Music in English Detective Fiction

“Music, a social and artistic activity of the first importance, inevitably makes its way, often quite a substantial way, into literature of all kinds. Monographs have been, or could be, written on music in Jane Austen’s novels, or Thomas Hardy’s, or J. B. Priestley’s, or on music in Galsworthy’s FORSYTE CHRONICLES, to name a few instances at random. It may, then, be of some interest to recall (and I do…