Leading article: Unsolved mystery

Leading article: Unsolved mystery

WHY ARE there so many lesbian heroines of detective novels, and no gay men? That is the question asked by Professor Stephen Knight of University of Wales, Cardiff. It is an interesting question, but, like so many asked by academics, it is based on a false premise. Inspector Morse is famously unmarried. How can Regan and George's relationship in The Sweeney be understood? Hercule Poirot was notably camp. And as for Lt Columbo, was it not strange that we never

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