In November, after reading Gaudy Night, I thought I’d follow up reading a classic Dorothy L. Sayers mystery novel with a modern take on the genre. The author is Ian Sansom and the novel is called The Norfolk Mystery.

The Norfolk Mystery by Ian Sansom

I picked this up in a bookshop recently, and thought it sounded fun. Here is a little bit of the blurb from the back cover:

Sansom is both celebrating and sending up the golden age of detective novels when, in the Thirties, Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie were the queens of crime.

This was a light-hearted and non-demanding read, which I did enjoy. The eccentric Professor Morley is a good character, however, this is not in the same league as a Dorothy L. Sayers or a Conan Doyle mystery.

If you liked this, you might also enjoy The Nine Taylors or Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers or The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle.