“I Always Did Hate Watering-Places”: Tourism and Carnival in Agatha Christie’s and Dorothy L. Sayers’s Seaside Novels

Authors: Mills, R.


Journal: Clues: a journal of detection

Volume: 37

Issue: 2

Pages: 83-93

ISSN: 0742-4248

This article examines the interwar watering- place in Agatha Christie’s Peril at End House (1932) and Dorothy L. Sayers’s Have His Carcase (1932), drawing on theories of tourism and the social history of coastal resorts to demonstrate how these authors subvert the recuperative leisure and pleasure of the seaside by revealing sites for hedonism, performance, and carnival.

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