redmond to talk about the Chalet School books by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer. This is a crossover episode from another podcast series Caroline is making at the moment, A Body Made of Glass. If you head to carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglasspodcast, you can listen to more conversations that explore the intersection of health with different aspects of medicine, scientific history, mental health ...
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John Curran joins Caroline to read Christie’s third novel, her first (sort of?) to appear as a green penguin. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join....
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April 24, 2024 26 mins
A portrait of a writer via her addresses. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Mentioned in this episode: — The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie — The ...
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April 11, 2024 25 mins
Meet the hypochondriacs of golden age detective fiction. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is out now in the UK and published on 24th April in North America. To find out more and get your copy, visit my website carolinecrampton.com/abodymadeofglass. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/joi...
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March 21, 2024 43 mins
A scientific murder mystery. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus material, visit my website carolinecrampton.com. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Mentioned in this episode: — "The Tea Leaf" by Ro...
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March 6, 2024 28 mins
The crime fiction of Lucy Beatrice Malleson deserves to be better known. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus material, visit my website carolinecrampton.com. Join the Shedunnit Book Club for two extra Shedunnit episodes a month plus access to the monthly reading discussions and community: shedunnitbookclub.com/join Menti...
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Helen Zaltzman is the guest for this dissection of the first green penguin. Until 26:43, the discussion is free of major spoilers. At that point, as you will hear us say, we enter the spoiler zone and you can expect spoilers until the end. Helen's podcast The Allusionist is available wherever you are listening to this or at theallusionist.org My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To fi...
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February 7, 2024 31 mins
One visit to Agatha Christie changed everything. Thank you to my guest, Jules Burt, for sharing his book-collecting experiences and knowledge with us. You can learn more about his collection on his YouTube channel, Jules Burt Collections and Unboxings at youtube.com/@JulesBurt. My new book, A Body Made of Glass: A History of Hypochondria, is published in April. To find out more and register for the exclusive pre-order bonus materia...
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January 23, 2024 48 mins
A conversation about how Shedunnit is made. Mentioned in this episode: — Death and the Sisters by Heather Redmond — Murder of a Lady by Anthony Wynne — The Birthday Murder by Lange Lewis — Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane and Helen Simpson Authors Mentioned: — Richard and Frances Lockridge — Rudolph Fisher Mentioned Shedunnit episodes: — Miss Marple, Spinster Sleuth NB: Links to Blackwell's are affiliate links, meaning that the podc...
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January 10, 2024 27 mins
Time travelling, murder mystery style. Mentioned in this episode: — The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie — The Plague Court Murders by John Dickson Carr — Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie — The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers — A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh — Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham — Checkmate to Murder by ECR Lorac — That Yew Tree's Shade by Cyril Hare — Tenant for Death by Cyril Hare — A Car...
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December 27, 2023 26 mins
Renée read her first detective novel in the 1930s. She hasn’t stopped since. This archive episode of Shedunnit (my personal favourite of all the ones I've ever made) was first published on 2nd September 2020. You can read Renée's obituary here. Her crime novels, The Wild Card and Blood Matters, are available from all good booksellers. Become a member of the Shedunnit Book Club and get bonus audio, listen to ad free episodes and joi...
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December 13, 2023 23 mins
Not every mystery needs a murder. There are minor details shared for all the novels and stories listed below, but no major plot revelations in this episode. Mentioned in this episode: — “The Flying Stars” by G.K. Chesterton, collected in The Innocence of Father Brown — A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens — The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens — Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie — An English Murder by Cyril Hare — Mys...
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November 29, 2023 28 mins
A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The 2023 Shedunnit Pledge Drive is underway! Help ensure the future of the podcast and get your hands on some exclusive audio perks by becoming a Shedunnit member now at shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Spoilers: there will be minor details shared for all the novels and stories listed below, and major spoilers towards the end for The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers and Robert...
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November 15, 2023 25 mins
Private members’ clubs are surprisingly popular with corpses. The 2023 Shedunnit Pledge Drive is underway! Help ensure the future of the podcast and get your hands on some exclusive audio perks by becoming a Shedunnit member now at shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Mentioned in this episode: — The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L Sayers — Death at the Club by Miles Burton — "The Angel in the House" by Coventry Patmore, ...
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November 1, 2023 33 mins
How Adelaide Bartlett got away with murder. The 2023 Shedunnit Pledge Drive and we're already three quarters of the way to our goal! Help ensure the future of the podcast and get your hands on some exclusive audio perks by becoming a Shedunnit member now at shedunnitshow.com/pledgedrive. Mentioned in this episode: — The Anatomy of Murder by the Detection Club — Sweet Adalaide by Julian Symons Additional books consulted: — The Trial...
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