Teaching Sleuthing

Detective fiction has always been regarded as a lesser kind of literature. So how do you teach it in a university?

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Special thanks today to my guest Dr Victoria Stewart. You can follow her on Twitter @verbivorial and order her book Crime Writing in Interwar Britain: Fact and Fiction in the Golden Age here.

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Books and sources:
“Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?” by Edmund Wilson
“The Purloined Letter” by Edgar Allen Poe
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E.W.Hornung
Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
“The Case of Agatha Christie” by John Lanchester in the London Review of Books

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