Joan Mary Woodhouse was an independent, single, bright, well loved, 27 year old librarian living in London. Her father John and his 2nd wife Hilda, lived in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Joan’s body was found on the afternoon of Tuesday 10th August 1948 in Arundel Park, West Sussex, she was partially dressed and had been raped and strangled.

Following an initial email sent to us by author Martin Knight, we decided to investigate this murder in more depth and we found ourselves falling down a rabbit hole, as we literally opened a case of mystery.

We are currently recording interviews on location and getting ready to release this multiple-part series on our podcast feed in early 2022. Make sure you’re subscribed to us so you can get all these new episodes automatically when they’re released.