Private Notes to The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards
Fascinating blog about The Golden Age of Murder which has just got me thinking about writing another story set in that era.
This blog post was intended as a private note, but I thought it might be of some interest to regular or occasional readers.
- The term ‘Golden Age of detective fiction’, was coined by John Strachey in 1939, to represent the kind of mystery books that were in vogue in Great Britain during the 1920s and 30s, that is to say, throughout the period comprised between the two World Wars. Though there’s no widespread agreement to determine how long it lasted, some scholars coincide in highlighting that the ‘phoney war’ not only marked the start of war, but it also served to anticipate the end of the Golden Age of detective fiction – barely nine months after John Strachey introduced the term. Nothing will ever be quite the same again. Even though Christie and…
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