People are absolutely gripped by this new murder mystery series set in West Cork
Fans of the hit podcast series Serial, and Making a Murderer, will be glued to this.
A new 13-part podcast series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier has been released by Amazon.
The podcast, titled West Cork, was made available on 8 February via Amazon's Audible service, after three years in the making.
It goes in depth on the case of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, who was found dead outside her holiday home near Schull, Co. Cork on 23 December 1996. The French filmmaker had been beaten to death; however after more than two decades, nobody has been charged with her murder.
The chief suspect was a local journalist, Ian Bailey, who was arrested twice in connection with the killing. The initial tip-off for his arrest was when, on 4 February 1997, a schoolboy named Malachi Reid said in a Garda statement that Bailey told him he had bashed her "fucking brains out".
Bailey has always maintained his innocence and continues to engage in legal action against the State.
West Cork features in-depth interviews with Bailey, Sophie Toscan du Plantier's family and friends, detectives who worked on the case, forensic experts, locals and witnesses.
Listeners have already devoured the full series and have professed their addiction to the gripping docu-series.
I started this series during my drive this morning. It's gripping. Definitely recommend. Sophie Toscan du Plantier: The making of a West Cork murder podcast https://t.co/LqWsYmXmLs
— KLE (retired) (@katherinelevans) February 8, 2018
The West Cork podcast is absolutely gripping. I’ve listened to two episodes and v interested to see where they’re going with one particular thing
— Valerie Loftus (@valerieloftus) February 17, 2018
The West Cork podcast about the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier is well worth a listen. Lots I didn't know about a case I'd thought I'd known pretty well.https://t.co/ZYES4YHr9u
— Peter O' Dwyer (@peterodwyer1) February 17, 2018
The West Cork podcast/audible is pretty amazing. It's based in London and Ireland!
— B. Alyse Douglas, MSW (@ethical_empathy) February 17, 2018
It was always a case that fascinated me growing up, so not surprising that I devoured #WestCork in just 5 days. Congratulations to @bungey and @jenniferpforde for creating such an incredible podcast 🙌🏻 https://t.co/AK1DUjlfrI
— Sarah Whiteacre (@sarahwhiteacre) February 16, 2018
Loving @audible_com original #WestCork. If you liked the #serial podcast, you'll be drawn into the bizarre true crime story about the brutal murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in her Schull holiday home. Free for @audible members through May. #truecrime #recommendation
— LauraBrubakerCrisco (@LauraBruCrisco) February 16, 2018
It has already been compared to the smash hit true crime podcast series' S-Town and Serial, both of which were produced and created by members of the radio show, This American Life.
Fans of either series are in for more good news since the show is being co-hosted by This American Life contributor, Sam Bungey alongside Jennifer Forde, a former BBC documentary maker.
Audible members will be able to listen to West Cork for free, while non-members can listen as part of a 30-day-trial.