Nonsensical detective stories

“Then making the noise usually written ‘Tut-tut’…” (8)

Notes: Sayers writing about her own language, hypersensitivity & close attention to sounds, forces reader to become aware of these details

“‘Look here, Wimsey—you’ve been reading detective stories; you’re talking nonsense” (20).

Notes: draws attention to genre, is this story we’re reading ‘detective’? What makes it so? Characteristics? Rejects/downplays ‘detective’ genre as serious (“nonsense”), meta level of addressing own work

Sayers, Dorothy. Whose Body? New York: Dover, 2009.

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