No, Christmas isn’t for another two months, but it’s been a tough year and so here’s a gift to get you through the darkening days (yes, thank-you, the Southern Hemisphere…): Brad and Moira discussing The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) by Agatha Christie. And I’m there, too, of course. You can’t win ’em all.
Having previously discussed Christie’s debut The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), we’ve jumped forward a decade to her “other” sleuth Jane Marple and the shooting of Colonel Protheroe in the vicar’s study. As the title of this series suggest, there are full spoilers thrown about with very casual abandon, so venture forth only if you’re willing to be told things that you a) already know or b) do not wish to be a surprise when you do eventually read this. No more angry emails, please.
Prior to this recording, as mentioned within, our good friend Kate at CrossExaminingCrime looked at TMatV in the light of W.H. Auden’s essay ‘The Guilty Vicarage’ (1948) in a similar spoiler-heavy manner, and you can find her excellent thoughts here.
Where next? You decide! Here’s the poll; vote for the book you’d like us to discuss in our third Spoiler Warning Agatha Christie series discussion in January next year, and the results will be revealed in about a month or so.
Thanks, of course, to Brad and Moira for their time, and to you for listening. Hope you’re keeping safe, and see you for more podcast in two weeks when we’ll be Trusting in GAD again…