Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


You often hear of the Five British Ladies of Mystery.  The big five from the Golden Age of British Mystery being Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Josephine Tey, Ngaio Marsh (even though Marsh was from New Zealand), and Margery Allingham.  Here are some links for each you may not have been aware of.

A Tribute to Agatha Christie:

And a Monty Python tribute:

The Agatha Christie Festival on the English Riviera:

Christopher Lee reads Christie's The Lamp:

A Dorothy L. Sayers story, from Studio One, September 3, 1951:

Benedict Cumberbatch reads Ngaio Marsh's Death in White Tie (follow the links):

And here's Ngaio Marsh as Hamlet (1936-7?)...

...And not as Hamlet:

Josephine Tey's The Franchise Affair (1951), in seven parts:

Margery Allingham's Albert Campion introduces himself:

Margery Allingham, from the National Portrait Gallery (1936):

Here's a link to the Margery Allingham Society:

     Who would be the Five British Ladies of today's mystery fiction.  P. D. James and Ruth Rendell, surely, but who else?

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