Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories
Is it still worth reading a whodunnit if you know… who done it?
Thanks to my guests Jim Noy of The Invisible Event and Kate Jackson of Cross Examining Crime. Jim is on Twitter @invisible_event and Kate is @ArmchairSleuth.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Shedunnit Pledge Drive, we did it! You can still join the Shedunnit Book Club if you’d like of course — and I’ll keep the discounted gift offer valid through until the end of the year — but the threshold is already met and there will be more regular episodes coming in 2021.
NB: Despite the title, there are no major spoilers in this episode. However, there is some structural discussion of the books listed below.
Books and sources: —Antidote to Venom by Freeman Wills Crofts —The Julius Caesar Murder Case by Wallace Irwin —Post Mortem by Guy Cullingford —Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
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