Sayers, Dorothy L. et al. “The Scoop: Parts I-XII”. The Listener, Vol.
published Curtain: Poirot's Last Case, the book which ended the long reign of the Belgian sleuth with a story about his death.
The title recalls E. C. Bentley
's Trent's Last Case...
Others contributors included Sayers herself, Anthony Berkeley
, E. C. Bentley
, and Ronald Knox
. Each author's segment dovetailed into the next, but more often than not their idiosyncratic styles threatened the serial's coherence....
again invited comparison with a classic of the detective genre by titling her first collection of short fiction Jemima Shore's First Case and Other Stories.