Murder mysteries: if you believe the clichés, they all happened in the 1920s and 1930s, surrounded by flappers and butlers. But let’s take a second to wonder — why is it that detective fiction is so closely associated with this period style?
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Books mentioned in order of appearance:
—The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
—The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
—Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
—The Crime at Black Dudley by Margery Allingham
—A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
—Ariel by André Maurois
—The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers
—Third Girl by Agatha Christie
—Halloween Party by Agatha Christie
—Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
—The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear
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