Archives: Dorothy L. Sayers

The Guardian’s August reading group: ‘the very finest detective story ever written’ 

August 3, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, writing.

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins — tagged by no less than Dorothy L. Sayers as the “very finest detective story ever written” — is the August selection for The Guardian’s reading group. The Moonstone is the first of the great English detective novels. The Guardian’s Sam Jordison, moderator of the reading group, says: It’s 150 years • Read More »

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Who killed Julia Wallace? The classic locked-door mystery

August 2, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, writers.

When Wiliam Herbert Wallace returned to his Liverpool home from work one January night in 1931, he found his wife Julia dead on the floor of the parlor, her head caved in by a heavy object and her blood spread across the room. Deanna Cioppa, a writer and editor and fan of true-crime stories, has all • Read More »

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