How do you write a 1920s style detective novel that’s set in the 2020s?
Thanks to Elly Griffiths, aka Domenica De Rosa, for joining me today to talk about her love of golden age crime fiction and how she put that into her award winning novel The Postscript Murders. She also writes the Ruth Galloway series and the Brighton Mysteries series — find out more at her website ellygriffiths.co.uk and follower her on Twitter @ellygriffiths.
There are no major spoilers in this episode, but there is some reference to the plot outline of The Postscript Murders.
— The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
— Cinderella Goes To The Morgue by Nancy Spain
— A Girl Called Justice by Elly Griffiths
— Opening Night by Ngaio Marsh
— The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
— By The Pricking Of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
— The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
— Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
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