No Flowers by Request

No Flowers By Request was a story produced under the aegis of the Detection Club which first appeared as a serial in ‘The Daily Sketch’ in 1953. Because of its brevity, it did not appear in book form until 1984, when Victor Gollancz published the story together with Crime on the Coast, which had originally appeared in serial form in ‘The News Chronicle’ in 1954. However, Crime on the Coast (like Double Death earlier) was not a Detection Club publication: the contributors included writers who were not members of the Club.

No Flowers By Request is a story of a domestic poisoning set in a small country house, Hallering Old Rectory. The contributors were: Dorothy L. Sayers, E.C.R. Lorac, Gladys Mitchell, Anthony Gilbert and Christianna Brand.