Bentley, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers
, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, Josephine Tey, Anthony Berkeley, S.S.
A celebrated crime fiction novelist of her time, she shares the "Golden Age Crime Queens" crowns with Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers
and Margery Allingham.
Critique: Author Daniel Stallings' love of Golden Age detective fiction by Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers
, Ngaio Marsh, Raymond Chandler, and Rex Stout inspired him to bring the style of the classic murder mystery to contemporary audiences in a modern voice.
Authors who followed them, such as Patricia Wentworth, Dorothy Sayers
, and, of course, Agatha Christie would not have thrived without the bold, fearless work of their predecessors--and the genre would be much poorer for their absence.
The first ten Penguin titles, including The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie, Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy Sayers
, were wildly successful.
And Kij Johnson recently won a World Fantasy Award for her novella The DreamQuest of Vellitt Boe, which places a sensible academic heroine reminiscent of Dorothy Sayers
's Harriet Vane in a world created by H.
"I started with Agatha Christie and the Golden Age writers, but actually I prefer people like Dorothy Sayers
Forster), the ethics of fair play (Dorothy Sayers
), the ethics of persuasion (Virginia Woolf), and the ethics of attention (John Cowper Powys).
Forster, Dorothy Sayers
, Virginia Woolf, and John Cowper Powys.
Chesterton, Charles Dickens, Dorothy Sayers
, Shakespeare, George Orwell, Aldous Huxley in England, Dante Alighieri in Italy, Mark Twain, Stendhal, Flannery O'Conner in America, Leo Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn, Fyodor Dostoievski in Russia - to name just a few.
It may come as a surprise to readers of this journal that the work of Dorothy Sayers
(1893-1957) would have something profoundly meaningful to offer those concerned with "markets and morality" in the twenty-first century.
Perhaps British authors have an insight about sailors, because crime writer Dorothy Sayers
once commented, "A sailor's wonderfully handy about the house".