She wrote over 70 detective novels and won the praise of that most stern of critics, Dorothy L. Sayers. Yet golden age author E.C.R. Lorac is now a mystery to most modern crime fiction fans. What happened?
Special thanks to my guest Sarah Ward. She is the author of several crime novels under her own name, and her Gothic thriller The Quickening comes out in August under the name Rhiannon Ward. You can pre-order that here or find out more on her website crimepieces.com. She’s on Twitter @SarahRWard1.
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Books and sources:
—The Organ Speaks by E.C.R. Lorac
—The Murder on the Burrows by E.C.R. Lorac
—Murder in the Mill-Race by E.C.R. Lorac
—Murder by Matchlight by E.C.R. Lorac
—Picture of Death by E.C.R. Lorac
—Crossed Skis by Carol Carnac
—Bats in the Belfry by E.C.R. Lorac
—Fell Murder by E.C.R. Lorac
—Fire in the Thatch by E.C.R. Lorac
—Shroud of Darkness by E.C.R. Lorac
—Masters of the Humdrum Mystery by Curtis Evans
—Curtis Evans’ blog The Passing Tramp
—Martin Edwards’ blog Do You Write Under Your Own Name?
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