A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, February 18, 2017
2/18/1937 Busman's Honeymoon
February 18, 1937. This was the publication date for Busman's Honeymoon, Dorothy L. Sayers' last novel about Lord Peter Wimsey and his gal pal Harriet Vane. Okay, his newlywed wife. It orignated as a play Sayers co-wrote.
She had already run Lord Peter through ten novels and was clearly ready to write something more important, like the theology books her fans had been clamoring for. Or maybe they hadn't.