Who Killed Daphne?

Publisher:
Wondery

Who Killed Daphne?

4.4/5

Critic Rating

When a car bomb kills Daphne Caruana Galizia on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta, the hunt for her killers exposes secrets with consequences that go far beyond its shores. In the aftermath of her death an international team of journalists comes together to continue her work. Along the way they start to uncover clues that might lead to her killers. From Wondery, comes a new story about power, corruption and one woman’s fight for the truth. Hosted by investigative reporter Stephen Grey.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

The Crime Writers Squad • Crime Writers On Sep 15, 2022

"...the podcast suffers from the sheer amount of clues, suspects and other machinations. It's dense and can be hard to follow. If you can maintain your concentration through the series, it's worth your while."


Score: 5

Bridget Arsenault • Air Mail Sep 3, 2022

"...the story is equal parts captivating and distressing."

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Score: 4

Wendy J. Fox • PodcastReview.org Aug 10, 2022

"As a host, Grey is meticulous and artful in distilling years of reporting into a compact, six-episode podcast. The show is unafraid to get technical... Yet, Who Killed Daphne? is plagued by several odd editorial choices. For a woman who had so much to say, it comes across as a glaring omission to not include more of her audio, and sooner. And it’s certainly emotional. Unfortunately, the podcast’s insistence on constant thrills do a disservice to these efforts."

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Jul 22, 2022

"The first-hand testimony of her son, Matthew, who was in an upstairs room looking down on the street is horrifying. It’s a tough case. It’s tough material for a podcast too, since it requires the listener not only to follow the twists of a murder investigation but also to pick up a working knowledge of Maltese politics along the way. Grey manages the exposition deftly...The access is top-notch. Perhaps it helps that Malta is so small."

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Score: 5

Gerard O'Donovan • Telegraph UK Jul 13, 2022

"The opening 15 minutes detailing the moments immediately before and after Caruana Galizia’s murder are viscerally shocking, especially because they are, in part, vividly described by her son Matthew, who was at the scene. But where Grey’s journalistic skills really come into play are in illuminating the wider background to the case. Above all, Grey brings to life the staggering complexity of the “rat’s nest” of subterfuge and corruption the investigation encountered, then and still."

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