2 comments on “What was the ‘Golden Age’ of British mystery writing?

  1. What an interesting article, Caron, and thank you! These things are subjective of course – their greatest benefit is to set off debate and generally remind every crime fiction reader of all the wonderful stuff there is out there to enjoy. (Including your own, of course.)

    The choice of an end date is interesting. I’ve never given any thought at all to the social history of crime fiction but the end date, 1939, exactly matches the appearance of Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe. After then it all becomes a bit more hard-boiled, and the working classes get a shot at being the clever kids in the story, too.

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