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Dorothy L Sayers Solves Her Mystery (Queens of Crime at War 6‪)‬ Shedunnit

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Why did she stop writing detective fiction as WW2 approached?
This is the sixth and final episode of Queens of Crime at War, a six part series looking at what the best writers from the golden age of detective fiction did once that period came to an end with the start of the Second World War.
The Pledge Drive gift offer is now over, because we have smashed the 100 member goal already! But if you'd still like to join the Shedunnit Book Club members, and get access to the special Christmas livestream I'm doing with my husband on 15th December just for members, visit shedunnitbookclub.com/join.
There are very minor spoilers in this episode for the eventual outcome of the Harriet Vane-Peter Wimsey plot line.
Books referenced:
— Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Floating Admiral by Members of the Detection Club
— The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L Sayers and Robert Eustace
— Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L Sayers
— Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Zeal of Thy House by Dorothy L Sayers
— Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul by Barbara Reynolds
— He That Should Come by Dorothy L Sayers
— Begin Here: A Wartime Essay by Dorothy L Sayers
— Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers
—Thrones, Dominations by Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh
— Striding Folly by Dorothy L Sayers
— "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys" in Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Wimsey Papers by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L Sayers
— Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers
— Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers
— Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers
— A Presumption of Death by Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh
— Women's Fiction of the Second World War: Gender, Power, Resistance by Gill Plain
Thanks to today’s sponsor:
— Dear Holmes, a mail-based Victorian mystery game. To give this as a gift or to join for yourself, visit dearholmes.com and enter promo code Shedunnit to get $5 off your first order.
To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter.
Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/dorothylsayerssolveshermysterytranscript.
The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice.
The original music for this series, "The Case Of The Black Stormcloud", was created by Martin Zaltz Austwick. Find out more about his work at martinzaltzaustwick.wordpress.com.
Links to Blackwell’s are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell’s is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge.

Why did she stop writing detective fiction as WW2 approached?
This is the sixth and final episode of Queens of Crime at War, a six part series looking at what the best writers from the golden age of detective fiction did once that period came to an end with the start of the Second World War.
The Pledge Drive gift offer is now over, because we have smashed the 100 member goal already! But if you'd still like to join the Shedunnit Book Club members, and get access to the special Christmas livestream I'm doing with my husband on 15th December just for members, visit shedunnitbookclub.com/join.
There are very minor spoilers in this episode for the eventual outcome of the Harriet Vane-Peter Wimsey plot line.
Books referenced:
— Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Floating Admiral by Members of the Detection Club
— The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L Sayers and Robert Eustace
— Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L Sayers
— Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Zeal of Thy House by Dorothy L Sayers
— Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul by Barbara Reynolds
— He That Should Come by Dorothy L Sayers
— Begin Here: A Wartime Essay by Dorothy L Sayers
— Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers
—Thrones, Dominations by Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh
— Striding Folly by Dorothy L Sayers
— "The Haunted Policeman" and "Talboys" in Lord Peter Wimsey Investigates by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Wimsey Papers by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy L Sayers
— The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy L Sayers
— Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers
— Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers
— Have His Carcase by Dorothy L Sayers
— A Presumption of Death by Dorothy L Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh
— Women's Fiction of the Second World War: Gender, Power, Resistance by Gill Plain
Thanks to today’s sponsor:
— Dear Holmes, a mail-based Victorian mystery game. To give this as a gift or to join for yourself, visit dearholmes.com and enter promo code Shedunnit to get $5 off your first order.
To be the first to know about future developments with the podcast, sign up for the newsletter at shedunnitshow.com/newsletter.
Find a full transcript of this episode at shedunnitshow.com/dorothylsayerssolveshermysterytranscript.
The podcast is on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @ShedunnitShow, and you can find it in all major podcast apps. Make sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the next episode. Click here to do that now in your app of choice.
The original music for this series, "The Case Of The Black Stormcloud", was created by Martin Zaltz Austwick. Find out more about his work at martinzaltzaustwick.wordpress.com.
Links to Blackwell’s are affiliate links, meaning that the podcast receives a small commission when you purchase a book there (the price remains the same for you). Blackwell’s is a UK independent bookselling chain that ships internationally at no extra charge.

29 min