A to Z Challenge - Favourite Books - Peter, Lord Views the Body, and Fan Fiction About Real People

Peter, Lord Views the Body, by Dorothy L. Sayers.

I discovered Dorothy Sayers late in life - one of the last Inklings I turned to - but perhaps that was a good thing. Her style isn't as straightforward as, say, that of Agatha Christie (coming up tomorrow!) and I might not have understood half the references in her stories at the age of 13. I still find the crossword in The Fascinating Problem of Uncle Meleager's Will impossibly obscure.

Last year, when I organized a charity book fair at work, I came across a book called Dorothy and Agatha, a murder mystery by Gaylord Larsen featuring both of the authors. I haven't read it yet - the pile is growing large - but I wonder about it from time to time. It seems almost fan-fiction-ish, to write about two real-life authors as though they were characters.

Has anyone ever read a story like that before? Back in high school, I wrote a couple of romances featuring two singers I was certain were hiding their affection for each other. Never mind the fact that each was married to someone else - that's the stuff that conflict is born of, no?


Jamie Gibbs said…
I've never come across that before - sounds interesting.

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Nadja Notariani said…
Agatha Christie tomorrow?? Awesome. I cut my 'permanent-reading-teeth' on Christie's 'And Then There Were None' (otherwise known as Ten Little Indians). Good stuff. I'm wondering what you'll feature of her works??!! Can't wait to see.
Laurel Garver said…
Sayers's Gaudy Night is a fun one--if you like mysteries set on a college campus.

Several of the Lord Peter books were made into films for the BBC in the 80s. They're quite good, and you'll love the vintage outfits.
Chris Fries said…
You know, I have to shamefully admit that as many mysteries as I've read, I've never cracked a Dorothy Sayers novel.

I'll have to remedy that at some point!
Jemi Fraser said…
My pile of books is getting enormous - and the list of those I want to read is endless! Need more hours to magically appear :)
Jarm Del Boccio said…
I love watching the "Lord Peter Whimsey" series, but, due to time constraints, have never read them. I, too, have a 'pile'...perhaps next year! Just stopping by from the Challenge...
Trisha said…
This is the first I've heard of her! Thanks for sharing :)
J.L. Campbell said…
Nope, haven't come across any books like that. You've been introducing people I haven't even discovered yet.
I think that fan fiction is a good way to get your feet wet in writing, so to speak; for one thing, you already have something to write about that you're passionate about.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks for coming by everyone!

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