Queer Clues on Shedunnit


If you haven’t subscribed to Shedunnit yet, you really should. The podcast from the New Statesman’s Caroline Crampton is still in its infancy, but has already established itself as an essential look at crime fiction, especially the Golden Age, from a gendered perspective.

Episode 3, released on Wednesday 28 November, is titled Queer Clues, and looks at sexuality and ‘codes’ in the work of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Josephine Tey. Crampton has two guests on this episode: Moira Redmond, of Clothes in Books, and me!

I found the whole discussion fascinating. In particular, I loved Moira’s discussion of Miss Pym Disposes, which she has written about excellently in Curtis Evans’ Murder in the Closet.

The episode and a full transcript are available at the link above.

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