Why did she stop writing detective fiction as WW2 approached?
This is the sixth and final episode of Queens of Crime at War, a six part series looking at what the best writers from the golden age of detective fiction did once that period came to an end with the start of the Second World War.
There are very minor spoilers in this episode for the eventual outcome of the Harriet Vane-Peter Wimsey plot line.
— Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Floating Admiral by Members of the Detection Club
— The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L Sayers and Robert Eustace
— Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L Sayers
— Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Zeal of Thy House by Dorothy L Sayers
— Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul by Barbara Reynolds
— He That Should Come by Dorothy L Sayers
— Begin Here: A Wartime Essay by Dorothy L Sayers
— Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers
—Thrones, Dominations by Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh
— Striding Folly by Dorothy L Sayers
— “The Haunted Policeman” and “Talboys” in Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Wimsey Papers by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L Sayers
— Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers
— Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers
— Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers
— A Presumption of Death by Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh
— Women’s Fiction of the Second World War: Gender, Power, Resistance by Gill Plain
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