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The Challenge Of Dorothy L. Sayers

Should detective fiction be easy reading?

Thanks to my guest, Eric Sandberg. He is an assistant professor at City University of Hong Kong and the editor of Dorothy L. Sayers: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction.

Mentioned in this episode:
Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers
“The Case of Miss Dorothy Sayers” by Q. D. Leavis in Scrutiny (December 1937)
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
“Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” by Edmund Wilson in The New Yorker (20 June 1945)
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
The “Happily Ever After” episode of Shedunnit
The “Dorothy’s Secret” episode of Shedunnit
The “Dorothy L. Sayers Solves Her Mystery” episode of Shedunnit
The “Detection Club” episode of Shedunnit

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The Challenge Of Dorothy L. Sayers Transcript

Caroline: Should detective fiction be easy reading? Despite their murderous plots, we often talk of these stories as comforting, even cosy — a pleasant way to relax, switch off the brain, and escape from the real world for a while. And they certainly can fulfil that role, with their familiar structures and satisfying solutions. But not… Continue Reading