Overview of the detective or mystery story, particularly its development as a genre during the Golden Age between the wars when Williams wrote reviews, and when other close professional, familial, philosophical, or Oxonian ties existed between the Inklings and British mystery writers of this time. Relates the comedic anagnorisis of the resoluti on of the mystery to Tolkien’s concept of eucatastrophe and concludes that mystery can be seen as “a form of mythic comedy, as presenting the myth of deliverance.”
"Detective Fiction As Mythic Comedy,"
Mythcon Proceedings: Vol. 1:
17, Article 3.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythpro/vol1/iss17/3
Mythcon 52: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico; July 29 - August 1, 2022