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Isla Traquair
The Storyteller
Murder Most Foul
A chilling new and highly addictive true crime podcast set in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. A young woman's body is found face down behind her door in the upmarket west end of the Granite City, Aberdeen. Her neck was slashed so deeply it was almost severed. The trainee-nurse was an unlikely victim but the identity of her killer was even more shocking. Join The Storyteller Isla Traquair as she retraces her steps from 20 years ago when she first covered the case as a 19-year-old reporter. She's tracking down the key people involved - most importantly the killer, to finally...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 881 ratings
Fascinating Insight
When a story is no longer headline news the court case is over and the guilty party completes the sentence given they are able to move on with their life. Not so easy for all of the other people whose lives have been torn apart by this needless tragedy. A fascinating insight into the legal...Read full review »
Carhap via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/20
Great Podcast
This is a horrendously sad story, however this podcast was very well put together with great storytelling and great sensitivity shown to the people who were left to pick up the pieces after the horrific murder of Melanie. To be able to bring people together, who suffered such grief and sadness...Read full review »
ickleash via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/02/20
Very moving & sad
Isla did a really good job of putting all the information out about the gentle young lady Melanie. May she live on through this record and her family and those of Kris get some badly needed peace and the ability to live with lighter hearts.
ErithacusRubecula via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/01/20
Recent Episodes
In the final episode of this series, loose ends are tied in a poetic way as the living victims of Pamela Gourlay come together and find comfort by sharing their very different experiences. The Storyteller Isla Traquair thinks she’s done, but is she? Maybe one last trip north but will she find the...
Published 12/11/19
In an unexpected twist a key character in this awful story, who was believed to be dead, is in fact alive and ready to talk about the case for the first time in 20 years.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Published 12/04/19
What was Pamela Gourlay's solicitor predicting for the verdict and why did she only serve 14 years? Meanwhile the family of Melanie Sturton were forced to return to the court time and time again for appeals and deal with receiving her belongings still covered in fingerprint dust and blood stains....
Published 11/29/19
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