A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
2/18/1937 Busman's Honeymoon drives up
February 18, 1937. On this date Harcourt, Brace and World published Busman's Honeymoon, Dorothy L. Sayers' eleventh novel about Lord Peter Wimsey. It was the last book she completed about him (and in fact, began as a play). Having succeeded in getting him married to Harriet Vane, Sayers was more interested in writing Christian apologetics. The subtitle is "A Love Story With Detective Interruptions."