Season 3: New and Improved! Here’s the Reading List.

Season three has been mused upon, hashed over, meandered around, and delayed. In addition to various life events (such as the birth of a bébé and a pesky pandemic), something about the season we had planned just wasn't sitting right. So we've given it a complete overhaul! Many apologies if you were devotedly reading the … Continue reading Season 3: New and Improved! Here’s the Reading List.

S2 Ep 8: Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

Well, here we are at the end of our DLS quartet. And, subsequently, the end of Season 2. Thanks for hanging in there with us through pandemic delays and ultra-lengthy fangirling!Busman's Honeymoon is quite unlike any other classic detective novel that you will read. It's a cozy house mystery, set in the English countryside, but … Continue reading S2 Ep 8: Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

S2 Ep 6: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers

A book with a distinctly beach-y, summery vibe, Have His Carcase follows Harriet and Peter to a seaside town on the coast of England where Harriet has managed to entangle herself in yet another murder case.We do our best to sort through the web of characters and red herrings, untangle some ciphers, and keep everybody’s … Continue reading S2 Ep 6: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers

S2 Ep 4: More Work for the Undertaker by Margery Allingham

More Work for the Undertaker by Margery Allingham is our book this fortnight, and so we take a highly enjoyable trip through an eccentric, absurd, and Dickensian London with amateur detective Albert Campion and his companions.It's a complex, slightly fantastical mystery, but as usual with the Golden Age writers, evoked with deep insight and acute … Continue reading S2 Ep 4: More Work for the Undertaker by Margery Allingham

S2 Ep 3: To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey

This fortnight we are talking about Josephine Tey's To Love and Be Wise, starring the immensely lovable Detective Alan Grant. This is an underappreciated mystery novel by an underappreciated author, in our humble opinions!Josephine Tey is the dark horse of this season, and the author we have shoehorned into our "Queens of Crime" category (displacing … Continue reading S2 Ep 3: To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey

S2 Ep 1: Queens of Crime and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Welcome to Season 2! This season we are taking a look at four excellent female writers from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction: Ngaio Marsh, Josephine Tey, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers.These authors were writing fiercely intelligent, wonderfully witty, and extraordinarily astute mystery novels in the 1920s and 1930s. Join us for a romp … Continue reading S2 Ep 1: Queens of Crime and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction