blueskinjob (blueskinjob) wrote in thequestionclub,

Ruth Rendell, PD James, or Dorothy L Sayers?

So I've basically finished the entirety of Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle's canons and I'm looking for an old-school mystery writer/series to hit that same spot.  After some light searches, Ruth Rendell, PD James and Dorothy L Sayers all came up as possible options.  Which of those would you recommend, or if not them, any other suggestions?  One thing to keep in mind - one thing I love about Christie and Doyle is that most of those books were written pre-WWII and I like the older, more historical settings.  I know that Rendell and James at least have a lot of more contemporary novels and that some of their best stuff was written in the 60s and 70s, which is a little late for my taste.  And I do prefer someone British if you have any other suggestions.  Don't get me wrong - I love certain contemporary mystery writers like Alan Bradley and Gillian Flynn, but I'm looking for something that gives me the same feeling as Poirot, Marple, and Holmes!
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