As I was contemplating what, then, to write for the blog, Surabhi Ranganathan suggested that instead of seeing reading for comfort as external to my research, I should think about the links between the two.A roundup of these posts:
In the series of post to follow, I draw upon three sets of mid 20th century detective novels, both as sources to think about legal history and as worldbuilders for the terrain that the figures I am studying operated in. I am neither a literary scholar nor a book historian, so my explorations should be taken as akin to the amateur detective, often treading over ground already covered by professionals.
- Murder Mystery and Legal History: Part I
- Murder Mystery, Legal History Part II: Death in the Colony
- Murder Mystery, Legal History III: The Afterlives of Empire in MM Kaye and Agatha Christie
-- Karen Tani