“You've done for yourself, Dot”

"The epitaph for Sayers as a mystery novelist might very well be the grim response to Gaudy Night from one of her American fans who — “with regrettable familiarity” — warned her: “You have done for yourself this time, Dot” (Sayers, “Gaudy Night,” The Art of the Mystery Story, 218). She would answer him, I think, with Peter’s question: “What does it matter, if I made a good book?"

You’ve Done for Yourself, Dot: A Case History