Murder She Thought

Compelling crime stories by women writers.

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Episodes

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0101Dear George *2007070920090517

In Cathy Ace's suspenseful tale, it seems Joyce plans to do away with her amiable husband, but is it a good idea to confide in her secret diary?

Read by Alex Kingston and Simon Templeman

0102Paint2007071020090524

A young woman is hired by a city whizz-kid to redecorate his flat.

In Joan Smith's atmospheric story, a young woman is hired by a city whizz-kid to redecorate his flat.

But might he, or the apartment, be hiding something?

Read by Joanne Whalley

0103Have A Nice Death2007071120090531

Antonia Fraser's psychological thriller, in which a best-selling author has a wonderful time in New York - until he receives a strange phone call.

Read by Rosalind Ayres.

An author has a wonderful time in New York, until he receives a strange phone call.

0104Kk2007071220090607

Theme-park monsters are meant to frighten the visitors, not the other way round.

Liza Cody's touching story shows how appearances can be deceptive.

Read by Rosalyn Landor

0105 LASTThree Is A Lucky Number *2007071320090614

Margery Allingham's electrifying 'bride in the bath' story.

Margery Allingham's electrifying 'bride in the bath' story is as highly charged today as when first published in the 1930s.

Read by Martin Jarvis

0201Domestic Violence2009012720100808

By Cathy Ace.

An apparently pleasant, reasonable woman wants to find the perfect husband.

The trouble is that she has had several before and none has proved acceptable.

Divorce is not an option, but disappearance is.

Read by Glenne Headly

What do you do when divorce isn't an option? Read by Glenne Headley.

A pleasant, reasonable woman wants to find the perfect husband.

Trouble is, she's had several and none has proved acceptable.

So what do you do when divorce isn't an option?

Award-winning Hollywood actress Glenne Headley reads Cathy Ace's tale.

Director: Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

0202Portrait Of An Unknown Man2009012820100815
20100824 (R4)

A painting has strange powers.

Elizabeth Morgan's story is read by Miriam Margolyes.

Do you know that weird feeling when the eyes of a portrait seem to follow you around the room? This gothic tale takes the experience several steps further.

Miriam Margolyes reads Elizabeth Morgan's gothic tale.

Director: Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

By Elizabeth Morgan.

A painting seems to have a horrific and unexpected effect on anyone who purchases it.

Read by Miriam Margolyes

0203 LASTBox2009012920100822

By Zeba Kalim.

A young bookshop assistant has a problem with a strange admirer.

A young assistant in a bookshop is having a problem with a strange admirer.

But is he really a stalker?

Then, he leaves a package for her in the shop...

Joanne Whalley reads Zeba Kalim's tale.

Director: Martin Jarvis

A Jarvis & Ayres production for BBC Radio 4.

By Zeba Kalim, read by Joanne Whalley