Track 18: Murder Husbands

Welcome to episode eighteen of the Mixtape Book Club Podcast.

Do you love Supernatural? Are you a fan of Dean and Castiel, and their relationship? Do you enjoy reading Destiel fanfiction? This is the podcast for you.

In this episode, Ellen and Mal welcome author Duckyboos to discuss the murder husbands trope in Destiel fics. The fics discussed include Red Right Hand by Duckyboos, Dirty Laundry by vipjuly, and From Grace and Uniform by saltnhalo and ThursdaysWaywardWriter.

A transcript is available for this episode.

You can find our Mixtape Book Club Ao3 collection here, containing the stories we’ve discussed on the podcast so far.

A warning: This episode contains swearing and discussion of adult topics. Please listen at your own risk.

Our Guest – Duckyboos

Duckyboos writes amazing murder husbands and psychological thrillers in Destiel flavour. Find all of Ducky’s work on ao3.

Other fics of Ducky’s that we mention:

Books Ducky mentions:

Featured fics

Red Right Hand by Duckyboos
Published 2015, 85k words, E

It all starts with the mysterious note left on Dean’s chair.

It all ends with Dean coming to terms not only with what he’s capable of, but how much that knowledge doesn’t bother him.

Dirty Laundry by vipjuly
Published 2018, 29k words, E

Perhaps intelligence comes with its own dose of insanity.

Dr. Castiel James Novak is a leading name in the mental health community. When Dean Winchester, self-proclaimed Golden Gardens killer, lies down on his couch for the first time, Castiel feels it.

Dean Winchester is exactly who he says he is.

Castiel Novak is exactly who Dean makes him out to be.

From Grace and Uniform by saltnhalo and ThursdaysWaywardWriter
Published 2017, 94k words, E

When FBI agent Dean Winchester was first assigned to the Ghost’s case, he was expecting it to be the same as any other serial killer hunt–frustrating dead ends, a trail of bodies, unending paperwork. What he wasn’t expecting was for it to be interrupted by a mysterious alpha calling himself Cas, knowing far too much about him and offering up not just a lead, but concrete information on his mother’s killer.

As the two set off in search of justice for Mary Winchester and the countless other victims of Azazel Masters, Dean struggles to come to grips with himself. Despite his whirlwind attraction to Cas, he knows that exposing himself to his colleagues as an omega instead of the beta he pretends to be would be a mistake. Nothing can happen between the two of them; not without Dean losing everything he knows.

But resisting the mysterious alpha isn’t nearly as easy as he anticipated–no matter the dark secrets the man carries with him.

Other links

Other murder husbands recommendations:

What’s your favourite murder husbands fic? Please let us know, we’d love to hear from you!

Our intro music is “Angel with a Shotgun” by The Cab, arranged by Ellen.

3 Replies to “Track 18: Murder Husbands”

  1. Sarah G

    The BBHMM series was the first Murder Husbands I read.
    As soon as I finished, I immediately started on the rest of Ducky’s catalogue.
    I adore the way Ducky writes Cas and Dean and their unique way of loving each other.

    Mixtape is the first “fandom” podcast I ever listened to and hearing Ellen and Mal talk about fanfic with such love, reverence and admiration made me realise that I am not alone in the way I feel about these stories

    • Ellen ofOz

      Ahhh Sarah, you’re never alone, you’ve got a big family to scream about all these great fics with ❤ (including the stabby ones) Thanks for your comment!

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