After an interesting courtship, the gentleman-detective in Dorothy Sayer’s mystery novels marries mystery-writer Harriet Vane in the novel Busman’s Honeymoon. Sayers was a member of the Inklings right beside Tolkien and Lewis, but instead of fantasy (and some sci-fi from Lewis) she created mysteries. I often liken her to Agatha Christie in her style and setting, and I find her characters to be well-rounded and her mysteries challenging.
For more on Sayers and Wimsey, try here.
How to Commemorate
- Start the Wimsey series with Whose Body?
- Plan out a murder-mystery story.
- Meet with writers and buy them a drink.