In this episode we launch into the beginning of our DLS quartet, with Strong Poison. This book introduces the character of Harriet Vane, and starts Lord Peter on a trajectory of emotional growth rarely seen in a fictional detective.
This book has tons to say, in a non-didactic, often humorous way, about the role of women at the time (early 1920s Britain), so come along for the ride as we all root for Harriet to avoid the gallows!
- Biographical information about DLS was sourced from Mo Moulton’s book Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women.
- John Cournos, the real-life inspiration for Philip Boyes.
- An article on the science of coincidences. The universe is NOT sending you a message, people!
Thanks as always to Rob Muir for the original intro music, theme song, and all things audio. And thanks to you for listening!