A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, February 8, 2016
2/8/1930 The Documents in the Case are closed
February 8, 1930. This date saw the completion of an unusual collaboration. Mystery writer Dorothy L. Sayers and physician/novelist Robert Eustace completed their epistolary novel The Documents in the Case.
While the book consists mainly of letters, there is a packet of evidencefor the reader to examine. Eustace provided the main plot idea and the medical data. Sayers did most of the writing. It was her only mystery novel not to feature Lord Peter Wimsey.