Words Dunnit

Ep 44: Words Dunnit (Live at the Dublin Podcast Festival)

Last year Caroline Crampton (of Shedunnit) and I teamed up to create a joint live show, called Words Dunnit: a 200-year history of detective fiction in an hour. We performed the show live at the Dublin Podcast Festival in November 2019, and then again at Pod UK, in Birmingham, in Feb of this year. We had a lot of fun making and performing it and now you can listen to it in full. Enjoy!

Works Mentioned & Referenced

Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone

Edgar Allen Poe: “The Murders on the Rue Morgue”

Eugene Francois Vidocq: Memoires

Charles Dickens: Household Words magazine

Mary Elizabeth Braddon: Lady Audley’s Secret

Arthur Conan Doyle: A Study in Scarlet

Fergus Hume: The Mystery of the Hansom Cab

Elizabeth Thomasina Meade

Arthur Morrison: Martin Hewitt novels

Dorothy L. Sayers: various novels

Howard Haycroft

Agatha Christie: The Mysterious Affair at Styles; And Then There Were None

Various Detection Club authors: The Floating Admiral

Ronald Knox: “Ten Commandments”

Baroness Orczy: Lady Molly of Scotland Yard (or check out a whole WTTE episode on her here

Raymond Chandler: “The Simple Art of Murder”

Michael Gilbert: various novels

Colin Dexter: Inspector Morse novels

CSI (tv show)

Diagnosis Murder (tv show)

Stieg Larrson: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Andrea Camilleri: Montalbano novels

Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose

China Mieville: The City and the City

Jim Butcher: Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden novels

Thomas Harris: Hannibal Lecter novels

AA Dhand: Harry Virdee novels

Kwei Quartey: various novels

Steph Cha: Juniper Song novels

Renee James: Bobbi Logan novels


All music by Blue Dot Sessions

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You can listen to another WTTE live show, Live at Liberty Hall, here

There’s also a WTTE episode on Golden Age Detective Fiction with Caroline as a guest (the one that started it all!)

There are also detective -based episodes on Conan Doyle , Domestic Noir thrillers, and Baroness Orczy

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Words Dunnit Transcripts

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