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Unravelling the mysteries behind classic detective stories


E.C.R. Lorac Rises Through The Ranks (Queens of Crime at War 2)

Her WW2 mysteries are best of all.

This is the second 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 War.

The Shedunnit Pledge Drive continues. I'm aiming to add 100 new members to the Shedunnit Book Club by the end of 2021. You can get some great perks, like bonus episodes and extra audiobooks — if you’d like to be part of that and feel able to offer some support, please visit

Thanks to my guest, Martin Edwards. He is a crime writer and the author of, among many other books, The Golden Age of Murder. Find out more about all his work at or via his Twitter as @medwardsbooks.

There are no spoilers in this episode.

Books referenced: — The Murder on the Burrows by E.C.R. Lorac — Crime Counter Crime by E.C.R. Lorac — The Organ Speaks by E.C.R. Lorac — These Names Make Clues by E.C.R. Lorac — Bats in the Belfry by E.C.R. Lorac — The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie — Checkmate to Murder by E.C.R. Lorac — Murder by Matchlight by E.C.R. Lorac — Fell Murder by E.C.R. Lorac — Murder in St John's Wood by E.C.R. Lorac — Murder in Chelsea by E.C.R. Lorac

Thanks to today’s sponsor: — Roanoke Falls, an audio series by Realm. Listen now on your podcast app of choice and find out more at

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The original music for this series, "The Case Of The Black Stormcloud", was created by Martin Zaltz Austwick. Find out more about his work at

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 independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge.

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