Sunday, 20 October 2019

The Drunk Women Solving Crime tackle the Mount Stewart Murder of 1866

So it's a typical Sunday, when I suddenly learn from a niece in Waterford, Ireland, that a book that I wrote a few years back has just been the subject of the latest edition of the Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast, recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe on September 25th...! 🤣🤣🤣

Episode 58 looks at the brutal murder of my 3 x great gran Janet Rogers, nee Henderson, in 1866, which happened at Mount Stewart Farm in Forgandenny, Perthshire, and about which I wrote a book in 2012 (The Mount Stewart Murder: A Re-Examination of the UK's Oldest Unsolved Murder Case). It's Scotland's longest unsolved murder case by a modern police force, and has a few twists and turns along the way.

Apart from the fact that there are questionable pronunciations of words such as Forgandenny and Crichton, and a recurring obsession with ploughman's lunches, I'm still very honoured to have had it featured as the main story! 😂😂😂😂

You can listen to the podcast on iTunes at You can also find the series of podcasts on Spotify.

The book itself, written in 2012, can be purchased from the History Press at in print and ebook formats.

For more on the Drunk Women Solving Crime podcasts, visit

Slàinte mhath!

(Thanks to my niece Jessica in Ireland, and to the three drunk ladies solving crimes!)


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